. Last updated: July 28, 2022
Twitch star xQc was tapped after persistent stream snipers bombarded him with spam invites in MultiVersus to the point where his game crashed during a July 27 broadcast.
For years, streamers big and small have had to deal with the occasional troll who takes a joke way too far and way too long. This type of online viewer can prove to be a major nuisance to the broadcast, from simply derailing the stream to actually harassing the on-air talent.
Unfortunately, it’s something major streamers are far too familiar with, as xQc, Pokimane, and more recognizable faces have experienced it in the past.
While trying out Player First Games’ WB brawler, MultiVersus, the French-Canadian streamer noticed far too many recurring names in the huge wave of invites he received.
xQc still gets annoyed like anyone else would, but he’s a seasoned streamer, so he kept his cool most of the time. He did, however, have some words for the snipers after they broke his game.
“Literally crashed my game,” he said, “I don’t know anyone who finds that funny. I don’t get it. There are no games to play, or anything. I can’t sh*t.
“How many has complained that we have a game that we can actually play, and people are crashing me and trying to f**king sh*t to make me quit?”
The invites have been piling up since the start of his stream, but they eventually crashed him after going through the leaderboards and menus, while the right side of his screen kept getting more and more notifications.
For most of its three-hour playthrough, the stream heard nothing but game invite pings between all of its matches.
MultiVersus has gotten great reviews, but it’s still a new release, so this could be something the developers are looking at to help streamers from awkward viewers.