So imagine you’re MJ playing a gankbox on a stream. It wouldn’t be unheard of for somebody to figure out where she is and come and mess with her, even try to kill her. (That death counter isn’t gonna feed itself, after all.) But in PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds, people are showing up not to gank streamers but to flood their stream feeds with… honking. You know, with video game car horns.
Kotaku has a roundup of videos from streamers being stream honked, and while it’s funny the first time, it quickly gets old and makes ya wonder who exactly sits around pranking like this all day. I mean, yeah, a lot of games and streams are boring as heck, but isn’t this even more boring?
But if you do decide to waste precious seconds of your life honking at other people in a video game for literally no fame or fortune whatsoever, just be aware that it may come with hefty consequences. Last week, a PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds player was actually banned by the community team for stream sniping (stalking someone on Twitch and trying to cheat by using a stream for advantage against the streamer). Who knows — maybe stream honking isn’t too far behind.