Hardcore is a series on PBGGameplay, where PeanutButterGamer, SpaceHamster, McJones, Dean, Barry and other YouTubers challenge themselves to defeat a boss or beat the game. The only catch is, if they die at any point, they are dead for the rest of the series. Also, spoilers are ahead, so if you haven't seen a series yet, head over to PBGGameplay, and watch them before coming back.
List of seasons
|Game / Series||Team||Goal||No. of Episodes||Result|
|Minecraft #1||JonTron, The Completionist, Soah, Barry||Slay the Ender Dragon||18||Success. JonTron and Barry defeated the Ender Dragon.|
|DayZ||JonTron, ProJared, RubberRoss, Barry||Escape the Island||3||Failure. Everyone except for Jared and Ross were killed very early on, and Jared was shot by other players.|
|Terraria #1||JonTron, SpaceHamster, Paul from Continue, Barry||Slay the Wall of Flesh||9||Failure. SpaceHamster and PBG were the last to survive and both died to the first boss.|
|Minecraft #2||Barry, ProJared, NintendoCapriSun, KyrakThePoet||Slay the Wither||20||Failure. Everyone who entered the Nether is killed there. Barry goes insane with his one Wither Skeleton skull, and his sword, "Dean".|
|Diablo 2||RubberRoss, Paul from Continue, Barry, The Completionist||Slay Diablo||14||Success. Paul and Jirard (The Completionist) defeated the Diablo.|
|Minecraft #3||JonTron, Shane (DidYouKnowGaming), Smooth McGroove, ProJared||Slay the Wither||12||Failure. Shane, Smooth, PBG and McJones are all killed in the Nether within the last few episodes.|
|MineZ||ProJared, SpaceHamster, Brutalmoose, Barry||Slay a Giant||16||Failure. PBG and McJones are separated from the group and die, and SpaceHamster, Brutalmoose and Barry all died to the giant. Jared exploded. Again.|
|Terraria #2||ProtonJon, SpaceHamster, Satchbag, Barry||Slay the Wall of Flesh||23||Failure. McJones is the last man standing, and is killed by the Wall of Flesh, who was nearly dead.|
|Minecraft #4||Caddicarus, SpaceHamster, Barry||Slay the Elder Guardians||19||Success. PBG, SpaceHamster, McJones and Dean all defeat the Elder Guardians, steal the treasure AND escape to have a four-way battle royale.|
|Minecraft #5||Ray Narvaez Jr., SpaceHamster, ProJared, Barry||Find the Elytra||23||Failure. Jeff being the last one standing went to the End but died while atop a pillar.|
|Terraria #3||Lucahjin, Proton Jon, SpaceHamster Yungtown||Slay the Wall of Flesh||24||Success. Lucahjin, Yungtown, and McJones manage to defeat the wall of flesh. However, they later got swarmed by goblins and died.|
|MineZ #2||ProJared, SpaceHamster, Brutalmoose, Barry||Reach the top of the Floating Islands|
Note 1: Minecraft Season 4 only has six party members.
Note 2: PBG, Stewart, and Dean are in every series of Hardcore.
|Game / Series||Team||Goal||Result|
|Mount & Blade Napoleonic Wars - HC Shorts! (Ep. 1)||Shane (DidYouKnowGaming) SpaceHamster, Brutalmoose, Barry||Play Till You Die!||One Round. Brutalmoose is shot first, then Barry is stabbed. PBG later died from a sword, and Jeff was shot on the bridge like Dean was after. McJones and Shane both get stabbed.|
|Mount & Blade Napoleonic Wars HC - WE'RE GOING DOWN!||Shane (DidYouKnowGaming) SpaceHamster, Brutalmoose, Barry||Play Till You Die!||
Round 1: The team run into a house, and get shot until only Barry and Shane are left. Shane and Barry get stabbed.
Round 2: The team is stuck inside a house, and get shot from outside. Jeff barricades them in and gets shot, along with PBG. The rest get stabbed.
Round 3: The team runs to a boat, and are shot one by one until only McJones and Jeff are left. They drown.
Diablo III: Reaper of Souls Hardcore
Polaris launched a Hardcore series of its own, consisting of 8 YouTubers, including PBG. The other players were JonTron, Jesse Cox, Crendor, Criken, Markiplier, Uber Haxor Nova, and Cryaotic. The videos were uploaded on Polaris's channel. The series is 8 episodes long and is unlisted.
|Announcement Video||Diablo III: Reaper of Souls HC on Polaris! - Ft. ???|
|Training Video||Diablo III: Reaper of Souls HC - Training!|
|Episodes||Diablo III: Reaper of Souls Hardcore: Team 1 Episode 1|
- Lucahjin is the first, and currently only female to appear on the series.
- The first episode of Minecraft Hardcore #1 is the most watched Hardcore episode, and was the first episode of the series to surpass 1 million views. So far, the only other episode to surpass 1 million is the first episode of Minecraft Hardcore #2.
- Diablo 3 Hardcore, despite having 14 announcement videos by PBG and other Hardcore members, has since been unlisted on Polaris.
- Each season of Terraria Hardcore uses a different theme: the first season uses the normal theme, the second uses a dubstep remix, and the third uses the current version introduced in Minecraft Hardcore #5.
- Running gags are common, like Prof. McJones, "Who needs a map?", and "Foreshadowing".
- Yungtown was almost going to be in Minecraft Hardcore #4, but was busy and couldn't play. He would later appear in Terraria Hardcore #3.
- SpaceHamster has made it to the finale of every Hardcore series he has appeared in, with the exception of Terraria Hardcore #3.
- Diablo 2, MineZ #1, and MineZ #2 are the only seasons to introduce no new players to the series. Although MineZ #1 is the first appearance of Brutalmoose in a full season, he had previously appeared in the two Mount & Blade episodes.
- Out of all the series regulars, McJones currently holds the record for the most victories in the Hardcore series, having 2 to PBG, SpaceHamster, Dean, and Barry's 1.
- TheJWittz was requested to be in a Hardcore series by PBG, but he declined the offer.
- The Hardcore series has had many changes over time:
- Minecraft Hardcore Season 1:
- The series was edited by PBG.
- Each player had their own self portrait at the bottom.
- The theme song is an edited version of, "The Truth of Legend" by Kevin Macleod.
- Whenever someone dies, their faces darken, and a big red "X" covers their face.
- Terraria Hardcore Season 1:
- Voice clips from various episodes would be used throughout the intro.
- Minecraft Hardcore Season 2:
- The camera changing sound effect is changed to a 1-UP noise.
- Diablo 2 Hardcore:
- An additional line would be added when the intro reads, "You're dead for good."
- Minecraft Hardcore Season 3:
- Jeff takes over editing the series (a position that was done by PBG in previous seasons).
- Terraria Hardcore Season 2:
- The theme was replaced by a dubstep remix.
- Minecraft Hardcore Season 4:
- The original theme is brought back.
- Minecraft Hardcore Season 5:
- The main theme is replaced with a new song altogether.
- Todd takes over editing the series, replacing Jeff.
- The main cast's heads are hand drawn instead of self portraits.
- When someone dies, they have their own edited look and turn gray.
- Torches on the side are added to indicate what is happening.
- Minecraft Hardcore Season 1: