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xQc’s “No Russian” reaction is already his most viewed Twitch clip ever

Published: 5/Jun/2019 12:21 Updated: 5/Jun/2019 16:50

by Calum Patterson

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Former Overwatch pro Felix ‘xQc‘ Lengyel has gone viral after streaming his playthrough of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2’s campaign, specifically the ever-controversial ‘No Russian’ mission.

Released in 2009, much press surrounding MW2 focused on one campaign mission, where the players (could, if they opted not to skip it) participate in a mass shooting at a Moscow airport.

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Within the story, the character was undercover, and ‘forced’ to take part to prove their allegiance to the terrorist Makarov. But, the existence of such a mission was still unsurprisingly the focus of much media ire, having a player directly perpetrate a mass shooting.

Call of Duty“No Russian” was edited in Germany and Japan, so that players would fail if they shot the civilians.

The game did allow players to skip the mission, and even many who played it still squirm at the thought. Innocents are mowed down indiscriminately amid their screams, and ‘realistic’ depictions of injured civilians leave blood trails as they scramble for cover.

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Many will wince as the mission first begins, or try (in vain) to turn on their terrorist comrades, but when popular streamer xQc reached the infamous level, he barely flinched.

The moment was bound to be clipped and shared no matter how he played it out, but Lengyel’s nonchalant reaction came as a surprise to many.

The clip is aptly named “no hesitation”, showing xQc calmly explain, “oh, I’ve seen this before” as the massacre ensues. “Jesus christ” he exclaims as the terrorists begin to move forward with their attack.

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xQc goes viral with ‘No Russian’ clip

It didn’t take long for the stream moment to be shared on social media and Reddit, and within 16 hours the Twitch clip had amassed over 1 million views. Already on track to hit the top 10 most watched Twitch clips ever, xQc only needs another 600,000 views to do so.

Remarkably it’s already xQc’s most watched clip of all time, despite being on the platform for over two years, proving that No Russian’s shock value is still effective, even a decade on.

Activision / TreyarchThe next Modern Warfare game was announced on May 30.

New ‘Modern Warfare’ game inspired by No Russian

It’s been confirmed by Infinity Ward that they hope to replicate the visceral, emotional reaction prompted by missions like No Russian in their upcoming Modern Warfare game.

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Campaign director Jacob Minkoff even said the heavy nature of the story had left playtesters in tears, and is said to be the most “controversial” in the series’ history, according to YouTubers who saw an early preview.

xQc will presumably be moving on to the third entry in the MW franchise next on his Twitch channel, in anticipation of the October 25 release of the fourth game in the series.

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NICKMERCS reveals his AUG Warzone loadout to replace the MP5

Published: 13/Oct/2020 17:50 Updated: 13/Oct/2020 17:51

by Jacob Hale

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Nick ‘NICKMERCS’ Kolcheff has revealed what his ideal AUG loadout is in Warzone, offering a viable alternative to the more popular MP5 and MP7 SMGs.

For most people, they’ve got their Warzone loadouts figured out and often run what is typically considered the meta; the Kilo 141, with an MP5 in your back pocket.

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While there is occasionally some variation, with some players maybe opting for the likes of the M4A1, an MP7 or a sniper rifle of some sort, there are some weapons that you’ll almost never see in Verdansk.

Season 6 launched back on September 29, and players have been testing out the new weapons, as well as how balancing might have changed the existing crop of guns — and Nick thinks the AUG could be a sleeper pick for your loadout.

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The new Season 6 SP-R208 Marksman Rifle has been a particularly popular addition to Warzone.

After mentioning how pro Call of Duty players actually banned the AUG in pro scrims and matches earlier in 2020, as one of the weapons they made a “gentleman’s agreement” to not use, Nick explains that he believes the AUG can actually go toe-to-toe with the likes of the MP5 and MP7.

So, if you’re looking for a new submachine gun to run, and want to use something slightly different to the usual and take enemies by surprise, this AUG loadout might be for you. Here’s what Nick stacks on his:

  • Muzzle: Monolithic Suppressor
  • Barrel: 407mm Extended Barrel
  • Laser: 5mW Laser
  • Underbarrel: Commando Foregrip
  • Rear Grip: Stippled Grip Tape

While most of this follows what we would typically expect from an SMG loadout in Warzone, there are some notable differences, but the biggest is the lack of ammunition options. Usually, you would see someone put some kind of magazine extension on their weapon, as is often necessary when finishing your kills in Warzone.

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Instead, Nick’s AUG uses the standard magazine, and he opts for the Stippled Grip Tape underbarrel instead, improving recoil control and aiming stability. With this, you should hopefully hit more shots on your target and not have need for an extended magazine.

You’re not likely to see the AUG used much in Warzone, so with this loadout you might be able to catch your opponents by surprise and pick up some eliminations you wouldn’t have before.