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xQc breaks down after finally beating Jump King in front of 50k viewers

by Isaac McIntyre
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After nearly 50 hours of gameplay, a dozen streams, countless desk slams, and explosions, 5,000 heartbreaking falls, and more than 80,000 individual jumps, Felix ‘xQc’ Lengyel has finally finished Jump King DLC.

xQc has been grinding Jump King’s ‘Ghost of the Babe’ DLC since its release on December 13, and after other Twitch stars slowly finished the notoriously difficult game, the former Overwatch pro was left alone in his own platformer hell.

Now, a full week after the game’s third chapter was released, xQc has finally conquered the indie title. It would be a momentous occasion for any gamer, but the Twitch star revealed the victory was extra special, after Jump King and its extreme difficulty had been ‘haunting’ him all week.

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“Oh my god, oh my god! Holy sh*t dude, I actually can’t believe it. I’m shaking. Holy sh*t!! We did it baby, we f*cking did it! It’s over,” xQc yelled upon reaching the top.

“It took us way, way longer than anybody else and I don’t care. This was not about the game and the pixels. We dropped so many ratings in so many games, but I have never felt the way I did after not being able to beat this game.”

The Canadian seemed simultaneously ecstatic, and nearly deranged after defeating the game that had pushed him to his limits, repeating the noise of the falling sound over and over again before reenacting it on his bed.

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He went on to explain the pains he had suffered physically from slamming his hand on his desk over and over again while falling, and then revealed he was planning to “never, ever” return to Nexile’s cartoon platformer.

Despite sounding like he hated the game, in the end, the Twitch star admitted he couldn’t stop thinking about Jump King, even after switching off his stream, and the failures of each of his dozen broadcasts played over in his head.

“I never felt so weirded, every night it was just so odd, I just had this odd feeling,” he explained. “Like a deep feeling that I shouldn’t have for a f*cking game, for pixels, but I felt it... I only wanted to finish it to get rid of this feeling.”

“It’s such an odd feeling. I wanted to give up, and if I fall, I want to give up even more dude. But you guys didn’t give up either, you showed up every day. I thought I was going to kill the channel doing this shit every day, but you still showed up.”

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xQc has been struggling to complete Jump King's new DLC for nearly a week.

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The streamer admitted he had used his chat’s calls for him to fall as “fuel” to drive him ever onwards, but there was one viewer — not even a subscriber — that truly motivated him to reach the pinnacle of the Ghost of the Babe, and succeed.

“I’m not kidding, I never read chat when I’m in really hard parts of a game, but the last time we fell, the chat was full of ‘Omegaluls’ making fun of me, and in this sea of ‘Omegaluls,’ I’m not kidding, in the sea I saw one guy, a non-sub,” xQc revealed.

“I don’t know who the f*ck he is, but he said: “You got this.” He said that, not even in caps, just a simple ‘you got this,’ and I was like “You’re damn right we got this!” and we just went back up dude, and ‘bam!’ we got it. Feels so fulfilling.”

Although xQc didn’t seem to enjoy his time with the platformer, or at least became obsessed with finishing it, there’s no denying Jump King has taken the gaming community by storm since it’s May 2019 release, mainly due to its difficulty.

For now, however, it seems like xQc’s self-inflicted trials are over, which is probably for the best considering how emotional he got once he reached the top — but there’s always more DLC looming for Nexile’s difficult platformer.