Escape from Tarkov

xQc dives on the floor to rant about Escape from Tarkov “realism”

by Joe Craven

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Felix ‘xQc’ Lengyel has gone on a bizarre rant about “realism” in Escape from Tarkov, seeing him dive around his bedroom with his stereotypical eccentricity. 

While a number of Twitch streamers have become known for their explosive personalities and eccentric habits, few are as fabled as ex-Overwatch professional Felix ‘xQc’ Lengyel. Since turning to full-time streaming, he has stunned fans with some bizarre rants and passionate monologues. 

He demonstrated this side of his gaming personality again on January 4, as he exploded on Escape from Tarkov's realism - or lack thereof. 

Robert Paul/Blizzard Entertainment
Robert Paul/Blizzard Entertainment
xQc started in video games as an Overwatch pro.

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Escape from Tarkov, Battlestate Games’ tactical first-person shooter, has had new life breathed into it as a number of streaming personalities flock to play it. 

While it has long had star players like Michael ‘shroud’ Grzesiek behind it, streamers like DrDisrespect and xQc have recently got into it as well; boosting Tarkov’s viewing figures exponentially. 

“It’s realism!” the Canadian yelled. “Okay guys - this is live footage of World War 3! Alright, we’re going in, go, go go!” He then dives on to the floor and starts mimicking gunfire, while also 'looting' anyone he happened to kill – all much to his audience’s bemusement. 

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After also mocking a number of Escape from Tarkov features, he concluded his rant by stating: “Nooooo! Who does that? What are you on about? I’m done. I’ve had enough!”

As a tactical first-person shooter in the same vein as Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege, games like Escape from Tarkov are intended to be far more grounded in realism than games ‘arcade shooters’ like Call of Duty

Despite the supposed emphasis on realism, Lengyel is clearly not that keen on certain aspects of Tarkov, a feeling he demonstrated in the trademark manner for which he has become known.