Entering an online match in Call of Duty will offer up a grab-bag of results for players. Sometimes lobbies are filled to the brim with young children, other times there are people searching for verbal confrontation, and others, apparently, feature a cappella renditions of entire Coldplay songs. At least, that’s what happened in a lobby during a play session in Call of Duty: Black Ops.
Despite singing and generally just loud music commonly being viewed as a rather annoying act while gamers attempt to secure victory online, the party members of one Black Ops player allowed their allegedly unaware teammate to belt out the entirety of ‘Fix You’ by Coldplay. Suffice to say, it’s a rather comedic and oddly heartwarming sight to behold.
YouTube user Sinj uploaded the video of the gamer unknowingly singing the entirety of the tune, and he even placed the instrumentals for the song in the background. While many of the lyrics aren’t relayed by the player accurately, the passion is certainly there. The best part is, none of his teammates even try to interrupt him during the performance, with one player only chiming in at the end to tell him that “that was beautiful, man”.
In an industry where online interactions are heralded as so toxic that even Nintendo opts not to include it in games like Splatoon, it’s always nice to see an instance where there’s nothing but goodwill involved in these dealings. Even the individual recording the in-game footage opted out of muting and rage quitting as a result of the intrepid vocalist, despite having a less-than-stellar round, and stuck around until the match and the song had completed.
With the third entry in the Black Ops branch of CoD en route, aptly titled Call of Duty: Black Ops 3, it’s very likely that even more of these types of interactions will occur – perhaps some will even surface during the forthcoming Black Ops 3 beta. Still, this comedic happenstance is an enjoyable one, and it demonstrates that more than just troll-filled lobbies make up the fan base for Activision’s blockbuster first-person shooter franchise.
Do you wish more things like this would happen in your Call of Duty matches? Have you ever experienced something like this during your time online? Get at us in the comments.
Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 will arrive for PC, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360, and Xbox One on November 6, 2015.
Source: Sinj – YouTube