Call of Duty Player Smashes PS4 Controller Into TV

Highlights

  • Call of Duty players can sometimes become extremely angry and break their controllers or monitors out of frustration.
  • The highly competitive nature of the game leads to players investing time, effort, and money into reaching the top ranks and acquiring the latest skin bundles.
  • Many people are shocked by the extreme reactions of gamers and wonder why they can’t control their anger, with some content creators even destroying their gaming equipment while livestreaming.

A Call of Duty player smashed his PS4 controller into his TV. The bizarre incident isn’t uncommon as many gamers would break their controllers or their monitors out of rage.

Call of Duty is a long-lasting first-person shooter franchise that is now known for its multiplayer titles, Modern Warfare and Warzone. Many players invest time and effort to reach the top of the ranks, and even competing in esports tournaments dedicated to the Call of Duty games. Players also spend money to cop the latest skin bundles, with a number of them made in collaboration with popular personalities like Snoop Dogg and Nicki Minaj.

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Because of its highly competitive nature, many Call of Duty players would sometimes act out in anger, be it by flaming their teammates or rage-quitting and uninstalling their game like Dr. Disrespect. The most extreme would be players who break their controllers, just like TikTok user learnonea. In a short clip, he showed his broken TV with a red PS4 controller stuck on the screen after he threw it. He said in another TikTok video that he was playing Call of Duty: Warzone when he accidentally threw his PS4 controller at his TV.

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In the comments, many netizens were shocked that learnonea managed to break his TV over a video game. Others were unsurprised that a Call of Duty: Warzone player acted this way. Meanwhile, there were also users who joked about turning the TV on and off again, and putting it in rice in hopes of fixing it. The gamer made light of the situation as well by sticking a PS5 controller and a Rubik’s cube into the broken TV screen.

There were also comments under learnonea’s TikTok that questioned why so many gamers aren’t able to regulate their anger to the point that they break their stuff. There’s even a study that listed down US states with the most rage-quitters and broken controllers, so this isn’t an isolated incident. Even popular content creators like Asmongold and Adin Ross have destroyed their gaming equipment while raging live on stream.

It’s easy for a lot of people to tell others to stop playing competitive games like Call of Duty to avoid feeling extremely frustrated and angry. However, the solution might really to learn how to get a handle on one’s emotions to avoid breaking anything. Either that or find something to protect their controllers from getting destroyed.

Call of Duty: Warzone is available now for PC, PlayStation 4, PlatStation 5, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X|S.

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