Whether you’re playing online in a multiplayer battle royale or playing on the hardest difficulty in single-player experiences, dying in-game is an unavoidable eventuality. But with so many games in which you can lose a life, which ones will leave you tossing a controller in a fit of gamer rage?
Well, thanks to Ebuyer.com and their research, now we know.
Counting up the number of social posts where players expressed their rage quit online, the top 10 games where it’s easiest to die are as follows:
10) Super Mario Maker 2
Total Number of Posts: 1,022
'Super Mario Maker 2' rounds out the top ten list in last place. With an engaged community creating absolutely insane levels that only the devil himself could imagine, it’s no surprise that gamers took to social media voicing their rage after failing to make a jump. Some of the user-created maps are hellish and certainly have the ability to induce gamer rage.
9) Battlefield V
Total Number of Posts: 3,485
The WW2 multiplayer shooter comes in ninth. Hardly unsurprising as you die and respawn back into the game to secure objectives so quickly that regular players likely don’t have time to post about their death online. The game is also slower-paced compared to others included on the list and isn’t as stressful either. That said, 3,485 posts can only mean some players do indeed rage quit.
8) Assassin’s Creed Valhalla
Total Number of Posts: 4,665
We can only imagine that most of these deaths occurred in gamers playthroughs of the Master Assassin difficulty. As the hardest difficulty level in the game, it’s sure to break a few controllers during long grind playthroughs. Or maybe it was from users venturing to Ireland in the 'Wrath of the Druids' DLC and realising that Coppers wasn’t established yet. Sad Face.
7) Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege
Total Number of Posts: 6,946
'Siege' is an odd one. It’s simultaneously stressful and can be somewhat slow-paced. Although at higher levels of ranked play, there’s nothing worse than being tapped in the head by a skilled competitors handgun through a hole in the wall. And if you’re the last member of your team with a second left to defuse, you better be sure that gamer rage is going to trigger along with the bomb.
6) The Last of Us Part II
Total Number of Posts: 10,528
Developer Naughty Dog is well renowned for hard difficulty in games. From their early ventures developing on PlayStation with 'Crash Bandicoot' to 'Jak II' and the 'Uncharted' series on subsequent consoles, there have always been difficulty spikes at those memorable rage quit moments. Nevertheless, 'The Last of Us Part II' is no different. With the inclusion of Survivor mode - the hardest difficulty - and a custom difficulty offering players multiple variables to test their patience, it’s no wonder why the game takes the sixth spot without featuring multiplayer.
5) Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War
Total Number of Posts: 11,106
'Black Ops Cold War\, you either love it or hate it. And those who love it also seem to hate it a lot too! With 11,106 posts exclaiming player deaths, the game misses out on beating its predecessor 'Modern Warfare' by a slim margin. Yet, 'Call of Duty' offers some of the most opportunities for gamer rage to flourish. Whether it’s being taken down by a hacker, an overpowered meta weapon, or a sneaky camper, we’ve all been there shouting through the mic and rage quitting.
4) Call of Duty: Modern Warfare
Total Number of Posts: 11,242
Although the research doesn’t explicitly mention whether 'Call of Duty: Modern Warfare' or 'Black Ops Cold War' includes mentions of 'Warzone' or not, we can only assume that they do. For much the same reasons as 'Black Ops Cold War', 'Modern Warfare' presents with so many opportunities to rage. Hackers in the game have dominated the multiplayer and 'Warzone', and the seasonal meta weapons have been game-breaking at times. Whether it was the DMR during the Christmas break or the more recent Fennec bullet velocity buff, these weapons caused more hot mics than we thought possible. And it’s no surprise that the gamer rage translated to social posts.
3) Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
Total Number of Posts: 12,686
'CS:GO' is arguably the most competitive online first-person shooter. Released all the way back in 2012, the game has the longevity of a bowhead whale. Part of the reason is how it’s been constantly updated with new weapons, maps and weapon balancing. Another part is the fiercely competitive esports scene. Having such a competitive culture, it’s apparent that 'CS:GO' would rank highly on this list.
2) GTA V
Total Number of Posts: 40,701
Having recently claimed the top spot as the highest-rated, best-selling franchise, 'Grand Theft Auto V' misses out on first place on this list. With both single-player mode and 'GTA: Online' causing countless wonderfully whacky in-game deaths, players take to social media to share the crazy moments they’ve captured. On the flip side of the coin is the grief new players are subject to by veterans. Going about your daily business robbing banks and trying to make a name for yourself in the virtual criminal world is often cut short by another player with better gear getting cheap laughs by killing your character in-game. A sure cause to drive new players to post on social media after an intense rage quit.
Total Number of Posts: 173,793
And in the top spot, it’s none other than leading Battle Royale game, 'Fortnite'. With over four times more social posts than 'GTA V', 'Fortnite' dominates all competition on the list to take the number one victory royale. The skill level in this game is through the roof. Players who have honed their skills have mastered the art of building to the point of sheer amazement by casual players. And with 99 losers in each game, it’s no wonder why so many people have taken to social media over the past year to voice their gamer rage. You can spend all day playing 'Fornite' and still come out with bugger all kills, no wins and a broken controller. So the question remains, why do we do this to ourselves and continue to play this game? In our opinion, it’s because gamer rage is somehow fun.
So there you have it! The top ten games it’s easiest to die in according to you, the players. But how can you change and die less often and avoid rage quitting? The easy answer would be “git gud kid”, but gaming journalist, Martin Kimber, suggests a few tactics like map knowledge, aiming for headshots, and using the most appropriate gun for specific ranges. If only it were that easy.
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