Elon Musk, the brains behind SpaceX, has a soft spot for eSports, particularly being selective about his gaming choices. Not many titles capture his attention, but recently, the FPS (First-Person Shooter) games Elden Ring and Diablo IV impressed him. Yet, when it comes to the FPS genre, Musk seems to have a favorite – the iconic Call of Duty franchise.
Call of Duty, a trailblazer in the FPS gaming world, has held sway over the gaming scene for over two phenomenal decades. With a devoted community, it’s no surprise that even Elon Musk is a fan. Recently, Musk paid homage to this franchise with a viral post, sparking excitement among gaming enthusiasts.
In this recent post, Musk showcased his real-life gun-handling skills. It wasn’t just any gun – it was a semi-automatic sniper rifle, reminiscent of a beloved FPS gun from Call of Duty. The caption on the video left no doubts, stating, “Hip-firing my Barrett 50 cal” and confirming the Call of Duty connection.
This particular rifle, known as the Barrett 50 cal or M82, has been a significant part of the Call of Duty gameplay across various titles. Gamers have come to appreciate its prowess within the game, making it a fan-favorite weapon.
This isn’t the first time Elon Musk has hinted at merging virtual gaming tactics with reality. An anecdote from a book on Musk unveiled a time when he took his love for gaming to a whole new level. During the recording for Cyberpunk 2077, Musk, armed with a toy gun, made a surprise visit to CD Projekt Red Studios, showcasing his passion for the gaming world.
These instances offer a glimpse into Musk’s genuine love for gaming. It’s not just about enjoying the games; for him, it’s about bringing them to life and immersing himself in the experience.