Sometimes, we run into a game that captures us in such a way that we don’t want to play any others. A Redditor going by the name JagrBomb revealed his 65-year-old father-in-law has been playing Call of Duty: World at War for 15 years, and he’s gotten some very impressive stats along the way.
The father-in-law, who has the Xbox Gamertag of Airborne57, has accumulated over 293 days worth of World at War game time, about 1-2 average hours of playing the game each day. In that time span, he is quickly approaching 500,000 kills with about a 1.69 K/D ratio. He also has a very impressive best kill streak of 36.
This is another example of how it doesn’t matter your age; we can all enjoy and fall in love with video games. By this point, we would be hesitant if we were to load up Call of Duty: World at War on the 360 and see Airborne57 on the other team. It’s not just a case of him showing reliable shooting prowess, but also the depth of understanding of how the game works over 15 years would be quite the challenge to go up against.
Thankfully, like other Call of Duty multiplayer games, World at War’s online is still going strong. Sure, the community playing the game is nowhere as varied as it used to be, but if a company like EA owned the game, the servers likely would have been shut down years ago. The enjoyment that Airborne57 gets out of the game is a testament to how important it is to keep these games running, even when the player base has shrunk over time. Hopefully, he can enjoy World at War as long as he finds it fun and is not forced to find another game anytime soon.