This Modern Warfare 2 ‘pacifist’ player hit max level with zero kills. How’d he do it? By only playing the objective

  • November 18, 2022

I love a good pacifist run in a game. Usually no-kill runs happen in an RPG or immersive sim with a stealth system, crouch walking around and bopping guys over the head. It takes a true connoisseur though, like YouTuber ThatFriendlyGuy (opens in new tab), to pursue the path of peace in Modern Warfare 2’s multiplayer, a team shooter all about taking human life with tacticool guns. Thanks to Eurogamer (opens in new tab) for the spot.

This is ThatFriendlyGuy’s speciality though⁠—the content creator boasts of 710 hours logged on Escape From Tarkov without a single kill on the board, as well as a pacifist run of Resident Evil Village where only the bosses were harmed. He’s turned Paul Denton scolding you to not kill NSF guys into a whole lifestyle and social media brand.