C'est le mème Call of Duty le plus épique de l'histoire et pourtant, beaucoup de gens n'ont jamais vu l'intégralité du montage original.

It’s the most epic Call of Duty meme in history and yet many people have never seen the entire original cut.

Few franchises have represented video games as much beyond their borders as Call of Duty. It takes a long memory and a lot of newspaper archives to get a holistic perspective of the impact of biblical proportions this had on entertainment history. People who have never touched a controller know what it is and there are even soldiers who have played it in their free time on military bases.

Call of Duty It’s so huge that it even contains memes that have gone around the world a thousand times. The best known is called “Do You Really Need Anybody Else” and is an unintentional collaboration between the streamer InvaderVie, who offers a very intense monologue, and the video editor Biomez, notably his montage of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare with the song “The Kill” by Thirty Seconds To Mars.

You can be whatever you want and we can do it together. It will take effort and patience, it will take a lot, a lot, a lot of work. But if we don’t try, what’s to stop us from jumping off a bridge, giving up and saying: Yes, the planet is dying. The government hates us. The animals leave. Aliens don’t contact us. We could be alone. It could be you and me. But it is okay. Why do you really need someone else?!

In 2018-2019, the streamer said these inspiring words (transcribed on Reddit) and the internet worked its magic, turning this unintentional collaboration into one of the best music videos the history of the internet has ever seen. Since then, it has been a recurring meme and whose meaning is simple: the fragment of the Biomez montage is added after an intense moment on the part of a content creator. But have you ever seen the original version?

“This edit disappeared off the face of the earth. I thought I’d upload it in case anyone was looking for it,” says Katie4’s Dumping Grounds while sharing the full version in May 2022. In 2023, Biomez reappeared in the comments: “how the hell did you have that??? I don’t even have it and I did it.” And he adds two messages: “I did it 7 years ago” and “I deleted my old YouTube channel (here’s the new one), which contained my edits from several years ago, just as this one was blowing up.” Now you know how the assembly continues and ends.