Top Video Games Played By U.S. Special Forces Troops

Have you ever been curious to know how the world's most elite soldiers kill time while on deployment? Well, they aren't much different than most men their age. Video games are a popular hobby for troops across the world. But what games are they playing?

We talked to a former professional gamer, who gave up the life to serve in our Nation's most elite military units. He is currently a U.S. Navy Special Warfare Combatant-Craft Crewman working closely with Navy SEALs and other special forces groups. 

He took a few minutes to give us a breakdown of the video games and equipment that he and his fellow crewman like to play on deployment. This is clearly subjective based upon his personal experience, observations, and the random polling of people through his current Command. 

Read below and you'll see the trend toward the first-person shooter and sports games. It is interesting to think that you might be spending your nights in gun battles online playing against Green Berets, SEALs, Rangers, and other elite units. 

Top 3 PS4 Games to play on deployment by Special Operations Forces

  • Madden 19- this football classic provides the special forces operators with the football fill they need while on deployment as they are unable to watch most games. 
  • Fortnite- this popular game is just as popular with our Nation's Frogmen.
  • Call of Duty: Black Ops "Zombies"- C'mon, you knew there'd be at least one war game. Of course this classic war game (with a twist) entertains SEALs to no end. 

Top 3 XBOX ONE Games to play on deployment by Special Operations Forces

  • FIFA 19- Tempers get flared as SEALs compete against each other like a bunch of pesky Austrians in the video game version of the world's most popular sport. 
  • Madden 19- this football classic provides the special forces operators with the football fill they need while on deployment as they are unable to watch most games. 
  • HALO- This classic game puts a futuristic twist on war and gun battles. 

Operator Load-Out

Yes, if you had wondered, our boys go downrange with a tactical video game system. This ensure endless hours of enjoyment and smack talking in the worst of locations and situations. Here are some of the ingredients to the ruggedized gaming platform:
  • 1660 Pelican case
  • 24” monitor with stand, mounted on the the inside cover of case 
  • XBOX ONE with four controllers and two spare battery packs
  • PS4 with four controllers
  • Personalized KontrolFreek accessories for the most serious of players
  • PC Alienware standard gaming laptop, Razor gaming keyboard, and a gaming mouse with a minimum of
    10,000 DPI 
  • Two HDMI cables ethernet cord, two power strips, travel assortment plug kit adapters, and a 220-120 volt power step down invertor
  • A 12 pack of Kill Cliff IGNITE to fuel the fury

GAME ON!!!