The day before Elden Ring's release, Nikita fled his country. Early in the morning on February 24, an airfield in his home city of Bucha, Ukraine was bombed by Russian forces.
Within days, Russia had broken into the city, ransacked homes, and massacred over a thousand people(opens in new tab), according to reporting by the BBC and other outlets covering the war. «We woke up in the morning and heard explosions.
They killed a lot of people on the streets that were trying to find food,» Nikita says. «People were trapped in the city for about two to three weeks without food, water and electricity.
They eventually got evacuated, but it was horrible and a lot of them suffer from PTSD now.» Nikita, 21, and his four family members escaped Bucha (which is about 30 km west of the capital city of Kyiv) by car and drove for the Polish border on the first day of the attack.Read more on pcgamer.com