During a major slip-up, Felix “xQc” Lengyel accidentally managed to leak his Nintendo friend code while on a Twitch livestream earlier today.
The content creator was trying to configure his game recording for the Nintendo Switch when his device’s screen suddenly appeared on-stream, showing his account code.
xQc sits speechless after leaking Nintendo friend code
On its latest stream, xQc had planned to release gameplay from its Nintendo Switch. However, the French-Canadian star ended up getting more than he negotiated after an unfortunate accident.
In the now deleted clip, xQc was seen struggling to connect its Switch screen to its streaming software. He tried to reconnect the device several times and proclaimed his confusion in the process.
Eventually, the device ended up connecting, but it showed more than he intended. The screen on his Nintendo Switch showed his entire friend code associated with his account.
As soon as he realized what had happened, Lengyel jumped to change screen before resigning with his fate and simply sighing in frustration.
By using the friend code, people can add other device owners as friends, who can help them in different games that they play each other.
Switch’s Animal Crossing title is one of the most prominent games that use friend codes as this allows people to visit each other’s islands and swap items.
But xQc is a pretty famous content creator, and leaking the friend code can prove to be a huge hassle for him. At the time the code was shown, he had more than 50,000 live viewers, many of whom would end up spamming him with requests in an attempt to make friends with him.
However, all hope is not lost on the former Overwatch pro. According to the official Nintendo support page for Switch, he can reissue a friend code through the device itself with a single touch of a button.
This is not the first time xQc has been the victim of his personal information leak. Earlier this year, Twitch faced a massive information leak that led to the revenues of many high-profile Twitch streamers (including Lengyel) being collected in a spreadsheet and shown for all to see.
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Editor’s note: The video in question has been omitted from the article in order to respect the privacy of the streamer.