Magnús lived in Iceland until he became fascinated with the photographs from the war so he decided to start studying journalism and photography in America. After studying for many years at the New York Film Academy, he went on to the field for the first time in Ukraine where he stayed for 2 years before coming back home with many documented moments of the horror that went on in the country during its instability. The Government fought rebels and pro-Russian militants operating in the area among their own civilians. He felt that his pictures meant very little as no one seemed to care what was going on in the country and took none of his photographs to heart so in order for him to catch the true horror that went on in this world he asked to be signed to the Russian border during the chaos that had begun after the soviets grip was starting to fade on the country. He never saw a thing nor managed to get many photos so he asked a Russian unit that was guarding the gate if he could buy a car from them and go by himself to Chernarus, after quite some arguing and bicker he bribed the men to allow him through, when reaching Gorka he saw nothing but chaos similar to how it had been in the Ukraine but much more militarised as the police there had OREL uniforms and carried fully automatic weapons, everything seemed calm though so he kept on driving all the way down to the capital, where he was greeted by even more armed men who stopped him at a road block just on the main road the night was dark so he saw barely what uniform they had or who they represented but they all wore a green beret.After realizing the man was press they detained him and were about to execute him in front of a wooden wall before a fire and loud bangs were being heard from Chernogorsk, they were told to go and resecure the town and left him cuffed on the side of the road. A plane was seen flying over him before smashing into the center building and blowing up, tearing most of the building with it. He quickly ran and was greeted by a civilian who managed to get his cuffs off and gave him his car before leaving he told him that he should never return ''Chernogorsk has fallen''.