Battlefield V trailer was showcased earlier and while DICE claims historical accuracy, they are putting female combatants in the frontlines. This is something that’s not sitting well with the community and they are taking to social media where #NotMyBattlefield is trending now.
The community is calling it a “feminist SJW propaganda” based on the trailer they showed with four hipsters like characters in WW2. Looking at the game it does feel different from the usual Battlefield games but are the changes too hard to swallow? Well, it depends on who you ask. In Battlefield games historical accuracy has always been very important but with the new Battlefield, it seems the game doesn’t take itself seriously, according to community feedback.
Here are some of the feedback from the community over Battlefield V and its take on World War 2.
"We should never rewrite history for the sake of being inoffensive. History SHOULD offend. History should inspire and most importantly it should teach. If you wipe away the truth, you wipe away its lessons." – Battlefield V comments (CaPtaiN 115) #NotMyBattlefield #BattlefieldV
— 8feet (@8feet) May 23, 2018
— BWIGGS (@MBwiggs) May 24, 2018
— 8man (@The_8Man) May 23, 2018
Where are the children in #BattlefieldV? Children also helped out in WWII but they are not represented! How cool would it be to play as a child with polio with your teammates pushing you around in an iron lung using it as cover while you snipe from the inside. #NotMyBattlefield pic.twitter.com/GQrdfpDTLp
— Joe Smith (@TheJoeSmithUSA) May 24, 2018
#battlefield #notmybattlefield #dissapointed I wanted classic ww2 with tigers, luftwaffe, D-day. Not arcade feminist political correct fortnite battleroyale game with handicapped women with robot arms. First time dissapointed with Battlefield game. pic.twitter.com/HrczHs5YGY
— Nikke (@NikkeKoivisto) May 23, 2018
That moment when the image on the left looks like COD and the image on the right looks Battlefield.
— Veteran Alpha ?? (@VeteranAlpha) May 23, 2018
Wow, as someone who studied military history in college, I have to say this a disgrace of a game, especially when they claim it to be historically accurate. Way to remember our veterans, Dice.
— Kivist (@Kivist_mls) May 23, 2018
— Simon Siddle (@Senpai_Simone) May 23, 2018
I think its not a problem at all to have women in #BattlefieldV but the game just doesn't look like #Battlefield. The soldiers have to wear uniforms instead of this customizable crap. It looks like a biker gang fight with those tanktops and leather jackets. #NotmyBattlefield pic.twitter.com/xA4WcB7bK9
— Sege (@SegeSpielt) May 23, 2018
Maybe I don't know enough about WWII, but I think women with prosthetic arms didn't fight in WWII #NotMyBattlefield
— The Moochman (@the_moochman) May 23, 2018
It really hurts to have to say this, but I am not wasting my money on this piece of trash. This is so offensive and disrespectful and is a SJW piece of shit thing. If you wanted to do this, you could've made up your own war, not disrespect the memory of WWII…#NotMyBattlefield https://t.co/61yxliR8Yt
— Vulpes Inculta (@Aurelius_Sol) May 23, 2018
Today is the day, when memorial of those who served was demolished and history was raped by hand of Electronic Arts.
Today is the day when history dies with thunderous applause. #NotMyBattlefield
— Martin Siroky (@theKr0n0s) May 23, 2018
— Damianev (@ulh_) May 23, 2018
#notmybattlefield I have ZERO idea how ANYONE especially dice manage to fuck up anything like this. Holy shit
— Nicholas vander mole (@mole_vander) May 23, 2018
Recently, the idiots at #dice and #ea revealed a trailer to #BattlefieldV. The characters in this "trailer" are a bunch of jokes & what really disgusts me is the historical INACCURACY that they have portraited ex: handicapped female(or trans) with a wooden arm. #NotMyBattlefield pic.twitter.com/He108XUbGP
— Abdulla AlKhoori ?? (@Khoorius) May 24, 2018
The developers have disgraced their fans who want to enjoy a game that is both historically accurate & authentic. This "game" is also a disgrace to the memories of those who served in #WW2 (both #Allies & #Axis). #NotMyBattlefield #boycottea #boycottdice #boycottbattlefield5
— Abdulla AlKhoori ?? (@Khoorius) May 24, 2018
I am sick of the SJW BS Dice is trying to force down our throats with the latest Battlefield #NotMyBattlefield
— RVN-Mäyrä (@ViliVeijari) May 23, 2018
According to EA, WW2 was won by hipsters. #NotMyBattlefield
— Pauly Alex (@PaulyAlex) May 23, 2018
#NotMyBattlefield this is what happens when you let swjs into gaming. Good luck EA
— George (@George_121R) May 24, 2018
Very goofy doesn’t take its self seriously #notmybattlefield
— michael brixton (@mikebrixt0n) May 23, 2018
A video game can never be historically accurate in terms of its gameplay. But the community thinks that the setting is something that should keep its integrity intact, especially to be respectful to the veterans who served. We have only seen one trailer so we don’t know enough about the title to comment on how it is going to play out.
However, for now, people are not happy about the changes EA DICE has made to the Battlefield series, even though some of them are very interesting.
Battlefield V is releasing on October 16 for PS4, Xbox One, and PC. The next time DICE shows the game will be at EA PLAY next month. Hopefully, DICE will address the situation and share their side with the community.