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Battlefield V: “WWII Was Fought By Blacks & Women”

DICE’s desperate attempts to recast WWII as a war fought by proud womyn and diversity is already backfiring even more badly than their earlier foray into Star Wars themed online casinos, with even non-gamers starting to realize that something is afoot.

Battlefield V’s reveal trailer, bombarded by a hail of dislikes:

Easily one of its most hated aspects is the introduction of a female soldier, whose martial prowess in the trailer must be a reflection of the latest historical findings that the majority of frontline combat soldiers were women.

The female soldier (who ends up saving the protagonist in the trailer and is also playable in multiplayer) also takes the spotlight on the game’s cover art, with DICE abusing the situation by offering to give buyers cover art featuring a man instead for an extra $20; remaining fans hoping that there will be any sort of change are unfortunately out of luck according to DICE general manager Oskar Gabrielson:

“First, let me be clear about one thing. Player choice and female playable characters are here to stay. We want Battlefield V to represent all those who were a part of the greatest drama in human history, and give players choice to choose and customize the characters they play with.

Our commitment as a studio is to do everything we can to create games that are inclusive and diverse. We always set out to push boundaries and deliver unexpected experiences. But above all, our games must be fun!”

Among other complaints were the abundance of black soldiers wielding Japanese swords that many have compared to some young child’s fabricated fantasy story – some of the comments on the reveal trailer:

The franchise’s remaining fans likely have only themselves to blame – after rewarding the mockery of European history present in Battlefield One and then the slot machine gameplay of Battlefield Disney, all that is left is to see what new horrors EA and its peons at DICE can devise…

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    • Anonymous says:

      Or the fact that in the trailer she using a freaking bolt-action rifle, balancing it with the hook arm, can handle the bolt-action rifle as good as a human with good two arms, and even hit the target. Clearly they trying to wow the viewers to the fact that some disabled woman with a hook arm can be so badass as the black samurai male soldier with a katana.

      I dare anyone to try balancing a 5 kg rifle with a hook, a fork or something similar to it on your left hand.

    • Anonymous says:

      That’s honestly what bugs me the most. I don’t remember World War 2 soldiers using cricket bats and prosthetic claws in battle. But then again, it was such a long time ago that I wasn’t even born then. I guess we’re currently living in a post apocalyptic age where technology regressed, just like everyone’s brains seem to have.

    • Anonymous says:

      You should read about prosthetics in World War 2.
      A situation where people are losing limbs frequently, such as during a war, drives the development of prosthetics.
      That’s a Dorrance Hook prosthetic, which used a cable to allow the claw to be opened and closed.

      It being as effective as a regular arm in the game is just a concession to gameplay, for a customisation option in the multiplayer.

      • Anonymous says:

        Except that it starts at her shoulder with the entire arm being mechanical. I don’t know much about the state of cybernetic implants during ww2 but I somehow doubt this was how it worked.

        • Anonymous says:

          The prosthetic isn’t just stuck on the end of the stump, with a bit of glue or gaffer tape, you pillock.
          By using straps, or some other means of providing tensile strength, you use the shoulder to hold it up and allow it to support a bit of weight.

          And besides, like I said, it’s a cosmetic options that has a level of unrealism for the benefit of gameplay.
          It is, by far, likely to be one of the least grievous breaches of realism in the finished game.

          • Anonymous says:

            Clearly different type of prosthetic arm. In the trailer it’s as good as a normal good arm, even today technology there’s no prosthetic arm that can handle heavy guns as that good. It must be some kind of magical prosthetic arm lol.

          • Anonymous says:

            If I wanted a prosthetic arm I’d go play that other shitty unfinished game with a prosthetic arm. At least you can play as decently attractive females in that one.

    • Anonymous says:

      Same. Games nowadays just dumped down too much to try to catch as much audience as possible. Especially games from big companies. I don’t even sure what is the last game I brought from the western company, maybe BFBC2 (2010) if I remember correctly.

    • Anonymous says:

      Personally I think it’d be pretty awesome to have a female main character in GTA6, but with everything else pandering so hard these days, it’s probably impossible to make it feel natural by now.

  • Anonymous says:

    I think the problem for most people is not the historical accuracy, but rather EAs diversity crap. I don’t mind women in games, i don’t even mind female protagonists, there are enough good games out there with those. But i do mind others showing how “oh look we are so open minded we even have disabled women, transgenders, blacks and what not in our games”. It’s pathetic.

      • Anonymous says:

        That may very well be what they learned. But it’s not the truth. Objective data tells us that Andromeda was a financial disaster. That’s why they want to double down on microtransactions with their other franchises. EA is a lost cause.

        • Anonymous says:

          What caused Andromeda to fail was the shipping of a flawed game.
          The game, as launched, was garbage that needed at least a few more months of development.

          They’re actually doing close to the right thing with Battlefield.
          It’s not even pandering to SJWs, as many are assuming.
          Character customisation makes people feel more invested in the game, whether they’re picking a sex, a race, an outfit, or whatever else. More options means more people are likely to become invested through the customisation.
          More people invested means more people playing, and playing more.
          For a multiplayer game, that’s fucking lifeblood. Once player numbers drop, a game that relies on other players for core gameplay becomes less desirable, and as such more will stop playing.

          Bonus points, for them, that they can probably make a bit of extra money off the customisation.

          • Anonymous says:

            Andromeda was so ridiculously bad that a few months was NOT enough to fix it. This is especially obvious considering it was considered unsalvageable to the point that the game’s price dropped like a rock immediately after release.

          • Anonymous says:

            How is showing customisation options in the trailer pandering?
            The trailer is supposed to give a hint of features, it gave a hint of the level of customisation.

            Fucking snowflakes triggered by a bit of virtual melanin.

  • Anonymous says:

    Now SJW Extremist Journalist Blogger website like Kotaku say that “It just a game! No game can 100% truly represent history! Or you explain what happen in xxxxx game” Okay, since it just a game, I want all characters looks like Japan anime girls loli and do cute things like have yuri moment with full Japanese voice actor voiced, at WW2 setting like using guns at that time! I will pay my hard earned money for it include all season pass!

      • Anonymous says:

        Good call. Still, not quite the same. Main good guy’s panzer looks like modern MBT Merkava, most bad guy’s panzers looks like Czech, or tanks from that combat monocycle classic anime. Firearms designed like bad interwar selfloading rifles, with a panzerfaust that will likely break real humans in half, like when they load rpgs wrong, seen that shat too. Whatever, most anime are nice about it and that is the way I like it.

        Still, I own most of the VCs on console, and pre-ordered it on Steam. Love the game, the anime, the manga, and the fan work too.

        You can also find other similar games with anime mods. I have those firearm shooter with anime protagonist mods, as well as anime water or strip shooters.

      • Anonymous says:

        Or you can save yourself a lot of money for other anime series, manga collections, etc, by finding other similar games with anime mods. I have those firearm shooter with anime protagonist mods, as well as anime water or strip shooters, and other anime games or anime mod games.

  • Anonymous says:

    Who cares! Woman character means NUDE MOD AVAIBILITY FOR US!!! Anime girls fighting like Strike Witches! This is not bad. Sometimes feminazis and SJWs do exacly what we want! More girls in games = more sex in games for us. In real WW2 simulator should be also cannibalism, bestiality and rapes – also made by blacks, jews,womans, children in both sides! When diversity, then diversity… I prefer fantasy diversity Orcs, Goblins, Elves, Bunny Lolis :)..

    • Anonymous says:

      You should care, if they start putting blacks in as nazis like BF1 then women comandos in BF2, eventually everything is going to be like star wars the last jedi, feminist bullshit making men out to be weak, and women as strong and independent, and blacks deserve more stuff than any other race. Youre risking gender reversal just because you cant control your virgin urges and want to see pixelated titties.

      • Anonymous says:

        I’m surprised your retarded ass isn’t going whole hod and bitching about the mere existence of games that let you gun down Nazi soldiers. Those have been around for decades, suck it. Your side fucking lost and will never be celebrated.

          • Anonymous says:

            No, it’s only the leftard anon of ever ..
            Funny, so it’s OK shot women in BF V?(I thought it was taboo)

            Ohh Edge of Tomorrow BS again!!(The 1 picture recalls rita’s meeting with Major William Cage ..)

            Or they will put a red flag and immune to shots and melee ..?
            If it is to be accurate, why not put children too (in fact Nazis had children’s brigades and near the end of the war used as soldiers defending the front)

            Games, comics … Netflix..massive propaganda and left brainwashing for children ..
            They are desperate with this generation is lost, they will try the next ..

    • Anonymous says:

      First of all it’s ‘of’ not ‘to’. I know, but still. Second, you wanna change things? Buy their shares and hold them hostage. Many form of media answer to this bullshit because the people companies answer to is as naive as a virgin living in a house up on the highest peak of the Everest.

      The consumer is the field and the board is the teacher. If BF V plummets in sales, then all is good but there are gamers who will be as dumb as the members of the board so the cycle goes on.

  • Anonymous says:

    Here what EA said on Twitter:

    “We treat history with great respect, as we did before with Battlefield 1942 and Battlefield 1. With that, we also wanted to empower player choice, diversity and inclusion, so our players can fully customize the way that they want their soldiers look and play.”

    Isn’t it great? EMPOWER PLAYER CHOICE, DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION!!

  • Anonymous says:

    >BF community begs for DICE to add Customization to BF1 despite WWI setting
    >DICE adds player customization to BFV despite WWII as community requested
    >BF community hates it

    well you can never win there

  • Anonymous says:

    Don’t care. Stopped buying EA a long time ago, after the dozens of great franchise they killed. Not anime, no anime mods allowed in any of their games. So they can add any of the other almost fantasy setting crap with fugly realistic human art they want to their new shat, still not buying.

    If I want to play shoot ’em up set in WW2, there are other far superior and cheaper games or mods for those games from a decade ago, some of them even from EA. If I wanted to play military personnel set in WW2, I would play that one or two other far superior foreign made games with WW2 mods, used by militaries around the world as a cost saving trainer. If I wanted to play military personnel, I would just volunteer to get paid more for doing the same or slightly less shat again.

    Go play them EA shat foosball crap. I played real men’s contact team sport at developmental level, and if I wanted to play them again, I would play the real thing with local or elite amateur league. But why shower with naked old buddies, when I can have all the superior and cheaper fictional tiddies I want instead, while munching on real beef beef jerkies and sipping on soy milk made from cheaper non-Monsanto GMO real soy.

    Fictional anime chicks will eat all of them alive while wearing bloomers or less, and none of the real or fictional fckers related to this knows, understands, thinks, nor acts like the average drafted WW2 veterans on any sides.

  • Not to stomp on your circlejerk, but all they had to do or this to ACTUALLY BE HISTORICALLY ACCURATE with women in combat- was to make the trailer RUSSIAN troops.

    I hate to break it to your fragile, manly egos but the Soviets had thousands of women combat troops- infantry, tank drivers, pilots and especially snipers. But as-is; yes- this is bullshit.

    So in fact, BOTH you snivelling neckbeards and DICE are wrong here.

  • WOW!

    the hate for the video is downright dumb! for one thing, there WERE black americans and women that fought in WW2!

    sure none of them are well known or is in history books, but it actually happened as told by living vets WHO WAS THERE!

    though female europeans , i don’t know if that happened, but female americans did!

    its high time that these stories of war that wasn’t told did!

    the hate from these idiots, including one that i wont mention is downright stupid! EA and DICE arent retelling history to appease any base at all and this is from someone who havent played their games since battlefield 4!

  • Anonymous says:

    There were plenty of women who fought in WWII. In the resistance movements, in the WACs, as pilots. One of the most celebrated snipers of the war (and history) was a Soviet woman named Lyudmila Pavlichenko. The soviets also had a the celebrated Night Witches women’s air force. They were also active in espionage and in the medical field. As for black people, you seem to forget the North African theater.

  • Anonymous says:

    Yea its true some females were in the war but to say your game is historically accurate while making one of the main characters a robot with a robotic fork for an arm is way off from accurate, just leave that stuff in the online version not the campaign

  • darkjoe400 says:

    Honestly didn’t care about this at first but the usual rapid feminist/diversity nutjobs pushed me into the other camp overnight. Like always the people with sensible responses against this direction are shamed and talked down too by annoying cunts. Such a simple time back then when these morons didn’t . Decades ago this shit didn’t matter and people just focused on making fun (or cool) games. Thankfully the asians haven’t forgotten this simple fact.

  • Anonymous says:

    And yet, despite all the whining from triggered altright manchildren, this game will still sell millions. The normies couldn’t care less about your ‘fight’ and they’re the ones buying these games. Let the downvotes prove exactly how right I am.

  • Anonymous says:

    UUgghhh Females in army’s were not a thing in WWII, not how its being shown with BFV. They were not on the frontline. Nor were black soldires with fucking samurai swords…

  • Anonymous says:

    I had frequent sex with a so called feminist girl in the 90s. Turned out she was just in a rebellious phase because of multiple family deaths. Two of which were on that valujet flight that went down. She went into high school a better person because of me and learned to respect people, nature and partake in many outdoor activities.

  • Who cares, Battlefield died with BF3, and from what most Battlefield youtubers said, the game offers a lot more than what it showed. It’s just bad first impression with a horribly made reveal trailer is all.

  • Anonymous says:

    I understand both sides that it’s just a game that’s already full of unrealistic aspects, also that those who fought and died during WWII deserve the upmost respect. But damn, people from both sides are acting like morons!

    However, I totally agree with the comment in the article that said something like appeal to your customers, not the SJWs who never had any intention of buying the game. I guess we’ll let the market decide the game’s fate!

  • Ya’ll want realism? Like, perfect realism?
    Go outside. Go to a park. Interact with tactical objects. Marvel at the textures of actual 3D objects; even more so by the resolution and pixel density that deify all standards. Be amazed by the completely functional and accurate physics engine!

  • The Honorable Lord Tentpants says:

    This is hilarious. You know when the whole SJW brigade vs the Turbo Reddit Chad’s began on the net I was intrigued. Felt like there would be some actual constructive social commentary building off of it. Now here we are in 2018 and all they have to show for are two sides of children whining about game features. Doesn’t get any better than this.

    • I agree. And thank you for stating it as plainly as this. Unfortunately, while the internet once had the potential to create a platform for constructive social commentary and allow the users to meditate social equality it also opens the gates for even greater intolerance and bigotry. Social tribalism no longer requires physical proximity, nor dose bigotry need tolerance or acceptance of those around the person portraying them.

      And now these toddlers have seen an advertisement for a shiny new toy, but it doesn’t come in periwinkle…

  • Anonymous says:

    …wamen with prosthetic arms? jesus, it’s getting hard to tell the satire from reality at this point. Wheres the transgender black japanese soldiers in wheelchairs with samurai swords on their spokes?

  • Anonymous says:

    I was like oh cool you can play as a female. But then they said it was for diversity rather than for ‘fuck it, it’s fun’.

    So… RIP DICE. The company I thought I could trust.

  • Anonymous says:

    Holy shit, I didn’t realize people played Battlefield games for historical accuracy…NO, both sides engaging in this worthless debate don’t care a lick about the games but their own political agendas, i.e. they hold their beliefs superior, whatever that may be. Look, you can be an ultra feminist or traditional chauvinist, just get the fuck out of my games.

    Sankaku have nothing better to do than engaging in this worthless click-baiting? What’s next, demanding historical accuracy in anime?

    • Anonymous says:

      Yeah, instead of said that they just try to hype it up with lies that BFV will have historical accurate. They know that they can get away with it like always because some dumb kids will be their meat shield for them. Just look at how much people defend EA in this comment section.

  • Anonymous says:

    There wasn’t a black guy with a katana, it was a white British soldier (note the uniform and red beret). Probably had a katana as a war trophy, since the Brits also fought in the Pacific

  • Anonymous says:

    So, will this finally mean that we’ll finally get to see non-whites nazis in a western AAA-game? After all 3rd Reich did have entire divisions of Africans, Arabs, Indians, Chinese, etc. fighting in their armed forces.

  • Anonymous says:

    Wait until they hear about instant health regeneration. These history buffs will go crazy!

    Also: women did fight in the WWII. Very few but some did. As did blacks but in segregated companies because they wouldn’t be let to fight alongside whites as it was par for the course in the 1940s.

    • Anonymous says:

      Gasp. Logic. And here I thought everyone here was a rabies infected alt-reich cockholster like Rift.

      Just cuz you rats can deny it doesn’t change reality. women fought in WW2, so did blacks. And a lot of other colors except you 4ch pasty pale whites. ROFL. There were like, 4 women, two from Russia that were expert marksmen. One being the archetype sniper Wolf MGS was based off of.

      So get over it and stop screaming soy and autist beta cuck rofl.

  • Anonymous says:

    The blacks and women don’t really matter to me.

    But to try and jam characters looking like that in a 1940s time period is fucking hilarious and lacks any kind of design integrity.

  • Anonymous says:

    Lol, talk about an extreme reaction to a couple of female characters in a game that was never even about historical accuracy. Are you not seeing it? You’re as bad as the sjws right now with all this bitching and moaning.

    Man the fuck up, it’s ea games anyways, not like you were actually gonna buy it, unless you’re retarded that is.

  • Anonymous says:

    as long germans are again portrayed as monsters you can kill in the masses and the allied forces as “der ubermensch” I really give no fucks about a game adding wo-People or lesbian marsians to this garbage. It’s worthless anyways same as its players.

  • Why are you all so triggered? There were women and black people in WW II. Obviously notthe mayority, but there were some women units on the URSS for example. Do you even read?

    “the majority of frontline combat soldiers were women”

    I just saw one woman on that trailer… WTF Sankaku? clickbait is hard here.

  • Anonymous says:

    >Japanese game about war with a girl on the cover
    >feminists accusing it of every possible sin
    >western game about war with a girl on the cover
    >everybody accusing feminists about it happening

    • Anonymous says:

      I second that. They always have the best costumes and the male characters get the shit end of the stick always.
      What they got wrong here is: putting a british women who is a one handed sniper who also has a prosthesis as a main character and on the cover, in a WW2 setting; when they boast ‘realism’ and ‘immersion’. yeah.. somethings wrong there.

    • Anonymous says:

      They only look prettier when they’re made to look pretty, which is something Western games are seemingly incapable of achieving, because they believe only the most masculine of men can be “badass” or “cool”, so they turn all women into men.

      • Anonymous says:

        I don’t mind AAA Western games being purposely incapable of making pretty chicks, they can do them. Then both sides of their extreme have to come and shat in our beds, by coming in as outsiders and taking our waifu, since the beginning of Jgame releases in the West.

        Real tiddies & fugly hoes almost dressed in nude are blasted in front of us for more than half a century now, and that is a okay. Have a little boobies from cute fictional adults, and we get censored or locked up.

  • Anonymous says:

    “The franchise’s remaining fans likely have only themselves to blame – after rewarding the mockery of European history present in Battlefield One and then the slot machine gameplay of Battlefield Disney, all that is left is to see what new horrors EA and its peons at DICE can devise…”

    Exactly this… this is the future you wanted. Should have never white knighted, never bought into the bullshit from the beginning. Worthless beta fucks.

  • Anonymous says:

    So you saying that Valkyria Chronicles that is basically a reimagined WW2 story has something to do with sjw?
    Stop jumping on the fascist bandwagon so easily people. Or do what others don’t want to do to your (our) precious games.

  • Anonymous says:

    Its a game not even out yet and people are already hate it for some odd reason: its a game it not real life if there a black guy with a katana fighting Nazis with a woman with a clawed arm using a rife popping helmets off of heads its a game not real life besides who know maybe there were people like that but are lost to history

    I happen to like Battlefield 1, and history I know for a fact female solders (spies or freedom fighters even USSR had hundreds of women in there military and black solders from grunts pilots to seamen to tankers all fought and died for what they believed in so if DICE and EA want to put them in there, then its going in there, so stop being assholes people.

    • Anonymous says:

      Women indeed fought in the USSR army. Many were medics, snipers and pilots. But I don’t really remember any other force having women in their ranks. And the women from trailer don’t really look or sound soviet.

      • Anonymous says:

        France, Italy and Poland all had female troops in their respective resistances. Poland even had a few all female battalions that fought. Most of the units were sentry though.

    • Anonymous says:

      Your argument about history is invalidated by the fact that the female soldier in the trailer was British. Female British troops had limitations that never allowed for them to fight on the front lines.

      Yes, the USSR had female troops but the vast majority of them were medics, some were anti-aircraft personnel or the famed Night Witches bombers. Here’s what they don’t tell you though…

      The State declared women unfit for combat roles so the vast majority of them weren’t on the front lines when the war broke out. Even after they formed mixed-gender units the women were usually in rear positions and were denied combat action which resulted in a lot of them deserting and heading to the front lines to fight outside of orders. When caught, they were punished for desertion even though they were out fighting for their country.

  • Anonymous says:

    Oh dear, Shitkcocku Complex has their feelings hurt again by things that aren’t pro-white, it’s what I expect from people who run a site filled with pedophile art

    You forgot to misuse “cuckold”, because while it’s supposed to mean “man whose wife is unfaithful” /pol/ made it mean “you like things I dislike”, but /pol/ is always wrong/

  • Anonymous says:

    Too bad there actually have been females active in WW2, many not in active roles, but still – it is not wrong.

    Who does not know about lyudmilla, or the original strike witches, the 588th night bomber regiment?

    • Anonymous says:

      Essentially the reason that people are mad, is because of the fact that this is a massive historical innaccuracy, mainly because women didn’t serve in frontline positions during the war. The actual number of women who were killed during the war was 16.

      These are gamers, and the vocal ones are so damned anal about details like this, that they will screech. I can’t blame them though, if you wanted a war game, make it accurate. If you don’t want accuracy, don’t make it take place during any actual historical time period. Make it your own, and then you will have something truly unique.