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Battlefield buffs are livid! Because Reddit doesn't want a World War II debate

Battlefield V is based on World War II. And gamers are at war on Reddit

Santanu Basu 20 June 2018, 2:39 PM
Battlefield V will release on October 19 on Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and PC

Battlefield V will release on October 19 on Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and PC Image: Battlefield V

Battlefield V has been a topic of vehement debate for quite some time now.

The game, which is based on World War II, will give you the option of operating with a female character in its single-player campaign. Some gamers are unhappy because they claim that women never fought in WWII.

So, they've been venting on several social media sites, including Reddit. But now, Reddit's Battlefield community has decided to stop the debate on the historical accuracy of the game. 

The community's admin posted, “We're done, it’s over. New rule: No more bitching about historical accuracy, it's a game, not a history book. Violations will have consequences.”

When a section of gamers objected to this "new rule", the admin replied, "Hate us all you want but we're done with this bullshit."

The situation somewhat spiralled out of control when Electronic Arts (EA) chief officer, Patrick Soderlund, finally spoke up. In an interview with Gamasutra, he took a firm stand on the backlash and said, "Accept it or don't buy the game." The game is from the EA stable.

This stoked the fire, making some gamers fire personal potshots at Soderlund on social media.

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