Discussion: Is Battlefield V’s female soldier a problem for the game?

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After the reveal for Battlefield V, EA games has become a victim of fans being unhappy about a female soldier, one that just happens to be disabled and using a prosthetic arm as she fights on the frontlines against German forces during the height of WWII.

Soon as the trailer for Battlefield V it seemed that fans would have all the reasons in the world to be excited about the game. It gave us a look at our second female soldier in the series, a woman with a prosthetic arm that dashes through a house with her squad who quickly becomes outnumbered by enemy forces.

As they do, it soon becomes apparent that Battlefield V is growing in size in both scope and creativity. The playing fields have grown, inspired by the success of Battlefield 1 and its approach to map design and gameplay elements. The controversy has become a big enough ordeal that the most critical fans have begun to request that EA and DICE rethink their approach to historical accuracy regarding female troops.

However, it has been quickly pointed out that women played a massive role during WWII. For those unaware, historical inaccuracy isn’t a problem here. Women played a massive role throughout the duration of WWII including Soviet sniper Lyudmila Pavlichenko who scored more than 300 kills against German forces, The Soviet air force group known as the “Night Witches”, Krystyna Skarbek a Polish spy, and lastly Noor Inayat Khan, the Spy Princess who sent information out of France while Germany was capturing and executing spies like herself.

But lets not also forget the 400,000 women drafted into the Soviet Union’s forces known as “Red Army Girls”, who also served throughout the war. But now to the point. Battlefield V is on its way, EA and DICE have already confirmed the female soldiers are here to stay. You can view the trailer in question down below.

What are your thoughts on this matter? Are you okay with the decision, do you think the British female soldier needs to go, or do you just want a well-designed experience that will help you enjoy the game when it releases this October? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below.

 

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