There are times when I am scrolling through Twitter when I will see something that makes me literally say out loud “REALLY????” and the whole #NotMyBattlefield was one of those things.
Battlefield 5 received some criticism from a very loud minority of fans in regards to featuring women in Battlefield 5. There were no women in World War II is one of the ridiculous things I read time and time again along with people saying how historically inaccurate the game is now that they have included women.
Battlefield is not about being 100 percent historically accurate, but women did play an important role in World War II. I am not saying there was an army of women on the actual battlefield, but then again I was never actually there so I do not know for sure. What I do know is that women were an integral part of the Allies.
EA since Star Wars Battlefront 2 released have been doing all they can to be seen as the good guys and the people who listen to the fans. Thankfully they are ignoring the vocal minority and have actually come out and said,
"The common perception is that there were no women in World War II. There were a ton of women who both fought in World War II and partook in the war."
But the line I love from a recent interview is this,
You have two choices: either accept it or don't buy the game.
Will I personally play as a woman in the game? Well if I have to in the story I guess I will, but in multiplayer I have to be honest and say that it would not bother me in the slightest if it spawned me in as a woman and I really do not know why so many people are up in arms about this.
I am really looking forward to Battlefield V and think that it is going to be a lot of fun. I will be the first to say that EA makes some very questionable decisions, but this certainly is not one of them and now that they have said that women are here to stay in the game. Hopefully, this whole #NotMyBattlefield will go away.