Scottish Martial Arts wrote on May 24, 2018, 19:51:
While not a huge deal, the female character does rub me the wrong way. I played quite a bit of Battlefield I, and I genuinely liked that the Russians had female soldiers, that the Ottomans were a playable army, and that the Brits, French, and Germans had soldiers from their respective colonial possessions (such as India, Senegal, etc.). Here though, the robot armed English sniper lady is simply ahistorical in a way that makes suspension of disbelief a lot harder than the relative number of Senegalese that would spawn for the French Army or women that would spawn for Russia in BF1. The Brits actually subjected women to the draft during WWII, and were the only nation to do so to my knowledge, but British women service members never came close to serving in an infantry or army combat arms role; think radar operators and air traffic controllers, not snipers.
Had this been a Soviet sniper, or better yet a Sturmovik pilot, I'd be all for it, but as is this is just ahistorical and kinda dumb.
Due to the conspicuous lack of uniforms, I assumed all the characters were partisans. And plenty of women partisans of all nations wielded guns in WW2.
IMO, it's hard to tell from the trailer exactly what's going on. It could be "It's MP, so dress your character any way you like, and BTW, we have these great outfits you can get for $5 each" and the SP "story" missions will adhere closer to known reality. Cosmetic MTs might be a way for Dice to monetize without resorting to the whole lootbox mechanic, which they've promised not to do.
I do feel sympathy toward the argument "it's immersion breaking if it's a bunch of randos running around with WW2 weapons." Hopefully when we learn more about the game things will become clearer.
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