Battlefield 2042 pulls Russian skins ‘according to current events’

Battlefield 2042

Skin ‘Grin Reaper’ has been withdrawn
Screenshots: Battlefield 2042

Last week Battlefield 2042 developer DICE first provided, then pulled, a limited release skin featuring a smiling attack helicopter for the game’s Russian side, deciding that now was not a good time. best to give players such rewards.

It’s been a while, besieged online shooter has been offering special rewards to players who can complete several weekly challenges, sometimes Expert skins, sometimes weapons and vehicle skins. The skin in question last week, called “Grin Reaper”, features an aggressive grin based on the iconic “shark tooth” custom of airplane art dating back to World War I. It then went live, with events in Ukraine rapidly deteriorating, which was quickly retracted:

It’s a step in the right direction by the DICE devs for anyone looking at this skin in isolation, but it also sets an odd precedent where this particular item is considered less tasty, but the rest of the game itself — which features Aggressive Russia, which, in the near future, is one of only two factions where the player has a 50/50 chance of being automatically assigned before each match — is okay.

The removed skin is not replaced; anyone who starts the game will see an empty area on the screen where normally there would be player progress towards the current weekly bonus. DICE says “weekly mission will return” later this week and does not rule out the possibility that this skin will be made available again at a later date.

This is the third time Battlefield 2042’s skins have been making news since the game’s launch. First there is a paragraph that directly mentions Russia’s annexation of parts of Ukraine in 2014, namely “Little Green Men”Russia’s unmarked special forces units have “allowed Vladimir Putin to succinctly state that they are indeed local insurgents, and as such it is not an obvious and overt merger.” into foreign territories.”

Then at Christmas some Gamers went crazy for a holiday skin that would feature Santa Claus carrying an assault rifle, then other Gamers went crazy because DICE snatched the skin after blowing it back. The whole thing is very sad. Battlefield 2042 pulls Russian skins ‘according to current events’

Curtis Crabtree

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