BattleField 1 Players Observed Cease Fire In Honour Of World War I

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BattleField 1 Players Observed Cease Fire In Honour Of World War I

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November 11th, 2018 marked the centenary of the end of World War I or the Great War as we know it. The end was brought about by an armistice which was signed between the Allies and the German powers which ended the fighting on the western front. The treaty of Versailles, which came into effect an year later, officially ended all aspects of the war. People all over the world paid their respects to the lives lost in the war. So did players of Battlefield I, in a certain online match.

The ‘Armistice’

At exactly 11 AM Melbourne time, the two sides playing Battlefield I came to a stop after an unofficial ‘truce’ was called. Battlefield I is based on World War I itself, so a homage like this is the perfect setting. Also adding to it was the exact timing. The armistice was called on the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month, back in 1918. Realising that he is a part of a historical moment in the game, one player recorded this magnificent sight.

However, the peace was unfortunately short-lived as a biplane swooped down and started bombing troops. This was followed by a player stabbing the very person who was recording the entire episode. This was an unfortunate end to a beautiful moment. Fortunately this was not how it unfolded in reality, back in 1918.

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The user who had backstabbed the player, later popped up on a reddit thread and apologised for the act. World War I was one of the biggest loss of human lives ever seen. However, it did shape a lot in the gaming community. Numerous games are based on the Great War and real incidents from the war have made up for thrilling episodes in the games.

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