EA “not making any political statements” about WW2 in Battlefield 5

June 6, 2019
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Battlefield 5 will change the name of a new, premium German WW2 avatar after it emerged the high-ranking Axis soldier had been given the name of a real-life antifacist – someone who actually fought against Nazis.

The trouble started earlier this week, when Archaeogames.net pointed out Battlefield 5’s Wilhelm Franke, a swaggering new German WW2 soldier who looks like something out of Inglorius Basterds, was named the same as Wilhelm Franke, a noted Dresden resistance member arrested by Gestapo.

Here’s a look at how EA have promoted him:

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