After 16 years of war, Battlefield V is a turning point
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Battlefield 1942 came crashing out of nowhere in 2002, and introduced war gaming fans to the thrilling experience of huge multiplayer battles on large maps, filled with chaos. Youve probably seen at least one Battlefield moment: someone jumping out of a plane and hopping in another one mid-air, or three soldiers riding a horse with flamethrowers. And yet, despite the spectacle, after 14 Battlefield games and all kinds of advances in technology, the experience largely feels the same. But after playing an alpha preview of Battlefield V this week, Ive seen signs that the series is finally at a turning point.
The most visible change leading up to this point has been the inclusion of (totally rad) women, leading to one of the most…