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Battlefield V Glitch Simulates the Effect of War on Your Character’s Mind

Battlefield V

Playing the Battlefield V open beta, I was elated to experience a feature that EA and DICE hasn’t yet mentioned in its marketing for the game: your character’s mental state being crushed by the war going on around them.

I discovered this ground-breaking new development while playing a game of Conquest on the Narvik map. Having already committed many atrocities myself in the pursuit of capturing control points, I spawned on a tank after having my own life brutally ended. Within seconds I’d taken yet another life, then I ran for cover in a nearby building to assess the situation.

Peering out of what probably used to be a window, it was then that I couldn’t quite believe my eyes. Questioning what I had just seen, I aimed down the sight for a second look. Incredibly, my eyes weren’t deceiving me – there really was a corpse suspended in mid air; the body bent back as if being summoned up to the sky. I just had to get closer to investigate.

For a moment the war going on around me didn’t matter. What I had seen was akin to a miracle, making it momentarily the only thing I cared about. Explosions sounded off around me, but I pushed on. The next thing I knew the body was there, right in front of me. But then it vanished.

Was what I had seen real, or just a figment of my imagination? I wasn’t quite sure, but I couldn’t dwell on it for long. Spotting an enemy in front of me, I snapped out of my daze and once again stepped back into the fray. My character may have been horrified by the war, but the machine rages on.

Of course, what I had seen wasn’t a miracle or a new game feature – it was just a glitch. Quite a funny one though, and one that really did make me question what I was seeing. Make sure you download and take part in the Battlefield V open beta when it starts tomorrow to experience the grand battles that it is set to offer. Hopefully without any floating corpses.

Editor in Chief // An avid gamer since discovering the wonders of the Acorn Electron in the '80s, Rich has nearly played more games than he's had hot dinners. Not one to put all his eggs in one basket, Rich is happy to play games of all genres, but he particularly enjoys racing games and anything that's full of non-stop action, especially if it includes a good dose of humour, horror or crudeness!