Originally Posted by Kinyou
I imagine they did this so they can promote their esport events more easily. Might have been a bit awkward when their tv spots feature nazi symbols.
I think you are on to something here. I could easily see this being the reason.
I'm glad Swastikas are still in singleplayer at least, giving it a better sense of immersion.
But having black German soldiers in multiplayer? I let it slide in BF1, because the German Empire wasn't practicing the Nazi ideology during WW1, but WW2 is a different story. Nazi ideology viewed anyone not of Aryan race as subhuman. They willingly trampled all over the rights of black citizens, both German and those in occupied countries.
Sure, there were RARE instances of black soldiers serving in the Wehrmacht, but this game is making it look like the Nazis actively recruited black soldiers, as if they were some inclusive group or something.
Originally Posted by MegaMelon
Seems pretty simple to me. They don't want to be known as the game where people (including lots of kids if we're being honest with ourselves) get to kill and win in fights against others as the nazis. Sure there's something to be said about other groups but...it's nazis man. I don't think this will really impact the multiplayer in a negative way so I don't see the discontent.
The earlier WW2 games, like the early CODs and MOH games, had swastikas online and no one cared.