With today marking the 100th anniversary of the end of World War I, players in Battlefield 1 briefly stopped shooting one another, at their 11 a.m. local time in Melbourne, to observe the armistice.
11 a.m. on November 11 is when Armistice Day ceremonies have a two-minute moment of silence. While not everyone complied in-game, most did. It’s really neat to see a group of players have a moment of silence in a video game.
The cease fire was captured on video and posted on Reddit. EA DICE’s Jan David Hassel took note of it on Twitter, which you can view below (the video is in the tweet as well).
“This is the 100 Year Anniversary of the End of WW1. On the 11th Hour we stopped fighting.”
Battlefield 1 players stop shooting each other to commemorate the end of World War 1.https://t.co/bvYTAzK2vE
— Jan David Hassel (@JanDavidHassel) November 11, 2018
World War 1 is Battlefield 1’s setting, and the war lasted from July 28, 1914 to November 11, 1918.
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Battlefield 1 Players Cease Fire To Commemorate 100th Anniversary Of WWI