EA was accused of disrespecting WW1 Victims after Battlefield 1 social media team tried to make the #justWWIthings hashtag trending on Twitter. Many Tweets have been posted, and one of them showed a soldier firing up the flamethrower with a caption “When you’re too hot for the club.”
The Tweet soon got viral, with many gamers condemning EA because the publisher showed disrespect for victims of Word War 1, a dark moment of human history during which 17 million lives were lost. EA soon tackled the situation, releasing an official apology that reads-
“We would like to apologise for any offence caused by content in the last 24 hours posted on the @Battlefield Twitter account. It did not treat the World War 1 era with the respect and sensitivity that we have strived to maintain with the game and our communications.”
The social network outrage soon ended, but the game faced another kind of problem, this time with servers going down. During the weekend, servers went offline a couple of times, causing problems not only for the players of Battlefield 1 but also for people who bought FIFA 17 and Titanfall 2.
EA managed to fix the server issue during Sunday, but servers went down again on Monday, with many fans showing their disappointment on Twitter. Server issues made some players to even ask for the refund since they could barely play the game because of the server problems. As of today, the servers should function normal.
Those problems didn’t affect the game, since Battlefield topped the gaming charts, managing to become a best-seller title. TItanfall 2 suffered the most from Battlefield 1’s huge sales since the game has ten times fewer players than Battlefield 1. Titanfall 2 sales are behind the original game, even though the sequel got released for PS4, Xbox One and PC. The first Titanfall was available only for Xbox One, Xbox 360, and PC.