Following Russia’s invasion of Ukraine earlier this week, DICE has disabled the Weekly Mission in Battlefield 2042 and its reward, a pores and skin for the fictionalized Russian Mi-240 Tremendous Hind assault helicopter, is now not accessible to unlock.
“In mild of present occasions we have now disabled the Weekly Missions system for this week, and this week’s reward is now not accessible to unlock,” DICE tweeted. “Gamers who’ve already accomplished this week’s mission won’t be affected. Weekly Missions will return subsequent week.”
In mild of present occasions we have now disabled the Weekly Missions system for this week, and this weeks reward is now not accessible to unlock #Battlefield2042Players who’ve already accomplished this weeks mission won’t be affected.Weekly Missions will return subsequent week. pic.twitter.com/Pnn1V1H9jKFebruary 25, 2022
The Battlefield Wiki describes the Mi-240 Tremendous Hind as “an evolution” of Russia’s precise Mi-24 assault helicopter. It seems very very similar to its real-world counterpart, with a particular twin cockpit design and small wings able to mounting a number of weapon methods. The Grin Reaper pores and skin is a basic shark-tooth mouth motif that seems on the nostril of the helicopter.
This is not the primary Russian beauty in Battlefield 2042 to chunk EA within the ass: In November 2021, it needed to change the identify of Little Green Men, an epic-tier pores and skin for specialist Pyotr “Boris” Gukovsky, as a result of it “unintentionally references an actual world difficulty, and is not reflective of our group’s values.” Little Inexperienced Males is a time period for the irregular Russian forces who spearheaded the annexation of Crimea in 2014.
It isn’t clear what can be carried out with the Grin Reaper beauty past this one-week suspension. In response to a participant who requested if the Grin Reaper can be accessible sooner or later, lead neighborhood supervisor Adam Freeman wrote, “Not a call that we have made simply but, however one thing we are going to talk about. When weekly missions resume subsequent week, it will likely be with a special problem and reward.”
Numerous sport corporations, together with CD Projekt, Bungie, 4A Video games, Amanita Design, GOG, and others have spoken out forcefully towards Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, and in lots of circumstances have additionally pledged monetary help for its victims.