Sunday was the 100th anniversary of the Armistice of Compiègne, originally signed on 11 November 1918, ending the war on the Western Front between the Allies and Germany. Although ratified around 05:00 on the same day, the treaty came into effect only at 11:00, Paris time – the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month – presumably because somebody on the negotiation committee had OCD or maybe needed those extra 2728 kills for a prestige rank up.
To appropriately honour the occasion, Battlefield 1 players attempted to do the same. Forgetting in the solemn significance of the moment, perhaps, that it’s the internet.
Because this is what actually happened. Obviously.
“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
To his credit, one of those responsible for
exploiting the opportunity for some free XP the unprovoked hostilities apologised, explaining that he “got annoyed that our team kept on getting killed”, like Unteroffizier Fritz Schweinsteiger wasn’t thinking the same thing at the time. But, you know, those limits of historical accuracy and whatever.