Popular Battlefield 5 Theory Confirmed To Be A Fake

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Rumours are bloody everywhere in the world of videogames. Especially in the lead up to E3, you can’t move for unconfirmed reports rising and falling on a daily basis. Now, one popular Battlefield 5 theory has been debunked.

This particular rumour originated on Reddit. It went that Battlefield 5 was set during World War II, and would be subtitled Eastern Front. Awesome news for anyone desperately after a cool new WWII shooter, but alas – it seems it was not to be.

In a new video, The Lanky Soldier / Honest Battlefield Supporter came forward to confirm that he had faked the poster, and even showed us how easy it was to do so. I think he’s taught us all a valuable lesson about not taking things at face value.

On an unrelated note, I just saw a picture on Reddit for Battlefield 5: Super Space Wars, and it looks awesome.

Battlefield 5 is set to be officially unveiled on May 6. The rumours that it’s set during World War I or II do persist though. It’d certainly help to set them apart from their main rivals, Call of Duty, who just announced their next game set in space.


Ewan Moore

Ewan Moore

Ewan Moore is a journalist at UNILAD Gaming who still quite hasn't gotten out of his mid 00's emo phase. After graduating from the University of Portsmouth in 2015 with a BA in Journalism & Media Studies (thanks for asking), he went on to do some freelance words for various places, including Kotaku, Den of Geek, and TheSixthAxis, before landing a full time gig at UNILAD in 2016.