Well, most players did.
Players inside Battlefield 1 ceased fire in-game to honour the 100th anniversary of the WWI armistice.
Well, most players.
As detailed by DICE’s Jan David Hassel, you can view a capture of the event below. The gameplay below was captured in Melbourne, AUS at 11am AEDT yesterday, 11 November.
"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
The cease fire was, well, ceased when a biplane decided to end things a bit early. That was quickly followed up by another soldier assassinating the player who was capturing the honourable moment. Whoops.
The Armistice of 11 November 1918 effectively ended all fighting in World War I between the Allies and Germany. The armistice came into force at 11.00 am Paris time on 11 November. Many countries around the world celebrate Remembrance Day on the same day, 11 November.
Battlefield 1 is available now on Windows PC, Xbox One and PS4 and is set during WWI. A follow up, Battlefield 5, is set in WWII and heads to those same platforms later this week or next (though some players already have it now; it’s a bit complicated).