Many of you probably know it, maybe even from our forum or the comments section: You are having a heated discussion with another user who, in your opinion, is definitely wrong. So you want to teach him better – or just emerge from the discussion as a winner.
You not only write long posts, but also look for any circumstances that could help you. A user in the forum of the multiplayer military game War Thunder has now clearly overshot the target.
Player leaks secret military documents
Tank enthusiasts have been discussing the Challenger 2 in the War Thunder Forum since 2019: On over 300 pages Among other things, users argue about whether the British main battle tank is represented accurately enough in the game.
In the following YouTube video, the developers explain quite extensively what the war machine looks like in the game:
Link to YouTube content
In particular, the user Fear_Naught claims to have identified major shortcomings: This claims to have been active as a tank commander in a Challenger 2. According to him, the gap between the basic structure of the turret and the armor at the front of the tank is too wide. The user has therefore posted some documents to show that the gap is much narrower in the real tank. More specifically, he has posted photos of pages from the Challenger 2 manual and maintenance guide. Just stupid that these documents actually classified as top secret
This is how the developers react: Instead of granting the rebellious player his wish, the developers contacted the British Ministry of Defense. This pointed out that the published documents must not be released under any circumstances – further dissemination of these is strictly prohibited, as this is a violation of the “Official Secrets Act”. This offense can result in a criminal prosecution Up to 14 years in prison to lead.
Gaijin Entertainment has now removed all references to the leaked documents from its forum. Absurdly, some tank fanatics are still hoping that the Challenger 2 will be customized in the game. The developers gave them a clear refusal:
“We make it very clear that we are not editing any source material unless it is publicly available and completely declassified.”
What do you think of the action? Do you understand that some players want more realism? As early as 2017, we reported on the realism problem in games and related errors. Write us your opinion in the comments!