Announced in May 2017 the popular battle game by EA Dice is has added a new emale class of soliders to the lineup, giving you even more options to win the battle and the war! Polygon’s Samit Sakar provides some historical and background on this new edition to the popular Playstation 4 game.
For anyone not in the know — including the folks on Twitter complaining that EA DICE isn’t being “historically accurate” with this addition — the 1st Russian Women’s Battalion of Death was a real-life unit during World War I. Formed in May 1917, a few months after the February Revolution, the group of about 300 soldiers was led by Maria Leontevna “Yashka” Bochkareva. (Asked if the Russian Scout class is specifically meant to represent Yashka, an EA representative said on Twitter, “We’re leaving this all at tease levels for now,” along with a winking emoji.) With buzzcuts and men’s uniforms, the soldiers of this Battalion of Death — which was one of at least four Russian Army battalions that consisted of women — fought valiantly in the Kerensky Offensive of July 1917 on the war’s Western Front. The women led a Russian advance into German territory and took approximately 200 prisoners, but the fighters were later forced to retreat when reinforcements failed to materialize.
Read more about the Battlefield 1 femlae solider update here: https://www.polygon.com/2017/5/23/15681118/battlefield-1-female-soldier-russian-scout