A travel blogger compared Battlefield 5's Rotterdam map to real life Rotterdam and the results are incredible

If you've stumbled across the Battlefield 5 subreddit in recent weeks, you'll have inevitably encountered the ongoing debate surrounding whether the upcoming game is "realistic" enough. The uproar has mainly centred on the game's cosmetics, particularly over the inclusion of women and black characters, and has mired the game in controversy straight from the get-go. In the case of Battlefield's Rotterdam map, however, there appears to be little to debate. Travel blog writer Zoe, who runs a site with her partner called Together in Transit, posted several photos and screenshots comparing the two, and the similarities are remarkable. From the near-identical trams to the replication of Rotterdam's Erasmus statue, it's clear DICE has spent a lot of time studying the Dutch city for inspiration. There's some truly fascinating history behind many of the real-life buildings included in the game. Zoe writes on her blog that the Laurenskerk church, which can be seen in the first set of photos below, was one of the only buildings in the city centre to survive the war. Apparently the church's beautiful stained glass windows were "removed before the bombings to prevent damage," and eventually re-installed after the war. Read more…

source: https://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2018-09-24-photos-show-battlefield-5s-rotterdam-map-is-incredibly-realistic
date: Tue, 25 Sep 2018 10:18:00 +0100


  1. Games are being compared to real life and it is really a unique thing to see, I was planning my travel to Rotterdam and now I am even more excited to visit the place.

  2. It's fascinating to see how video games can recreate real-world locations like Rotterdam. If you're planning to visit the Netherlands from the UK, remember to look into the online Netherlands visa UK application process.


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