Fans are playing Call of Duty wrong – these are the rules that will up your game
THE Red Cross has launched a new campaign aimed at teaching people the rules of war.
Play by the Rules urges fans of shooters such as Call of Duty, Fortnite, and Rainbow Six Siege, to play as if they are out on the battlefield.
With armed combat taking place all around the globe, it’s important for people to learn what is illegal when it comes to war.
While the rules certainly make combat more difficult, it’s an interesting challenge for those who think they’re good enough to take it on.
In games such as Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 that try to closely emulate real-life war zones, it will allow players to see what war is really like.
According to the official Play by the Rules website, there are four rules you need to follow in order to take part in the challenge.
The first rule is that if a person is down you must wait for them to get back up before attacking again.
This doesn’t include if they are still attacking you, but will still add significant difficulty as this is the easiest way to finish someone off.
The second is that you can only fire at people that are currently attacking
This is because they could be civilians and should be treated as non-violent if you don’t see them attack.
Under the third rule citizen property – essentially anything outside of army camps – are not to be attacked.
This means you can’t shoot up buildings, which is particularly difficult in games such as Fortnite and PUBG where players often hide indoors.
The final rule is that you should use your available med kits on everyone you find, both teammates and enemies.
This is possibly the hardest rule to follow as not only does it restrict your supply, but it also helps the enemy to fight back.
All of these rules are followed by real soldiers in battle, and the campaign hopes to spread awareness of war crimes.
If you’re up for the added challenge, try playing by the rules for yourself.
Written by Georgina Young on behalf of GLHF.
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