Battlefield 2042’s Russian Mi-240 Super Hind Attack Helicopter Skin Has Been Removed
Battlefield 2042 devs have decided to pull out their fictionalized Russian Mi-240 Super Hind attack helicopter. It will no longer be available for players to unlock. They also decided to temporarily disable this week’s Weekly Mission.
“In light of current events we have disabled the Weekly Missions for this week,” Battlefield 2042 devs confirmed on social media. “This week’s reward is no longer available to unlock.”
The reward for this week’s Weekly Missions was a skin for the Russian Mi-240 Super Hind attack helicopter. “Players who have already completed this week’s mission will not be affected,” they continued. “Weekly Missions will return next week.”
Battlefield 2042 devs described the Mi-240 Super Hind as “an evolution” of Russia’s actual attack helicopter. Its appearance in the game is very much alike with its real-world counterpart. It has a distinctive dual cockpit design and smaller wings that are capable of mounting multiple weapon systems. The Grin Reaper skin is a classic shark tooth mouth theme that will appear on the nose of the helicopter.
It remains unclear whether or not the cosmetic will be available after the one-week suspension. “Not a decision that we have made just yet,” said Lead Community Manager Adam Freeman. “When Weekly Missions resume next week, it will be with a different challenge and reward.”
This is actually not the first time that Battlefield 2042 had a troublesome Russian cosmetic. Last November, devs had to change the name of an epic tier skin for specialist Pyotr “Boris” Gukovsky. They called the skin Little Green Men. They had to rename it because the original moniker “unintentionally references a real-world issue.”
Little Green Men was the term for the irregular Russian forces that spearheaded the annexation of Crimea in 2014. Battlefield 2042 devs do not support this action in any form and it “is not reflective” of their team’s values.
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