When EA commissioned Freddie Wong and his team to help kick off their “Only in Battlefield” contest last week, this is not what they had in mind. The competition asks gamers to upload their “most epic Battlefield 3 moments” for a chance to win a trip to DICE. And while Wong’s trailer highlighted the glamorous side of a forklift operator’s life, YouTube user AppleTineeAUS brings the profession down to earth after submitting this hilariously anticlimactic depiction of what driving the skid loader is really like.
Official Battlefield 3 trailer music going full blast in the background, the driver takes off in his skid loader as war rages across Wake Island. Dodging explosions and 45 degree hills, the video slows to capture a near miss by a wayward RPG (roaring by at about 15 yards away). The montage concludes with a hot pursuit of an enemy dune buggy, which only has time to stop and repair itself twice before the skid loader scares it away.
As AppleTinee puts it, “alot of people are going to make 30 second videos, with them sniping a helicopter and getting into it, or stabbing 10 people in row. But ONLY! in Battlefield 3 can you play an entire game in a skid loader, having explosions and RPG’s going off around around attempting to take you out.”
Salient point indeed.
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