The developers of the World War I shooter Verdun have launched the annual Christmas Truce. The event will run until January 5.
Now players can put down their rifles and celebrate Christmas with enemy soldiers. Gamers can play snowball, participate in a friendly football match, walk on a snow-covered map, or listen to songs by the fire.
The Christmas Truce is a real historical event that marked the signing of an armistice on the Western Front of World War I. On New Year’s Eve and Christmas 1914, soldiers from both sides left the trenches unarmed for the neutral strip. There they played soccer, exchanged gifts, household items, and threw snowballs at each other.
Although the parties continued fighting after the Christmas truce, the event remains the most vivid anti-war symbol to this day.
Verdun is available on PC, PS4 and Xbox One.