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Navy SEALs Reprimanded For Helping With MoH: Warfighter Development

Jonathan Lester
Danger Close, EA, Medal Of Honor: Warfighter, Seal Team Six

Navy SEALs Reprimanded For Helping With MoH: Warfighter Development

Medal Of Honor: Warfighter never felt like an authentic representation of modern warfare (thanks in part to awful AI and constant railroading), but it wasn't for want of trying. Seven Navy SEALs have ostensibly been punished for helping with development by revealing classified information, which breaks the unit's unofficial code of silence.

One of whom was apparently on the team that killed Osama Bin Laden.

According to a report from CBS News, the seven members of SEAL Team Six have lost half of their recent pay and had their opportunities for promotion revoked, while still remaining on active duty. It's unclear exactly what information they divulged, but the two days they spent "consulting" with Danger Close have landed them in hot water with the military, suggesting that they leaked details of real operations. SEALs apparently operate as 'silent warriors' who don't discuss missions as per an unofficial code of conduct, though they've unavoidably been under the media spotlight over the last few years.

As mentioned, one of the SEALs was part of the team that killed Osama Bin Laden last year. One of Warfighter's levels features an assault on a terrorist compound containing a fanatical high value target, though whether it was based on real events is debatable.

It's a shame that this consultation didn't result in anything more than a deeply average game. If you want to see what all the fuss was about, I'd recommend no more than a weekend rental - more details in our 5/10 Medal Of Honor: Warfighter review.

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BlueBean  Nov. 9, 2012 at 13:36

Sounds like an EA publicity stunt.

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