Free Mod for Windows
Ukraine War Mod is a free mod for Battlefield 2 in Windows by Red_X_X. This first-person shooter was released for Windows in 2005, featuring a fictitious modern war between the United States and China. This mod replaces the warring parties to reflect the Ukraine War. This means that, instead of China and the USA, players will take the role of Ukrainian soldiers battling Russian troops.
This mod takes a different approach than others, such as Half-Life 2 Beta Minimalist Mod, in the sense that it doesn’t change gameplay elements, and it mainly adds cosmetic changes.
What does it bring to the table?
Ukraine War Mod is mainly geared towards aesthetics. There are no innovations regarding gameplay, game modes, or anything like that. What the developer did was simply reskin the USA and China factions with Ukrainian and Russian uniforms.
To experience this conflict, you can play on seven different maps. However, some of these maps are exactly the same as some Call of Duty ones. There’s only one truly new feature the mod adds: laser-guided weapons.
None of this helps an ageing mid-2000s title breathe new life since it has a dejá vu feeling written all over it, despite being supposedly centred on a current conflict.
Not without its controversy
Being such a simple mod, it attracted a lot of attention, especially from detractors. The Ukraine war is a sensitive topic, and this looks like a cheap attempt to get some attention through a great human tragedy.
Aside from this, some modders have accused the developer of adding their content without authorisation. Some also claim that uniforms are wrong and outdated.
Nothing new under the sun
Ukraine War Mod is only recommended for hardcore Battlefield 2 players who have tried everything available so far. Even then, it won’t add a lot. It’s not an accurate depiction of the Ukraine War, and most of what it offers is a rehash of other titles or just reskins.
That said, it could be why you might dust off your Battlefield 2 copy and try it again. This is especially true for people with low-end computers since this game will run on most current hardware without any issues.
However, if you own Battlefield 2, there are dozens of far more exciting mods around.