Hell Let Loose Makes You Feel Vulnerable and Insignificant

My first match in Hell Let Loose is a study in failure. I misread the ordnance map that’s displayed prior to spawning and indicates the current location of the game’s shifting frontline. As a result, I deploy on Omaha Beach, expecting a D-Day landing scene similar to in Saving Private Ryan or Call of Duty: WWII – men crammed into landing boats, waiting for the ramp to drop, to rush onto sandy dunes pocked with machine gun fire, anti-tank obstacles, and barbed wire. I am greeted instead by an eerie solitude. The artillery craters and Czech hedgehogs are there, but […]