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Gamer Leaks Classified Military Documents Just To Win An Argument About Tanks

Gamer Leaks Classified Military Documents Just To Win An Argument About Tanks

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Ewan Moore

Ewan Moore

Everybody loves winning an argument, right? Whether you're humble in victory or not, there's no denying that rush you feel when you've disagreed with your mate about something and looked it up, only to find evidence that proves beyond all doubt that you were right and they were wrong. Bottle that feeling.

Of course, using Google to pull up a fact or statistic to prove your point is one thing. Leaking classified military documents, just to show somebody that they're slightly mistaken? That's maybe going a touch too far.

As reported by PC Gamer, a War Thunder player recently did exactly that, sharing military details that shouldn't have been shared on the game's forums in an attempt to prove they were right about something incredibly granular.

For the uninitiated, War Thunder is a free-to-play online war game from Gaijin Entertainment that prides itself on accuracy. As such, the game's playerbase is also heavily invested in every last detail of the many vehicles and weapons in the game.

Unsurprisingly, the War Thunder forums are usually home to friendly arguments about just how accurate some of the game's recreations are. This last week, users were having it out over the French Leclerc Main Battle Tank. The argument got deep into the details, to the point that a player called _RED_CROSS_ started to get genuinely upset with another user for daring to say that the turret's rotation speed was 40 degrees a second. Scandalous, I know.

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_RED_CROSS_ was so keen on proving they knew they were right, that they attempted to win the argument by sharing entire sections of the gunner manual for the Leclerc.

It turns out this kind of thing is a serious party foul. Within hours, the material had been pulled by the forum moderators.

"Guys its not funnny to leak classified Documents of modern equipment you put the lives of many on stake who work daily with the Vehicles," wrote one mod. "Keep in Mind that those documents will be deleted immediately alongside sanctions. Thanks for reading!"

Featured Image Credit: Gaijin Entertainment

Topics: PC