The BTS game has the ARMY flipping out over pretty much everything

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Sure, they look cute now. Try getting them to agree on a band name.
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Of the many fandoms that dominate the social media space, the BTS ARMY is undoubtedly one of the most powerful. Stanning doesn’t even begin to describe the loyalty, dedication, and earned obsession exhibited by fans of the South Korean boy group — which makes the release of mobile game BTS World one of the most exciting moments in current fan culture. 

In the game, which is created by Netmarble studios, the player takes on the role of BTS’s manager, who is magically transported into the past and tasked with guiding Jin, Suga, J-Hope, RM, Jimin, V, and Jungkook on the path to becoming BTS and achieving superstardom. The game contains hours of all-new footage of the band and involves receiving texts and recorded video calls from the band members, but a quick peek on Twitter showed that the ARMY was not expecting the level of difficulty and communication required by the game.

Fans were a little frustrated on Twitter with the mechanics and the fact that the boys kind of hate their new manager straight out the gate, but whoever said “never meet your heroes” obviously didn’t idolize these boys.  

At first, it looked like every BTS fan downloaded the game at the exact same time. Expectations were high.

BTS World‘s texting feature may have stopped one or two people’s hearts the first few times it happened. Who wouldn’t want to pick up the phone and find out Jin wanted to FaceTime?

But the mechanics of the game were harder than some people may have anticipated. Specifically, passing levels that require counting cards with the band members’ statistics on them. 

And then the guys kind of started to get testy about the player naming their “new” band Bangtan Boys. You know. The actual, current name of the band.