Detailed explanation of Battlefield: Bad Company 2 Heavy Metal map was posted by DICE. This is the new upcoming map of the game.
The Heavy Metal map has been taken from single player campaign of the game and this is one of the largest multiplayer maps in Battlefield Bad Company 2. It will be made available as a part of ‘VIP Map Pack 7′ along with Harvest Day and Oasis.
The Heavy Metal will be featuring the Conquest gameplay mode of the game and it will have three flags that is placed across the map. Plenty of vehicles will also be there in the map at captured bases.
Gamers will also see chopper pilots doing their best to get in close to the strategic locations.
Battlefield Play4Free was shown by Electronic Arts last week. It is a new free to play game which is aimed at providing full Battlefield FPS experience.
DICE introduces new patch of Battlefield: Bad Company 2 for the PC version. It is a step to fix up some of the gaming issues that have been reported by the community and also to make BBC2 prepared for the release of a new expansion pack i.e. Battlefield: Bad Company 2 Vietnam.
Few of the changes are mentioned below:
- One Insignia that needed unobtainable Bronze star has been removed.
- Change in the hit registration from MOH to BC2.
- The two-second immunity can now be immediately remove when spawning or being revived. It can be removed by either firing, zooming or by any movement such as move, crouch or jump.
- The 3D vision has now been fixed.
Well, the date of release of the patch has not yet been announced.
DICE is not expanding the Battlefield: Bad Company 2 Vietnam, but they are redeveloping the engine of the game so tat fifteen new weapons can be added along with 49 songs for the vehicle radio. More to this, six vehicles are also being added that are associated with the Vietnam war.
According to the latest blog post of Electronic Arts (EA), the company is focussing on few changes in the game to make it Vietnam compliant. Most of the existing tools of BBC2 still function the same way, but they are reskinned to make it more accurate to the era. Now, games will not only get the tech gadgets such as the blocks of C4, but they will also have bundles of dynamite. This time, the vehicle repair tool is like a blow torch and adrenaline syringes are the defibrillators.
This time players won’t be able to use motion sensor of high tech. Tracer dart is not there and there is also no more spotting assistance in it. Well, for improving the navigation, DICE has now added a compass in the game that integrates with the minimap.
From the Twitter post of designer Gustav Halling, it has been confirmed that Tuk-Tuk has been added in BBC 2.
Long rumored Battlefield 3 is finally on the way. We always thought that DICE will be making series of Battlefield Bad Company and now remarks from ex-DICE personnel comes that Battlefield 3 is being bundled with the limited edition of Medal of Honor.
Well, what will be there in the Battlefield 3 is still not known.
The only information that is available for BF3 is that it may be a multi-platform release and it is likely to make use of the Frostbite 2.0 engine.
Gamers can expect much more destructible terrain from this new series of Battlefield and also some better tools to support more user-mods on the PC.
What actually the gamers want from BF3?
Basically speaking, the gamers want a good blend of Battlefield 2 and Bad Company 2. They want the destruction and aesthetics of BBC2 along with the scale and scope of BF2.
Onslaught mode is not confirmed for PC platform for Bad Company 2. DICE neglected it for the four-player co-operative.
DICE said that the onslaught mode would negatively impact the community population becuase the game has a dedicated servers for all the platforms.
Well, there are some ways out of it. DICE has found some way, but it is still not clear whether this is through P2P networking or else of some alternate system that involve the dedicated servers.
It is also not clear whether the content will be free for the PC platform or not. We have to wait and watch.
Four multiplayer maps have been reworked for the new mode — Valparaiso, Atacama Desert, Isla Inocentes, and Nelson Bay. Each of these mode will focus on different gameplay elements such as vahicular or infantry combat.
The new multiplayer expansion for BBC2 has been confirmed by EA DICE and they also confirm that this expansion will place players in Vietnam War.
The multiplayer expansion is titled Vietnam and gamers will be able to fight as the North Vietnamese Army or the US Marines in skirmishes deep within the Vietnamese jungle.
Recently at the E3 conference of Electronic Arts the expansion was unveiled and the DLC will be featuring 4 new maps and all of these will be playable in all Battlefield modes. Even with the Rush and Conquest.
A “host of authentic vehicles and weapons” will be there in the DLC and also “powerful air ivasions and guerrilla tactics.” There will be expansion of hostile jungle terrain in the maps.
EA said that the Vietnam pack will hit the Xbox 360, PS3 and PC market this winter. Well, nothing was said about the pricing of the expansion.
DICE and EA have recently released the global statistics the console versions of its Battlefield: Bad Company 2.
From the stats it is seen that the Assault class is favoured by players on both the consoles with resupplies greatly and it has outnumbered other teamplay actions.
Moreover, it is noticed from the stat that the spot function is very minimum used in the game, though it is a fact that this provides easy and quick points, and it also adds team-mates to players.
Below is the complete stats:
Total Bodycount: 1,398,249,600
Total Time Played in hours: 33,821,001
Total Dog Tags: 48,877,238
Total Resupplies: 103,791,348
Total Repairs: 59,556,406
Total Revives: 71,397,406
Total Spots: 20,473,549
Total Bodycount: 1,937,940,576
Total Time Played in hours: 45,894,223
Total Dog Tags: 58,811,177
Total Resupplies: 146,294,744
Total Repairs: 101,453,514
Total Revives: 107,925,128
Total Spots: 25,470,598
We all know that Battlefield: Bad Company 2 is a new rival to Infinity Ward’s Modern Warfare 2. Now the online player-base of this new game is growing in followers day-by-day. The recent data reveals that the fans base online of BBC2 has exceed 5 million. Isn’t it a great good news for all the fans considering the competition that it has faced from MW2.
A new co-op mode for Bad Company 2 had been recently announced by DICE. It is dubbed as ‘Onslaught’ and will be allowing to link 3 players together while facing enemies at the Atacama Desert, the Valparaiso, Isla Inocentes and also at the Nelson Bay.
There are questions raised also to this. Fans ask whether the new mode of the game will be a rival to the ‘Stimulus’ package of MW2 that was also released recently. Fans also ask whether overall online players count will still flourish.
Battlefield: Bad Company 2 Onslaught Teaser
We have seen that Activision has been charging $15 for 5-map Modern Warfare 2 DLC package. Developer DICE is sounding different campaign. They are saying that they won’t charge anything for extra maps of the Battlefield: Bad Company 2. Not only this, the company has also “insisted” Electronic Arts that the publisher doesn’t add fees for customers.
Previously it was stated by DICE that it does not want to “nickel-and-dime” the customers for the DLC. Speaking to the Xbox World 360 Magazine, the company says, “We don’t ever want to charge for our maps and insisted to EA that this attitude was crucial.”
However, developer DICE did not say anything about charging for other content like the “expanding other parts of the game experience rather than the selection of maps.”
The second map pack of BBC2 was released recently and there was no extra cost tagged. Along with it was also released the DLC of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 Stimulus Package and it was tagged for $15.
Infinity Ward promised recently that a new Downloadable Content pack will be offered through a viral campaign for the Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2. Just few days after this announcement, DICE Studio, the rival of IW, mocked this campaign of the MW2 developer and had disclosed some details about downloadable map packs for the Battlefields: Bad Company 2.
The viral campaign ‘mapathy’ of IW for the MW2’s DLC is called the “Stimulus Package” and it is said to contain ten new maps. Well, still there is no official confirmation.
However, it is learned that this DLC would be made available on March 30 for the Xbox 360. The PS3 and PC owners will be getting it some time later.
Few days before there was an announcement from Activision that the dedicated MW2 servers for the PC users will be pulled out and it will be used for the Infinity Ward Net infrastructure. It is in fact done to support the multiplayer matches.
This announcement of IW have moved many gamers to switch on to the Battlefield: Bad Company 2.
The DICE Studio, in the official Battlefield: BC2 blog, has slammed the ‘Mapathy’ campaign of Activision and it has also announced that the BBC2 DLC pack would be available for free.