Tomorrow Bad Company 2 will see the release of Map Pack 4. The map pack contains Atacama Desert Rush and Port Valdez Conquest and is free to VIP members.
They are mode packs. Note to EA this game desperately needs MAP packs! I am very surprised how they abandoned this title.
@JJohan and I was just thinking about picking the game up....
Don't get me wrong. I bought the game on release day. It was ridiculously fun until you hit level 30 (takes about 48 hours of online play). Then the maps get really old as well as the entire game. Dice hasn't released anything refreshing except onslaught, but I refuse to purchase it when I feel it should have been part of the retail package (I played it on my friend's system). All the "VIP maps" are just the exact same maps organized a little differently for different game modes. What really killed it off for me was the excessive lag since the April patches. Just read the DICE forums if you don't believe me. If it wasn't for the lag, I'd say pick it up and have fun with it, but expect that it will get old after 48 hours of online play. Since lag is currently a problem on the consoles, I'd say avoid the game.
Dude the lag was fixed a long time ago. And i'm level 50 so I think i know what i'm talking about. The game is fine.
And the Vietnam expansion is abandoning the title how?
Definitely looking forward to this!! :)
FINALLY! A new rush map!
I am sad that these are not NEW maps. But I am happy they are free. I can't wait to get back into this game.
let me ask you noobs out there that always need map pack,in football and baseball they been playing on the same fields forever.its not the place your in its how you play the game.now you can go back to MW2(aka.noobfest)
No one would be complaining about new maps if the maps were done right. port valdez and section 3 of luagua press are so bottlenecked . There are no fcking flanking routes. Warlord, strike at kirkand, even BF2143 maps were way entertaining. Shit even Oasis, and Monestary were good.
zilla you sound so l337 s/
member but come on EA/Dice dont release a new game mode on the same maps and call them new/free Maps. Release some actual new maps and sell them for 2$ a pop and your beating MW2s overpriced maps which are 3$ per map.
Why do all these shooters (my fav genre...I've played them all) have these maps that only really use a small portion each and every match!!!! Sure a few have king of the hill that changes locations as the match continues. But, why not load the map and allow a random player choose where the objective(s) will be. From each side of course. Why not have sub-objectives inside each game...so say, you lose the main objective but capture the 2 minor objectives and net a draw?! Anyhow, MW2 is unbalanced, glitchy and occasionally laggy...even broken by exploits, but I still find myself comparing other shooters to it. That says something. I play games for fun...not for realism. BC2 I thought was going to replace my urge to play MW2...and it did for a while. But that didn't last a second after the last unlock in bc2. I hate Activision, but I like their games. I like EA's too. So I'll be playing MOH & black ops....but please keep the objectives intresting and fun! A thought - have a weekly objective that nets bonus xp at the end of a week. Or, get really balsy and give out exclusive dlc skins to players who participated during an xp event week! Nothing game changing....just skins. Ok I'm drunk and rambling. Peace out!
Sounds like you are a MAG kinda man.
First they fixed the lag (I haven't had a laggy game since the last patch), and now they put Rush on Atacama Desert? Hell yeah, looks like I'm going to be playing even more BFBC2 this week. And to all of you kids who are complaining about VIP mode packs, I don't see what the big deal is. just turning around a map can make it play completely different while still recognizable (Rush compared to SqRush) and putting an entirely different mode on it totally shakes things up. Sure, it's the same map with a new mode on it, but it sure as hell isn't 15$ and I don't even have to download it so I'm not bitter.
still prefer BC1. bring in some real maps from BC1 and i'll be happy. i actually don't even have a favourite map in BC2, they are all mediocre. what happened to bad company DICE, you made it into COD both SP and MP. if i wanted to play that awful game i would. SP was just pointless, boring & linear and MP is too small or something... i can't quite put my finger on it. i spose what i am asking for is a real sequel that is better than the previous one, not worse. this game is quickly slipping down the Live charts, do something about it.
BC1 was good, ill give you that! Harvest day was probably my favourite map, but the oters were great too. But after playing BC2, BC1 doesn't feel like it flows properly, the sound effects(even though they are still better than most games) feel flat in comparison which i think is brought upon it due to the games sharing mostly the same weapons etc. They definately went in a good direction gameplay wise but i agree the maps could have been better. Not just longer but mainly wider..
My patients with DICE / EA is thining or whomever makes these ridiculous decision's to release these modes. It's a rip-off, this shit should of been released out of the box from the get go. Im a pro BF supporter so this stings abit, but knowing BFBC series is a spin-off , DICE / EA can redeem themselves with a BF3 announcement ( I know , unlikely ) . I will continue playing BFBC2 , not because its the best shooter ever. But because there is nothing else on the market IMO to rival it in scale.
They're not map packs, they contain no new maps, they just repack the same boring maps we have in different game modes. EA is lying to our face and we accept it. I paid $60 for BC2 and i have to wait months to play (insert game mode) on a (insert map here), why????? MW2 had every map available on every game mode day one, but i guess it went over DICE head. Infact MW2 had more maps than BC2 had maps, thats a shame, DICE has really lost it. Btw Medal of Duty: Bad Company 2 is going to suck, if i want to play a real FPS, ill get black ops.
BFBC2 maps are approx 3x mw2 maps BFBC2 maps and how you play change dramatically according to what game mode you're playing. First MW2 map pack came out 5 months after release. BFBC2 was released in March, they've already announced a real map pack for for winter 2010 containing new weapons, new abilities and unlocks etc. Cry moar dickhead. Go back to mw2, that's where you kids belong.
Yeah, it is hard to compare the maps between the games. BC2 has maps where it is possible to shoot at people from, i dunno, like 1km away maybe? like arica harbour, you can snipe from the very first base to the very last base which if you've played, you'll kno its quite a long distance.
BC2 has for me wasn't as fun as MW2. At first when it was new to me I was enjoying the sh-t out of it! But, while I stuck it out and maxed all classes I acutely felt the limited modes as being, well...limiting. MW2 always had me unlocking something...blackops better be bring the callsigns back! Lol Plus, it had sooo many modes that you'd have choices. Anyhow, personally....next years brink has me very excited. I just prey it's as good as it's been suggesting.
So if you're not unlocking stuff you don't play games? That's just silly.
i never understood the need for unlockables in online games. Hell i was even pissed when i found out that the medic revival ability requires a level cap unlock. I just find it sad that there are so many simpletons out there who requires artificial rewards to justify their play time (when there's already a rank,skill level and stats tracking system in place)
Who cares about these 'map' packs anymore?
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