Bad Company 2 Onslaught begins June 22

Premium co-op add-on to EA DICE's modern military shooter picks up $10 price tag on 360, PS3; Kit Shortcuts unlock DLC due June 16.

Yesterday, EA and DICE rolled out the VIP Map Pack 3 for the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 editions of 2009's highly regarded Battlefield: Bad Company 2. A free add-on for those who purchased the game new or bought a VIP pass, Map Pack 3 recombined a handful of previously available options, opening up the Squad Deathmatch mode for the Nelson Bay map, while the Laguna Alta playfield opened up to Squad Rush.

For gamers willing to pay a price to get a bit more substance, DICE today dated Bad Company 2's first batch of premium downloadable content. Onslaught mode, which introduces co-op play to Bad Company 2, will be available on the Xbox 360 and PS3 for $10 (800 Microsoft points) on June 22. DICE did not provide an update on whether the Onslaught DLC would be released for the PC, and EA had not responded to requests for comment as of press time.

Onslaught supports co-op for up to four players.

Onslaught mode allows up to four players to engage in a variety of objective-based missions. Gamers' squads will be timed, with performances posted to co-op leaderboards. The DLC also includes additional achievements and trophies.

Beyond Onslaught mode, DICE also said that the Battlefield: Bad Company 2 Kit Shortcuts would be available for purchase on the Xbox 360 and PS3 on June 16. The Kit Shortcuts add-on unlocks all of the accoutrements that would otherwise be restricted to higher-ranked players. However, those who purchase the Kit Shortcuts add-on will still be able to progress the Bad Company 2's leveling system. Individual kits can be purchased for $7 (MSP 560), while the entire payload of unlocks runs for $20 (MSP 1,600).

For more on Battlefield: Bad Company 2, check out GameSpot's previous coverage.

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78 comments
dsfl
dsfl

I dont get this,i thought it was going to be coop campaign,this is like squad bot killing instead of real players,waste of money i m not in

tisoyboy2
tisoyboy2

I'm sure like most of you, I have spent a lot of money on add-ons. But it seems like everyone is increasing the prices of their DLC. Now I believe in getting paid what you're worth. But weapon unlocks, 1 game mode and re-distributed maps isn't what I consider fair exchange. Thats like wrapping a friends old shirt and giving it to them for Christmas.

CALBORN
CALBORN

EA I really enjoy this game but do u plzz add additional map rather than unlocking mode... we don wan mode but MAP!!!!!!!!!!!!

BrickTamland314
BrickTamland314

hahahaha you can pay to unlock the loadouts? half the fun was trying to unlock stuff

yoyoman500
yoyoman500

i rly want the onslaught mode for pc, cuz it will be epic!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Mom_said_no
Mom_said_no

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gnbfd
gnbfd

Buying Onslaught for sure! BC2 is the my GOTY so far (probably won't stay that way but it's still really fun). I was also thinking of buying one of those shortcuts...but $7 is just ridiculous. Screw it. I'll go the extra mile and just double up my playtime :P

shinigami8912
shinigami8912

wow they're charging $$$ for coop! thats ridiculous, oh well i stopped playing bc2 when i got red dead redemption, i just couldn't stand the annoying lag. anyways rdr's coop pack comes out on the 22nd also... & its free! (im still a fan of bc though ...its just the damn lagging arrrg)

Flint247
Flint247

Soon enough, companies will charge you if you want to jump to the final level of a game. :D /sarcasm

wastinnaziscum
wastinnaziscum

that is soooo wack not throwin it out for PC... Battlefield started on PC!

laplace985
laplace985

thanks EA. When I finally get battlefield bad company 2 I can start off with all the good stuff. I know its going to suck all you people getting slaughtered by this noob ha ha ha.

MonkeyMan743
MonkeyMan743

My team and i will personally hunt down every noob who gets the shortcuts all over the damn maps!!! Just for laughs. Bad move EA. We "worked" hard to earn our weapons and now you can just buy them?!!! But you can make it up to us by fixing the damn lagg and releasing onslaught mode for 600 ms (yeah right) Thing is, i'll still play the game 'cause its better than Modern Campfest 2 any day. Heres hoping you listen to the fans.

TazSteele
TazSteele

Anyone who pays $20 to unlock all the things u can achieve yourself by just playing the game (a very fun part of leveling up IMO) is just retarded.....but game developers know that people will pay so they put it out there.

rp108
rp108

Looks good. Hopefully it's worth $10.

random-bob
random-bob

@Blaze_Hrimfaxi - it is optional...

outthere12
outthere12

this is complete crap,i thought EA were worth it!

Blaze_Hrimfaxi
Blaze_Hrimfaxi

we already bought your ****ing game stop charging us for more! **** I hate DLC!!

Jstur14
Jstur14

It is nice that they are making VIP pay for there first actually DLC... This BS DLC that VIPs get for free is stupid... Hey we are giving you amazing free DLC that should of been included on the disc, but when we actually release a real DLC we make you pay for it... oh thanks for buying the game brand new and being a VIP here is the same map you got to play if you bought it used but we added a tree over there so it is NEW!

QuintessenceON
QuintessenceON

Sounds awesome but my 10.00$ will be going for MAG's 3 new maps and new battle mode. It's basically king of the hill over 3 objective on the map and it's entirely neutral. I think the only thing that is going to suck is all those damn bush wookies! But supposedld each squad is going to have a APC to themselves, so 16 APCs on the map. Chaos indeed. Can see myself trying Onslaught down the road but not until that MAG DLC wears me out. And as for paying the money to unlock all the kits... you can pay the amount for the SPEC kits that are out now and they unlock everything too, not sure if that's a bug but yeah.

lamprey263
lamprey263

Onslaught mode sounds interesting, though I don't see a reason to pay for it unless my friends are down to get it as well.

takreem95
takreem95

Aghhhhh! They're going to ruin the game for us with those kit Shortcuts! Now new privates will have access to all those things that we earned through our devotion to the game, our time, and of course electricity bills. Ok, not the electricity bills, I have solar panels, but for many of you, electricity bills. I hope no one pays $20 for those. Pray with me!

Armyboy5
Armyboy5

Sounds amazing!!! I don't see what's not gonna be fun about 4 players killing hundreds of npc's :D

mullen15
mullen15

So the VIP Pass means nothing! It only unlocks maps for different game modes what crock of s***. At least Activision was direct when they wanted to f*** us with DLC.

gam3r3OOO
gam3r3OOO

Ha ha ha.... the coop mode is PvE. ha ha ha... I can't believe this. I was hoping it would be coop online or 4 player deathmatch (locally). Disgusting.... for $25 I could get Sam and Max season 3.. not far from the $20 just for addons for this game (I don't care about most of the addons so far).

dstv
dstv

next theyll charge money to skip the campaign , get all unlockables and achievements...the sad thing is that some people will actually buy this

Pete5506
Pete5506

I had high hopes for this, O'well

KrazzyDJ
KrazzyDJ

I'm betting the DLC would definitely come out for the PC. We've all seen that DLC need not be XBOX 360 exclusive anymore !!!

vampyre1985
vampyre1985

kit shortcuts is a bit of a money grab but it really will not affect anyone who is a high level in game and in skill.

iblowuup
iblowuup

wow kit shortcuts thats awful

Izz_Tip-C
Izz_Tip-C

Only total noobs will buy the kit shortcuts.

pimpofdoom
pimpofdoom

Do any heads or bodies come apart when you shoot them with high explosive weapons in Call of Duty? Are you sure that the gore that is presented in World at war is "Realistic".

aaronfhff123
aaronfhff123

@Pimpofdoom your not getting what I am saying. If the environments are destructible why not the bodies? And the gameplay would be so much more satisfying if it had carnage. People who say it wouldn't are in denial. Not gears type gore but realistic gore like CODW@W.

pimpofdoom
pimpofdoom

@aaronfhff123 Well not every game wants or needs to have a Gears of War like amount of blood and gore. Mass Effect 2 was also rated M but does not have a lot of gore and that is fine with me.

evan321456
evan321456

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aaronfhff123
aaronfhff123

THis game is also rated M for mature...why not show wounds on people from where your bullets hit them...you can leave marks on the environment with your bullets...why not bodies? You can blow down watch towers with explosives in this game but you cant blow up people???? WHY NOT???

aaronfhff123
aaronfhff123

@Flint247 well if people are offended by carnage than the game should have an option to turn it off. In real life bullets Do leave marks on people and explosives and heavy weapons DO take off limbs. If people don't like carnage in fps than they shouldn't be playing games based on armed conflict in the first place.

railroberto2007
railroberto2007

i dont see maybe one or two retards paying 60 for a game then 20 for the unlocks they are supposed to get as they learn the game. either way co op dlc after all those vip map packs for free = good

Rocker6
Rocker6

@ated505 wrong is that all DLC are getting expensive.Lot of ppl will buy these stupid guns,and encourage companies to rip off us gamers. Because of activision DLC price is 15$.Now EA is making 20$ price.That a reason enough?

jaijames
jaijames

who would pay 10 dollars for a stupid co-op dlc

BallisstiXXX
BallisstiXXX

Unfortuneately, this just goes to show how the people with money really can anything they want. Painfully unfair I know, but EA started doing this since 2006 with Need for speed. This also defeats the purpose of leveling up and getting your favorite gun, just to find out that your friend got it way sooner by just paying for it. This mean only one thing, this is a real jackass move from EA.

korndog77
korndog77

Pay to unlock kits. That is just lame. Isn't that half the fun of the game unlocking things. Is this really the future of games paying to get an advantage. I noticed that split second did this with the cars and tracks. What's next being being able to pay a buck a day to start every game with the lead? LAME!

Flint247
Flint247

@aaronfhff123 I see what you are saying but most people don't want be dissecting bodies as they play a video game. Sometimes that can be sick if developers take it too far.(opinion) (I know I will be marked down because the world likes intense violence)

macwr
macwr

LOL so rank 10 can now run around with G3 and c4 or USAS-12 Auto. This will be like shooting fish in a barrow for high rank players, plus WTF i work hard on unlocking every spec and weapon thats how u get good at the game oh well it gives us more room to pull of crazy stunts like blowing up 2 buildings at the same time and killing 3-6 by crushing them LOL

Narutofan30
Narutofan30

Wait what? there have DLC to un lock all the Weapons? Thats stupid just rank up it too me like a week to get all the guns. And then SADLY i went back to MW2....