Battlefield 2 add-on standing fast

Euro Force Booster Pack held back due to issues with latest patch; no new release date announced.

If you're a Battlefield 2 player, no doubt you were looking forward to the forthcoming Euro Force Booster Pack. The $9.99 download will be the first of a series of premium content updates, adding several new weapons, vehicles, and kits to the popular PC shooter. Available only via the publisher's EA Downloader service, it was set for release...today.

However, yet again, the Euro Force Booster Pack has been told to stand fast by its publisher, Electronic Arts, and developer, Digital Illusions CE (DICE). During yesterday's President's Day holiday, EA posted an update on the Battlefield 2 Community Web site saying the expansion has been delayed until an undisclosed date.

EA said the reason it pushed back the release was to give itself time to work out problems caused by the recent v1.2 patch for Battlefield 2. "Although patch 1.2 included several fixes that we know were eagerly awaited, it unfortunately introduced some new issues," read a note on the site. "These are being addressed immediately and we are working around the clock to resolve those. Patch 1.21 (coming soon) will be tested...to ensure a clean release of 1.21. In addition, we have decided to postpone the Euro Force Booster Pack until sometime after the release of the updated 1.21 patch."

The update tried to end on "a more pleasant note" by announcing the game had reached a new record of 52,000 simultaneous players. "This is the highest number of players we've seen at one time for Battlefield 2 and almost four times more than the peak number of Battlefield 1942," said the site.

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11 comments
nemes1s3000
nemes1s3000

Held back due to issues? Haha, they crack me up. Just call it another bug-infested patch, much easier. *Grin*

redrobodragon
redrobodragon

Aww.. i was waiting for that patch soo bad... now i gotta w8..

dirishdude
dirishdude

Its really too bad they cant resolve the ongoing issues with this great game. Ever since the patch it takes well over 2 min before it is playable due to startup lag..which was not present until this patch....Also the teamates showing as red bug is back....again...sigh QA at EA = nonexistant

sgtsaville
sgtsaville

Oh well...I was looking forward to getting some new content. I am not having the problems most people are having with it. But, I guess the crashes bad for some people.

diablusx
diablusx

At least they are waiting to release the game till they can get some of the bugs out. It would suck to to release it, buy it and not be able to play it until 1.XX patch comes out.

wytefang
wytefang

Sucks about the bugs in 1.2 but they're doing the right thing, putting the patching FIRST, then giving out the expansion. I can wait longer if it means a stabler game experience. Still, I definitely AM looking forward to getting some new maps. The old ones are getting, well, really 'old'. LOL

emo_worm
emo_worm

right on good to see www.myspace.com/kindheartsandconvictions

jjl2723
jjl2723

this game rocks even without the add on

Snipes33
Snipes33

I have still yet to pick this game up. Maybe I will...