Battlefield 2 update now available

Latest patch for EA's modern combat shooter now available; v1.2 fixes bugs, adjusts balances, expands ranks.

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The scope of war is ever-changing. New technology, tactics, and ethics are always altering the way soldiers fight and the way armies approach battles. Just ask Electronic Arts--it thinks troops shouldn't be able to shoot while jumping. That tweak is one of the many fixes included in the latest patch for Battlefield 2, which was released today and is now available for download from GameSpot.

The update comes in two flavors, a full patch (366.2MB) that will update a fresh install of BF2 to v1.2, or an incremental patch (83.5MB) that will update v1.03 or later to v1.2. Several bugs, including "Prone Spamming" and the "Sprint Exploit," have been fixed, and several weapon ratings have been adjusted. While players can no longer jump and shoot at the same time, they can now reload while in a full-blown sprint. A full list of adjustments is available at the links above.

The PC first-person shooter is the sequel to Battlefield 1942, but it updates the time period to the modern era. The game was expanded in November 2005, when the Special Forces expansion was released. A Battlefield 2: Modern Combat spin-off was released on the Xbox and PlayStation 2 late last year, and Xbox 360 and PSP versions are currently in the works.

Battlefield 2, developed by Digital Illusions, is rated T for Teen and retails for $49.99. More information is available in GameSpot's review.

Discussion

34 comments
vigod
vigod

when ever i download a mod or somthing it dosnt work will this work?????And you are right were is my ghost recon cd

The_Wolf22
The_Wolf22

Bitslice- Maybe you should try reinstalling the game, upgrading your comp or internet connection, etc..

bitslice
bitslice

This is the game you will love to hate..online mp is erratic, connections get lost, you get warnings you have a version older than the server even when you have the latest patch/updates. Another example of what should still be in beta but is released to the public toooo soon. Now what did I do with my Ghost Recon cd?

arrowhead927
arrowhead927

The patches are to big and dont do enough patching is a waste of time

Reetesh
Reetesh

Cool Fixes and Nice thinking:D

chrisdojo
chrisdojo

don't have the game, don't need the update. won't ever get the game, won't ever need the update :)

Spookhouse1
Spookhouse1

Well its a shame, i was really looking forward to this update, lots of fixes and balances, and then the additional weapons, but this patch has completely destroyed the game on a technical level, totally unplayable, game objects missing, framerate issues in both single/multiplayer, so bad its not true. So i can only hope EA releases a hotfix soon! and it is the patch, just re-installed everything, and it works perfectly in its unpatched state, but seriously what use is that? It might be just me, but EA/Dice should make it clear that system requirements may need to be updated.

fuzzhead
fuzzhead

Cool, no more bunny hoppers!

ROCKINGFOOL
ROCKINGFOOL

its been 4 months since the lasttime iplayed and now iam back :)

metaly
metaly

I remember an earlier preview said this patch would fix the infamous red/blue name bug, but it's not mentioned anywhere in the list of updates. Any word on whether they took care of it or not?

KTRINKWASSER
KTRINKWASSER

Wow, the only thing ive noticed theyve patched thus far is the ability to connect to the account server. Which it doesnt seem to be able to do anymore. Go DICE.

NERDSFOREVER
NERDSFOREVER

can we get a CoD update intead cause thats more fun

FourSwordsx4
FourSwordsx4

I've heard that this patch also increases performance.....*Downloads*

SSJGoku
SSJGoku

Less realistic? LOL Thats funny. I dont know any soldiers who jump around like a bunny and shoot at the enemy. Thats just plain ridiculous

darkxinos
darkxinos

Good thing air vehicles have less HP, it's hard enough to hit a helikopter once with AA. >_> Planes should be banned.

Genexi2
Genexi2

Now if only they'd fix the issue on specific maps where one side just hoardes the bombers and keeps repeatedly dropping the bomb on the outposts to prevent opposition capture......I was hoping for more PC optimizations, apparently it appears I wont be getting any that are worth of notice.

kaziechameleon
kaziechameleon

i think this will finally bring the balance and realism i want to this game, thank god, bunny hoppers and the like had driven me away, now i must start playing agian.

Netherscourge
Netherscourge

Only 6 months too late. I had such high hopes for this game - they didn't fix the most obvious exploits until AFTER their first expansion pack. Sorry EA - you LOSE. No more money for you.

i_hate_pants
i_hate_pants

it'll be more realistic now that there are no bunny hoppers and dolphin divers.

dcairn
dcairn

Any idea of when the Euro Force expansion pack will be out now?

9202491
9202491

Too bad they droped the C4 and mine pick up ability from the patch.

sandz_09
sandz_09

bunny hopping is so stupid. thank goodness

coasterdude33
coasterdude33

the grenade from the grenade launcher now bounces. NO MORE GL WHORING.

orejon99
orejon99

That is the reason why I stopped playing this game. I will re-install the game once more now tha the most annoying part of the game has been fixed. If it was jumping along it would be ok, is the point that jumping and crouching in mid air while maintaining perfect accuracy was extremly annoying. Sure I could do it too, but I choose not to.

grobe
grobe

Oh thank god almighty it's here at last. The bunny hoppers and dolphin divers were REALLY starting to piss me off for a minute there.

MetaMods
MetaMods

This game going be like CoD 2, from good to bad.

keyserni
keyserni

I never knew jumping was so dangerous!

Ace_The_Ace
Ace_The_Ace

This is going to be a great addition to the game and will be alot easier.

GameFreak463
GameFreak463

Ooo good and bad news. I always liked jumping and shooting o_O The game will seem less realistic now that they've removed the option; cos I'd be jumping like crazy if face to face to a MEC like soldier shooting at me...