Battlefield Heroes conscripts 7 million

Free-to-play online shooter celebrates milestone number of registrants with free in-game items and currency.

While EA is busy prepping Battlefield Play4Free for release later this year, its original military-themed free-to-play online shooter, Battlefield Heroes, continues to grow. Today the publisher announced that Heroes has now registered 7 million accounts, a milestone that will be marked with in-game giveaways.

Consider the freebies EA's own stop-loss program.

Players who log into their Battlefield Heroes account from now until March 15 will receive 77 bandages and 77 wrenches just for showing up. Additionally, they will be credited with 77 battlefunds, about $0.55 worth of in-game currency. The Battlefield Heroes storefront is also offering a deal tied into the promotion, as players can get seven-day stamina, experience and valor point boosts, and 777 tonics for 777 battlefunds.

Battlefield Heroes' business model allows players to earn valor points through playing the game, which can be spent to earn temporary access to new weapons. Alternatively, players can spend real-world cash to purchase battlefunds, which confer permanent use of the items.

For more on Battlefield Heroes, check out GameSpot's previous coverage.

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bandtnt
bandtnt

We all need a real quality freebie FPS,soccer,racing games so people with very limited budget can get some fun too,but some would say as in George Orwell's Animal Farm "all Animals are equal, but some are more equal than others".

dkdk999
dkdk999

I thought this game was freaking awful. I hope battlefield free to play is more fun for me.

LordRaymond
LordRaymond

I used to play this game for a while then it got boring and there is very noticable lag sometimes.

DragonRift
DragonRift

@gsnmaster No sir. The "7 million" people are all phantoms. Figments of our imaginations! Or people who signed up, played it for a week or two, and lost interest in it.

gsnmaster
gsnmaster

People actually play this game?

StSk8ter29
StSk8ter29

After this long they still haven't expanded the level selection.

Ronnie_Rim
Ronnie_Rim

Most of those 7 million are people that signed up years ago and haven't played since.

BetardxFoosier
BetardxFoosier

The weapons and skills that you can only get if you pay for them is what lead to the downfall of this game. It's so much harder to kill the people who buy that stuff than a regular person in the game. Huge disadvantage.

ecw1983
ecw1983

Feel free to thumbs me down but this is an awful game, I felt like I was playing Sims mixed with Battlefield. But its still cool they can still make money with a free PC game

HT89488
HT89488

I stopped playing this game, I enjoyed it, its fun and all, but to me I just felt like I was playing with 12 year olds. Maybe the "cartoon" graphics have something to do with it. IDK. But congratulations BFH. :)

Czech895
Czech895

uber happy face from someone who was in CB #1!

ionusX
ionusX

grats to batteifled hero's.. that takes some mad skillz