Battlefield Heroes recruits 2 million

EA DICE's PC-based free-to-play, microtransaction-supported online shooter hits double-platinum milestone, free update with new map coming Sept. 30.

EA DICE launched two new installments in its acclaimed Battlefield franchise in as many months over the summer, and thus far, both have proven to be successful campaigns. In mid-July, EA announced that its PC-based multiplayer-only shooter Battlefield Heroes has secured 1 million registered users. A week later, DICE's Battlefield 1943 surpassed 600,000 downloads across the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 editions of the game, a figure which grew to 1 million by August.

Kilts are standard-issue kit in Battlefield Heroes.

Today, the publisher revealed the latest milestone for Battlefield Heroes, saying that its free-to-play, microtransaction-supported online shooter has logged more than 2 million registered players since launching on June 25. To honor the milestone, EA said that it will release a free update to the game, titled Heroes of the Fall, on September 30.

Headlining the update will be a new map, and EA is currently soliciting players to help name the arena through its official Web site. The map will cater to infantry-oriented action, as it sees players crawling through a village made convoluted by an abundance of intersecting canals.

Ben Cousins, general manager of DICE's Battlefield Heroes team, went into further depth on what gamers can expect from the update, saying, "Along with this new map, Heroes of the Fall includes a slew of changes, including upgrades of the gunner class and improvements to the friends system. We've also added a brand new ranking system for the game--players can earn cool new titles for their heroes as they play."

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

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49 comments
nschoren
nschoren

Opps... I didn't even know they released this already! They were so tight lipped about a release date, I figured it wasn't coming anytime soon and just gave up on it. I guess I'll have to give it a shot now.

plightstar
plightstar

At last another Map, i've stopped playing it out of boredom, will only play if my mates are on and then the maps make it a bit stale, hopefully this will entice me to play it for a little while longer, or until Bad Company 2 comes out on the PC.

Gohan7424
Gohan7424

Free is not important, good gaming is important, WoW is an example, well it was 2 years ago.

joshy294
joshy294

Game is ok...its boring and its really for kids.....personally not enough vehicle maps and its a bit difficult at times.

ghoward79
ghoward79

It is quite a boring game although it's fun for a couple of days.It's more science fiction than ww2 with all the ridiculous upgrades. One for the kiddies.

korj
korj

Oh no! Not more of this stupid infantry maps! The game is TOTALLY boring and stupid on infantry levels! And they just release one more piece of this ...

OwnageGuy
OwnageGuy

LMAO!! i agree with colo734. this isnt what i expected from a game trailer.

colo734
colo734

I for one found that "trailer" hilarious... maybe its funnier if you like the game though.

zipper111
zipper111

that is the worst trailer i have ever seen but the game does sound good

siiixon
siiixon

well if you play this game for free your missing out ! i dont mind paying for it at all, actually most people i know spent more money on this game then $50... including me, just press TAB and you see who spent money its rare that i even see 50% free players in a round... quality is by far good enough - not every game has to be crysis like to be good ... it could use more content trough - especially vehicle maps... still better then 95% of boxed full priced shooters.. and thats impressive for a free2play concept

zestolime
zestolime

i love this game because its free and you dont need a high powered computer to play it

mrklorox
mrklorox

ROFL@ "Free Update" TO A GAME THAT IS ENTIRELY FREE. Also instead of "free-to-play" it's supposed to be called "Play-4-Free" as that is the actual BRAND that EA gave it. Can we get a proofreader up in this piece?

Czech895
Czech895

I love this game and if you wanna join a union that I am trying to nuild mention me In a comment

kweeni
kweeni

fun game, haven't played it in months though..

mehrdad1987
mehrdad1987

haha.. Fun Game, but still havent got the chance to taste it !

Joshua250
Joshua250

I played the beta plus a couple of days of the official release before I got bored. It's fun to play once in a while or when you have nothing to do but it's not too amazing.

Shadow_th
Shadow_th

For me it really lacked more maps, and maybe variety in them, they're all linear and with no vertical possibilities, i.e. buildings. I know about the "it's free" card, but I've seen free games like Urban Terror with way better designed ones. For a "customization game" it lacked a lot too in the options department. And there are many other problems with it, such as not having a browser so you can pick a server as you wish... BF:H certainly didn't hold my attention for long.

Darth_Pietrus
Darth_Pietrus

Played it but got bored of it after just a month or so.

Kh1ndjal
Kh1ndjal

last time i tried BF:H it was far too laggy for me to enjoy

bodylotion
bodylotion

Should still give this one a try.

yamzta
yamzta

there is no need for additional infantry-focused maps, we do desperately need some more vehicle-focused maps though... especially maps with the fun-to-control planes...

brok
brok

Oh great not ANOTHER village infantry map- we need far more focus on vehicle maps

CommanderShiro
CommanderShiro

Its a fun game, but it didn't hold my attention as much as I had hoped.

ColonelX24
ColonelX24

It's fun, but I haven't had time to lay it for like 2 months...I shall resume my quest to kill the Nationalists!

FstrthnU
FstrthnU

I think this is just DICE's way of satisfying the PC Battlefield fans till they finish Battlefield 3 (not BC or BC2), whenever that may be.

Adam314-
Adam314-

I love this game I really do but this is over the Olympics that is by far the best reason to go to war...ever

RedSoxfan67
RedSoxfan67

i find this game to be one of the best free games around, its very enjoyable

SupahShnipa
SupahShnipa

I find it a great time killing game.

GhoX
GhoX

I'd rather have a payed game than a free game with micro-transaction. =/

ErebusGamer
ErebusGamer

@kain_lad It was a great game for being free.

luisfer17
luisfer17

lol this reminds me of a tv series called power rangers

kain_lad
kain_lad

i tried the game !! mmm! Crap but hay thats my Opinion ...

metalkid9
metalkid9

that's cuz it's free. It wouldnt sell s*** if it you had to pay for it.

yrret876
yrret876

WOW LAME IM SO BORED WHY EVEN BOTHER IDK BEST TO END MY LIFE NOW YOU GUYS AGREE?.....BUT WTF IS WITH THE DRAGONS AND MARIO>>> HALLEJUIK

Trixter800
Trixter800

Nice game, though the micro-transaction system is a real pain. =/

IAMTHEVIPQUEEN
IAMTHEVIPQUEEN

ok...ok....you can calm down now....the game is very enjoyable

A2Kkilla
A2Kkilla

Seriously...reminds me of pokemon intro or something xP Song was stupid

A2Kkilla
A2Kkilla

WTF...weird and crappy trailer :o