Bad Company 2 DLC getting new modes

VIP Map Pack 3 adds Squad Rush, Squad Deathmatch to existing environments Nelson Bay and Laguna Alta June 9 for Xbox 360, PS3.

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No Caption Provided Electronic Arts has incentivized new purchases of Battlefield: Bad Company 2 by releasing batches of content for members of its VIP club. That effort continues today, as the company has announced plans to bring a free third map pack to the game.

While dubbed "Map Pack 3," the digital offering doesn't bring anything singularly new to the online multiplayer experience. Instead, EA DICE, the game's developer, will add existing fighting modes to familiar multiplayer environments. On June 9, EA DICE will insert Squad Deathmatch into the Nelson Bay map, while the Laguna Alta playfield will open up to Squad Rush. Both the modes and the maps were previously available in Bad Company 2, though not in their current combinations.

Can't we all just get along?
Can't we all just get along?

Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 headshot hunters with a VIP code (packed inside every new copy of the game) can download the update when it becomes available, while those without a code can purchase one from the shooter's in-game store for $15. PC gamers can play the refreshed environments for free when the game's next update rolls out, though EA has yet to announce a date for when that will happen.

In May, EA DICE announced it would add a cooperative Onslaught mode to the game's matchmaking rotation. The mode was announced alongside the game's push past 5 million copies sold last month, but the content has no release date or price point. For more on the new offering and the series, check out GameSpot's Onslaught preview and GameSpot's Battlefield: Bad Company 2 review.

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Best Shooter no doubt i have no lag at all since i switched to dual band N+ router I have not done the update that came out yesterday we will c tonight if people are right about the lag

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i didnt download the update and i had no lag - now i download it and now im lagged out like crazy again - effin ea and their servers

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hell to the yes!

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You buy the game new and you get the maps and stuff for free... yet people still complain? What has this world come to?

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Free for everyone on PC, thank GOD!

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i'm running 3 mg its not my modem its the game i'm not the only one there playlist has drop a lot and everyone i been talking to have left cause of the lag not everyone has a bad modem . thats ther excuse ''modem'' it a eay way out... fix the game maybe more people will come back for what we payed for i game that run good not half

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horrible game.

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Funny how they say all this crap is new...its already on the disc and all their doing is adding new modes to maps we already have? LAME. Good thing I sold that game a long time ago.

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@buyerorseller When i called EA support when the patch 1.03 came out with the new skins for ur toon and weapons it came with a broken mp the guy told me it was my connection witch is impossible since i have a 18mb/s connection i told him its the new update that messed things up. than when the new update 1.04 came out they fixed most of the lag. If ur still lagging badly do a speed test on ur connection and see whats ur getting 1.5mb/s is the minimum requirement for online play u have to remember that ur not only receiving but ur also sending information and all that matters especially when ur playing fps games.

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Where's the NEW maps. Besides almost everyone plays RUSH.

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As long as they keep the DLC free to VIPs I'm happy, but it still couldn't hurt to spice up the content though. Like a weapon pack and some new/remakes of vehicles/maps.

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nice update

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@buyerorseller it's your modem

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Well this is dissapointing where are the new maps? The game's biggest flaw is the lack of maps. The VIP stuff is garbage because it just ports maps over from different modes (conquest maps turn into attack and defend maps) me and my friends love the game, but getting very tired of the same maps over and over again.

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BFBC 2 is a good game but all their DLC are very boring.

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More fun-filled camping!

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Its not a new map pack just old ones that have been made for Squad Deathmatch/Rush, modes that most people don't care about. please DICE..bring out... "New Maps"

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they should release a weapon pack!

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I CALLED SUPPORT THIS WEEK ABOUT THE LAG THEY TURNED IT AROUND AND TOLD ME ITS MY MODEM... NO OTHER GAME GIVES ME THIS MUCH LAG ...IT MUST BE NICE THEY TAKE UR MONEY FOR A GAME AND NEVER FIX THE BROKEN GAME AND FOR A LOT OF US OUT HERE THATS WHAT WE HAVE A BROKEN GAME..U KNOW U WILL JUST LOSE GAMERS UR SALES WILL JUST GO DOWN FROM HERE CAUSE I'M NOT BUYING UR NEXT BCF3 AND KNOWING DICE WILL BE DOING THE NEW MEDAL OF HONOR WELL U JUST LOST A BUYER..

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Yawn. Wake me when the NEW maps come out.

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@Monkey Spot Not really a TDM per se. Squad Deathmatch is 4 Teams of 4 Members going against each orther. So, think of it like 4 on 4 on 4 on 4.

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So is Squad Deathmatch essentially TDM with a slightly altered name?

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Yay, we get to play two of the least played modes of BC2 on two maps that we already have. At least it's free..

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wooohooooo yeaaahhhh im a vip battlefield player . but we need new maps when they are ready ?¿?¿?¿?

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did i miss map pack 2?

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@makchady I know, but I think they're doing it to let you keep playing the game. And that works fine for me ;-) We don't have to buy them!

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Test, Thumbs be up. (peer pressure do it)

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hey at least it's free. take that call of duty.

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these are the most ridiculous dlc's i've ever seen in my life. there is absolutely NO reason whatsoever that they couldn't have put these game modes in the original game. all you have to do to make a level squad deathmatch that was previously conquest is take out the conquest posts and voila!!! you have squad deathmatch. i could have singlehandedly done that using far cry's map editor in less than 5 minutes, so let me get this straight, i'm supposed to be excited over this?! yeah, ok dice and ea. how bout you release me that coop mode that you've been talking about, something that is actually new and not the same ole stuff i've been playing. give me a break.

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@ shkar Yes, all new copies come with the code.

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wait...does every new copy of the game come with that code ?? may be I will buy a new one instead of a used copy....

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Map packs serve as an excellent way to split and divide a community.

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Hardly new maps. I bet these were included in the game since day 1.

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I know people have already whined about this but; HOW ABOUT SOME NEW bf 1943 MAPS!!!?

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squad rush and squad deathmatch? i never play those modes! well maybe squad deathmeatch every now and then...

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This is a great game, and a little lag here and there never hurt anyone

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@diegobrosso That's the benifit of a preorder or a new game purchase. @the wyners... If people are going to cry about it, then go out and preorder or buy the game new next time and get the specials from being the early bird. Put it this way if you're hungry and don't eat while everyone else eats when hungry, you'll just starve in the end because all the food will be gone from you waiting to long.

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I hate Online

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i have the vip code so i will get this for free:P .

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I just want my SPECTAC for PC, my countermeasures for chopper (upcoming patch), and the cockpit fix on russian helicopter (patch as well.) But I could definitely go for some new maps rather than game modes.

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it's free so im not complaining but EA kept bragging about how they support their game post launch with free DLC but now we see that all they bring us is the same maps over and over again. i still prefer BC2 over other shooters out there but this is not the kind of support i was hoping to get.

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great waste another VIP slot for some crappy map. Now we are left with two VIP slot. Come on bring in the real stuff EA

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Wow this isn't going to like PS3 and 360 users, I don't know why some people have to pay an other not =/

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wish they would stop calling it "DLC" when it isnt! its Unlockables!!!

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@AncientDozer wth are u trying to say, games develop for x360 cost more than pc? prove ur fk statement.

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lol good to me but I dont see how good a thing it is yet. I still really like the game. And what lag?

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"PC gamers can play the refreshed environments for free when the game's next update rolls out, though EA has yet to announce a date for when that will happen." This could either be bait intended for PC customers, or genuine generosity on the part of EA. In any case, when EA does announce a free update for the PC version in no-less-than-concrete terms, that's one more reason for me to get Bad Company 2. Considering that I am not actually very fond of EA, especially << LINK REMOVED >>, I need more customer-value-added reasons to purchase this game. Specifically, I am looking forward to any news that EA makes on the Onslaught mode for the PC version. If EA so much as confirms that this mode is completely free for the PC version, I am going to make a purchase order for this game, regardless of its price.

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im about to trade one of my copies of bbc2 in since gamestop is offering 50% extra trade in credit this week. prolly use that to pre order halo reach or maybe buy RDR

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All of these free map packs are just unlocks, they're all in the game and they're all already used for other modes, just slightly changed. I need more NEW maps to convince me to keep playing.

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