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Onslaught Mode: Battlefield: Bad Company 2’s co-op DLC announced

May 12, 2010

If you’ve wondered what playing Battlefield: Bad Company 2 with a friend — or four — would be like, well, I guess DICE was thinking the same. The developer announced their upcoming downloadable content for the critically and commercially successful first-person shooter will add a four-player co-operative mode to the game’s already addicting multiplayer component.

The co-op mode will pit players in a war zone on four different maps — Valparaiso, Atacama Desert, Isla Inocentes and Nelson Bay — and task them with completing certain objectives. DICE says each map was redesigned with “new lighting, time of day, added vehicles and other effects,” and each map will have a “dedicated gameplay focus.”

I’m assuming that focus is… shoot at the bad guys. Oh, and they mentioned something about vehicle warfare in Nelson Bay and Atacama Desert. I think you’ll be shooting bad guys there too.

The DLC will be coming to Xbox Live and the PlayStation Network. The DICE press release included no info regarding a release date or pricing (but don’t expect to pay, oh, say more than $15). There was no mention of Onslaught mode for PC Bad Company players, and, ironically, it’s the dedicated servers’ fault.

“The problem we have on PC is that all our servers are dedicated with providers. Changing a server from Conquest 32 players to Onslaught 4 players cuts out 28 player slots from the total amount available,” said associate producer Barrie Tingle in a forum post found by Shacknews. “This could have a dramatic affect on the PC online environment if enough servers changed to Onslaught. We aren’t ruling out Onslaught on PC but at this time we are researching how to bring it to PC without affecting players who don’t have Onslaught or their own server to run it on.”

Damn you, dedicated servers! Why don’t we just do away with them? Those Infinity Ward guys had the right idea… right?

Thanks 1Up.

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