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Battlefield: Bad Company 2 Vietnam Preview for PS3

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Welcome to Bad Company, soldier. You've been gone a while, and for some unexplained reason we've been shot through the past into the midst of the Vietnam war, so let's get ourselves refreshed by running over some of the ground rules. I'll have you up to speed in no time:

1) Know your place. You'll probably already understand how it's annoying when somebody who can't pilot a helicopter gets into one and then promptly flies it into the ocean. Why people insist on doing this is beyond me: I can't drive, so I would never even think about getting behind the wheel and nipping to Tesco for a pint of milk.

2) Medics are God. Put three medics together and they could probably tame a wild Zeus. If you see an enemy medic then shoot him immediately. Shoot other classes too, of course, just prioritise those bullets on those pesky healers. Do not let a clever pack of enemies revive and respawn on each other. Enemy medics are bad.

3) Battlefield: Bad Company 2 was really good, and everybody knows the game's soul lies in its delicious multiplayer. In reality that means you're trying to herd groups of 14-year old potty mouths to specific locations, but thankfully the four-player squad system meant you and a few mates could probably dominate the map if you kept your heads together. Even more so if two of you were medics - see 2)

First things first with Battlefield: Vietnam, then: there are five maps, not the originally suggested four. Five maps! For 1200 points! Compared to the kind of pricing structure other developers employ it actually sounds like an absolute bargain, but I'm sure suggesting something like that will invoke the ire of those old enough to remember when new Counter-Strike maps were provided for free.

Revealed from underneath the mysterious velvet curtain is Operation Hastings, a modernised port of a beloved map from 2004's Battlefield: Vietnam. The map is linked to a community challenge, and will unlock after players have amassed 69 million team actions - such as reviving, spotting and repairing. If it's anything like when Battlefield 1943 gave out a new map after 43 million cumulative kills then it should unlock within about six minutes of launch.

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thompo555@ clangod

Well, If I wasn't busy, I think I might have gone one and had a game on the new maps too! They look interesting! Will have to catch a game sometime.

No problemo!
Posted 21:16 on 03 December 2010
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clangod@ thompo555

Oh really? I guess it would be VIP map pack 7.

I might load it up before bed and check...

I was beginning to think I may have killed a few hundred thousand too many brain cells ;)

Thanks thompo :)
Posted 21:08 on 03 December 2010
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thompo555@ clangod

I think they were released today? VIP map pack 7, is that?
Posted 20:28 on 03 December 2010
Wido's Avatar


Ok, excellent read Martin. Not only has this plus the Battle For Hastings trailer makes me want to this game now. I'm making sure I get it before christmas and some more MSP.
Posted 20:22 on 03 December 2010
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Pretty hard not to get excited about this now that we have an official date and a very promising opinion. Either way it's BC2, how can it be anything less than brilliant?

And out of curiosity, the recent 1700mb download I had done for BC2 seems to have added nothing in the way of the supposed free maps that were meant to be coming. Am I missing something here?

It was meant to be released on 1st December right?
Posted 20:22 on 03 December 2010
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thompo555@ omfg-bbq


Cant physically wait for this!! :D Great read by the way! :D
Posted 19:07 on 03 December 2010
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Nice one Martin, getting excited for this.

1200 points is a bargain for this!
Posted 19:06 on 03 December 2010
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I think some forum nights may have to be arranged when this comes out.
Posted 14:55 on 03 December 2010
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Decided that won't be bothering to get any games at
Chrimbo apart from this :D
Posted 14:50 on 03 December 2010


Guess what I'll be playing at Christmas!

What is it with Fortunate Son, I mean, it was in BlOps too, and it seems a little more than co-incidental, but still. I loved Bad Company 2 and cannot wait for this content.
Posted 14:28 on 03 December 2010
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Cheers man. Fixed it up. Also, you never saw nuffin.
Posted 14:26 on 03 December 2010
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Half way thought but there are two paragraphs the same. And just saw the trailer its 69million heals, resupply's, repairs.

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Edit: Really can't wait for this, going to renew my Gold Sub before its out. Nice read Martin.
Posted 14:19 on 03 December 2010

Game Stats

Release Date: 21/12/2010
Developer: D.I.C.E
Publisher: Electronic Arts
Genre: First Person Shooter
Rating: TBC
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