Bad Company 2 takes on Modern Warfare 2 with free downloadable maps

Chris Greenhough - Author

Jun. 15 2013, Updated 10:00 p.m. ET

In a blatant and bold bid to upstage the all-conquering Modern Warfare 2, the makers of Battlefield: Bad Company 2 have revealed that downloadable maps will arrive for the popular first-person shooter on March 30.

That’s the exact same date that the first Modern Warfare 2 downloadable maps will appear. The only difference? Bad Company 2‘s maps will be free. And look, Bad Company 2 developer DICE has even taken to its blog to have a go at the competition:

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“…these map packs are available at no extra cost, contradicting the industry standard and what our direct competitors are doing. We’re dedicated to taking care of this product for a long time – helping you avoid “mapathy” without getting nickel-and-dimed.”

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Burrrrrn. That “nickel-and-dimed” comment is a bit rich, mind. Only yesterday, EA’s chief financial officer Eric Brown said there would be “multiple opportunities to spend five, 10 or 15 dollars on additional Bad Company 2 content in the next six months or so.”

In the meantime, this first free download will let plaers use the Arica Harbor and Laguna Presa maps in Conquest and Rush modes respectively. And it’s free. In case you’d forgotten.


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