Battlefield: Bad Company 2 Onslaught Mode Dated


We’ve known that a co-op mode for Battlefield: Bad Company was in the works for a while now, but we never really knew when to expect it. Now we do.

Over at the Battlefield Blog, they’ve got the details and dates for Onslaught mode. Onslaught will pit teams of up to four players against a series of objective based missions. The update will also include new achievements and trophies.

Onslaught will be released on June 22nd on PlayStation Network ($9.99) and XBox Live (800 MS Points). Unfortunately, this mode has not been announced for PC.

Additionally, DICE will be releasing the ability for players to purchase unlocks for one or all kits this month. You can get the details on that, and a few screens from Onslaught Mode, after the break.

In an apparent effort to allow those who don’t have a ton of time on their hands to acquire the in-game unlockable weapons, DICE will release ‘Kit Shortcuts.’ These shortcuts will give you all the unlocks for a kit, but will not affect your ranking. Each kit will run you 560 MS Points ($6.99), or you can buy all the unlocks for all kits, including the vehicle unlocks, for 1600 MS Points ($19.99). The shortcuts will appear on XBox Live and the European PlayStation Network on June 16, and will roll out on the US PSN June 22.

These changes have raised a bit of an uproar in the comments section over the the BF Blog. PC fans are angry that the Onslaught isn’t coming to PC, and nearly everyone is mad that DICE is charging VIP code owners for the upcoming content.

Many gamers are upset that DICE is offering up the unlocks for cash, instead of making players ‘earn’ them. This makes me chuckle a bit. Earning all the unlocks doesn’t take that long, and the upgrades aren’t so powerful as to unbalance the game. If someone doesn’t want to spend that time in front of the screen to unlock everything, and they’re willing to part with a few bucks, who cares?

What do you think? Should DICE be giving this content to VIP players? Is it a big deal that people can buy unlocks?

Onslaught screens follow….

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