Posted on July 5, 2008,

Battlefield: Bad Company Conquest Mode in Testing, Other Changes to Follow

If you’ve played Bad Company for any amount of time, you’ve likely come across any number of issues in the multiplayer mode. (The single-player and its atrocious AI is an entire story in and of itself; don’t get me started on that.) The development team at DICE is committed to addressing the issues, starting with the release of the classic Battlefield game mode, Conquest. The mode (and altered versions of the game‘s maps to go along with it) is currently undergoing testing and certification, which is a good sign we won’t have to wait too much longer to see it.

Following that, DICE will be working on other problems and omissions that gamers have been wanting. On the official Bad Company blog, they list some of the issues they’ll be looking to address, including:

  • Clan support/private rooms/team chat
  • Auto balancing on servers
  • Continued support against stats exploits
  • VOIP issue on PS3 (working with Sony on this)
  • Squads might be split up when joining a server as a squad. This is due to team balancing in the games that are being joined, and usually resolves itself in round 2.

As a fan of the game (I’ve grown to like it more and more each time I play it), I’m glad DICE won’t be sitting back now that the game has been released. Battlefield games have been notoriously buggy, with patches not coming nearly as often as they should. In my experience, Bad Company doesn’t have a laundry list of game-breaking problems, but the more attention DICE pays to the game, the better.

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53 Comments on Battlefield: Bad Company Conquest Mode in Testing, Other Changes to Follow


On July 7, 2008 at 5:54 am

Yep agreed, can’t wait for this!


On July 11, 2008 at 2:44 pm

I really hope they fix these problems :grin: and they need to fix the knife kill i knifed 1 person in the back he turned around and knife me


On July 12, 2008 at 8:06 am

same, ive put aim assist on and most of the time it works but some times i aim at a guy and it doesnt lock on??, also people that dont show up on the maps is very annouing :neutral:


On July 12, 2008 at 12:11 pm

i hate damn gold rush i hope they get conquest done soon because gold rush is retardedly annoying, PS i hope they fix the knife, because i can break doors, cut fences, with a knife. i dont see that happen in real life


On July 12, 2008 at 8:19 pm

For real, great game, lots of fun… BUT THEY NEED TO FINISH IT ALREADY!! mix it up, gold rush is getting really annoying.


On July 12, 2008 at 10:12 pm

Yeah, it’s pretty dumb that the knife is basically your “get through the fence” key, while it takes quite a few bullets to achieve the same effect.


On July 13, 2008 at 11:21 am

I just mortar fences and usually get 2 to 3 guys with it. And when you lock onto a chopper with the laser target it needs to be automatic like it was in modern combat. Some added sights and scopes would be a plus also.


On July 13, 2008 at 6:33 pm

yea man the knife threw doors and is ridiculous not to mention how hard it is to snipe someone with the barrett when they are running the game is great but it has some major flaws this should have all been done when the game was released i have heard this many times and i will say it myself CONSUMERS ARE NOT BETA TESTERS GET YOUR RIGHT EA/DICE


On July 14, 2008 at 8:16 am



On July 14, 2008 at 8:23 am

They need to add the parachute and I need to get low to the ground. I can’t see my self in a gun battle and I can’t get as close to the ground as possible. :idea: :idea: :idea: :idea: :idea: :idea: :mad:


On July 14, 2008 at 12:55 pm

Jonathan, the sniping thing is called being realistic, it takes a second for that large cal. round to reach its destination. the knife should be fixed to not be able to break down doors and fences


On July 14, 2008 at 5:55 pm

and who wants to spend most of there ammunition shooting a fence? come on people, ok maybe the knife wouldnt brake down a fence as fast as that in real life but your just being stupidly picky, in my opinion the sniper needs to be made harder, the delay that jonathan is complaining about is good but the sight should move at least a little as in CoD4.

i do wish they had of shipped it with maybe one more style of game, cant stand the wait between respawns… totally kills the fast-paced style of the genre


On July 15, 2008 at 10:19 am

I don’t see the knife as much of a problem. yeah you cant knock down a fence in one hit in real life but you cant re spawn in real life but no one complains about that.
They do need to add more game mode’s because Gold rush is getting old very fast and a better choice of weapons and upgrade’s would be good kinda like the PC.


On July 16, 2008 at 2:10 pm

Why would you possibly want the knife not being able to knock down doors? If you’re playing as a sniper (or some such class that doesn’t have a grenade launcher, c4 or whatever) doors would become an awful problem. Same for fences. They could possibly fix it so you could open doors and have a wire cutters or something…but they’re not going to.

Doors should be able to be opened, but the support class can lock them with a padlock, which the specialist can get around with his battering ram, which the sniper can stop with his door reinforcement planks of wood, which the assault class can cut with his saw, which the demolition lad can laugh at. Sorry, ignore this paragraph


On July 16, 2008 at 3:28 pm

“PS i hope they fix the knife, because i can break doors, cut fences, with a knife. i dont see that happen in real life”

aight so while your at it why dont you with “fix the spawning, i cant respawn when i die in real life so please fix that” … “fix that when you enter a vehicle you just fly in to it i dont see that happen in real life” … “fix that you have to take a and a piss now and then cuz thats realistic”

I sure hope you get my point.

Major Barf

On July 16, 2008 at 9:45 pm

Good game. Would like to be able to lie down and parachute again though.


On July 17, 2008 at 1:31 pm

I agree, i am so sick of playing gold rush its ridiculous!!

Dj Feel

On July 17, 2008 at 4:50 pm

The kniving down doors is not the problem. It makes it easier to go through doors and is used instead of turning the knob on a door, or kicking it down. Big DEAL!!! The sniper is too easy because it doesn’t move. I don’t think many people can actually shoot down a person while they are moving, there is too much to be accounted for like wind, air density, distance, speed, etc. etc. So stop crying about a knife. In Call of Duty 4 it was harder to snipe people down because it actually moved. Snipers are s anyways. But Zeke is right, don’t expect a game to be 100% realistic cuz its not. Parachuting would be cool, conquest mode needs to be added already,

Barraka O

On July 18, 2008 at 3:25 pm

Goldrush is getting BORING, that’s what it is. Not many complaints here, but I just want conquest dammit! hahaha, but for real. Battlefield isn’t Battlefield without conquest and stupid bots that run around in circles combined with players. :mrgreen:

Barraka O

On July 18, 2008 at 3:27 pm

btw -

“In Call of Duty 4 it was harder to snipe people down because it actually moved”

Sniping is harder in COD4 because the levels are not as big as opposed to a battlefield environment with sandbox-type open space. Just thought I’d add that in…Usually a sniper…but not a pus….AH! Whatever….

I.P. Freely

On July 19, 2008 at 8:50 am

First of all,im on the bandwagon with the conquest thing,we need it..a capture the flag game would be sweet to.As for the knife,its fine,its all your timing,your better off using the action button for the knife than the trigger.Think about it,if your chasing someone and they turn around with there GUN,your dead,so run with your gun until your in kill range and pull out your knife then,you will notice you get a double swipe as opposed to the single trigger swipe,very effective!The sniper is great,the bullet lag is just about perfect,your lucky you dont have to account for the moisture,wind and elevation!Though i know for a fact that if i even tag you in your shoulder with the real Barret,your going down k!Yes,lying down would be nice to.And lets not forget that you cannot inform a fellow teammate not to get in the tank you just lasered because hes not on your squad,c’mon hes on your team!And try being a siper,finding that sweet spot ,nobody can find you…until three more dudes spawn behind you and blow your cover,i think you should be able to turn this off or have it denied in the sniper kit alone.I agree that the smg’s and some of the assaults should be available with atleast a red dot.The rumor of a few new maps is very appealing to me.A parachute would be awsome.I believe the 120′s should have a 3 man crew also.The driver should be seperate.And stop the team killing,3 strikes your kicked from the server,weather a mistake or just that one person who didnt get on his buddies team this round so instead of waitng and just helping the team hes on he,he teamkills.Imagine if we had a Blackhawk that could ferry atleast your whole squad to a destination.Nightvision or an infra-red would be nice on a couple levels also.Bullet penetration through walls would be nice to,im pretty damn sure that a couple m-60s wouldnt have a problems shredding a small house.Well thats all my complaints for the game!Express yourself people,the game makers and designers read these kind of things.See you on the Battlefield(If i dont have your Dogtags,I will soon :twisted: )


On July 20, 2008 at 2:18 pm

:mrgreen: to barraka i actualy find sniping way easier in cod4 i can easily get a headshot on a moving target no probs at all on cod4 it takes time to get that good dont get me wrong but in BF it doesnt matter how good u are u wont get a HS on a moving target everytime unless u played it 24/7 literally :grin:

Shaun Bull

On July 21, 2008 at 10:58 am

has no one else been wound up by the serious lack of damage the grenade launcher does? it takes 2 direct shots and multiple kills don’t happen. and not being able to cook grenades is getting to me.


On July 21, 2008 at 10:14 pm

One thing that’s annoying for me is that when I’m shooting the crap out of someone right next to me they knife me. At least say ‘ouch’ to the 10 or so bullets going through your body! I agree and disagree with some of the criticisms above, the sniper lag is good, it’s supposed to be that way, even with other guns when shooting someone from far away you’ll notice that you have to shoot ahead of the person who is running to hit them. It’s not just the sniper rifle. The kniving of doors and fences is mad… I never even considered that you can’t do that in real life til you guys mentioned it lol It’s just so handy.

If it was my game I’d personally make it so that the people on your own team should automatically die when they kill you for getting onto the artillery gun 1st. :mrgreen:

We definitely need at least 4 more maps, a few different game modes would be awesome too. Grenade launcher needs to cause more damage, same with RPG like if you just miss an individual with it, it hardly does anything.

I love the game anyway and play it whenever I get a chance. It’s very addictive.


On July 22, 2008 at 8:26 pm

they need to let you pick a gun and modify instead of the ea/dice team making the gun versions up. yes they need parachutes. and stop with the knife thing. and make the barret a semiautomatic M107

Rich 107

On July 23, 2008 at 3:47 pm

Alot of people above bang on about the knife not being realistic but tanks and people dont re spawn in real life and to break down a door the military use a battering ram or explosives they dont shoot it and if they did it wouldent shatter into pieces. It would be good to have a more realistic game but would it make it more fun? afterall it is just a game played for fun.

What would be good is it the trees that are toppled stayed in place on the ground so that they can be used as cover.

love battlefield bad company better if there were less or even no faults but still a very fun game.


On July 24, 2008 at 2:39 pm

you guys all need to grow a sack its a ing video game :!:


On July 25, 2008 at 7:14 am

they could of changed the animation of the knife when you attack or door or fence so you kick door down etc but really, it doesnt matter, as somebody has allready pointed out if you couldnt knife the and you was a sniper youd def be complaining then cus ud get angry you were getting stuck all the time! ( thats prob why dice did it )

yes the sniper ballistics are good but the damage is wrong and thats the problem, especially if you are sniping someone who can keep instantly healing himself, if you do get that great shot with the barret on a moving target he should go down hard everytime, not keep on running! for now use the vss as you can aim in front of the target, adjust for the fall of shot and you have 12 shots to make the kill no just one!

My biggest problem is that my fav weapon in the game, the QBU-88, is completely and totally unacessable to me, regardless of my skill, how much time i play, my awards i will NEVER have this weapon, EVER and why? because i didnt pre-order the game???????????? F*ck off!!!!!!!! argggggggggg! that so annoying!


On July 25, 2008 at 12:50 pm

Look, I dont care about the knife. But they do need to add more modes to play in to name a few: FFA, Capture the flag: Team deathmatch. There is alot more they could do.And if i dont have your dog tags~i will soon :evil: :twisted:

Ps. Add more maps,wepons,Vehicles(boats primarly)


On July 25, 2008 at 2:18 pm

Some of the stuff everybody is asking for is unrealistic.
Some things they need to add/fix

1) more maps for multilayer
2) more people per server
3) Parachutes/Being able to lay down
4) Fix weapon damage (it shouldn’t take 2 shots from a .50cal to kill someone)


On July 26, 2008 at 4:13 am

when it available to download is very late :mrgreen:


On July 26, 2008 at 11:20 pm

For all those who complain about the knife not being realistic…….not one of you has ever mentioned the fact that you get the gold by blowing it up with some friggin explosives………I get the feeling that this game was designed to be a little more laid back (cartoonish if you will) Not everything was meant to be realistic as in cod4. Yes, I have a lot of complaints about the game (mainly in the lack of game types and no communication with teamates) but when it comes the the wepons, I think it was never meant to be realistic.


On July 27, 2008 at 6:52 pm

This is my first online game besides gta4 which after playing bc demo seemed boring so i sold it for the the real game. Conquest would be nice with the addition of some sort of assualt scope red dot or something laying down shouldve been there from the jump for the sniper at least u really need to think about that one everyone should have a side arm but everything else is great for all of you cod4 fans that game sucks its not realistic oh a grenade poppin out of a dead guy is realistic you run around all game no vehicles no one ever is playing a team game its every man for himself i like being able to talk only to my squad being called a every 5 minutes is annoying if a friendly is aboat to be mortered or lasered the tech support should let him no other than that see yah the game is great the gold theme is great conquest would be better this game encourages team play but do not breack up squad comm its fine great game about to play now cod4 bites


On July 27, 2008 at 6:57 pm

do not add more people its balanced maybe 30 more maps parachute the upper has a point .50 cal come on really anywhere your hit your dead meaning in real life any hit from it will get you out of the fight dead or not so one shot 1 kill for the .50 at least that maybe uav for recon


On July 27, 2008 at 10:38 pm

Parachute Parachute PARACHUTE!!!!!! please, its required


On July 29, 2008 at 12:12 pm

Alright here’s the deal, dice made an amazing game and all of you have to complain about it. I’m going to point out a few comments that you all made that didn’t make sense. The parachute idea is stupid, whoever shot down the helicopter, and right before you died you decided to jump out and glide in a “parachute”, they will shoot you down because your gliding very slowly in the air so you would die anyway. Laying down in this game, for example lets use a sniper, I love the fact that every building you can get into and onto, but if you were laying down on the most random roof, you would get a bunch of kills, and then everybody would want to snipe, and the game would be ruined. It’s not like CoD4 where you can hold your breath for a certain period of time. In CoD4, laying down:+. Holding your breath:-. In BF BC, not laying down:-, but not holding breath:+.(+=positive, -=negative)So it evens it self out, which means its a good thing that you cannot lay down. I think its the everybody in CoD4 uses the stopping power perk on every gun, because i don’t like the fact that you use perks in that game. I read everybody’s complaint about BF BC not being realistic. Look at Call of duty 4 can you use perks in real life. NO. And for knifing through doors in fences. How else are you supposed to get through the door. I know I’m not going to waste my ammo to shoot it down or waste my grenades or any other explosives. Knive those fences down if they’re in your way, or you can way waste your ammo, but I know i won’t. Everybody knows that knifing through a door or a fence is not realistic, but that’s why BF BC is a game. The wait time to respwan does take a while, and it gets annoying when the attackers arm the bomb and you have to wait a few seconds til you respwan to get over and defuse it in time, but I know you like the respwan time when you kill an attacker and you’re about to win, because it’ll take a while for him to get back to the gold crate to armit in time. Also the 50 cal situation, when you shot somebody with it, with only one bullet, they should die but only if you shoot the in the head, neck, or chest. If you shoot the in the arms, legs, or stomoch they’re not going to die if they have full health. And the lag in the bullets when you shoot any gun is very realistic. But if you’re having trouble shooting the target in motion then you should ahead of them. It all depends on your timing. Now for you complainers complaining about the gold rush game mode getting boring and annoying why don’t you not play the gametype and play Team Deathmatch in Gold Rush. Come on people you can also work for all those awards and achievements that I know you don’t have. I am excited for conquest mode to come out, and dice needs to give their release date soon but the Gold Rush gametype is not getting old. Dice did an outstanding job on making this game.


On July 30, 2008 at 1:54 pm

Bring it don’t sing it.


On July 31, 2008 at 8:12 am

what does that mean Raiden?


On August 1, 2008 at 12:39 am

I’m sorry you could not get the QBU-88. It is the best gun in the game, except at close range, where it has no un-zoomed pointing of any kind. It is my all time greatest anti-sniper weapon, like a very long range hard hitting semi-automatic assault rifle.

The fire from the 30 cal vehicle is silly, you can spray where somebody is, and it has no effect, no radius of damage. Sometimes you have to get out of a armored vehicle and shoot the fool with a rifle. That is just wrong.

Some damage is cool, like cutting down trees, which is nice to clear fields of fire.

The day some gamemaker includes construction equipment, like bulldozers, that can move and shape the AI world …. oh yeah !

dd add

On August 2, 2008 at 4:10 am

they should hav sum kinda punishments for gaiy temkillers like wen som1 always kills u wen ur on d mortar strike tingy :arrow:


On August 3, 2008 at 5:58 pm

yeah im tired of gold rush too and what is conquest?? i havent played that? is it like Teams battle? and i rlly rlly rlly rlly want parachutes it only makes sense and more accesible aircraft =\ hate having only 1 aircrafty on 1 map out of eveyr other and gets taken :evil: :mad: :twisted: :!: :neutral: :shock:


On August 4, 2008 at 9:08 am

randy, parachutes don’t make sense because you would get shot down in the air, by the person who shot the helicopter down. THINK :!:


On August 4, 2008 at 10:15 am

Thank You redday21, and plus when a helicopter is shot down, no soldier is going to be able to bail in time before the over head explosion burns him or his parachute. Also you can’t parachute out of a helicopter on this game, they are not high enough for the parachue to deploy.


On August 5, 2008 at 9:29 am

Actually parachutes make perfect sense redday21, its always been in their other games and besides when u use the parachutes in older games you can open and close thus making your descent to the ground quicker. It wouldnt be the same game without those little things ppl are complaining about (ie. laying down, parachute, etc..) it wouldnt ruining the game and if it did BF2 wouldnt have been so big back in the day and thus their would be no BF Bad Company! Think about it.


On August 6, 2008 at 7:38 am

if anybody’s wondering sam is my friend in real life and he doesn’t mean what he said. BOWstaffSKILLS, I completely agree with you on the fire from the helicopter burning the parachute. You are the only sensibal or normal guy on this site.


On August 6, 2008 at 10:08 am

ppl who play this game a lot is
they dont kno wat they r missing
this game is so horrible
i couldnt even stand finishing the story
miultiplayer is horrible no deathmatch
weapons healing system
go play cod halo or gears


On August 6, 2008 at 8:28 pm

i love how everyone compares this game to COD4. it is nothing like it. this game is made to b laid back, not serious, but just an addictive, fun shooter. the game is amazing, there are a couple of defaults like no parachute/lay no conquest mode and id like a few more maps… but who wouldnt. i think these things would b nice to b added because thats wut makes it battlefield. but think, if they added most of that crap all of you guys are complaining about, it would become a serious shooter, and the balance and physics would b completely off. i think conquest mode and clan support/private games is a MUST. goldrush is wierd, and i own every battlefield game and only play conquest. so id like to be able to play it on bad company. clan support/private games so i can have a small group of friends to play with besides the normal 4 per squad. this game is an amazing game, im not complaining about anything but those are things i would like. even if they dont add them i will always love this game. btw CoD4 sux, and it doesnt deserve to b bought. it was WAY too easy, including the multiplayer.


On August 6, 2008 at 11:04 pm

BOWstaffSKILLS, do you happen to know a Mr. Lightfoot??


On August 16, 2008 at 2:28 am

The Barret really should be an instant kill; snipers never get as many kills as other classes because of this.

i am god

On August 16, 2008 at 5:55 pm

this game is realy awsome and now that they have quest mode its even better yeah they dont have team deathmatch and stuff but its meant to be a team based game and with team deathmatch its pretty much just everyman for himslef no teamwork…..they could have better guns though all the stats are pretty much the same but other then that good game


On August 26, 2008 at 10:49 pm

this is a great game and i understand some things jus cant be fixed bc of lack of space…but it would be nice to be able to parachute bc wen your chopper is bout to blow up, you usually dont have enuff time to land and get out. plus parachuting was jus plain fun. you also need to be ale to lay down…i dont understand why they didnt put that in in the first place…halo is like the only game that you cant lay down in and halo is …so yeah, nuff said. grenade launcher damage is definatly annoying…you have to hit them dead on to kill someone…thats jus stupid…and if you hit a humm v with a prettty sure its gunna blow up. as of now you have to hit it like 3 times to blow it up. oh and one more thing….I WANNA TALK TO MY WHOLE DAMN TEAM!!!! WTF…and no more people spawning on me and giving away my position. thats jus retarded

so all said and done

.i wanna lay down
.i wanna parachute
.i wanna actually blow peaple up with the nade launcher
.and i wanna talk to my team

so fix these or ill be kinda sad :shock: :shock: :shock: :mrgreen:

the iron fetus strikes again
GO fetus GO
fetal strike!!! now!!!


On September 15, 2008 at 5:01 pm

ironfetus you just don’t get it


On July 24, 2009 at 4:08 pm

they need to get rid of the energy bar and do the cod thing like on 1943 plus make it so you don’t have to use a whole clip of ammo to take a sucker out . This wud make it better .