EA Unlocks Bonus Bad Company 2 Vietnam Map for Everyone

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EA Unlocks Bonus Bad Company 2 Vietnam Map for Everyone

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EA decides to start 2011 with a bang, and throws its own challenge out the window.

It's a happy new year for Battlefield: Bad Company 2 Vietnam players, or at least the ones playing on consoles, as EA has decided to let everyone have access to the Operation Hastings bonus map in Battlefield: Bad Company 2 Vietnam, even though the Xbox 360 and PS3 players hadn't met the requirements.

Players needed to perform 69 million team actions - which include things like spotting enemy troops, repairing vehicles, and resupplying allies - to unlock the map. Each platform had its own tally, and while the PC crowd was able to unlock the map in just eight days, the console gamers were lagging behind by a pretty hefty margin. But in a post on the official Battlefield blog, EA said that it wanted to start the New Year on a high note, and was unlocking the map for everyone.

This announcement has ruffled the feathers of a handful of PC gamers who feel like EA has cheated them in some way - although exactly how is a lot less clear - but it's great news for consoles gamers who get the map a little bit earlier than they would have otherwise.

Source: via CVG

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Damn it EA how dare you make us play your game to unlock content, then give the content away! how dare you!

Haven't downloaded Vietnam yet, is it good? Are lots of people playing it?

Logan Westbrook:
This announcement has ruffled the feathers of a handful of PC gamers who feel like EA has cheated them in some way - although exactly how is a lot less clear -

I think it would be the fact that the PC gamers earnt it yet the consoles didnt and still got it unlocked. Think of it as working very hard to get this million dollar bonus at work but suddenly everyone gets it.....except much more stupid.

OT: Now everyone has a glorious map to pwn some noobs in!

Poor PC gamers.(Fanboy flame) Its EA what did you expect.

They must have given up on the idea that console players are capable of team play

I'm indifferent. Jesus says it's okay, so I say it's okay.

Cousin_IT:
They must have given up on the idea that console players are capable of team play

I second that. Console players would never be able to play properly as a team and get those 69 million team actions.

I`ll probably have to put on my flameshield for that one :D

BAWWWWW elitist pc gamers mad?

OT: was it just today? ive been playing for a few days, havent seen it....

While this is a nice thing to hear and the map is pretty sweet, the challenge encouraged team support actions, but nevermind theres never many people who play as a team anyway on PS3 (IMO) sadly, but when you do find a good team and work together the game is AWESOME.
Happy New Year escapists !

Yeah guys, console gamers are so bad. There's actually not a single PC gamer who doesn't have perfect team skills, but EVERY SINGLE console gamer is incapable of any team play what-so-ever...

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OT: It's a pretty cool map.

It would only take one more week, also, there where some rumours that the PC users boosted, although I dont see how that works. Either way it doesnt really matters.

I also find that players act more like assholes in this expansion (when the game starts, some guys rush at the heli while others rush at the tank to blow up their own heli, yeah, great team work. Phu Bay Valley is just impossible to play, tanks camp at spawn, some even camp right on top of the helipad to stop him from spawning. There are also morons that just wait for the heli and dont do anything else.) BF:BC2 seemed to have a better community before the expansion :(

jaketheripper:
BAWWWWW elitist pc gamers mad?

OT: was it just today? ive been playing for a few days, havent seen it....

Mad? Naw...We're laughing at the fact that they gave up on ya'll ever getting it and just unlocked it for you. :P

Hey guys! (especially the "cheated" PC people)

Did it not cross your minds for a second that they would have unlocked it for everybody on new years anyway? Because I would definitely say that is what they would have done.

Stop complaining.

Don't see the point of doing this, still I don't see many players actually working with the team. Always a guy behind on spawn location waiting on chopper spawn. "hurr hurr hurr, now imma get so many killzz"

Or just not being strategic(sneaking up behind with shotgun/- with slugs & magnum upgrade, then the shotgun acts like a sniper. Fucking ridiculous.. ahh nevermind, i've had bad memories :/)

Well what can I expect, everyone else can't be like me(not saying i'm superior)

Bah! The console-playing peasants always get everything for free! Bah! Humbug!

Why separate it in the first place? All for one and one for all! Fight the powah!

must have seen how far behind the console crowd was and that its competing with CODBLOPS they probably expected no1 will hold enough interest to actually earn the map :P

Great PC elitists are going to swarm this thread like mad...

Anyway, Vietnam is great, the new map is great, I now have all my Bad Company 2 achievements but I'm still going to play it cause it's amazing.

Lordmarkus:
Bah! The console-playing peasants always get everything for free! Bah! Humbug!

lol, I hope that you are joking, because... come on! The PC has mods and user created content, and there are a lot of games with free dlc for PC (Valve). PS3 and Xbox users have to pay for everything.

Lordmarkus:
Bah! The console-playing peasants always get everything for free! Bah! Humbug!

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Always appropriate.

I can understand the PC games annoyance at this to an extent.
But only to the point of "well that sucks". If they then didn't say "Ah well time to continue playing" then that's the extent of my understanding.

LightPurpleLighter:

jaketheripper:
BAWWWWW elitist pc gamers mad?

OT: was it just today? ive been playing for a few days, havent seen it....

Mad? Naw...We're laughing at the fact that they gave up on ya'll ever getting it and just unlocked it for you. :P

i play all both superior gaming systems.(ps3 and pc) because each have their perks. but dont just assume im a console gamer, my laptop probably runs better than your rig :)/zing

regardless of the eggsboxes epic fails. pc gamers have no right to think that they are better. outside of valve and the community that surrounds it, its boring and doesnt have much to offer. except for amnesia. amnesia is fun. The hardcore pc gamer acts like the south circa 19th century. :P im not going against pc gaming. i love me some tf2. im just saying. it isnt better. niether is a console however. so just stfu and live in peace :)

I don't really care. They would have done it eventually. The important thing we all have to remember is that PC gamers have defeated both Xbox 360 and PS3 gamers in this challenge. And some people have the nerve to say that PC gaming is dead.

Erm...PC gamers cheated to their hearts content, then act like a bunch of dickheads when EA gives it to everyone? Why they just didn't set a requirement for everyone like ubisoft have is beyond me, since all the PC gamers have done is been elitist twats and the console gamers have just been...twats I guess. Least if the requirement had been across the consoles and PC it would have reduced this pathetic shit. Map isn't even that good on conquest I have never even seen it on rush.

I like this, I dont play BFBC2 Vietnam though, but it is sure to piss off some PC elitist (you know, the assholes even PC gamers hate), and thats always fun.

The PC masterrace whines once again. I keed.

Lighten up people, the more, the better. ;)

this is crap EA is just lying and back flipping on there decision.
thanks for nothing EA.

Must not giggle.Must not giggle.Must not giggle.... [giggles] sorry.

Alright, now the console players don't have to keep up with the probably-hacked stats of the PC players!
... What? It's a PC game, you don't think some form of cheating would be more likely?

Either way, I don't really care. I don't even have the game. Congratulations to everyone who has it, I guess.
Still don't see why they didn't combine everyone's stats.

FreelanceButler:
Alright, now the console players don't have to keep up with the probably-hacked stats of the PC players!
... What? It's a PC game, you don't think some form of cheating would be more likely?

Either way, I don't really care. I don't even have the game. Congratulations to everyone who has it, I guess.
Still don't see why they didn't combine everyone's stats.

Don't see how, considering you need a certain amount of people to get a game to start counting stats and there is very little that people can hack in comparison to most other shooters. I will give you that we can modify the ticket count to about 400ish to extend some games, but that's about it.

OT: Whatever, if it were the Xbox players who had won and EA unlocked it for everyone else, the Xbox players would've felt cheated. Shit like this happens all the time, it's not PC exclusive.

Way to cop out, EA! It's fun to work towards a challenge, they should have let the consoles have more time. They're cheating the console players, not the PC players!

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