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Posted 5:02pm

Battlefield Bad Company 2 – PS3 Beta Begins 19th November 2009

Hi All,

I’m Gordon Van Dyke and I’m the Associate Producer for Battlefield: Battlefield Bad Company 2 here at EA’s DICE studio in Stockholm.

Today we’re excited to announce that our forthcoming multiplayer beta is coming exclusively to PS3, so you’ll have a chance to experience all the action, destruction and vehicular warfare ahead of our full release on the March 2010.

Battlefield: Bad Company 2

Starting on November 19th the beta will feature the huge ‘Arica Harbour’ map where up to 24 players compete to secure valuable crates in the ‘Rush’ game mode as the action moves across a variety of different locations. From an initial vehicle assault on a military outpost the war winds through streets of a deserted town to an intense final fire-fight in an industrial harbour.

Check out our announcement video. For a preview on the beta itself click here

Getting access to the beta will differ from country to country but here are a few specific ways of getting hold of a key…

  • We’ll be holding a special limited giveaway right here on the Playstation Blog :)
  • Pre-ordering the game at participating retailers
  • Checking out selected gaming sites such as IGN or Gamespot in North America.

Battlefield: Bad Company 2

That’s it for now…although if you have any questions then let me know. Be sure to check back here tomorrow when we have a brand new trailer.

//GvD

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MatthewSFC 5 November, 2009 @ 5:03 pm   1

1ST
CAN’T WAIT FOR THIS GAME!

    Kristoffer Bergqvist 5 November, 2009 @ 6:14 pm    

    Hi, I’m Kristoffer, Lead Multiplayer Designer on BC2 here in Stockholm. We’re really happy about the response to the beta announcement, and are looking forward to work with the community to fine tune the Battlefield: Bad Company 2 multiplayer experience. I’ll see you on the battlefield! :)

What day in March is out coming out?

    Kristoffer Bergqvist 5 November, 2009 @ 6:37 pm    

    BC2 will be in stores on March 5th in Europe, and March 2nd in North America.

Very nice.

Call of Du..What. =P

addyjones1234 5 November, 2009 @ 5:06 pm   4

@ 2 5th March

so come on which retailers and when on the blog?

UmiChan_88 5 November, 2009 @ 5:08 pm   5

yay 1 day after my birthday.. will be a good gift to check it out :D

Yes woop!

Love battlefield BC :D

Could you tell us what retailers?

Do want, Do want Do want!!!

hindahouse 5 November, 2009 @ 5:10 pm   8

Cant wait, Played it at Eurogamer was VERY good!

ssaannttii 5 November, 2009 @ 5:11 pm   9

So, beta codes in this blog and Battlefield blog, right?
Few codes and many europeans :(

damonthemoney 5 November, 2009 @ 5:12 pm   10

What stores are participating for the beta code giveaway? I preordered from GAME, will I get a code?

MatthewSFC 5 November, 2009 @ 5:12 pm   11

@8 I played it at Eurogamer too, you’re right, it’s brilliant.

FIGHTFULL 5 November, 2009 @ 5:13 pm   12

Great :D
hope i get one

Ostemad87 5 November, 2009 @ 5:15 pm   13

YIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIR

Awesome!! Since it starts the day before my birthday how about a birthday present ;)

Nice to see these things happening on PS3 more often!

Sounds good, will def pre-order this to get access :P

So how do get it again.
To get it right

sully1311 5 November, 2009 @ 5:22 pm   17

When can we get beta codes?

Could you let us know what retailers please as i really want to get into this beta.

Oh my god, I so didn’t expect a beta for the PS3 version.

*Prays game.co.uk give away beta keys*

I’ll order it from wherever if needed though!

Will getting these codes on the blog be like unbound Saga…. which BTW FAILED!

addyjones1234 5 November, 2009 @ 5:29 pm   21

mine’s from game too £24.99:)

coolking111 5 November, 2009 @ 5:33 pm   22

Sweet :)

Can’t wait. I dont have a clue why anyone would play Modern Warefare, battlefield is superior in every regards except story-telling which is short lived because MW/MW2 is only 5hours long.

I want the beta bad.

Cool :)

I3rutal1ty 5 November, 2009 @ 5:37 pm   25

Didn’t get into mag, but I have more hope for this game then any others

Oh! i want :D i loved the first game! go sweden <3

Thanks for letting us know! Can’t wait!

How long will the BETA last?

It’s really cool to that more BETA’s are coming to the PS3! Keep it up DICE!

OMG yes so gunna pre order made my day!

OMG!

I hope I get a code then I won’t need to get MW2 as a filler until this comes out :D:D:D

Mon-Da-Hoops 5 November, 2009 @ 5:52 pm   30

Wow looks awesome from all the game play i have seen so far good job DICE

Great!!! i am so looking forward to this! :D

Sweet! Can’t wait!

Hey, just tell me which stores are involved with the Battlefield Bad Company 2 beta giveaway and i will pre-order straight away!, cant wait for this!, since the first trailer, you could tell this will be better than MW2!, only a shame its coming out next year :(

i hope i become a key :(

is there co-op story mode online

yahoooooooooooooooo

GREAT IT’S A BEAUTIFUL GAME WHEN U’LL RELEASE BETA KEYS?

parker-94 5 November, 2009 @ 6:10 pm   37

Cant wait! Loved BF:BC

Plz name of retailers :D.
Gonna preorder now !

Btw when will you give out the keys ?

sweet..hope i get in the beta..

    Kristoffer Bergqvist 5 November, 2009 @ 6:40 pm    

    The only guaranteed way of getting a key is to pre-order via participating retailers. Selected gaming sites will be having beta key promotions. We will also have a promotion right here on the SCEE blog. I hope I’ll see you out there!

I would love a beta code for this game…. loved the first, will love the second…. please include me in this beta!!!!

I can’t wait 4 the beta its gonna be cool.

What about official SCEE Community Beta Tester?

samich2007 5 November, 2009 @ 6:21 pm   44

great news! Cant wait for BC2!:)
And what about Battlefield 3? I’m still playing battlefield 2, but I hope that the new game (battlefield 3) is also coming to the PS3 :P Can you give us a hint?:P

Kind Regards,
Sami

xLordOblivionx 5 November, 2009 @ 6:24 pm   45

Can’t wait for this game!!! Really hope I get in.

I loved the 1st game grate action and overly funny too boot. I hope to get a beta for this bad boy. :D

Paranoimia 5 November, 2009 @ 6:32 pm   47

Will SCEE beta testers get in automatically, or is this a ‘code only’ beta?

Still, I can’t wait for this. I’m skipping CoD:MW2 mainly because of Activision’s greedy price-hike, but apart from that, I enjoyed the original Bad Company more than the original Modern Warfare anyway.

Arlanthir 5 November, 2009 @ 6:36 pm   48

I’m glad there’s a beta. At least this time I’ll be able to see if the VOIP works properly BEFORE actually spending money on it.

Sorry guys, needed to be said. :( I’m still waiting for the 1943 patch.

    Kristoffer Bergqvist 5 November, 2009 @ 6:46 pm    

    Hi. There will be detailed instructions regarding how to submit any bugs found in the Beta, please report your findings and we’ll do the fixing!

great to hear that!

BC is my favorite FPS on PS3 and hopefully BC2 will be even better :)

DeadlySpartan 5 November, 2009 @ 6:39 pm   50

I’ll do anything to get a beta code for this game!

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