DICE Takes on MW2 with Battlefield Bad Company 2 DLC
Yesterday, Infinity Ward got a jump on press releases announcing the cure to “Mapathy” would be coming on March 30th in the form of Modern Warfare 2 DLC. DICE is taking on that statement with an announcement that DLC for Battlefield Bad Company 2 would be released on March 30th as well in order to prevent “Mapathy”.
According to a EA blog post titled “How to avoid “mapathy” without paying!” the dev team at DICE announced that the (second) VIP Map Pack would be available on March 30th, at no charge, and on ALL platforms (note: The March 30th MW2 DLC will be an Xbox 360 exclusive for a short time).
The Map Pack will include:
Arica Harbor Conquest mode – US Command launches a break through action directly at the Russian base. Collateral damage is of no consequence. Capture and secure tactical positions in Conquest Mode across the vast Arica Harbor map.
Laguna Presa Rush mode – The valley and surrounding mountains possess a strategic value in the battle for South America, and an infantry assault supported by light armor vehicles is likely by both armies as US forces defend the nearby Dam.
Also, according to the blog post “VIP members will be able to expand on the deep and ever changing sandbox experience, which in itself provides near endless hours of entertainment, by having new content to keep things fresh. It also plays a vital part in making sure you, the players get proper value for the money you’ve invested in Battlefield: Bad Company 2. This is why these map packs are available at no extra cost, contradicting the industry standard and what our direct competitors are doing.” (nudge MW2)