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Battlefield Bad Company 2 Beta Invites Are Phishing

DICE is spreading the word that there are no beta sign-ups currently for Battlefield Bad Company 2. Any invites or notifications people receive are phishing scams. Battlefield producer Gordon Van Dyke recommends taking action and “give them the middle finger.” He also noted that official announcements would come from the website or official Twitter.

Battlefield Bad Company 2 has been reveling in the fallout from competitors Call of Duty Modern Warfare 2 with their announcement that they would gladly continue dedicated server support. In fact, many of the comments regarding the MW2 pre-order indicated that some players would be making the switch to Battlefield Bad Company 2 for that reason.

Battlefield Bad Company 2 will be available March 2, 2010 for PS3, Xbox 360 and PC. The limited edition collection has been recently detailed, and for a limited time will be available for the same price as the regular edition.

The Battlefield Bad Company 2 Limited Edition comes with:

  • 4 x Vehicle Warfare Unlocks
    • Improved Vehicle Armor – An Up-Armor package mounted on all vehicle types decreases the effect of both explosive and penetrating warheads, significantly improving vehicle survivability.
    • Vehicle Alternate Fire – Additional weapon packages mounted for the driver of all armored vehicles, greatly expands the range of targets the vehicle can successfully engage and destroy.
    • Vehicle Motion Sensor – Upgraded Sensor to locate enemy units in direct proximity to the vehicle.
    • Tracer Dart Pistol – Launched by compressed air, this magnetic dart attaches to any vehicle surface, allows friendly shoulder launched rockets to lock on to and track moving targets even beyond line of sight.
  • 2 x Classic Battlefield 1943 Weapons
    • M1A1 Submachine Gun – Popular with Paratrooper and Commando units in WW2 for its rate of fire and stopping power the M1A1 is still seen in the hands of paramilitaries today. Reliable but heavy, this classic weapon is still a powerful force in the hands of a Battlefield Veteran.
    • M1911 Pistol – Adopted in 1911 by the US Army the M1911 saw heavy service in WW1, WW2, Korea and Vietnam. Highly customized M1911 are still favored by Special Operations forces for its reliability and the power of its large .45 caliber round