12 May

EA DICE has announced earlier today that it will soon expand the multiplayer-aspect of Battlefield: Bad Company 2 with a new gameplay mode known as ‘Onslaught’. Unlike the other modes that can be played online, this mode will focus on co-operative play for teams of up to four players. Four maps have been announced to be playable in this mode, all which have been redesigned with added vehicles, changed lighting and time of day. These maps are: Arica Harbor, Isla Inocentes, Nelson Bay and Atacama Desert.

It is currently unclear what the overall goal of this game mode will be, but it is clear that each of these maps will contain unique objectives that pit players against AI-controlled opponents. A trailer that shows footage from the new Onslaught mode can be found after the jump. This trailer only mentions update as ‘Coming soon’ for the Playstation 3 and Xbox 360.

On the Bad Company 2-forums, an associate producer at EA DICE stated that a release for the PC is not ruled out, but that is is currently looking into ways for doing this without upsetting the PC-community. According to the associate producer, problems could arise if dedicated server-owners convert their 32-player servers to 4-player servers en masse, leaving the PC-community with too few player slots available to accommodate the large number of players that play on a daily basis.

There has been no mention whether this content will be available free of charge to players who have entered their VIP-code, or if this will be premium-DLC.

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