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Battlefield: Bad Company 2 – PS3 Beta Begins November 19

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Hi All,

I’m Gordon Van Dyke and I’m the Associate Producer for 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 in March 2010.

Battlefield Bad Company 2

Starting on November 19, 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 here.

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 (details TBA)
  • Pre-ordering the game at participating retailer
  • Checking out selected gaming sites such as IGN or GameSpot in North America.

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 Battlefield: Bad Company 2 new trailer.

Battlefield Bad Company 2

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303 Comments

  • cool

  • Great

  • Sweet! When will you guys be doing the blog giveaway? I imagine it would have to be sometime in the next couple weeks.

    The game is looking great!

    • Brad Bennett
      Brad Bennett

      Stay tuned, as you wrote, we\’ll be giving away codes in the next few weeks!

  • Cool, give it to me!!

  • killerinthesand

    How do we enter into the giveaway?

  • Reporting for duty commander! ^_^

  • ABRACADAVER03

    Awesome

  • XxBigP123xX

    Do want. Loved BC1 and 1943.

    Keep it up DICE!

  • Alpha-Male22

    Wait a minute,there’s no other beta on any other console?

  • XxDeathDoctorxX

    can we get it with qore?

  • thebisonxrc

    So, how do Canadians get access to a beta key I absolutely must get in on this!

    • Brad Bennett
      Brad Bennett

      I believe that Canadians should be able to go through the same process as those in the US. You can pre-order at Best Buy and GameStop for guaranteed access or stay up to date at http://www.battlefield.com for other ways to get codes

  • thanks for the heads up!!

  • DeflagrationLord

    Awsome!
    I want this beta!
    BF:BC was a great game and BC2 will be even better, I’m sure.
    There will be a special edition of the game?
    I really like collector’s edition with strange and particular gadgets. ^^

    No beta codes for the QORE annual subscribers? That’s a pity.
    But thank you for the possibility to try this game! =)

  • is there any possibility qore subscribers can get in on this…they’ve spoiled me with betas since they’ve launched lol

  • WOW nice work EA. Sweet! I’ll be pre-ordering mine!

  • Will codes be given to people that pre-ordered from ea games directly?

  • Well that’s [DELETED]. You either have to get lucky or pay for it.
    What happened to applications and requirements? Too sensible?

  • Awesome, can’t wait to get the chance to play in the beta. Thanks for bringing this exclusively on the PS3.

    Your doing a fantastic job, I’m more excited about this than Modern Warfare 2.

  • thanks for the heads up!!! : )

  • SmileUrDead

    this will be one of the greatest betas, besides MAG!!!

  • StrykerIsland

    Cool.

  • I was gonna pre-order MW 2 tomorrow but I like the Battlefield series a whole lot more and I really want to get into this Beta. Will be pre-ordering this game for sure.

    Is there a list yet of which retailers will be offering the beta?

    • Brad Bennett
      Brad Bennett

      Currently GameStop and Best Buy are offering the beta, but check back at the Battlefield Blog for updates.

  • I am very happy to see a Bad Company beta on the PS3. Its shows that Dice is detacated to its roots! I say no more.

  • Stoffinator

    I guess M$ ain’t handing over the money huh? j/k. Nice to see we finally get something exclusive like this.

  • Arcadian_Rebel

    Count me in on the beta key! :) Can’t wait for this game.

  • OneShotOswald

    Thank you finnaly we get throun a bone

  • inspace2020

    Wow, looking good!! Battlefield is underrated…

  • BiezulbubBill69

    I want in on this!!

  • Awesome trailer. Let us know when we are available to obtain the beta. thanks

    • Brad Bennett
      Brad Bennett

      Thanks for the kudos, we\’re very happy to have a talented video team indeed. You can pre-order at GameStop or BestBuy to guarantee yourself a code today until supplies last!

  • MysteriousChimp

    Definitely looking forward to this. BC was the first one I ever played and got me hooked.

  • SPOOKULA209

    The game looks good, I love the destruction in bbc but I could never play online due to problems so I only got to play the story mode. Hopefully this means I can play online with bbc2. Saw the trailer on youtube a while back and overall the game looks crazy. realism with real destruction? all shooters should look like this. now hopefully it plays well and its not all looks.

  • WackyWeedCreed

    I MUST get a beta key!

    Glad to see constant support from EA and DICE for their PS3 fans XD

  • CRONIC_GAMER

    I love this game I played the he’ll out of the last one was number 1 on the leader board for BFBC’s demo for about six months ” demolition” can’t wait any word on what the participating are , gamestop, gamecrazy, toys r us ???? Help

    • Brad Bennett
      Brad Bennett

      Nice work on the demo, glad you tore it up! You can pre-order at GameStop or BestBuy right now to get a code for the beta!

  • Oh sweet! Can’t wait for Bad Company 2!

    PLEASE get voice chat and party invites working 100% on PS3 this time both were terrible in the first game. Please please please.

  • Why annual Qore subscribers aren’t getting in this is beyond me, and frankly quite annoying.

  • Assassin_4_Rent

    Can’t Wait to see this beauty :D

  • secularsage

    I want in on this beta!!!

    Where can we pre-order?

  • Hell yes! I hope Amazon is one of those select retailers…

    Anyways, this is great because I’ll be able to compare this to MW2 and see which one is truly king.

  • this great i hope i get in as well on all the fun

  • Awesome! Hit me Chief! I want in the Beta!

  • PaRiLiZaTiOn

    Looking good. Probably going to be one of the best shooters of 2010.

  • Very nice! I’ve been eagerly awaiting the game, and I’m really excited to get my hands on it earlier. I loved the first, and the second looks to be a big improvement.

    Can’t wait, see you on the 19th!

  • im more interested in this than Most Wanted 2… and it looks pretty good… can’t wait…

  • Looks great, and I’d love to play the BC2 beta ;)

  • Cool! Another Beta! Only for PS3! This is what we need, more of this. I’m gonna pre-order.

  • Dice_for_Death_

    Certainly looks interesting enough.

  • That’s good news, Battlefield will be the bees knees! lol

  • The first game was alright. Maybe this one is a bit better, I’ll give it a try and if I don’t like it I’ll cancel my pre-order.

  • Thanks GvD!

  • I love you. I’ll hold off on MW2 and wait for BC2. I was debating this, but this kinda support pretty much sealed the deal for me.

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