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BFBC2 PC Beta stats and bug workaround revealed

Friday, 29th January 2010 17:24 GMT By Stephany Nunneley

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Multiplay and Fileplay announced today that within the first 21-hours of the Battlefield: Bad Company 2 PC Beta going live, 100K new accounts were created, and 10K connections per second were recorded.

Wow.

Multiplay, one of the firms hosting the Beta on its European servers,  revealed it received over one million page views on its site, and its partner Fileplay handed out 10K keys in under 3-hours.

“We’ve never seen demand like it,” says Craig Fletcher, managing director, Multiplay. “At our peak, we were connecting 10,000 people per second – and we managed the demand better than other servers, many of whom were down for hours when demand surged.”

If you did not get a key, Fileplay will be handing out more soon.

Meanwhile, those playing the Beta in the UK may have noticed the client crashing to their desktop due to a bug within the source file.

DICE has said that it is aware of the problem, and to help pin point the issue, avoid the use of the browser and use the PLAY NOW button instead.

This will help the team locate the cause, as well as allow you into the Beta servers without CTD.

The Beta went live on January 27, and a demo hit XBL yesterday. PS3 gets the demo next week.

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  1. Redh3lix

    Probably because there’s been **** all in the way of decent games released on the PC for aaages!! Hardly bloody surprising. MW2 wasn’t a good game (ESPECIALLY not for PC).

    #1 5 years ago
  2. LewieP

    Here is a cheeky workaround to get a key from play.com without having to buy the game
    http://savygamer.co.uk/2010/01/29/bad-company-2-beta-for-free/

    #2 5 years ago
  3. loki

    100k accounts – epic fail
    BUGS in PC port? it not surprise it is normal
    PC sucks as usual

    #3 5 years ago
  4. _S_E_R_G_

    100 000 accounts (in 21 hours) = 100 000 preorders
    ps3 beta was free :)

    bugs:
    there was no bugs in ps3 beta? LOL
    you fail loki!

    #4 5 years ago
  5. Grimrita

    Unless they add prone, this one is OFF my shopping list. I am SO disappointed with it thus far. Its like a lame call of duty.

    #5 5 years ago