ESRB rating description reveals WWII mission in BFBC2

Saturday, 6th February 2010 18:30 GMT By Stephany Nunneley


The ESRB has rated Battlefield: Bad Company 2, and in the ratings description, it notes that at one point the player is thrust into World War II before moving on to more modern combat.

Here’s the blurb, courtesy of Connected Consoles:

This is a first-person shooter featuring two modes of gameplay: single player, in which players control soldiers on a mission to stop terrorists; and multiplayer, in which players engage in team-based combat (“Conquest,” “Rush,” “Squad Rush,” and “Squad Death Match”).

Both modes involve using machine guns, rifles, grenade launchers, and rockets to kill enemy soldiers on the battlefield. In single-player mode, players conduct missions on an unnamed Japanese island during World War II and then move into the modern day through jungles, deserts, and snowy terrain. The firefights contain realistic gunfire, loud explosions, cries of pain; large sprays of blood come out of injured characters during the fast-paced combat.

There are also close-up depictions of knife-stabbing (flesh-impact sounds) and melee attacks with a power drill. Multiplayer mode tends to involve more goal-oriented tasks, such as “capturing-the-flag,” destroying and defending crates, point-based fighting.

Characters use profanity (e.g., “fuck,” “shit,” and “asshole”) during cutscenes and in the heat of battle.

Sounds like it could possibly be part of a playable storyline that is more of a lead-in to current events in the game – which loads of games have done in the past.

Still, we’ll send a mail out to EA and ask if it can explain the description a bit more to us.

BFBC2 has a multiplayer demo out now on PS3, and Xbox 360 with a PC Beta ongoing.

It’s out in March.



  1. onlineatron

    This isn’t news… It’s just a massive spoiler!

    Thanks a bunch :/

    #1 5 years ago
  2. AHA-Lambda

    @ 1 – I agree seriously just pull this news!! I’m not happy you revealed this >:(

    #2 5 years ago
  3. Droid

    Heh multiplayer’s where it’s at folks.

    #3 5 years ago
  4. No_PUDding

    It is great multiplayer. But it makes me miss PC controls more than anything. And the added complexity in BF2.

    But I don’t get the WWII fatigue. I love any historically accurate games. They always have to be handled in a mature manner.

    I do actually like that.

    #4 5 years ago
  5. M337ING

    Thanks a lot. Did you even consider that you’re spoiling what’s supposed to be a surprising moment?

    #5 5 years ago
  6. Droid

    Wow why’s everyone flipping out over nothing? If you don’t want to know stuff about games before release, you’re certainly on the wrong site.

    #6 5 years ago
  7. Jadeskye

    mmm kind of annoying i guess but meh.

    #7 5 years ago
  8. Aimless

    Everyone’s “flipping out” because the spoiler is in the headline. If it was something along the lines of, “ESRB description outs surprising first level for BFBC 2″ then people would only have themselves to blame for clicking the link to the full article, but as is it’s something you’ll read accidentally.

    I am a bit miffed that I read it, but realistically the news was bound to come out prior to release anyway, be it via a preview, review or official trailer. The days of Raiden-esque reveals are well behind us, I think.

    #8 5 years ago
  9. El_MUERkO

    Gotta be a Kelly’s Heroes reference :D

    #9 5 years ago
  10. iampaddy

    Wow, nice headline. What a dick move.

    #10 5 years ago
  11. onlineatron


    We’re on a NEWS website… this isn’t NEWS it’s a spoiler.

    #11 5 years ago
  12. Droid

    Spoilers contain news. If you want a fresh spoiler-free experience of a game, you don’t actively seek out info before playing it for the 1st time do you. Having “WWII” in the title isn’t going to spoil much at all unless you clicked further to read the story, which most probably did. Being rude to Steph because you regret clicking a link isn’t on.

    #12 5 years ago
  13. onlineatron

    The fact that a supposedly Modern Combat game has a WWII section in it is a spoiler no matter how you look at its.

    No one is being rude to Steph or directly insulting her in anyway… They are just dismayed at the article.

    I actively read many VG news sites and rarely have spoilers thrust upon me.

    #13 5 years ago

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