Battlefield: Bad Company 2 demo downloaded 2 million times

Thursday, 11th February 2010 15:02 GMT By Johnny Cullen


EA’s announced that the Battlefield: Bad Company 2 demo has been downloaded over 2 million times since it was released two weeks back on PSN and Xbox Live.

Currently, the DICE taster is on its way to becoming the fastest download from EA ever in the first five days it became available to download. The company also said the multiplayer beta for PC is also being met with “great success”.

“This massive rush to experience the game early is proof positive that action gamers are looking for more,” said senior producer of the shooter, Patrick Bach. “Battlefield: Bad Company 2 delivers on every front. This is intelligent, strategic warfare that our competitors simply cannot replicate.”

Bad Company 2 is out on March 2 and March 5 in the US and UK respectively for PS3, 360 and PC.

PR below.

Battlefield: Bad Company 2 is on Pace to Become the Fastest Downloaded Demo in EA History

STOCKHOLM, Feb 11, 2010 (BUSINESS WIRE) — DICE, an Electronic Arts Inc. studio (NASDAQ:ERTS), today announced that Battlefield: Bad Company(TM) 2 is on pace to become the fastest downloaded demo* in EA history. Battlefield: Bad Company 2 continues to dominate online multiplayer gaming with over 2M demo downloads across Xbox LIVE(TM) and the PlayStation(R)Network (combined) in the first five days of availability. The recently launched PC beta has also met great success, with hundreds of thousands of players already signed up. With the huge popularity of the Xbox LIVE and PlayStation Network demo and the PC beta, Battlefield: Bad Company 2 is positioned to be the premier first person-shooter of 2010 when it hits stores on March 2nd.

“We couldn’t be more thrilled to hear that Battlefield: Bad Company 2 is already in the hands of almost 2½ million gamers, and it hasn’t even shipped yet,” said Patrick Bach, Senior Producer on Battlefield: Bad Company 2. “This massive rush to experience the game early is proof positive that action gamers are looking for more. Battlefield: Bad Company 2 delivers on every front. This is intelligent, strategic warfare that our competitors simply cannot replicate.”

Battlefield: Bad Company 2 will be in stores on March 2, 2010 in North America and March 4, 2010 in Europe for the Xbox 360(R) videogame and entertainment system, PlayStation(R)3 computer entertainment system and the PC. The Limited Edition can be pre-ordered now on all platforms at no extra cost, with participating retailers worldwide (while supplies last).

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* Internet connection required. Demo will end on February 25, 2010.



  1. nobruc

    1st *.*

    i hope that they still have that comic cut scenes..

    they beat the crap out of me X’D

    #1 5 years ago
  2. fdelfino

    well, I’ve download th beta on Steam yesterday and it’s fucking awesome.

    #2 5 years ago
  3. jnms

    Still want to try this, but no room left on the crappy XBox HD due to Mass Effect 2 install.

    What idiot thought a 20gb hard drive would be enough.

    #3 5 years ago
  4. loki

    Download, play, disappointment
    Saw all this 2 years ago in fist part. Better to make interesting multiplayer, then pc port

    #4 5 years ago
  5. AHA-Lambda

    I LOVED it best MP I have ever played!! :D

    #5 5 years ago
  6. Droid

    Shame there’s no PC demo. :(

    #6 5 years ago
  7. Yoshi

    loki im not certain but did you just say that Bad Company 2 was a pc port for consoles? lol If you did mean that then you are seriously mistaken, its completely a console port for pc gamers

    EDIT: And im one of those pc gamers :( lol but its still fun and will help my thurst until BF3 ;)

    #7 5 years ago
  8. Droid

    Actually it’s neither, as there are seperate PC and console versions. According to the developers it’s not going to be a port at all.

    #8 5 years ago
  9. Bleak Harvest

    I can verify the awesomeness of this demo. Very excited for the full game.

    #9 5 years ago
  10. No_PUDding

    Me too. But I won’t buy the full game :(


    #10 5 years ago
  11. Yoshi

    Droid and how many developers have said that lol XD
    Its completely a console port BUT its the best bloody console port ive played and most likely ever created.

    #11 5 years ago
  12. Droid

    The ones in the dev video.

    #12 5 years ago
  13. Turrican2

    The demo is really awesome so far.
    Downloaded it today, fell in love instantly and played it for hours.
    Can’t wait for the full version of the game!

    #13 5 years ago
  14. Goliath

    Not really sold on the multiplayer. As broken as MW2 multiplayer may be at the moment. No other online multiplayer offers the instant gratification it does.

    #14 5 years ago
  15. RGW1982

    It Better Then MW2 Being MW2 Is Directed At 6 Year Olds, But Then Again Battlefield Is Directed At 12 Year Olds So That Leaves Much To Be Desired, Hopefully Medal Of Honor Capitalizes On This & Directs It’s Game Towards Adults Instead Of Children.

    #15 5 years ago
  16. The Juice707


    Dude, we know your f*****g opinion already. Its like you try to criticize anything remotely popular. You are doing a great job of not conforming! I am sure the emo/punk kids would love to have you in their crew.

    As for actually discussing this news…
    I downloaded the demo and started playing immediately. I am loving it, but it definitely doesn’t take away from my Modern Warfare playtime. My only complaint is how difficult it is to rank up. I have played for about 3 hours, won all but one match, and have a positive k/d ratio, but I am yet to rank up once!

    #16 5 years ago
  17. RGW1982

    Haha, Don’t Be Mad Your Favorite FPS’s Are Directed At Little Kids, Girls & FPS nOObs Like Yourself, That’s Just How Those Games Were Made. ;)

    #17 5 years ago
  18. The Juice707


    #18 5 years ago
  19. RGW1982

    Keep Telling Yourself That If It Makes You Feel Better About Playing Little Kid Games.

    #19 5 years ago
  20. The Juice707

    Fact: You are better than everyone else.

    #20 5 years ago
  21. RGW1982

    Fact: Your Favorite FPS Games Are Made For Kids.

    #21 5 years ago

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