BFBC2: Get day one DLC for free if you buy it new

Wednesday, 17th February 2010 20:18 GMT By Stephany Nunneley


DICE’s Patrick Bach, senior producer for Battlefield: Bad Company 2, has revealed a bit more of what to expect with DLC once the game is released next month.

Turns out, the game will come with a “VIP” code allowing the purchaser access to the DLC network.

“We want people to insert the code they get when they buy the game to get access to DLC,” he told MTV. “It’s connected to your personal account, more or less, and what we want to do is give you something extra, added value, for that.

“In the future you will get more content, for free, if you have this VIP code.”

Reiterating what he told WorthPlaying last week, Bach compared it to the Cerberus System in Mass Effect 2, where once you enter the code, you are granted access to game’s online store which is directly connected to your account.

New multiplayer maps are the free DLC that will be available at launch, and if you happen to buy the game used – expect Project Ten Dollar to be applied upon downloading the content.

Game hits PC, PS3 and Xbox 360 March 2 and March 5 in the US and UK, respectively.



  1. MushroomStamp

    I like these kind of concepts/incentives to fight back “used” games.

    #1 5 years ago
  2. Peetry

    Good good, fair enough I think they should try and milk more money out of us. Personally I can expect to play two to three hundred hours of this game, 40 quid is nothing and I will gladly pay for a few extras

    #2 5 years ago
  3. Phoenixblight


    They aren’t milking anyone. You buy the game new you get the DLC free. How is this milking unless you plan on buying the game used.

    #3 5 years ago
  4. LordVonPunx

    Wow I am totally gonna go buy This New Now!

    pfftt..! ya right i rather pay 30 bucks when the price drops
    and pay for the 10 dollar DLC!

    #4 5 years ago
  5. Gekidami

    Hum, actually buying the game second hand then just buying the DLC after probably would come cheaper then buying the game brand-spanking new. Atleast with the other EA games that offer a solid, single piece of DLC, this on the other hand seem to be a key to get several things for free.

    #5 5 years ago
  6. RGW1982

    Day 1 DLC = Shit That Should Have Been In The Game, But Instead We’re Gonna Make You Pay For It If You Don’t Buy Our Game Brand New = Milking It.

    #6 5 years ago
  7. Aimless

    Your reading comprehension leaves a lot to be desired, RGW. You could have at least digested the headline, surely?

    #7 5 years ago
  8. Phoenixblight

    They are not making you pay for it unless you bought the game used. How is that milking? Its a way to attack second hand sales.

    They lock the content that can fit on the disc months prior to release and if they plan on making DLC for the game guess what the developing studio does during the months of polishing and debugging? Thats right they make DLC.

    #8 5 years ago
  9. LordVonPunx

    I Agree With RG! lol Sup man!

    #9 5 years ago
  10. RGW1982

    @ 7

    I’m Referring To The People Who Don’t Purchase It New, Day 1 DLC Tends To Be Stuff Removed From The Game Or Stuff The Should Have Been In The Game, But They’ll Have To Pay $9.99 To Use It If They Purchase The Game Later On Down The Line, Milking It Is Charging People For Stuff That Should Have Been On The Disk, A Great Example Being Dragons Age: Origins.. They’re Milking The Shit Out Of That Game Which Is Typical Of EA.

    #10 5 years ago
  11. Phoenixblight

    You know nothing of Dragon AGe. The game was going to be PC exclusive but since EA bought Bioware out they asked for Bioware to delay the original date of DAO to be released so it would have the same release date as the console version. SO it left time for Bioware to put Shale as a DLC and enough time to make Warden’s Keep. Your point is moot RG. Before making remarks maybe you should do your homework before looking like an ass, Oh wait nvm.

    #11 5 years ago
  12. DaMan

    I guess LordVonPunx is Mr.Capitalizing’s second account?

    dark times are approaching vg247 :(.

    #12 5 years ago
  13. RGW1982

    Sup Punx, I See You Got Around To Getting Registered On This Site. ;)

    #13 5 years ago
  14. RGW1982

    @ 11

    You FAIL To Defend The Milking Of Dragons Age: Origins

    @ 12

    Guess I Just Forgot To Capitalize The 1st Letter Of Each Word.

    #14 5 years ago
  15. loki

    i am not sure what i will buy used one,demo it is total disappointment
    And of course i don’t buy new games what have PC ports, i am not torrents users sponsor

    #15 5 years ago
  16. Bleak Harvest

    It was already a confirmed day-one purchase. This just makes it all the sweeter. I’m coming for your dog tags, kids >=)

    #16 5 years ago
  17. MushroomStamp

    RGW, AGAIN shows his complete ignorance? I’m guessing he is like 12 yrs old.

    There come a point in a development cycle when new is cutoff and goes into full testing.

    MANY companies have found that instead of laying of developers (usually contractors) or paying them to sit around. They start on the “DLC” project while the main project is finalizing. This is a method of efficiency and it gives those customers that CHOOSE to pay a few dollars some extra content that otherwise in the old days would have been scrapped onto the cutting room floor.

    I’m so sick of people bashing DLC…. it’s simple DON”T PAY FOR IT.. if noone pays for it.. then companies will change.

    They are not purposely axing content just to have DLC on day 1. Think of it as a bonus much like the extra content on a DVD’s.

    #17 5 years ago
  18. RGW1982

    “They are not purposely axing content just to have DLC on day 1″

    Yes They Are.

    #18 5 years ago
  19. Phoenixblight

    Then where is the proof RGW. You sure like to talk like you are knowledgeable about this sort of thing. Surely you have proof?

    #19 5 years ago
  20. LordVonPunx

    @12 i am not this capital guy i am LordVonPunx

    @17 lol if RG is 12 then he looks pretty old for a 12 year old that has a grim reaper bong lol.

    and imo Dragon Age Orgin Blows. i bought it and soon
    as i found out it was an RTS i took it back!

    #20 5 years ago
  21. Joe_Gamer

    You guys are arguing like a bunch of old ladies, you all have decent points, Day one DLC is USUALLY a rip off, not always but usually. This DLC is more about fighting used game sales, since anyone who buys the game NEW, not just on launch day get access. Doesn’t affect me but I think it is a dick move. Definitely not worth ten bucks, should have made it the five dollar plan so it would be less of a sandpaper dildo and more like the uncomfortably large hands on a TSA inspector.

    For DAO the DLC was probably created as the 360 version was prepped, but by their own admission this DLC was created specifically to fight used game sales so it was probably planned from a very early point in the development and probably COULD have been included in the game. Anyway it’s a lot better than the shit Ubisoft is pulling so I guess EA is the lesser of two evils.

    #21 5 years ago
  22. DrDamn

    Bigger picture. People who buy game new get the DLC for free. Second hand value of EA games is going to be pushed down as a result. Shops make less money on s/h sales but EA actually start making some – which is what they want.

    “i rather pay 30 bucks when the price drops and pay for the 10 dollar DLC!”

    That’s actually what they want. This isn’t about encouraging more people to buy it new, it’s about making money off the second hand sales.

    #22 5 years ago
  23. endgame

    shit that’s nice. :) already preordered 2 months ago. why wouldn’t i? 25.31 quid is a very good price. and the game is sick! :D i got more than 240 hours of playing mw2 in 2 months, and that game sucked. but with this one!? eheheh, i’ll top that in a month.

    #23 5 years ago

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