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Not sure if im anoyed or pleased but....

 

EA have anounced that due to HUGE PC demand the pc beta will need to have a much bigger capacity that origionaly thought so it has been delayed till the start of 2010, this means they are taking the PC gamers very seriously but in gutted i cant get my hands on it sooner.

 

looks like I will have to order a few more PS3 controllers to cover the PS3 controller RAGE issues.

 

Takes from battlefield blog...

 

Hey all,

 

 

 

We wanted to update you, and slow the flood of tweets, on questions surrounding the BFBC2 PC Beta being cancelled. I'll get right to it and say "the BFBC2 PC Beta is not cancelled". Now this all started due to changes made to an earlier blog that removed the PC Beta from the details and the reason for this was the plan changed. With the huge success of the PS3 Beta we decided to drastically increase the PC Beta's capacity to insure as many people as possible could participate. Unfortunately this meant we had to delay the Beta to very early next year giving us more planning time to make it happen and implement more optimizations.

 

Here is a recap of the current PC features, and we can now confirm DX11 support with more details to come later!

 

PC Enhanced Features

 

Up to 32 Players on PC (24 on consoles) - Play with up to 32 players online in the biggest multiplayer Maps in Battlefield. Each with a different tactical and gameplay focus set across a variety of environments.

Full DirectX 9, 10 & 11 Support - Immerse yourself in the Battlefield world as Frostbite engine brings tanks, planes, and explosions to vivid life on your PC. The game will fully support Windows XP, Vista, and 7 with new tech that further improves things like lighting and shadows.

Enhanced Gameplay - The PC version also includes wide peripheral support like Joysticks for flying, NVDIA 3D Vision, Logitech LCD Keyboards and VoIP Support plus a variety of specific features tailored for PC play.

Friend Support - Find your friends online with the new buddy list to see if and who is online so you can quickly join their game.

Dedicated Ranked Server - Everyone gets non-stop action with no connection penalties based on some other player's internet. Ranked Server Provider program will give players opportunity to rent their own server(s) located in professional grade datacenters, ability to modify settings like map rotation, create reserved slots for friends or clan members, kick & Ban players, and custom name your ranked server.

Clan Support & Private Servers - Independent Clan Tag, and ability to rent servers for hosting and controlling private password protected competitive servers with expanded control over the settings from public ranked servers.

PC Squad Play System - Updated from previous Battlefield PC titles now gives control of your squad before heading into combat.

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for past couple months what i read they putting more work into Pc side that console thank god looks like this will be the game that will get proberly new members and old ones back i hope but looking at the ps3 beta looks brill :) and cant wait for the pc beta comes out think thye know it will be so overwelmed with people dl it and playing it

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Heres some new news on the Pc beta, worrying though, the last comment, No Mod Tools and does it say it will not release Server files, is this just the beta?

 

 

 

 

 

BFBC2 PC Beta Update från DICE!

BY: GordonVanDyke POSTED: Jan 07, 2010, 10:33AM TOTAL VIEWS: 38,988 COMMENTS: 285

As promised here is the PC Blog on the Beta & a few other things, yes some people, places, and things may have leaked a little something, but we are here to clarify everything and make it all official since we can now commit to the listed dates! :-)

 

 

 

BETA Details:

 

Beta Begins/Ends

Jan 28th/Feb 25th

 

Map Name

Port Valdez

 

Players

32

 

Game Mode

Rush

 

Environment

Snow

 

Theme

Vehicle and Infantry

 

Back Story

The battle for Port Valdez is fought alongside the waterline towards a great oil industrial landscape in the Alaskan mountains. Using basically everything they've got the Russian forces are launching an airborne assault to knock out the oil industries in the area. In their arsenal there are Main Battle Tanks as well as fast-moving Quad Bikes and mobile armored AA. It's a vehicle focused battle, but with plenty of infantry combat.

 

 

 

 

 

How to Download: Check back to the Battlefield Bad Company 2 Beta Page closer to beta launch date for download instructions.

 

How To Get Access: Reserve Battlefield Bad Company 2 is the most sure fire way, but we are still working with Retailers & e-Tailers that wish to participate (it's up to them). If you're eager to ensure you get in the two confirmed distributors to Pre-Order are the EA Store and at GameStop.com. We'll have another Blog at a later date with an update on the retailers & e-Tailers that have teamed up with us as well as alternate channels to obtain a Closed Beta Key.

 

 

 

Misc. Details

 

 

Steam Beta: Yes there was a leaked image of a Package file we propped on Steam. People with illegal accounts can see games in this environment, but this is not a Beta in the term of Public Test Beta, but a real development Beta installer client for the Steam version of the full game. We are however working with Steam to have the Public PC Beta available on Steam, but can't confirm this quite yet so cross your fingers Steam users. :-)

 

Anti Cheat: We're going with PunkBuster supporting the same options BF2 and BF2142 had to run unranked without PunkBuster.

 

Mod Tools: There will not be mod tools for BFBC2. However a majority of the the games logic is controlled by the server and there will be Serverside control options for the dedicated servers.

 

Public Server Files: We will not distribute these publicly. There are many factors for why we have decided this with the biggest factor being security & integrity of our game & Dedicated Servers.

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Its very similar to what they did with BF2, but they have gone one step further.

 

There will be dedicated server files but only for special partners to rent out 'Ranked' servers. It appears they have removed the option to have "un-ranked" private servers for now.

 

Alternatively - they could just be talking about the beta not having any server files available.

 

They have already stated previously that the game would have dedicated files though!!

 

I think it'll all be fine - we'd have to rent a "Ranked" server anyway and probably have the option to make it private for matches if we get that far!!

 

I is not worried yet....

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Public Server Files: We will not distribute these publicly.

 

Like you said beaver, I think it just means the server companies will keep the dedicated files and they will not be available to the general public. So you will have to rent of a server company that has the files.

 

Anti Cheat: We're going with PunkBuster supporting the same options BF2 and BF2142 had to run unranked without PunkBuster.

 

according to this staement there will be unranked servers, although its a pretty stupid sentance...

 

I Think / Hope it will be fine, and there will be plenty of server side options and flexibility.

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i have just dome the same beaver :) just in case

 

Nice - one thing I did hear though as a rumour on Bashandslash.com podcast is that if you activate the Beta from a pre-order, then you may be locked into the purchase and cant cancel it. Best to check any small print I think in the emails that come from Play.com

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Nice - one thing I did hear though as a rumour on Bashandslash.com podcast is that if you activate the Beta from a pre-order, then you may be locked into the purchase and cant cancel it. Best to check any small print I think in the emails that come from Play.com

 

 

Its only 24.99 anyway, is it cheaper at Game?, although i normally order from them as they give a better service.

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Update: BFBC2 PC Beta Update från DICE!

BY: GordonVanDyke POSTED: Jan 22, 2010, 07:28AM TOTAL VIEWS: 6,292 COMMENTS: 99

We have seen a lot of really good feedback on released details of BFBC2 PC and have been gathering these and sharing them with the PC Dev team. We also want as much feedback as possible after you have played the Beta to really give us the most solid feedback possible to look into addressing. Your participation in this Beta really counts and we'll have another update soon with the official location to give your feedback!

 

 

 

I also wanted to share an updated global retailers list supporting the BFBC2 PC Beta Key access coming this month.

 

US - GameStop.com US Only

 

Austria - Gamesonly.at

 

Czech Republic - xzone.cz and jrc.cz

 

Germany - amazon.de

 

Poland - gramer.pl, ultima.pl, EMPIK PC and sklep.gry-online.pl

 

UK - play.com and Direct2Drive

 

Singapore - Where to buy

 

Australia - EG Games

 

Russia - DirectCOD, igromagaz.ru, Turbodom and TotalBF

 

Hungary - CD Galaxis and 576

 

 

Switzeland - wog.ch

 

Italy - Multiplayer.it

 

Sweden - Webhallen, GAME, CDON, GameStop and SIBA

 

Denmark - Blockbuster, GameStop, CDON and GAME

 

Norway - Platekompaniet, Spaceworld, GameStop, GAME, CDON, and Absoluttspill

 

 

Finland: GameStop and CDON

 

 

 

World Wide Option - EA Store (if your country is not listed above, please check if the EA Store is supported there)

 

 

 

 

Heads Up: PC Beta Players will secure their gamer alias (Soldier Name) for retail.

 

 

 

 

Please check back on www.battlefieldbadcompany2.com/beta on the 28th Jan for more details on how to download the Beta.

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