The lights are on
In addition to dishing details on the game's single-player campaign,
Electronic Arts and DICE also pulled back the curtain on the a couple
new Battlefield: Bad Company 2 multiplayer modes. The new mode, known as
Squad Rush, pits two teams of four against one another in a bloody
struggle to defend or detonate two crates. The fast and frenzied
battles take place on a much smaller maps than the traditional Conquest
or Rush modes, and tactical coordination in a must to emerge
In the matches we played at an event a couple weeks
back, the winning team was often the one that stuck together and
formulated a strong attack plan. Staying in close proximity with your
teammates and having a medic on hand to revive fallen soldiers was
crucial as defenders, because the attackers only need a small window to
plant charges on a crate.
If you want to play Squad Rush out of
the gate, you'll have to purchase it at GameStop. [Full disclosure: GameStop is Game Informer's parent company] For the first 30 days after
the game launches on March 2, only people who pre-ordered the game from
the video game retailer and their friends will have access to
the new mode. Fortunately, if you pre-ordered the game and your friends
didn't, you can still get them into your matches with an invite.
also gave us a glimpse at the new Hardcore mode, which can
be used on Rush, Conquest, Squad Deathmatch, or Squad Rush maps. This enhancement turns off the kill cam, eliminates many HUD elements,
introduces friendly fire, and turns up the weapon damage to create a
more realistic war experience.
What do you think? Do the new modes sound intriguing to you?
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