DICE has posted more news on the Battlefield Bad Company 2 beta that is going to start on the 28th of january it seems now on the PC. They also mention the fact that they are still working with Valve on the Steam release which should also get a beta 🙂 Nothing more to mention, here are the details:
|Beta Begins/Ends||Jan 28th/Feb 25th|
|Map Name||Port Valdez|
|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.|
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.