Battlefield Bad Company 2: Onslaught Mode
EA and DICE will soon be releasing a new coop multiplayer mode for Bad Company 2 called "Onslaught". This will be the first time that a Battlefield game will have a coop mode. The mode will be available at the In-Game Store of Bad Company 2 for the Xbox 360 and PS3. Technical problems are preventing DICE from launching a PC version, but the folks at DICE say they are working on it.
There is no information yet about pricing, but it looks like VIP gamers (those who bought the game brand new) will not be getting this mode for free. I checked the In-Game Store, and the VIP logo is not marked for this mode. My guess is, this will sell for somewhere in between $5 and $10.
The following are details from the official Battlefield Bad Company 2 website:
Expanding the Battlefield: Bad Company™ 2 online multiplayer experience, Onslaught Mode delivers the first online co-op Battlefield action to PS3 and Xbox 360.
Up to 4 players can team up and put their squad skills to the test across 4 enhanced multiplayer maps, fighting against enemy land, sea, and air forces such as the new Mark V SPECACT boat. Work together to secure and hold a series of capture points in the quickest time possible and compare your stats on the Onslaught leaderboards against your friends and other players across the community.
With 4 different levels of difficulty, including Hardcore, Onslaught is the ideal battle ground for Battlefield: Bad Company™ 2 players, whether new or seasoned veterans, to perfect their squad play skills!
SQUAD MODE: 1-4 player co-operative mode against AI enemies
MAPS: 4 maps delivering different gameplay experiences, all with new lighting/time of day. Valparaiso, Atacama Desert, Isla Inocentes, Nelson Bay
NEW ENEMY VEHICLE: Mark V patrol boat
MISSION: Battle against time and try to beat your personal best
LEADERBOARDS: Compare your stats on the dedicated Onslaught Leaderboards against your friends and other players across the community
DIFFICULTIES: Four difficulties - Easy, Normal, Hard, Hardcore
ACHIEVEMENTS: 8 trophies and achievements
Below is an explanation of the game mode by DICE's Bad Company 2 Producer, Bjorn Johnsson:
The official trailer from EA:
Battlefield Bad Company 2: Onslaught Mode Reviewed by JM Taylor on 5/23/2010 04:26:00 PM Rating: