Bad Company 2: Vietnam Sooner Than You Think?

According to unnamed sources (they always are, aren’t they), Bad Company 2: Vietnam is being pre loaded into UK servers as we speak. This means an expected due date in around two weeks. We haven’t heard anything official from either Dice or EA, but we’ll keep you posted. In the meantime, however, here’s a little info to keep the Viet Cong from the door.

So, we all know about the upcoming arrival of Bad Company 2: Vietnam, and if you haven’t heard about it yet, shame on you. The one question we’ve been asking ourselves is how different is the gameplay experience going to be? as a multiplayer experience, Battlefield’s heritage is unquestionably up there with the greats, but what will Vietnam add to the arena of war.

Well, according to community manager, Daniel Matros, it’s going to be much more up close and personal. Plenty of developers use that phrase like it was going out of fashion, but in this instance, it’s true. If you look at the weapons on hand in Dice’s upcoming DLC, it’s obvious that you’re going to be seeing the whites of their eyes a whole lot more.

So, you’re obviously in Vietnam, but how is that recreated? The vehicles, maps and weapons will all be different, but the gameplay mechanics stay the same. The new vehicles range from the U.S. patrol boats to Hueys and a couple of new tanks, while the weapons vary significantly depending on which side you’re on.

The North Vietnamese get the Ak-47, PPSH, and RPG along with a couple of other acronyms, while the U.S. get the M16 and M79 grenade launcher. Then, of course, there’s the flamethrower. All we can say to that it “Mwahh, haaa, ha, ha!” The net result of all these additional weapons is that without the technology to wage war from afar the fighting will be that much more intense, and require a fair degree more teamwork than ever before. Without the standard scopes and other technology, this is going to be one of the most intense battlefield titles ever.

In terms of maps, there are four new locales to blow your foe away in. These include Hill 137, in which you’re fighting to take and hold positions up a steep hill covered in lush vegetation, and Vantage Point which has a huge array of terrain types for a single map.

So, keep your fingers crossed for a sooner-than-expected release for Battlefield: Bad Company 2: Vietnam DLC.

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