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  • PC Beta Dates Confirmed: Jan 28th - Feb 25th

    Begins Jan 28th, ends Feb 25th.

    Further info - http://blogs.battlefield.ea.com/batt...29-n-dice.aspx

    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.


    Some possible bad news in the form of no mod tools:

    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.
    Anger is a gift - Malcolm X


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    Rush mode is excellent, I really want to explore that game mode
    I can't wait to enjoy this game !

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      Is there any confirmation on whether or not we HAVE to pre-order in order to be in the beta? I don't mind pre-ordering but I'd rather not.
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        With the PS3 beta they initially gave the impression you had to preorder to get a key but as the start date approached and throughout the beta various sites were giving them out for free all over the place. Gamespot in particular had a lot - the devs also posted a bunch on twitter. I would imagine the PC beta will work the same but we just have to wait and see.
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          Also while certainly not confirmation I am encouraged that rush mode has 32 players on PC. It gives hope that we will be able to mix rush and conquest together in a maplist.
          |TG-12th|mantis

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            pre-order through eb games online = beta key
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              Re: PC Beta Start Date Confirmed -

              Originally posted by SharinganTH1422
              Some possible bad news in the form of no mod tools:
              Over at the EA UK forums, they are freaking out more over the server files. Apparently no public server files = no PBBans support. See pbbans.com/index.php

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                Re: PC Beta Start Date Confirmed -

                We don't stream out server to PBBans anyway. Not a huge deal to us.


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                  @ the admins

                  no public server files

                  if that is right then that suggests to me there will be ranked servers only and you wont be able to run BC2 public server files on your own server, in unranked mode

                  although this is unconfirmed (like almost everything). No mod tools does not necessarily mean no public server files

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                    Re: PC Beta Start Date Confirmed -

                    Originally posted by Exploding_Silver View Post
                    @ the admins

                    no public server files

                    ...
                    As far as I see it thoser are BETA-Details. As long as we have our server once the game is released I'm happy :D
                    "Imagination is more important than knowledge" - Albert Einstein



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                      Re: PC Beta Start Date Confirmed -

                      Originally posted by Gully_Foyle_1 View Post
                      Over at the EA UK forums, they are freaking out more over the server files. Apparently no public server files = no PBBans support. See pbbans.com/index.php
                      Yh, I'm not techy enough to know what that "no server files" means :p.
                      Anger is a gift - Malcolm X

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                        Re: PC Beta Start Date Confirmed -

                        Originally posted by Exploding_Silver View Post
                        @ the admins

                        no public server files

                        if that is right then that suggests to me there will be ranked servers only and you wont be able to run BC2 public server files on your own server, in unranked mode

                        although this is unconfirmed (like almost everything). No mod tools does not necessarily mean no public server files
                        Iff you look at the blog update again, you will see it mentions allowing unranked servers without Punkbuster. So, unranked is an option. Supposedly, there will be more extensive server config options for unranked.

                        Originally posted by big-eye101 View Post
                        As far as I see it thoser are BETA-Details. As long as we have our server once the game is released I'm happy :D
                        Further info on Twitter, later: twitter.com/GordonVanDyke/status/7532322949

                        I will look into the PB Streaming & understand the concern, but no promises other than that. And no public files for both Beta & Retail.

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                          If I remember rightly from the PS3 beta, they were giving away a few keys on Twitter and other sites (like Fileplanet) were giving away keys as well. I think preordering is the only way to make sure, but I don't know if all retailers give a beta key with a preorder.

                          Originally posted by SharinganTH1422 View Post
                          Yh, I'm not techy enough to know what that "no server files" means :p.
                          Same. As far as I see it, servers = computers. Computers need files to run. No server files on a server = no server. Then the internet implodes.
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                            Re: PC Beta Start Date Confirmed -

                            Originally posted by westyfield View Post
                            servers = computers.
                            You lost me here.
                            Anger is a gift - Malcolm X

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                            • #15
                              Re: PC Beta Start Date Confirmed -

                              Originally posted by SharinganTH1422 View Post
                              You lost me here.
                              http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Server_(computing)

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