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Bad Company 2 Onslaught Mode Not Actually Coming To PC Yet

DICE says previous report is "not accurate," PC Gamer clarifies.

Digital Illusions CE is asserting that the article PC Gamer published revealing that Onslaught mode was coming to PC was wrong. In a tweet, DICE's Battlefield community manager "zh1nt0" said simply, "The article published by PC Gamer is not accurate. We are currently researching if Onslaught will be available for PC. No release date."

Our request for comment about how the PC version of Onslaught was even possible was left unanswered by EA representatives. We asked because it's a four-player mode, an issue considering that the PC version of Bad Company 2 supports only dedicated servers. Allocating server resources to four-man games, when it needs to keep 32-man brawls in mind, makes Onslaught something of a bugbear. 
 

This guy is still ready to roll. 
PC Gamer has since pulled the original article and clarified the situation, pinning it all down to a miscommunication from an EA UK public relations rep, who offered up a graphics card as a giveaway to celebrate the Onslaught release... which, according to DICE, is still being researched and doesn't have a firm release date at all.

Onslaught hit consoles back in June. It added Rush-style play against AI across four retrofitted maps. For those of you who still don't have the content (PC owners), the video just below shows it off rather well.
  
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Posted by BradNicholson
Digital Illusions CE is asserting that the article PC Gamer published revealing that Onslaught mode was coming to PC was wrong. In a tweet, DICE's Battlefield community manager "zh1nt0" said simply, "The article published by PC Gamer is not accurate. We are currently researching if Onslaught will be available for PC. No release date."

Our request for comment about how the PC version of Onslaught was even possible was left unanswered by EA representatives. We asked because it's a four-player mode, an issue considering that the PC version of Bad Company 2 supports only dedicated servers. Allocating server resources to four-man games, when it needs to keep 32-man brawls in mind, makes Onslaught something of a bugbear. 
 

This guy is still ready to roll. 
PC Gamer has since pulled the original article and clarified the situation, pinning it all down to a miscommunication from an EA UK public relations rep, who offered up a graphics card as a giveaway to celebrate the Onslaught release... which, according to DICE, is still being researched and doesn't have a firm release date at all.

Onslaught hit consoles back in June. It added Rush-style play against AI across four retrofitted maps. For those of you who still don't have the content (PC owners), the video just below shows it off rather well.
  
Posted by lacke

Good. If it was released and had a price tagged to it, I probably would have gotten it since I'm a huge BF nerd. But I would probably never play it.

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Posted by Ryax
@lacke said:
" Good. If it was released and had a price tagged to it, I probably would have gotten it since I'm a huge BF nerd. But I would probably never play it. "
im kinda the same way. i would buy it but i really hate playing with only 4 people in battlefield. 
Edited by Seppli
@Ryax said:

" @lacke said:

" Good. If it was released and had a price tagged to it, I probably would have gotten it since I'm a huge BF nerd. But I would probably never play it. "

im kinda the same way. i would buy it but i really hate playing with only 4 people in battlefield.  "
It's definitely worth it. I play some Onslaught like everytime I play BF:BC 2. Great way to simmer the fuck down after a couple of intense rounds against good human players.
 
Just host a server of Onslaught and bash some AI. People will jump in soon enough and I can go about trying to shave off some time of my previous best times. It's even better with competent folks of my friends list.
 
Yeah - Onslaught is P2P on consoles. Looks like EA/DICE doesn't want to give out their server files to the PC crowd really badly. You guys are just way too crafty to be trusted with that stuff.
Posted by Eribuster

This is probably one of the few instances that I wish there was matchmaking on a PC game. Argh, I hope they figure out a way soon or just plainly say that it's not going to happen.

Posted by emkeighcameron

GOD
 
DAMMIT

Edited by MrKlorox

As much of a BF fanatic as I am, I would not buy this mode. ESPECIALLY for a whopping $10 USDs.
 
@Seppli said:

" Looks like EA/DICE doesn't want to give out their server files to the PC crowd really badly. You guys are just way too crafty to be trusted with that stuff. "

Even though the server files have already been leaked. Unofficial servers do exist now.
Posted by MeatSim

I have the 360 version and I am still not paying money for this.

Posted by No0b0rAmA

I miss the Bf2 days

Posted by FuzzYLemoN

What happened to you, DICE? You used to be all PC all the time.
I am disappoint.

Posted by Det1
@Eribuster said:
" This is probably one of the few instances that I wish there was matchmaking on a PC game. Argh, I hope they figure out a way soon or just plainly say that it's not going to happen. "
There is.
See: L4D2E1M0
DICE is terrible at this peer networking outside of games stuff though. Which is commendable, I don't want another special secrit clab that I have to join - but the in-game friends stuff is actually fully capable of supporting onslaught-like matchmade games as soon as they add a separate big-ass button for it.
Posted by SPACETURTLE

What's up with that?!

Edited by Uberjannie

Ok, what is the big deal about making this for the PC? Is it that hard?
First off , I do not care about the dedicated server problem.
Heck, I don't have a problem paying 3.2 £ (3.2 = 4.8 $)  (that's 0.8£ per slot)  for a server to play Onslaught for a month. 
Why should that be a problem when console owners have to pay to get the DLC, and if PC gets it for free, we just rent a server..