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Battlefield: Bad Company 2 Onslaught DLC Lands This Month

No signs of a PC release yet, though.

If it's been awhile since you've dropped a house on a dude or two in Battlefield: Bad Company 2 for console, June 22 seems like a proper good day to jump back in. DICE has announced that its Onslaught mode DLC will be available on PSN and Xbox Live Marketplace that afternoon, bringing with it four-player cooperative antics somewhat similar to that of Horde mode in Gears of War 2 (for you non-BF folks). 

There's a Battlefield twist to it, naturally. In Onslaught, you're the aggressor, actively ravaging AI soldiers in an attempt to take over positions and nab control points on four maps already in the game's rotation. It's like Rush mode, except you'll only be able to respawn if a pal is still hanging around, and the AI will keep pressing in waves. Kit changes are GO, too, thanks to in-map drops, and yeah, you'll totally be able to mow down dudes in vehicles--just don't expect to earn experience points in Onslaught that count toward unlocks.

While that's a bummer, know that DICE is willing to sell you a shortcut for that ridiculous cannon of a sniper rifle that you can't unlock with Onslaught. June also sees the arrival of Kit Shortcuts at 560 Microsoft Points (or $6.99) a pop. You'll be able to buy them all together over XBLM on June 16 for 1600 MSP or $19.99 over PSN on June 22.

No PC version of this content has been announced quite yet, but we hear that DICE is trying to figure out a way to offer it, though. Cross your fingers... or keyboards. Whatever you PC people do.

The Onslaught DLC will be priced at 800 MSP and $9.99 on the Xbox 360 and PS3, respectively.
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Posted by BradNicholson

If it's been awhile since you've dropped a house on a dude or two in Battlefield: Bad Company 2 for console, June 22 seems like a proper good day to jump back in. DICE has announced that its Onslaught mode DLC will be available on PSN and Xbox Live Marketplace that afternoon, bringing with it four-player cooperative antics somewhat similar to that of Horde mode in Gears of War 2 (for you non-BF folks). 

There's a Battlefield twist to it, naturally. In Onslaught, you're the aggressor, actively ravaging AI soldiers in an attempt to take over positions and nab control points on four maps already in the game's rotation. It's like Rush mode, except you'll only be able to respawn if a pal is still hanging around, and the AI will keep pressing in waves. Kit changes are GO, too, thanks to in-map drops, and yeah, you'll totally be able to mow down dudes in vehicles--just don't expect to earn experience points in Onslaught that count toward unlocks.

While that's a bummer, know that DICE is willing to sell you a shortcut for that ridiculous cannon of a sniper rifle that you can't unlock with Onslaught. June also sees the arrival of Kit Shortcuts at 560 Microsoft Points (or $6.99) a pop. You'll be able to buy them all together over XBLM on June 16 for 1600 MSP or $19.99 over PSN on June 22.

No PC version of this content has been announced quite yet, but we hear that DICE is trying to figure out a way to offer it, though. Cross your fingers... or keyboards. Whatever you PC people do.

The Onslaught DLC will be priced at 800 MSP and $9.99 on the Xbox 360 and PS3, respectively.
Edited by teh_destroyer

awesome :) 
am i missing anything by not playing battlefield games?

Posted by Bucketdeth

I'll only get this if they fix the lag for PS3 (I'm not sure if it's bad on the 360 also).

Posted by MrKlorox
@teh_destroyer: Yes, and that thing would be teamwork in your FPS games.
Posted by Metal_Mills

I don't really care at all for the mode or if it ever comes to PC. I want some new maps and weapons.

Posted by Zatoichi_Sanjuro

Considering the game I spent $50 is almost consistently laggy and disconnecting me from servers I'm hardly going to pay more money for a similarly poor experience.

Posted by MjHealy

Really don't know if I am gonna get this DLC as I doubt any of my friends will.

Posted by CaptainFish

Brad loves getting in his snide comments, irregardless of the topic. What do you mean "you PC people"? Not cool man.

Posted by nick69

Hopefully it will be free on pc. 

Posted by Aeterna

Not interested. I want to play with and against other people, not us vs AI...

Posted by Grondoth

I used to love playing 1942(+mods) and Vietnam with bots and a few of my friends. It's somewhat ironic that the cooperative mode for this game is taking so damn long to get to the birthplace of the franchise.

Posted by Andheez
@Metal_Mills: 
No shit - I love this game, but I can't play it anymore because there are so few maps.  Its nice that the maps are large and varied, but I need something fresh, played through them too many times.
Posted by The_Laughing_Man

When are the U.S PSN people supposed to get the Specact stuff? 

Posted by MeatSim

Cool but I think I have moved on from BC2.

Posted by Nadafinga

 $10 is fair for this add-on, playing cooperatively against bots can be fun (Uncharted 2 did it really well), and I think Onslaught has potential. 
 
Not buying right away though....I'll get it if/when they fix the lag.
 
@The_Laughing_Man said:

" When are the U.S PSN people supposed to get the Specact stuff?  "

Um, it's on the PSN store now....has been for weeks.
Edited by The_Laughing_Man
@Nadafinga said:

"  $10 is fair for this add-on, playing cooperatively against bots can be fun (Uncharted 2 did it really well), and I think Onslaught has potential. 
 
Not buying right away though....I'll get it if/when they fix the lag.
 
@The_Laughing_Man said:

" When are the U.S PSN people supposed to get the Specact stuff?  "
Um, it's on the PSN store now....has been for weeks. "
This is why I need to not play BFBC2 at 2 am in the morning. I have not had any lag issues. Maybe I am just lucky. 
Posted by Nadafinga
@The_Laughing_Man said:
" This is why I need to not play BFBC2 at 2 am in the morning. I have not had any lag issues. Maybe I am just lucky.  "
Depends on the servers you get into. I have to join/quit at least a dozen games before I can get into one that isn't warping me through wall, sliding me through stairs, and not reloading or switching weapons when I hit the buttons. BTW, I'm on PSN, but the problem seems to be rampant, judging by the EA forums. 

Weird thing is that the first two months of the game, I never had any lag at all. But the past few weeks it's been nearly constant. I just hope EA can sort it out.
Posted by The_Laughing_Man
@Nadafinga said:
" @The_Laughing_Man said:
" This is why I need to not play BFBC2 at 2 am in the morning. I have not had any lag issues. Maybe I am just lucky.  "
Depends on the servers you get into. I have to join/quit at least a dozen games before I can get into one that isn't warping me through wall, sliding me through stairs, and not reloading or switching weapons when I hit the buttons. BTW, I'm on PSN, but the problem seems to be rampant, judging by the EA forums.  Weird thing is that the first two months of the game, I never had any lag at all. But the past few weeks it's been nearly constant. I just hope EA can sort it out. "
Sounds like maybe they are getting ready for the new content. And has the stuff really been on the U.S store that long? 
Posted by RollingFury

 I really can't see myself paying the 800 MSP for this DLC.  This should really be a part of the VIP Pass program or whatever it's called.  The game would benefit much more from new maps than any cooperative mode.    

Posted by Nadafinga
@The_Laughing_Man said:

" has the stuff really been on the U.S store that long?  "

Went up on the store May 18th:
 http://blog.us.playstation.com/2010/05/18/playstation-store-update-137/
Posted by The_Laughing_Man
@Nadafinga said:
" @The_Laughing_Man said:

" has the stuff really been on the U.S store that long?  "

Went up on the store May 18th:  http://blog.us.playstation.com/2010/05/18/playstation-store-update-137/ "
Thats why. RDR came out that same day. 
Posted by Nadafinga
@The_Laughing_Man said:
" @Nadafinga said:
" @The_Laughing_Man said:

" has the stuff really been on the U.S store that long?  "

Went up on the store May 18th:  http://blog.us.playstation.com/2010/05/18/playstation-store-update-137/ "
Thats why. RDR came out that same day.  "
heheheh.....yeah, RDR stole me away from BC2 for awhile. But I keep playing it every few days. I seriously can't get enough, I love BC2.
Posted by The_Laughing_Man
@Nadafinga said:
" @The_Laughing_Man said:
" @Nadafinga said:
" @The_Laughing_Man said:

" has the stuff really been on the U.S store that long?  "

Went up on the store May 18th:  http://blog.us.playstation.com/2010/05/18/playstation-store-update-137/ "
Thats why. RDR came out that same day.  "
heheheh.....yeah, RDR stole me away from BC2 for awhile. But I keep playing it every few days. I seriously can't get enough, I love BC2. "
Whats your psn? I assume psn because of your blue name. 
Posted by Nadafinga
@The_Laughing_Man: yup, Nadafinga.
Edited by The_Laughing_Man
@Nadafinga said:

" @The_Laughing_Man: yup, Nadafinga. "

cyberneticzero is me. I am the guy who killed GBTNT about 4 times on the RDR TNT. I even got top scoring player that one time. 
Posted by Coltaine22

FIX THE LAG!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Posted by Jayross

The problem with onslaught is that there is no left 4 dead "director" or anything. The enemies spawn at the same spot and do the same things. (since your time goes up on the leaderboards, all the variables need to be controlled, so you will see no variety, only difficulty changes. 
 
Seriously EA, bring some content that you know battlefield fans will want: more maps.  

Posted by OverLord00
@Jayross said:
" The problem with onslaught is that there is no left 4 dead "director" or anything. The enemies spawn at the same spot and do the same things. (since your time goes up on the leaderboards, all the variables need to be controlled, so you will see no variety, only difficulty changes.  Seriously EA, bring some content that you know battlefield fans will want: more maps.   "
THIS.
Posted by Seppli

Other than having dropped houses on dudes almost every day since release, yeah - I'm looking forward to Onslaught too.

Posted by Milkman

Am I reading this right? You have to BUY the ability to get kit drop offs in game?

Edited by Tennmuerti
@Milkman said:
" Am I reading this right? You have to BUY the ability to get kit drop offs in game? "

You are reading it wrong.
Kit drop offs are just in Onslaught mode so that you can change class on the fly, since otherwise you would need to die to change and this is survival mode.
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Posted by ReaperOfLiving

Kit shortcuts?  I'm assuming this means unlock everything in the category?  How many people really haven't unlocked everything yet?  

Posted by hicks91

i think the kit unlock thing is a good idea, if you're starting playing now, you're going to have a very unenjoyable experience seeing everyone is gonna have a lot more stuff to use than you