Are the SPECACT packs worth it?

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#1 Posted by CenturionCajun (1573 posts) -

Alright, I love me some Bad Company 2 and just bought me a shiny new 4000 Live Points card. I've unlocked every weapon in the multiplayer and am on my final stretch to getting an S-Rank. The only thing really standing in my way now are the SPECACT packs and the new Onslaught mode. I'm all for Onslaught cause I love horde modes but I'm kind of on the fence for SPECACT. The way the descriptions are worded is confusing as it appears all it does is add some new weapon and character skins in addition to an achievement for each class. Is this pretty much the extent of it? For $5 that ain't so bad but it just seems like some incredibly frivolous DLC nonsense.
 
So, for those that have bought it is it worth it?

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#2 Posted by The_Laughing_Man (13807 posts) -

Nothing is worse then Oblivion Horse armor. 
 
 
And you need the Specact to get S rank. 

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#3 Posted by CenturionCajun (1573 posts) -

I'm just curious if there is anything else redeeming about them beyond the fact that each gives you an achievement. It almost seems to me that they are charging you five bucks for four achievements.

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#4 Posted by A_Wet_Shamwow (235 posts) -

buy 4 dr peppers  (my favorite beverage) you take the codes from the bottom of the cap you go to  http://www.drpepper.com/  go to promotions i think you have tom  make a account on drpepper.com but after that just put those in and get them onto your ea account and BAM you got em or at least that's what i did

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#5 Posted by DerekDanahy (884 posts) -

Specact gave me a reason to dive back into the multiplayer and took me about 6 hours to get all the achievements. So it doesn't seem like too bad of a rip off.

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#6 Posted by The_Laughing_Man (13807 posts) -
@CenturionCajun said:
" Alright, I love me some Bad Company 2 and just bought me a shiny new 4000 Live Points card. I've unlocked every weapon in the multiplayer and am on my final stretch to getting an S-Rank. The only thing really standing in my way now are the SPECACT packs and the new Onslaught mode. I'm all for Onslaught cause I love horde modes but I'm kind of on the fence for SPECACT. The way the descriptions are worded is confusing as it appears all it does is add some new weapon and character skins in addition to an achievement for each class. Is this pretty much the extent of it? For $5 that ain't so bad but it just seems like some incredibly frivolous DLC nonsense.  So, for those that have bought it is it worth it? "
You can get em for free you know. There is a code out there you just use over and over. 
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#7 Posted by CenturionCajun (1573 posts) -

Interesting. I might have to give that a look see.

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#8 Posted by infininja (871 posts) -

A friend of mine just recently bought the game and the universal code we tried didn't work any more, but we didn't try all of them.
 
They're character and gun skins. There are also 2 pins for each gun and 1 insignia for each gun. If that's something you'll enjoy working towards, they're worth it, if not, they're not.

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#9 Posted by Tennmuerti (9082 posts) -

The russian medic skin can be considered a buff. It replaces the standard red "kill me now" beret with a more subtle looking one :)

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#10 Posted by jonnybob (181 posts) -

I used the universal code(s), haven't really played since though. Definitely wouldn't have paid those astounding prices though.

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#11 Posted by MacGoesZoom (92 posts) -

They just released more Dr.peppers (In Utah at least) that come with codes on them, don't buy it online man. Get a Dr.pepper.
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#12 Posted by Bouke (1400 posts) -
@Tennmuerti said:
"The russian medic skin can be considered a buff. It replaces the standard red "kill me now" beret with a more subtle looking one :) "

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