Battlefield: Bad Company 2 allows all users (whether console or PC) to purchase and browse DLC (Downloadable Content) through the in-game 'store'. Four 'Map Packs' have been released through the store. VIP Day One Map Pack was released on the games release date, March 2, 2010, VIP Map Pack 2 was released on 30 March 2010, VIP Map Pack 3 was released on 9 June 2010 and VIP Map Pack 4 was released on July 7, 2010.
Battlefield: Bad Company 2 offers an in-game 'store' where players can browse and purchase DLC. The feature is new to the Bad Company franchise as it did not appear in the first of the series.
The 'store' can be accessed through the main menu and appears as one of the 'tabs'. Xbox and PlayStation users can purchase themes and exclusive videos with the use of Microsoft Points or by adding funds to the PS Store wallet
The 'store' also sells the original Battlefield: Bad Company available for download as well as Battlefield 1943.
VIP Map PacksEdit
To add to the game's already big multiplayer, DICE periodically releases VIP Map Packs, containing 2 maps on new game modes. These maps are free of charge for those who have entered a valid VIP code, or have bought a code from the in-game store.
Seven VIP Map Packs were released until DICE halted support on the game:
Map Pack 1 was release on the date of the game's release and features two new maps:
Map Pack 2 was released on 30 March 2010 and features two revised maps, allowing them to be played both on the Conquest game mode and Rush.
Map Pack 3 was released in 9 June 2010 and features two new squad-based maps:
Map Pack 4 was released on 7 July 2010, and features new variants of two of the most popular maps in the game, as well as few new vehicles.
Map Pack 5 was released on July 28, 2010, and features revised versions of two of the game's winter maps:
Map Pack 6 was released on August 18, 2010, and features two more squad-based maps:
Map Pack 7 was released on December 1, 2010. Unlike the first six VIP Map Packs, this map pack features four maps. Two of them have been updated from the first Bad Company game due to their popularity. The other two have been brought over from the game's singleplayer campaign, albeit with a few differences.
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