DICE revealed today that the PS3 and Xbox 360 versions of Battlefield: Bad Company 2 will be receiving a new game mode called 'Onslaught.' This new mode introduces co-op gameplay into BC2.

In Onslaught matches, up to four players work together to complete objectives while fending off A.I. enemies. Leaderboards will track stats for individual players as well as squads. 'Onslaught' can be played on four maps from the competitive multiplayer modes - Valparaiso, Atacama Desert, Isla Inocentes, and Nelson Bay. They've been tweaked a bit to accomodate co-op, though.

It's not immediately clear whether you'll have to pay for this new content. Players who purchased new copies of BC2 received VIP codes that entitle them to free DLC. The codes are $15 extra for those who bought a pre-owned copy of the game. As we saw with Mass Effect 2, though, such a system doesn't rule out the possibility of premium DLC.

With regards to a PC release of the content, DICE had this to say:
The problem we have on PC is that all our servers are dedicated with providers. Changing a server from Conquest 32 players to Onslaught 4 players cuts out 28 player slots from the total ammount available. This could have a dramatic affect on the PC online environment if enough servers changed to Onslaught.

We aren't ruling out Onslaught on PC but at this time we are researching how to bring it to PC without affecting players who don't have Onslaught or their own server to run it on.




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