Wow, an Internet boycott actually worked! Thanks to the folks at Sarcastic Gamer and the voice of the Internets, EA will not be charging for weapons in Battlefield: Bad Company. Yes, a giant corporation actually listened to the public outcry and have opted for a different method in giving people these five extra guns. Now, instead of paying, people that want the extra guns will have to complete various marketing
- Demo Unlock – Play either the Xbox 360 or PS3 demo and receive a weapon unlock.
- Veteran Unlock – Register with the Battlefield Veterans program and receive a weapon unlock.
- Website Unlock – A weapon is unlocked when you first check your stats on the Battlefield: Bad Company website.
- Pre-order Unlock – A new sniper rifle is unlocked when you pre-order the game.
- Newsletter Unlock – Sign up for the Battlefield newsletter and you’ll get a new weapon.
All that sounds fine except the whole Pre-order bit. I rarely ever pre-order a game. Especially with a title like this, which I wouldn’t expect to sell out.
IGN also got some clarification to the difference between the Gold Edition weapons. They talked to Karl-Magnus Troedsson, Senior Producer on Battlefield and he explained that people who get the regular version of the game will still be able to unlock the five extra Gold Edition weapons after reaching the level cap of level 25.
And yes, this is totally Slowbro-ed here but we’re still getting tips about boycotting the game so hopefully that stops now. Plus, I can take this time to ask you all if you have any questions in regards to Battlefield: Bad Company. I’m going to be playing the game when I visit EA this Friday and I’ll have the opportunity to interview a producer from the game. So if you have any questions, leave them in the comments and I’ll be sure to ask it.
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