Friday Night Fights: Tracer dart edition

The accessible nature of demos makes them excellent candidates for Friday Night Fights. In that regard, this was a quality week for free multiplayer gaming. We’ve got Battlefield: Bad Company 2 (now on PlayStation 3) and Aliens vs. Predator, but you already knew that.

So here’s my protip to double — perhaps even triple — the fun you could be having in Bad Company 2. First, unlock the tracer dart gun. Assuming your in-game stats don’t randomly disappear, this won’t be an issue. Upon receiving this device, don’t aim it at vehicles like you’re supposed to.

Instead, fire it at your teammates; or, if you’re feeling lucky, your enemies. You’ll specifically want to hit them in the face, that way a flashing red light will be stuck on their screen. I’m not entirely sure what the limit is, but it’s possible to get a few good body shots before the darts start vanishing.

Good luck. If anyone asks, don’t tell them where you picked this up.

New to FNF? Read this: Each week, a bunch of Destructoid readers and usually an editor or two get together to play some videogames online. Basically, this is what Friday Night Fights are all about.

The planning for FNF takes place in the forums, where community members volunteer to host by posting their information (gamertag, time to meet up, game, etc.) in the forum post corresponding to the system they’re interested in playing on.

Then, every Friday, reminder posts for those who don’t read the forums regularly go up in the community blogs section all thanks to a dedicated group of cool individuals. And for everyone who wants their info all in one place, they have got my weekly recap posts to look forward to between 4:30 – 5:30 PM EST.

Now that you’re here, just scan the list below and find a game you want to play. All that’s left to do after that is to join the match by contacting the host below using any means necessary. For Wii, you might have to be a little creative, but for 360/PS3 a simple “invite me” message will be fine.

The names on the left are our Destructoid handles, while the ones on the right are our online handles (PSN IDs, for example). Don’t see a game you want to play? Feel free to post a comment offering to take up hosting duties yourself.

EU FNF

    Tonight’s Hosts (more info from EuroFNF):

  • Steam ID: Subenu (Team Fortress 2 @ 8:00 GMT)
  • Gibbo – JGibbo08 (Bad Company 2 demo @ 11:00 GMT)

FNF 360

    Tonight’s Hosts:

  • Thread didn’t got up in the forums, so we can’t have nice things. Check the comments! Someone, somewhere will almost certainly be playing Modern Warfare 2 tonight.

FNF PS3

    Tonight’s Hosts (more info from Y0j1mb0):

  • Y0j1mb0 – k0wb0y-b33b0p (Burnout Paradise @ 7:00 EST, SOCOM: Confrontation @ 12:00 EST)
  • Santanaclaus89 – Moosehole (Marvel vs. Capcom 2 @ 8:00 EST)
  • IronPikeman – IronPikeman (Modern Warfare 2 @ 10:00 EST)
  • Elsa – Elsa (MAG)

PC FNF

    Tonight’s Games (more info from SPNKr):

  • The Ship
    IP: 72.233.56.10:27017
    Gametype: Elimination
    Play Time: Whenever (Official start time is 6:00 EST)
  • Team Fortress 2
    IP: 63.209.35.100:27015
    Map rotation: Stock only rotation with customs in Rock The Vote.
    Play Time: Whenever (Official start time is 6:00 EST)
  • Counter-Strike: Source
    IP: 64.69.39.176:27015
    Map rotation: de_dust2 and cs_office
    Play Time: Whenever (Official start time is 6:00 EST)
    (Thanks to TewDee for the server)
  • Aliens vs. Predator demo, TF2 Highlander mode — check the Steam group chat for times
Jordan Devore
Jordan is a founding member of Destructoid and poster of seemingly random pictures. They are anything but random.