Bad Company 2 Offers Free “Mapathy” Care Package

Battlefield: Bad Company 2 was just released last week, making gamers drop their copies of MW2 to get in on the latest Battlefield action. Infinity Ward was quite quick to retaliate, as parent company Activision announced the first DLC pack – and all eyes turned to them. However, EA has shot out a retaliation of it’s own, announcing DLC for it’s own blockbuster shooter, Battlefield: Bad Company 2.

With a blog title aimed directly at Modern Warfare 2, “How to avoid ‘mapathy’ without paying!”, EA announced the latest DLC for Battlefield: Bad Company 2. Recently revealed was a Modern Warfare 2 DLC marketing campaign referred to as “Mapathy”, with an exclusive one month deal with Microsoft and Xbox 360. EA seems to be competing head-on with Infinity Ward, as this new DLC will be free for owners of Bad Company 2. The DLC will hit the exact same day as the Xbox 360 DLC for Modern Warfare, and considering it’s free, it’s hard to say what will make a bigger impact. However, for the Bad Company 2 DLC, you’ll need to have the VIP code (similar to the Mass Effect 2 Cerberus Network) in order to download the free downloadable content.

Arica Harbor Conquest mode – US Command launches a break through action directly at the Russian base. Collateral damage is of no consequence. Capture and secure tactical positions in Conquest Mode across the vast Arica Harbor map.

Laguna Presa Rush mode – The valley and surrounding mountains possess a strategic value in the battle for South America, and an infantry assault supported by light armor vehicles is likely by both armies as US forces defend the nearby Dam.

Unlike the Modern Warfare 2 DLC, the PS3 version of this downloadable content will hit the same day as its Xbox 360 counterpart – March 30th. Will you be using your VIP access to get the new DLC? Post below and share!