DICE has confirmed that Battlefield: Bad Company 2 for PC will receive the Onslaught gameplay mode currently available on console versions of the game.
Bad Company 2 senior producer Patrick Bach told PC Gamer magazine, “We’re thrilled to bring something new and fresh to Battlefield: Bad Company 2 while still keeping Battlefield’s signature gameplay intact. We want to consistently support the over four million fans playing the game with new ways to get into multiplayer and also challenge the elite players with new experiences to improve their performance online.
“Effective squad play is the key to success in Battlefield: Bad Company 2 multiplayer and this new mode will provide players with a dedicated environment to test their team skills and rank against the competition,” he said.
The delay has been due to DICE’s concern over too many dedicated servers switching from the 32 player modes to Onslaught’s four player mode. Moreover, the studio wished to ensure that implementing Onslaught would not impact on players who chose not to upgrade their copy of the game with that mode.
No pricing or launch date has been confirmed.