Currently over in the States and a few EU countries some very lucky people are playing the Battlefield bad company beta.
One of them is Michael Ogunnubi from Xbox Evolved. He has written as quick overview of the beta so far and has given us a nice insight into the world of Battlefield: Bad Company.
It has some problems, some bigger than others. Like the fact that in the beta you cannot invite friends to join your game nor chat to your entire team at once.
However it also has some fantastic features like being able to choose where you spawn, you can either spawn at the base where all your vehicles are waiting for you or spawn with your current squad.
I think the team that gets to grips with the spawning options first is going to be hard to beat. If you haven’t played the Battlefield games before then you may be suprised by the sheer size of the maps, spawning at the base could well mean that you are going to be driving solo for a considerable amount of time before you get to your squad.
The much touted purchasing of weapons is alive and well unfortunately and there is no ranking system like COD4 where we all got horribly addicted to moving up in the rankings.
Unfortunately for us Battlefield will be a server based game so the change of lag is pretty high, I am being cautiously optimistic about it for now but it is something I will keep an eye on.
We are expecting B:BC to land locally in June.
Last Updated: March 31, 2008