DICE, today announced that two massive, all-new multiplayer maps for Battlefield: Bad Company 2 will be unlocked on March 2nd when the game launches in North America and in the UK on March 5th. This map pack features the Laguna Alta map playable in Conquest mode and Nelson Bay map playable in Rush mode, bringing the total number of multiplayer maps up to 10.
Later in March, DICE will release yet another map pack at no extra charge, giving players a chance to experience the Arica Harbor map in Conquest mode and Laguna Presa map in Rush mode. These content packs are unlocked by simply inputting a VIP code which is included in the box upon purchase.
It hasn’t yet been confirmed if the extra content packs will be placed on the Xbox LIVE Marketplace at a value. This could be a kick in the teeth towards the pre-owned market where those buying 2nd hand will not get access to the content packs - or they may have to pay extra to download them, when the content was already included for the original buyer.
Battlefield: Bad Company 2 will be in stores on March 2, 2010 in North America and March 5, 2010 in UK