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Thursday, 30 December 2010 10:18

PC community to unlock Hastings

Written by David Stellmack


Only 4 million support actions away
The battle among the PC, Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 communities to unlock the 5th map for the Battlefield Bad Company 2: Vietnam Expansion Pack looks to be drawing to an end, as the PC community is only about 4 million support actions away from unlocking the Operations Hastings re-make map.

When DICE started this community challenge the PC players did get a couple of days head start, but players of the PC versions have been able to continue to rack up support actions at a considerable rate that is almost double what the Xbox 360 community (which is in second place) has been able to achieve. The PlayStation 3 community has continued to trail the Xbox 360 players, but in the last couple of days the numbers have surged forward; but it is unlikely that they will catch the Xbox 360 community.

Estimates suggest that Operation Hastings might be unlocked as soon as later today for the PC community, but it looks as if it will take at least another week for Xbox 360 players and perhaps as many as two weeks for those on the PlayStation 3 platform.

Sources tell us that the community challenge has been a big hit for DICE and something that they would like to do more of in the future. Players have also found that the challenge gives them something additional to play for.
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+14 #1 yasin 2010-12-30 12:22
i think its a great idea to do these incentives, and help everyone else out.ofc, if it was free, then even better, but for now its quite refreshing to see cross-console/pc challenges
 
 
+12 #2 pauly69 2010-12-30 18:21
there was NO head start for the pc at all
"@L_Twin Do you think this has anything to do with PC getting a massive head start?"
http://twitter.com/Killzone_Kid/status/18408371581358080
"@Killzone_Kid No, since they didn't. All counters started at the same time."
http://twitter.com/L_Twin/status/18436155536052224
l_twin is a dice dev
PC players are just WAY better then console players
 
 
+5 #3 Naterm 2010-12-30 19:13
I was watching a friend play BC2 on Xbox 360 and I was shocked how few people dropped med kits and ammo, repaired vehicles, threw motion mines, or even [censored]ing spotted. They do seem to use the tracer pistol, that's about it. Noobs.
 
 
+3 #4 barricas 2010-12-31 04:14
Quoting pauly69:
there was NO head start for the pc at all
"@L_Twin Do you think this has anything to do with PC getting a massive head start?"
http://twitter.com/Killzone_Kid/status/18408371581358080
"@Killzone_Kid No, since they didn't. All counters started at the same time."
http://twitter.com/L_Twin/status/18436155536052224
l_twin is a dice dev
PC players are just WAY better then console players

Our platform has more active players than PS3 and Xbox360 together.
 
 
-3 #5 Naterm 2010-12-31 18:54
Depending on the time of day, there may be more PC players online than XB360 players and there are almost always more PC players online than PS3 players. That said, the PC definitely doesn't have more active players than XB360 and PS3 combined.

Just right now there are 28,000 PC players online and 19,000 players each for XB360 and PS3.
 

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