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EA/DICE Working On Patch For Bad Company Demo

The playable demo for Battlefield: Bad Company dropped for the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 last week, and it's one of the more promising demos we've seen in quite some time. However, many users immediately reported a number of issues when trying to play the game online, which is putting a serious crimp in the experience.

Players have been complaining about major lag and a completely broken ranking system, but EA confirmed today that they're "working around the clock" with developer DICE to fix the issue. (source- CVG) And thankfully, it seems they've already repaired the ranking problem: "The stats database has been reinforced and you should now see the correct stats both in-game and on the website," said a DICE rep. Furthermore, they plan to release a patch tomorrow to clear up any remaining issues, and that includes the slow servers. DICE says they've found European players ending up on North American east coast servers (and vice versa), which has been the cause of some of this lag. But no worries; that ought to be fixed by tomorrow. A lot of people are playing: "We've increased the number of servers to cater for an amazing 50,000 players."

Battlefield: Bad Company may not be able to compete with Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots, but MGS4 isn't everyone's bag. FPS fans, if you were disappointed with Haze, perhaps Bad Company will be the perfect tonic.  It releases this week (June 13) in Europe and the following week (June 23) here in the US.

Related Game(s): Battlefield: Bad Company

6/9/2008 Ben Dutka

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Comments (9 posts)

dillonthebunny
Monday, June 09, 2008 @ 11:13:03 AM
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you sure about the dates there? im sure that its the 27th of June here in the UK... I just phone GAME and they confirmed it.

as for this patch, personally i have had a very very smooth exp with BFBC, no problems at all.. even joining American games were fine.

but i know from other forums that a LOT of 360 owners are very upset as not only have they had major lag but thier ranks havent been saving, which isnt good at all!!

still, i will be buying this, DICE have doe a superb job imo.

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Ben Dutka PSXE [Administrator]
Monday, June 09, 2008 @ 12:02:24 PM
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I'm only going by the dates we have from multiple sources, including IGN. But you never know; the retailer could be right.

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dillonthebunny
Monday, June 09, 2008 @ 12:22:39 PM
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yeh, true.

though PLAY, Amazon, HMV, Zavvi,Game, Gamestation and Gfaqs all say 27th.


..... i know IGN and Wikipedia say 13th, but i honestly think we'll get it after you chaps :-(

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Ben Dutka PSXE [Administrator]
Monday, June 09, 2008 @ 1:47:03 PM
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Euro gamers have difficulty being optimistic, huh? I understand. ;)

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Advent Child
Monday, June 09, 2008 @ 3:05:01 PM
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Thats weird, I have been playing the demo since June 27th and I never saw any issues when there were few enough people playing that I knew everyones name. Haha it was so much fun, I really should play it again, but it only lets you get to a certain level and then all growth stops

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dillonthebunny
Monday, June 09, 2008 @ 6:12:28 PM
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its the weather, it just makes us see things in a dark and twisted way all the time! lol..

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Qubex
Monday, June 09, 2008 @ 7:33:50 PM

lol dillonthebunny!

Q!

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Tatsujin
Monday, June 09, 2008 @ 10:19:34 PM
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Nice to hear a patch is coming out, I don't care when though... Busy with work :(

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Solidgearz
Tuesday, June 10, 2008 @ 8:33:15 AM
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no lag on PS3 version, but there are people who are getting insane kills, and i guess there is a bit of lag when your shooting someone with 100 bullets, they turn around, shoot you once, and they kill you. GET THAT PATCH OUT NOW! but that only happens once every while.

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