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Battlefield 1943 And Bad Company 2: Connected Somehow?

Battlefield 1943 is one of the best downloadable titles currently available, but some fans of the series have opted to wait until Battlefield: Bad Company 2 arrives (possibly later this year).

That's understandable, but did you realize that EA and DICE may be tying the two games together in a certain way? It's difficult to interpret the exact meaning of a recent Tweet on the OfficialBF1943 Twitter page, but it may indicate some sort of future connectivity between the titles in question. Here's the message that has turned a few heads:

"Think you're a Bad Ass with BF1943 weapons? What if I said you'll be able to use your Semi-Auto Rifle, Sniper Rifle, or SMG in BFBC2!"

Now, this may only be a little incentive to play BF1943 because you'll see the same weapons in Bad Company 2, but it certainly begs the question: might there be actual gameplay tie-ins? If you perform well enough in one, might you receive a small reward or bonus of some kind in the other? It's kinda weird, as one uses a completely different setting (we're talking about two different wars, here), but leave it to EA to make a connection to entice gamers. Battlefield 1943 really is good, and now we're wondering if we should play it a little more to "prepare" for Bad Company 2...or something like that.  Oh, those sneaky PR guys...

Related Game(s): Battlefield 1943, Battlefield: Bad Company 2

7/21/2009 Ben Dutka

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Comments (11 posts)

BeezleDrop
Tuesday, July 21, 2009 @ 11:03:35 AM
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Well, I dont quite understand why they would include WW2 weapons on a modern shooter. The weapons in 1943 are pretty good but I would think you could choose them for a specific class online for BC2. In 1943 I dont know why the Japanese dont use Arusaka's, they use Kar98's. Either way Battlefield is a great break from COD, in that good once in a while.

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JMO_INDY
Tuesday, July 21, 2009 @ 11:03:42 AM
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Sweeeeeeet, maybe.

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JMO_INDY
Tuesday, July 21, 2009 @ 11:05:00 AM
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hahaha, theres an ad for BF1943 right above the comments section.

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dillonthebunny
Tuesday, July 21, 2009 @ 12:11:33 PM
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unless they do a 'look back in time' moment, as part of the story line they might revert back to WWII and you have to play your young commanding officer in 1943?


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dveisalive
Tuesday, July 21, 2009 @ 1:19:28 PM
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This game is so addicting, I wish WAW was like this in a way, for you can only play 24 or more players only on PC.

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Alienange
Tuesday, July 21, 2009 @ 1:23:35 PM
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BF1943 probably unlocka the weapons to be used in BC2.

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kevinater321
Tuesday, July 21, 2009 @ 2:04:44 PM
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Seems like a cool idea and if it's true then it is good news for dice because people might just buy this game for these weapons in bfbc2

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CH1N00K
Tuesday, July 21, 2009 @ 3:06:57 PM
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Yeah, I was wondering how they would work this out...WW2 Weapons in a modern shooter...unless the boys from Bad Company are escaping a prison in a less developed country or something and the only weapons around are some old ww2 weapons...Other than that it might just be an online weapon, but who's going to use them when the modern weapons are going to be better?

I'm sure that EA and Dice have thought of this though. Actually knowing EA you will probably be able to unlock the guns if you play the game, but just in case, they'll sell them to you as DLC as soon as the game launches too...


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Hawkeye
Tuesday, July 21, 2009 @ 3:27:14 PM
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I would think the WWII weapons would be unlockables. And as a lark would allow players to use them. Imagine the bragging rights, "I just cut you with my samurai sword!"

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LightShow
Tuesday, July 21, 2009 @ 3:34:40 PM
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i have a feeling that the semi-auto, the sniper and the SMG will be archaic weapons used by a faction who cant afford anything better. kill one of them, get their weapon. do good in 1943, use them online. what i'm not sure of is if these weapons offer any kind of advantage. semi-auto < assault rifle, correct?

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___________
Wednesday, July 22, 2009 @ 5:05:00 AM
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i wish devs would stop switching franchises from one system to the other.
its making me waste so much money.
i bought a 360 for NG2 now thats comming to ps3 what a waste.
i bought a psp for god of war than sold it 3 weeks later.
now assassins creed bloodlines is comming to the psp.
if you want to make sence of AC1 and to some extent AC2 than you have to buy a psp + Ac bloodlines.
honestly ive wasted 1K at least in hardware just for 1 title.
if it was all on the one system it started on i wouldent have this problem.
or in a perfect world this wont happen because its to expensive.
bring said game to all systems but have a different team working on each.
that way each version will be the best it can be and it wont be comprimised by its counterpart.
like the ps3 coppy of RAGE is.
that was going to be 3 DVDs with 1 blu-ray.
now theve cut some of the content of both versions because 3 disks will cost them to much cash.
and they dont want to release a inferior copy on one system which is BS.
why should i get less of the game just because M$ dont support bluray.

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