Battlefield: BC2 'Squad Rush' MP Mode Limited to GameStop Pre-Orders in North America

North American residents who purchase either the PlayStation 3 or Xbox 360 editions of Battlefield: Bad Company 2 will have to jump through some hoops to play the Squad Rush multiplayer mode within the first thirty days of the game's release.

Developer DICE confirmed today that, for those thirty days following March 2, the only console players in North America that will be able to select the four-versus-four Squad Rush mode will be those that pre-order the shooter from retailer GameStop.

Army of Two: The 40th Day--also published by EA--similarly restricted one multiplayer mode to pre-orderers only for the first thirty days, though this was not retailer-dependent.

Fortunately, anyone with access to Squad Rush will be able to invite their friends (even if they didn't pre-order) into the mode, with those that either buy the PC version or reside outside of North America getting access to Squad Rush at launch at no extra cost. BOOM video 3770