Battlefield: Bad Company 2 Server Issues Continue; PS3 VIP Content on the Way

By Brian Leahy, Mar 08, 2010 2:00pm PST It would appear that DICE and Electronic Arts were not prepared for the massive player counts for Battlefield: Bad Company 2 as both companies continue to struggle with keeping the multiplayer servers up and running.

On Friday night, an outage kept PC and PlayStation 3 players offline for several hours before being fixed as the number of concurrent users for Bad Company 2 passed the all-time player count for 2005's Battlefield 2.

Sunday morning brought an outage across all three of the game's platforms with the PlayStation 3 only suffering a brief outage. The PC and Xbox 360 versions were affected with a much longer outage, but both were functioning properly as of Sunday night. Additionally, peak user count was 400% higher than any previous Battlefield title.

DICE has submitted a patch to Sony for the PS3 version, which the company hopes will be pushed live later today. The patch will enable the in-game store and its VIP DLC, granting "access to the Rush map, Nelson Bay and the Conquest map, Laguna Alta". Sony Europe will release the patch in its territories later this week.

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