Battlefield 1943's 'Coral Sea' Map Unlocked for Xbox 360

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The air-centric map "Coral Sea" has been unlocked for play in the Xbox 360 version of Battlefield 1943 after the game's running kill-count surpassed 43 million today.

Developer DICE's "Coral Sea Challenge" promised the map to each platform's community after reaching the milestone, which was achieved six days after the game's rocky release.

The PlayStation 3 count stands at 22 million, indicating PS3 owners are still in for a bit of a wait.

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    July 14, 2009 1:39 PM

    can you sink the carriers?

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      July 14, 2009 1:40 PM

      No.. not that I know of.

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      July 14, 2009 2:06 PM

      I'd hope so. You used o be able to. Then again, you also had subs as well which are gone (Guadalcanal also had ships). :( And since you can't move the ships anymore it seems doubtful.

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        July 14, 2009 2:12 PM

        You could never move the carriers on Coral Sea, it was always about just bombing them with the unlimited plane respawns.

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      July 14, 2009 2:23 PM

      Are the carriers anything but non-mobile spawn locations in BF1943? I used to love driving the carrier around to the NE end of the airfield, and dropping some cannon shells onto the enemy airfield, while my team-mates had a nice close spawn point for attacking said airfield.

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        July 14, 2009 2:30 PM

        Carriers are stationary and there are no destroyers, subs, or battleships like BF1943. Which means there are also no defense / land cannons. There is also no mobile artillery afaik.

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          July 14, 2009 4:03 PM

          Sounds lame.

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          July 14, 2009 4:37 PM

          I don't remember there ever being any mobile AA in BF 1942.

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            July 14, 2009 5:21 PM

            Said mobile artillery, not anti-air. Remember the sniper could request artillery with his binoculars and you could use that alt camera while firing these things and making trajectory adjustments from far away?

            The Priest and Wespe
            http://www.bfnation.net/img/bf1942/vehicles/m7/render.jpg
            I don't remember mobile artillery on any of the Pacific maps except Guadalcanal anyway, that's what the ships were for.

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      July 14, 2009 3:48 PM

      no. this is the gayest map of the lot imo... not sure why even include it, it might as well be plane fights with no map attached at all. I know I'm hard to please because I like the original but I was hoping for a bit more than this.

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        July 14, 2009 3:56 PM

        Well originally it wasn't even a selling point for Battlefield 1943. The game was originally going to include the first 3 maps and they only started talking about Coral Sea being unlockable a few months ago. They probably threw it in there because it was simple to make without a lot of testing or tweaking, and because some people like to fly planes and dogfight.

        I wasn't a big fan of the BF42 version of Coral Sea, but sometimes I did just want to fly for fun without worrying about strafing tanks and flags on the ground.

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          July 14, 2009 4:10 PM

          true, I just found the limitations here a bit ridiculous though. you can't even use the land to snipe or something, it kills you if you try. not very BF like to have only one way to play a level.