Battlefield Heroes celebrates 7M users

Battlefield Heroes has hit 7 million registered users, and is marking the occasion with a series of 7-themed promotions for 7 days...

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Battlefield Heroes is celebrating a user milestone with a special week-long promotion. EA announced today that the game has hit seven million registered users, and to mark the occasion it will be giving out seven-themed items for the next seven days.

Every Heroes player will get a pack of 77 bandages, 77 Battlefunds, and 77 wrenches just for logging in between March 8 and 15. Players can also choose to spend 777 Battlefunds in exchange for a 7-day boost of XP, VP, and Sarge's stamina, and 777 tonics.

Of course, this is registered users, not active users, so its hard to gauge how big the Battlefield Heroes community still is, almost two years after launch. Still, seven million is nothing to sneeze at, and the extra goodies are a nice touch. If you haven't signed up and want to contribute towards making that number eight million, you can register to play for free on the game site.

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    March 8, 2011 1:30 PM

    Comment on Battlefield Heroes celebrates 7M users, by Steve Watts.

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      March 8, 2011 1:43 PM

      7M users and i'm not one of them

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      March 8, 2011 1:57 PM

      Summary: Battlefield Heroes has hit 7 million registered users, and is marking the occasion with a series of 7-themed promotions for 7 days...

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      March 8, 2011 2:02 PM

      Just got my invite to participate.

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      March 8, 2011 2:05 PM

      I assume it's counting people like me as a user who just registered to get some veteran stuff in BC2. Never played a second of the actual game.

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      March 8, 2011 2:24 PM

      6.9M of those users probably registered in the first month and haven't played since. That game sucks.

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        March 8, 2011 2:57 PM

        No doubt.

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        March 8, 2011 3:18 PM

        Yup. I played it once and was done. How many active users does it have now?

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        March 8, 2011 3:34 PM

        This. Awful game.

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        March 8, 2011 3:36 PM

        I registered just for the BF:BC2 Veterans score.

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        March 8, 2011 3:40 PM

        Exactly this. I played it for a couple of hours one day in order to give the game a chance and never logged in again.

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        March 8, 2011 3:50 PM

        Sorry, you guys are all wrong.

        http://gamasutra.com/view/news/33371/GDC_2011_Perfecting_The_FreeToPlay_Battlefield_Heroes.php

        "Battlefield Heroes is very profitable now and our projections for next year have us running at a 50 percent margin"

        I think paying for a competitive advantage is downright silly but the game is clearly profitable. As the article states, forum posters comprise only 2% of their community and yet curiously spend 10x more money than the average user.

        So in conclusion, don't make silly assumptions when you don't have any data ;)

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          March 8, 2011 4:13 PM

          Maybe I missed it, but I don't see an active user number in there.

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            March 9, 2011 12:26 AM

            In FTP games, the base user number isn't the defining number anyway, its the monetization that counts. Average Revenue per paying user, lifetime value of the game and cost per aquisition of a user are the numbers that count. These never get released ;o)

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          March 9, 2011 6:33 AM

          How does this prove him wrong at all? I'm one of those people that quit shortly after registering, and the game still sucks.

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        March 8, 2011 3:53 PM

        I never did. Release seemed like it was terribly delayed and I lost interest

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        March 9, 2011 3:34 AM

        Yep.

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        March 9, 2011 2:50 PM

        Yup. I love spin. That's like Sony saying 60+ million PSN accounts. Nice number but how many of those are actually active/used?

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      March 8, 2011 2:35 PM

      Watts he talking about?

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      March 8, 2011 2:55 PM

      I cant believe they even put the BF franchise name on that POS.

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        March 8, 2011 3:12 PM

        It was pretty good early on. Then they screwed it up by adding more and more powerful weapons that required either cash or enough points that you'd have to play massive amounts just to keep a couple of them.

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          March 8, 2011 3:14 PM

          And by "early on" I mean late beta and the first month.

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      March 8, 2011 2:57 PM

      I played it for about 10 minutes, and never returned. I really hope they're not counting me... But I think they are.

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      March 8, 2011 3:22 PM

      I spent two days when it came out to try to get it to even load/launch. I gave up, it never ever worked.

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      March 8, 2011 3:27 PM

      I totally confused that game with Battlefield 1943. I thought they were the same game and now my world is crushed.

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      March 9, 2011 6:27 AM

      This game had potential but the dev's already jumped ship to that new shitty f2p bf.

      This game hasn't even officially launched yet.

      year old exploits still exist.

      No server browser. You can join bookmarked servers, but there is no way to check if there are ppl in there or not.

      no proper widescreen (think bioshock or bf2 pre patch).

      to launch game, you need to go to website and do some plugin stuff. No chrome support.

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      March 9, 2011 6:42 AM

      Atleast we have Battlefield Play4Free right?