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Old 04-30-2012, 03:34 PM   #1
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Rent a server update needed?

Do I need the rent a server update in order to play in these maps?
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Old 04-30-2012, 06:40 PM   #2
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I could be mistaken but I believe you need to update to be able to play on any of the maps. Even the main game ones. I know if you want to play with someone who has it you have to download it to play with them but I am not sure if it mandatory to play with people who don't have it.
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Old 05-03-2012, 08:49 PM   #3
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You need both updates to play online at all im pretty sure. Definitely the Multiplayer update (2.1gb) to play b2k maps since they are in that update.

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Old 05-04-2012, 03:32 AM   #4
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The day the updates were released, I downloaded the mandatory one but did not immediately download the Rent-A-Server one, and I was still able to play the game.

The problem I think you'd have at this point is that they've rented out 99% of their servers. You would not be able to play on those rented servers, so effectively you wouldn't be able to play at all.
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