Battlefield: Bad Company 2
Interview: DICE's Bjorn Johnsson Talks Bad Company 2's Onslaught DLC & More
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To conclude our coverage of last week's EA showcase, we end proceedings with our chat with DICE producer, Bjorn Johnsson, about the upcoming co-op DLC for Bad Company 2; Onslaught.

The co-operative 4 player mode has players engage in a rush-esque game type against hundreds of AI-controlled enemies, but with a twist. Each map has had fine adjustments to make it feel fresh that include sandstorms and a whole lot more. As Martin quite rightly stated in our recent preview... "It feels like Horde or Nazi Zombies in reverse: the enemies drop like flies and you’re on the offensive."

We ask Bjorn "why co-op, why now?", what achievements we can expect from it and a whole host of other Bad Company 2 related awesomeness.


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Comment #1 by paddycfc22
Friday, May 21, 2010 @ 08:16:33 AM
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hopefully its as good as it sounds

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Comment #2 by DugDigger
Friday, May 21, 2010 @ 08:24:14 AM
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Hard achievements on the Onslaught mode, hehe. Awesome!

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Comment #3 by todgill12
Friday, May 21, 2010 @ 08:26:52 AM
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This game sounds great and I hope it doesn't cost to much. I look forward to seeing what the achievements are going to be. Hopefully, the hard achievements won't take forever but then again I do want to get my Xbox live points worth out of it.

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Comment #4 by Ollie Stacey
Friday, May 21, 2010 @ 08:49:21 AM
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This is Unholy!

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Comment #5 by Copyright
Friday, May 21, 2010 @ 08:52:34 AM
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No word on the broken achievements from the SPECACT DLC?

I know the UK is fine (they aren't broken) and this is a UK site, but you do have many US readers/members that would really like to know what the hold up is.

"We will always support our games"
Really? Then why have there been so many bugs and problems with all the DICE games that have gone unfixed?
Why are there 4 achievements that an entire continent can't get that you're saying nothing about?
It's been about a month now since this problem arose, still no fix yet there was never a problem with the rest of the world.

DICE cares about THEIR community (the UK) and couldn't care less about the US/North America. I've been saying it for a long time, and they continue to prove me right.

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Comment #6 by Barad
Friday, May 21, 2010 @ 08:53:02 AM
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great to hear!

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Comment #7 by Bazajaytee
Friday, May 21, 2010 @ 08:57:49 AM
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Those broken achievements were fixed in the patch that went out early this week.

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Comment #8 by Webb [STAFF]
Friday, May 21, 2010 @ 09:00:14 AM
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@#5 - We are a multi-national site btw =) I would also say the Dr Pepper issues weren't DICE's fault either, so chalk that up to some marketing madness gone awry.

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Comment #9 by McMffn
Friday, May 21, 2010 @ 09:00:54 AM
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@Copyright, uh... there was a title update for BBC2 on Tuesday that fixed the SPECACT achievements. I had all the required pins/insignias and as soon as I loaded up my stats all achievements popped. Remember to check your info before you blast a game. Come on now, you just look stupid.

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Comment #10 by Copyright
Friday, May 21, 2010 @ 09:16:37 AM
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@ Webb

That's the point I was making. If the news affects a game, you should post it.
I had no idea a patch came out because this is my ONLY news site and you didn't post it.

It's cool, I'll just go find a US site for my news.

@ #9
If you didn't just come from CoD to BF, you'd know all the problems from the previous games and how DICE deserves no slack what-so-ever.
While I may look like an idiot due to my ignorance on the patch, you have joined me in looking like an idiot by showing your ignorance about the company in question.

Thanks again for ignoring the US-only news while never missing a beat on the UK only news x360a!

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Comment #11 by TalTsinth
Friday, May 21, 2010 @ 09:17:19 AM
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Also Dice may make the game, but EA have final say on the IP and what happens with it. It was probably not Dice's decision to have Dr Pepper DLC but EA (Supported by the fact that Mass Effect and Spore are included).

Yes, they are slow with their updates, they always hav been, but you need to remember they are not quite used to having to rely on a 3rd party (Microsoft in this case) to OK their updates. Dice was a PC Developer way before Xbox and they are still trying to get used to the switch (Granted they've been after for a few years now!)

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Comment #12 by dward_432
Friday, May 21, 2010 @ 09:23:31 AM
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I have a horrible Mad Moxxi type feeling about this DLC, I hope to God I'm wrong

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Comment #13 by Webb [STAFF]
Friday, May 21, 2010 @ 10:21:40 AM
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@#10 - I had no idea because no-one submitted a tip and I obviously can't get it because of my region =)

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Comment #14 by Cjmainy
Friday, May 21, 2010 @ 11:19:44 AM
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yeah, i feel the same as #12 on this one

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Comment #15 by SUTCLIFF 286
Friday, May 21, 2010 @ 11:30:48 AM
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Copyright - Have you ever played an online xbox360 game that hasn't lagged, glitched or had some kind of problem with the game or its achievements??

And whats the point in slagging a website off because of one bit of news missed??

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Comment #16 by SUTCLIFF 286
Friday, May 21, 2010 @ 11:32:02 AM
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OT - This game mode looks pretty good, always welcome co-op... depending on price.

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Comment #17 by pikmin34
Friday, May 21, 2010 @ 11:33:48 AM
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I was kinda laughing inside when he was saying about how he was surprised people are getting the demolition achievement when the members of the site thats interviewing him are probably responsible for a boosting good portion of them. Not sold on this onslaught mode though. I will probably wait until it comes out and see what the response is.

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Comment #18 by adioki
Friday, May 21, 2010 @ 12:18:56 PM
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@ #12 - don't jinx it man. you just brought back a wave of bad memories and wasted time and money lol.

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Comment #19 by asilent boom
Friday, May 21, 2010 @ 01:30:23 PM
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@Webb - Where do we the send tips to you?

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Comment #20 by asilent boom
Friday, May 21, 2010 @ 02:25:07 PM
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Where do we send the tips to you?

Oops, I really need to check what I've typed before I click submit.

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Comment #21 by TNT LotLP
Friday, May 21, 2010 @ 05:59:23 PM
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What? I can use my MP loadouts?

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Comment #22 by ViNyLek
Friday, May 21, 2010 @ 06:23:45 PM
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As long as its no more than 800ms. This game from the get go should have had 4 player campaign or 2 at the very least so they better think about that.

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Comment #23 by silencer018
Saturday, May 22, 2010 @ 03:15:11 AM
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That makes me a little nervous that he laughed when he said the achievements would be tough lol.

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Comment #24 by SHARP546
Saturday, May 22, 2010 @ 07:03:16 AM
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this game is brilliant and co-op can only make it better

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Comment #25 by Its Fooga
Saturday, May 22, 2010 @ 07:44:38 PM
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Lawl...he said "Asheevments".

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Comment #26 by Faegis
Saturday, May 29, 2010 @ 01:36:46 PM
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@Its Fooga - Well, he is Swedish after all.

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Comment #27 by soggymail
Saturday, May 29, 2010 @ 06:54:32 PM
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Comment #28 by dcrYpter
Saturday, May 29, 2010 @ 08:22:20 PM
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This interview was all over the place, at first they don't post the questions then they do then don't.

I Think it "might" be fun. Paying for more stuff that is locked on the disk me thinks though.

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Comment #29 by R0CKWELLS
Sunday, May 30, 2010 @ 03:32:17 AM
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I'm sorry.... I had to stop about half way threw that retarded video, I mean.... can these foreign F**ks speak a complete sentence without going Dur.. Dur.. Dur.., COME ON FOR CRYING OUT LOAD, TALK!!!!

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Comment #30 by mejimmeh45
Sunday, May 30, 2010 @ 04:11:27 AM
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#29 it might because Swidish and English isnt his first langauge. Also its not really that bad.

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Comment #31 by Barad
Sunday, May 30, 2010 @ 05:05:30 AM
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Really, really hard achievements..NICE! cant wait, love that boat!

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Comment #32 by Xero Link
Sunday, May 30, 2010 @ 11:19:05 PM
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Freakin' awesome !

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Comment #33 by Rapturous Rich
Monday, May 31, 2010 @ 06:34:05 AM
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R0CKWELLS, wow. Just wow.

Go fist yourself and maybe make some space for acceptance, tolerance and equality while you're at it.

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Comment #34 by sniper Elite
Monday, May 31, 2010 @ 10:03:38 AM
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how mutch£££££££££££££££

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Comment #35 by ezdoesit510
Monday, May 31, 2010 @ 06:39:28 PM
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Sounds interesting. Worth checking out.

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Comment #36 by Hitchenson
Monday, May 31, 2010 @ 10:02:38 PM
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@#29: I know, right? How dare they be unable to speak completely fluent and perfectly in a language that's most likely not native to them. The fuckers! It's disgusting and it makes my skin crawl.

Oh yeah, you're an idiot. Good day.

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Comment #37 by Sc_Conviction_Sc
Monday, May 31, 2010 @ 10:10:01 PM
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this should be fun, co-op is always fun.
I hope they dont charge 1,200 though like stupid MW2

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Comment #38 by Bramwell420
Monday, May 31, 2010 @ 11:45:19 PM
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Any word if demolition kills in Onslaught mode count towards the Demolition achievement?

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Comment #39 by ZacTh_343_Dawning
Tuesday, June 01, 2010 @ 06:29:58 AM
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@ comment 5 dude what do u mean not fixed i got those achievements like freaking 3 weeks ago cause they came out with a update with.. and not everything is there fault first off they we're delayed cause of there servers getting fried, due to the fact both them and e.a. didn't reaise that so manyt people we're going to play it cause everyone was still playing modern douchebag 2. then all of a sudden holy crap there are to many people here. then there was some dispute with dr. pepper on the spec act stuff. so there haveing troble but hopefully they'll fix it.. i mean bad company 1 plays amazing and i think hads one of the best multiplayer out thier due to the fact 1 being there is no lag, what so ever even when u have someone from aus. or japan playing. just give them time and everything will be fixed dice is good at trying to make there gameing community happy just bungie. and not like activision. so long i.w. R.i.p. sucks u guys ended with such a craptastic game but at least u hace been reborn under respawn entertainment. curse activision.

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Comment #40 by Spec Ops P. Marlowe
Tuesday, June 01, 2010 @ 04:38:50 PM
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@#30 it's Swedish, I know because I am Swedish

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Comment #41 by wardiephil1986
Thursday, June 03, 2010 @ 11:11:41 AM
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@copyright shut up, so much info on this site is american based first and has no relevance to uk and so many games you get released before us. So stop complaining that for once we get something before the yanks.

The game is amazing i love it and cannot wait for this.

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Comment #42 by chunkylover72
Thursday, June 03, 2010 @ 07:53:04 PM
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@copyright follow this link:

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Comment #43 by Hot Juicy Pie
Thursday, June 03, 2010 @ 09:19:17 PM
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LOL and you said I was a douchebag?

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Comment #44 by FailboatSkipper
Sunday, June 06, 2010 @ 05:33:04 AM
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If you want to continue to support your community, DICE, please fix the bronze star bug for the Garand so I (and thousands of others) can finally get the last two insignias.

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