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I just bought a copy of bad company 2 from my local auction site because I wanted to finally try out the multiplayer, but I am suspecting it is just a pirate one, the main reason I think this is because when I try to search for servers nothing shows up and I know this is a popular game and so it should have tons of servers online.... Can someone help me?
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Do you have a CD-Key? If so just try to activate it on steam, if it works them download it from there and it should work fine, if not its probably not legit.
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Sounds more like a problem with the in-game browser. If your CD-KEY was used it would of said so when you went to register your email when making a EA account.
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Originally Posted by ZachOlauson View Post

Do you have a CD-Key? If so just try to activate it on steam, if it works them download it from there and it should work fine, if not its probably not legit.

Bad Company 2 is an EA game, it won't activate on Steam.

To the OP, if it activated fine on your EA Account and on Origin, it'll work. No servers is probably just a sign of ports not being forwarded, firewall, antivirus, that sorta thing.
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Go to your EA folder then into the BFBC2 Folder and run the BCUpdater (I believe that''s what it's called if not look for something similar in the folder) and run it. It will update your game and you should be able to get to all the servers....

I think.... I hope....
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Originally Posted by ZachOlauson View Post

Do you have a CD-Key? If so just try to activate it on steam, if it works them download it from there and it should work fine, if not its probably not legit.


You can't just activate any CD Key on steam, it must be a authorized Steam BC2 CD key for it to work. Which is impossible to find as they're all linked to a account already because it was bought through steam.
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Bad Company 2 is an EA game, it won't activate on Steam.
To the OP, if it activated fine on your EA Account and on Origin, it'll work. No servers is probably just a sign of ports not being forwarded, firewall, antivirus, that sorta thing.

Oh i didnt realize it wouldnt activate, did it change? because I activated mine on steam, anyways I hope you find the solution OP
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Go to your EA folder then into the BFBC2 Folder and run the BCUpdater (I believe that''s what it's called if not look for something similar in the folder) and run it. It will update your game and you should be able to get to all the servers....
I think.... I hope....


Yeah, just sounds like it's not been updated yet.

Altho, and correct me if I'm wrong. If it's a second hand copy, the original owner has more then likely played it. Which means the CD key is linked forever to his EA account. Right?
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Oh i didnt realize it wouldnt activate, did it change? because I activated mine on steam, anyways I hope you find the solution OP

EA games have and will never be able to be activate on Steam.
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Activate it on Origin(shudders)
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