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We wanted to update you, and slow the flood of tweets, on questions surrounding the BFBC2 PC Beta being cancelled. I'll get right to it and say "the BFBC2 PC Beta is not cancelled". Now this all started due to changes made to an earlier blog that removed the PC Beta from the details and the reason for this was the plan changed. With the huge success of the PS3 Beta we decided to drastically increase the PC Beta's capacity to insure as many people as possible could participate. Unfortunately this meant we had to delay the Beta to very early next year giving us more planning time to make it happen and implement more optimizations.

Here is a recap of the current PC features, and we can now confirm DX11 support with more details to come later!

PC Enhanced Features

* Up to 32 Players on PC (24 on consoles) - Play with up to 32 players online in the biggest multiplayer Maps in Battlefield. Each with a different tactical and gameplay focus set across a variety of environments.

* Full DirectX 9, 10 & 11 Support - Immerse yourself in the Battlefield world as Frostbite engine brings tanks, helicopters and explosions to vivid life on your PC. The game will fully support Windows XP, Vista, and 7 with new tech that further improves things like lighting and shadows.

* Enhanced Gameplay - The PC version also includes wide peripheral support like Joysticks for flying, NVDIA 3D Vision, Logitech LCD Keyboards and VoIP Support plus a variety of specific features tailored for PC play.

* Friend Support - Find your friends online with the new buddy list to see if and who is online so you can quickly join their game.

* Dedicated Ranked Server - Everyone gets non-stop action with no connection penalties based on some other player's internet. Ranked Server Provider program will give players opportunity to rent their own server(s) located in professional grade datacenters, ability to modify settings like map rotation, create reserved slots for friends or clan members, kick & Ban players, and custom name your ranked server.

* Clan Support & Private Servers - Independent Clan Tag, and ability to rent servers for hosting and controlling private password protected competitive servers with expanded control over the settings from public ranked servers.

* PC Squad Play System - Updated from previous Battlefield PC titles now gives control of your squad before heading into combat.

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It's looking good. We just have to wait a little bit longer.
 

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64 people on any map would be overkill IMO.
 

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Originally Posted by The Mad Mule View Post
64 people on any map would be overkill IMO.
I guess that is true considering how crazy vanilla BF2 can be. If and when Project Reality moves to BC2, a higher player cap might come in handy. Then again, it will a few years before PR comes to BC2.
 

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I guess that is true considering how crazy vanilla BF2 can be. If and when Project Reality moves to BC2, a higher player cap might come in handy. Then again, it will a few years before PR comes to BC2.
This isn't BF3. This is BC2, successor to BC1.

They said BF3 is in development, but that's all we know.
 

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This sounds just like the new Battlefield 3! Are we seriously going to get BF3 afterwards? For me it's going to be either BFBC2 or BF3, not both.
 

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Wow! First MW2 offers special PC features like using a mouse and keyboard, now this!

PC gaming is looking up.
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I don't like the sound of "snipers in the mountains" I've always been a sniper and take pride in being extremely dedicated to being well above average at it. My plans were to get back into it very seriously for this game as vehicles aren't as important as in BF2 so sniping is ACTUALLY a possability.

However if everyone is also doing so it takes the novelty out of being that sniper again. But I guess there will be alot of competition to compare to? I don't know.
 

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* Enhanced Gameplay - The PC version also includes wide peripheral support like Joysticks for flying, NVDIA 3D Vision, Logitech LCD Keyboards and VoIP Support plus a variety of specific features tailored for PC play.
I just love how they think the small things like that. Wish more companies would do the same.
 

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I just love how they think the small things like that. Wish more companies would do the same.
Except for the joystick support, none of those features are really special as they are supported via driver or 3rd party.
 

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Am I the only one who thinks this dedicated server system is still gimped? Nowhere in that list did they have the ability to load mods onto a dedicated server =/
 
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