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Battlefield: Bad Company 2 Guide To Multiplayer
Battlefield: Bad Company 2 is very different to other modern shooters such as Call of Duty or the new Medal of Honor game. Its focus on teamwork, objective based points scoring & well-timed charges, make for a unique experience. Unfortunately, plenty of Bad Company newcomers see the title as nothing more than a Modern Warfare palette swap, using it to further their own personal Kill/Death ratio and little else.
This article, hopefully a series of subsequent articles also, will look into the game and try to provide a Battlefield: Bad Company 2 guide for players wishing to work towards the betterment of themselves and their squadmates. Battlefield: Bad Company 2 multiplayer has several different modes & maps to go through, but this article will focus on broader topics, such as what to do in order to help win objective based games or how to develop a better class specific game.
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How To Well In Battlefield: Bad Company 2 Multiplayer
A key to playing Battlefield: Bad Company 2 multiplayer is being a member of a squad. The player is prompted with the option of joining one after connecting to a game, usually dumping them into a squad of 1-3 other players. Choosing to join a squad gives enough benefits for it to be used whenever you play Battlefield: Bad Company 2 multiplayer. Being able to spawn on any squad member allows players to enter the battlefield quickly and effectively, without being left at the initial spawn point away from the action.
Added bonuses to this squad mechanic come from extra class specific bonus points. Things such as re-supplies and squad heals yield double the points they usually would. Meaning players should stick together with their squad-mates, to both give them help and boost your own score, while working towards the teams greater goal of completing objectives or holding map points. Often having 3 or 4 squad members in the same building can be a measured and effective way to secure a map point during “Conquest" mode or even holding a bomb point while playing the “Rush" gametype.
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Spotting Enemies In Battlefield: Bad Company 2 Multiplayer
Another squad focused mechanic comes by pressing the BACK button on the Xbox 360 controller. This can be used to spot enemies on the radar at the bottom left, helping to give a clearer real-time view of battlefield and help accumulate assist points whenever a spotted enemy is killed. Knowing where an enemy is and being able to visualise the map in your head is a key battlefield advantage and one that is imperative for teams to utilise (unless Hardcore mode is being players, as it removes the HUD).
Often the key to swaying a battle or skirmish in your favour is down to the use of tanks or other vehicles dotted throughout the Battlefield: Bad Company 2 multiplayer maps. These vehicles need to be manned almost instantly in order to effectively combat or pierce waves of enemy reinforcements & respawns. Knowing when a vehicle is free and spawning accordingly may help more than presumed, with the heavy artillery being able to stop enemies and bruise their defences of a map control or bomb point.
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Class Management In Battlefield: Bad Company 2 Multiplayer
Class management is a much needed skill in team games of Battlefield: Bad Company 2 multiplayer. For instance, using 4 or 5 Recon specs instead of effectively apportioning the classes can lead to a complete standstill on the map, with the Recon players invariably taking pot shots from a considerably safe distance. This heavy focus on sniping would do nothing to advance the objectives of the map or help the team realise them. Furthermore, evenly utilising all four of the different classes gives many different options and versatility of tactics & team maneuvers.
With these tips and hints, found in the first part of this Battlefield: Bad Company 2 guide, we hope you have a handle on some of the basic team-based strategies and helpful things to work towards while playing the Battlefield: Bad Company 2 multiplayer. The next article will likely look into class specific skills & tips, so be sure to check back for the updated guides.