The last few days have been dominated by Battlefield 3 beta rumors and speculation, now that all of the confusion has been cleared up by EA DICE we thought that some of our readers may be glad to hear some information regarding a patch which is coming to the PC version of Battlefield: Bad Company 2 tomorrow.
We are told that the update will arrive in the early hours of Wednesday, the patch is roughly 2GB in size, so will take a while to download – the reason for its size is due to a long-list of changes it brings to the game and the fact that it consists of all the previous patches which have been rolled out. Rather than list every single change which the patch brings we will summarize by saying that stability and performance should be improved. You can see a full list of changes here.
Getting the update should be simple, the Steam client will grab it for you when it goes live (approximately 4am UTC) – if you do not use Steam auto-update should discover the patch at a similar time. EA has said that game servers should all have the update by the end of tomorrow, in the mean time people with the update will only be able to connect to game servers with the update (and vice versa).
EA has revealed that there is currently one known issue with the update, if your Windows username contains a strange character PunkBuster won’t activate – this shouldn’t affect too many people and it can be rectified by changing your Windows username in control panel to something which features no foreign characters (Â, Ŕ, ġ, ὼ etc). If you previously installed the R11 public beta check out this link for instructions on what you need to do.
Use the comments section below to let us know when the update arrives for you.