Why Are There No New Maps Or Content For The BFBC2 VIP Program?

Though the buy-new incentive ‘Project Ten Dollar’ was implemented for Bad Co 2, Battlefield fans everywhere claim that the VIP program has presented little value for their money. Instead of getting any new content, the program has taken to re-releasing established maps in different modes–and even simple costume changes, which end up being slight recolors of established models, or the only new mode, Onslaught, have cost Battlefield players money. This has set precedent to the feeling that if Battlefield players want to experience new content, they’re going to have to fork over cash to do it. So, what gives? Well, the Battlefield Community manager had the following to say on the subject:

How come you are releasing map packs and not “new” maps?

“The idea of the VIP program was to make sure that we had a continuous flow of content to our players, to keep the Battlefield updated with new places to fight in. We also wanted to make sure these were free of charge to the people with VIP codes. The remixed maps has worked great for this but we clearly also hear the community request for new maps. Naturally these are much heavier to create from a dev stand point and hence the lead times are longer.”

So, there you have it.

Now, at the risk of sounding cynical, I’m going to guess they have little incentive to release new content because not only is DICE working on Medal of Honor, but there’s also a full-fledged expansion–Vietnam–which will be released later this year. Intuition tells me Vietnam will be their response to our cries for ‘new content.’

Interestingly, other ‘Project Ten Dollar’ iterations–like the Cerberus Network for Mass Effect 2–have managed to churn out a lot of new content in a shorter time frame at zero expense to those in the program.


  1. I’m amazed at the lack of new content. They’re sitting on a game that could generate a huge amount of revenue for them, in paid for DLC and new purchases of the game for VIP content if they put more effort into it. It’s very disheartening.

  2. “to keep the Battlefield updated with new places to fight in”. Except he hasn’t done that at all, he’s just given us new ways to fight in old places. Don’t get me wrong, I love some of the maps they’ve put out but they should’ve been in there in the first place, BC1 had both modes for all it’s maps iirc. The only thing they’ve accomplished is to kick those without a VIP code out of every second match, which is all they really wanted to do in the first place.

    I’m sure Vietnam will have more multiplayer maps but I’m afraid that’s going to have to be a separate playlist to accommodate those without the pack which is also to bad. I hope they find some way to integrate them.

    Still love the game though.

  3. DUDE

    Why fight in Vietnam when the M95 and M1A2 hadn’t been invented. Stupid. Keeping up with the CoD franchise. Just cheesy and lame.
    How about an altitude randomizing add-on that morphs maps each time they load? Or more customization of characters/reticles/weapons/vehicles.
    How about a “friend” button on roster screen?

    Come on, EA, pull your heads out of Treyarch’s asses.