Gamers who purchased Battlefield: Bad Company 2 for their console of choice are finally getting a well deserved patch. The patch, set to release on May 11, will be fixing a wide variety of issues that have long plagued the game since release. It is the first real sign of support the console version of Bad Company 2 has seen from EA.
As a result, the changes being made are relatively large and include class alterations (to make skills and abilities more appealing), weapon changes (for balance), and stationary weaponry. Many of the alterations address complaints by the general community, and include:
-Increased the base range of all Automatic and Semiautomatic weapons for more consistent close range combat.
-Slightly increased the damage of Semiautomatic rifles over long range for more consistent damage output.
-Increased the repair and overheat speeds of the Power Tool. Now overheats sooner but repairs the same amount before overheating.
-Increased the maximum number of Motion Sensors that can be carried from 2 to 3 and increased the speed which new sensors are acquired from ammo boxes.
-Significantly increased the speed of the Tracer Dart projectile to make it more effective against airborne targets.
With luck this won't be the last patch that console players receive, though there is a considerable amount of gameplay that is being fixed in this single update. As many of these changes are already implemented in the PC version of the game, PC gamers will not be receiving the update.