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Platform(s): PC
Genre: Action
Publisher: Electronic Arts
Developer: Electronic Arts

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'Battlefield 2' - More v1.2 Patch Details

by Rainier on Jan. 18, 2006 @ 3:38 p.m. PST

Battlefield 2 features immense, richly detailed, destructible environments, from city streets to remote forests, in some of the most notorious hot spots around the world. Each map in Battlefield 2 adjusts in scale to support the number of players in the world, providing the ideal vehicle-to-player ratio and an optimized game play experience. Enhanced team play features allow players to enter the action on the front lines as part of a formal squad, or work behind the scenes in Commander Mode to direct the strategic assaults of their team mates. With in-game success, players increase their rank from recruit all the way to General and unlock awards, including new weapons, vehicle decals, medals, and more.

Players will still be able to toss grenades while jumping. Although the ability to fire while jumping has been removed, players will still be able to initiate a grenade toss prior to jumping and follow through with the toss, thereby gaining themselves some extra distance. Some adjustment in tactics will be required when the patch comes out but EA is confident that the community will quickly come to grips with the new tactics.

EA has not created the maps as a separate expansion pack requiring a separate server. The booster packs will increase the content of the base game and thereby may be run on a server in regular rotation with the original maps.

As with the first list, this second list includes confirmed fixes only:

  • Helicopter now carry 8 missiles rather than 14
  • TV-Guided missile now have a shorter range
  • Hit points on all air vehicles has been reduced
  • AA missile lock has been improved
  • Support kits have had their primary weapons adjusted for accuracy
  • Sniper kits have had their primary weapons adjusted for accuracy
  • Anti-Tank kits have had their primary weapons adjusted for accuracy
  • "Dolphin Diving" is no longer possible
  • Players can no longer jump and shoot at the same time
  • "Prone Spamming" is now fixed
  • "Sprint exploit" is now fixed
  • The Sa80 weapon has been improved
  • The G3A3 weapon has been improved
  • Reload while sprinting has been enabled
  • Chinese and MEC APCs can now shoot through penetrable materials
  • Damage decreased for the M134
  • Medic defibrillator paddles have been adjusted. They now reload while not in use.
  • Server search filters now work properly
  • All mines (Claymore, Anti-vehicle, C4) can now be picked up by the same class that dropped it by using the "G" key.
  • Mines can no longer be destroyed with other explosives
  • Flash bang effect radius decreased
  • Added unlocks for Sniper and AT kits
  • Fixed a bug in terrain rendering with night vision, whereby terrain was still dark in dark areas.
  • Fixed a bug whereby mods that are not bf2 or not xpack permutate shaders every time a level is loaded.
  • Fixed a bug whereby non-xpack mods cannot use xpack shaders.
  • Fixed bug in TV guided missiles of Havoc helicopter
  • Bug in MP7 fire rate fixed. Ammo count increased and mag count and damage decreased
  • APC Update - "Chinese and MEC APCs can now shoot through penetrable materials". This fix was a miscommunication to the patch team. Chinese and MEC - - - APC's have been reverted and the LAV25 now no longer shoots through penetrable materials.
  • Vehicles no longer disappear when viewed from some vehicles with a HUD (e.g. Tanks).
  • Performance gain found in static mesh rendering.
  • Detonation radius from grenade launcher explosions has been reduced.
  • Grenade launcher projectiles now have a minimum time before arming.


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