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Battlefield 2
Battlefield 2
Developer(s) Digital Illusions CE
Publisher(s) EA Games
Series Battlefield series
Engine Refractor 2
Version 1.41 (November 16, 2006)
Platform(s) Microsoft Windows
Release date June 21, 2005 ( Flag of the United States)
June 22, 2005 ( Flag of Australia)
June 24, 2005 ( Flag of Europe)
Genre(s) First-person shooter
Mode(s) Single-player, Multiplayer, Conquest, Co-op
Rating(s) ESRB: Teen (T)
PEGI: 16+
OFLC: MA15+
Media DVD (1 disc) or CD (3 discs + 1 manual disc) (both same features) (With Deluxe edition, it comes on 5 CDs, or Complete Collection DVD (1 disc))
System requirements Windows XP, 1.7 GHz AMD Athlon XP, Sempron, Intel Pentium 4 or Celeron D CPU, 512 MB RAM, 2.3 GB hard disk space, sound card, DirectX compatible 128 MB graphics card, Radeon 8500 or GeForce FX 5700
Input methods Keyboard, mouse, joystick (optional)

Battlefield 2 (abbreviated to BF2) is a computer game in which players fight in a modern battlefield using modern weapon systems.[1] Battlefield 2 is a first-person shooter with some strategy and RPG elements.[2] Battlefield 2 was developed by Digital Illusions CE (DICE) with a custom game engine. During development, Trauma Studios contributed to the development of the game after it was acquired by Digital Illusions CE.[3] BF2 is published by Electronic Arts as the third full game of the Battlefield series, released in late June 2005.[2] The first two installments were Battlefield 1942 and Battlefield Vietnam. Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... A video game developer is a software developer (a business or an individual) that creates video games. ... For other uses of DICE, see Dice (disambiguation). ... Electronic Arts (EA) (NASDAQ: ERTS) is an American developer, marketer, publisher, and distributor of computer and video games. ... 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BF2 includes a single-player mode with three difficulty levels and multiplayer mode via the Internet or a LAN. Both player modes use the same maps and use Battlefield's conquest game mode. Single-player mode allows 15 computer controlled players,[4] while Internet mode allows up to 64 players. Players can choose to play 3 factions: United States Marine Corps (USMC), People's Liberation Army (PLA), and the fictional "Middle East Coalition" (MEC). Additional factions are playable through the expansion packs. This article does not cite any references or sources. ... A multiplayer game is a video game in which more than one person can play the same game at the same time. ... LAN redirects here. ... Conquest is a gametype used mainly by EA and Digital Illusions CEs Battlefield franchise. ... Contrast with aimbot, a type of software that is used to cheat in multiplayer games A bot, most prominently in the first person shooter PC game types (FPS), is a robotic computer controlled entity that simulates an online or LAN multiplayer human deathmatch opponent, team deathmatch opponent or a cooperative... The United States Marine Corps (USMC) is a branch of the United States armed forces responsible for providing force projection from the sea,[1] using the mobility of the U.S. Navy to rapidly deliver combined-arms task forces and is one of seven uniformed services. ... Peoples Liberation Army redirects here. ... Battlefield 2 (abbreviated to BF2) is a computer game in which players fight in a modern battlefield using modern weapon systems. ...


A console branded version also exists (for Xbox, Xbox 360 and PS2), named Battlefield 2: Modern Combat. Although they both share the same name, they differ quite considerably in execution, content, and gameplay.[5] For the Xboxs successor, see Xbox 360. ... It has been suggested that Xbox 360 Elite be merged into this article or section. ... PS2 redirects here. ...

Contents

Gameplay

Battlefield 2 Screenshot showing an USMC Spec Ops player capturing a MEC flag.
Battlefield 2 Screenshot showing an USMC Spec Ops player capturing a MEC flag.


There are two main game modes, Conquest and Cooperative gameplay. The ultimate objective of "Conquest" (Battlefield 2's only officially ranked game mode) is to reduce the opposing team's "tickets" to zero. This can be accomplished by capturing flags (which also allows the team to spawn at that point), forcing the opposing team to respawn players by killing them. By capturing flags, the team with less than half of the flags or failing to capture a certain number of flags depending on the map will have their tickets gradually diminish. By killing an opponent, his or her team’s ticket will decrement by one once the player respawns. Furthermore, if a team has nowhere to spawn and all of its members are dead, their ticket count will instantly go to zero. Image File history File links Size of this preview: 800 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (1024 × 768 pixel, file size: 108 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) BF2 screen I took to show the ingame gameplay. ... Image File history File links Size of this preview: 800 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (1024 × 768 pixel, file size: 108 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) BF2 screen I took to show the ingame gameplay. ... Doom popularised co-op on the PC. Cooperative gameplay (often abbreviated as co-op) primarily refers to a feature in video games that allows players to work together as teammates with the absence of player-controlled competitors. ... Battlefield 2 (abbreviated to BF2) is a computer game in which players fight in a modern battlefield using modern weapon systems. ...


Cooperative gameplay, known as “co-op”, is the same as conquest mode except that players also play with and against computers or known as “bots”. This game mode is not part of the ranking system.


Infantry classes

In Battlefield 2, as with previous Battlefield titles, players are able to select from a variety of infantry classes. Each class of soldier is equipped with different weaponry appropriate to their role in the battle. Assault soldiers, for example, are general-purpose infantry with grenade-launcher equipped assault-rifles and extra armor, Medics carry first-aid equipment such as a field defibrillator, and Anti-Tank troopers are equipped with missiles which are effective against heavy armor. Anti-tank, or simply AT, refers to any method of combating military armored fighting vehicles, notably tanks. ...


Players are able to choose a class at the start of a match, or between dying and respawning once the match has begun. Players can also change their class by picking up a "kit" from the body of an incapacitated soldier, friendly or otherwise. Hence, an Assault soldier can become a Medic if they come across a fallen Medic. Possible player classes are Spec Ops, Sniper, Assault, Support, Engineer, Medic and Anti-Tank. For information on spawning in biology, see spawning. ... Special forces or special operations forces is a term used to describe relatively small military units raised and trained for reconnaissance, unconventional warfare and special operations. ... For other uses, see Sniper (disambiguation). ... Look up engineer in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... This article is about the title or occupation. ... Anti-tank, or simply AT, refers to any method of combating military armored fighting vehicles, notably tanks. ...


Within the infantry class, there are three support classes with special abilities. The engineer can repair with his wrench, the medic can revive with his defibrillator paddles, the support can resupply ammunition with his ammo bags. These special abilities are helpful to other players when one of the these three classes occupies a vehicle. Nearby personnel and vehicles can be replenished by being in close proximity.


Vehicles

A M1A2 Abrams in-game firing its main cannon.
A M1A2 Abrams in-game firing its main cannon.

The various forces still use the trademark feature of the Battlefield series - the large stable of vehicles that any player, regardless of faction, specialty or experience, can climb into and control.[6] There are many different types of vehicles playable in Battlefield 2. They are all based on real-life vehicles used by the militaries of different countries.[7] Image File history File linksMetadata Size of this preview: 782 × 600 pixel Image in higher resolution (1296 × 994 pixel, file size: 686 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) Self made with Battlefield 2 and Photoshop CS2 by Adobe® This is a screenshot of a copyrighted computer game or video game, and... Image File history File linksMetadata Size of this preview: 782 × 600 pixel Image in higher resolution (1296 × 994 pixel, file size: 686 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) Self made with Battlefield 2 and Photoshop CS2 by Adobe® This is a screenshot of a copyrighted computer game or video game, and...


There are about 30 vehicles available for use ranging from main battle tanks such as the M1A2 Abrams to fast transports like the Desert Patrol Vehicle. Contrast to Battlefield 1942, Battlefield 2 has only one purely water-based vehicle, the rigid-inflatable boat, however, the BTR-90, the MEC APC, can travel in water as well as the LAV-25 and the WZ 551, the USMC and PLA equivalents, respectively. Theoretically, every vehicle is weak to another type of vehicle, similar to a game of rock-paper-scissors.[8] For example, the mobile anti-air can effectively destroy a helicopter, but is vulnerable against an opposing tank. Included within this relationship are stationary defenses such as light machine guns and anti-aircraft/armor emplacements. The availability and number of certain vehicles are dependent on the map and its size. Also, more vehicles become available to be used on the maps of expansion/booster packs. (see Maps). The M1 Abrams main battle tank is the principal combat tank of the United States Army, with three main versions being deployed starting in 1980: the M1, M1A1, and M1A2. ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... Two RIBs at Castletown, Portland, England. ... BTR-90 (GAZ-5923) is a 8x8 wheeled Armoured personnel carrier designed in Russia. ... The LAV-25 is armed with the M242 25mm chain gun, and two M240 machine guns A United States Marine Corps LAV-25 LAV-25 is an eight-wheeled armored personnel carrier (APC) used by the United States Marine Corps built by General Dynamics Land Systems Canada, based on the... The WZ551 is a Chinese APC that resembles the VAB APC. The WZ551 comes in two variations: the 4X4 APC looks like the VAB the 6X6 APC (only version) Peoples Liberation Army Ground Force land arm of the Peoples Liberation Army Peoples National Army land arm of... Rock, Paper, Scissors chart Listen to this article ( info/dl) This audio file was created from an article revision dated 2006-07-13, and may not reflect subsequent edits to the article. ... Battlefield 2 (abbreviated to BF2) is a computer game in which players fight in a modern battlefield using modern weapon systems. ...


Features

Even though Battlefield 2 is a sequel to Battlefield 1942, there are many changes to the popular gameplay of the original. Many of these new gameplay features were added to the game with teamwork and collaboration in mind. The new game engine includes improved physics, dynamic lighting, and more realistic material penetration. Battlefield 1942 is a 3D World War II first-person shooter (FPS) computer game developed by Digital Illusions CE and published by Electronic Arts for Microsoft Windows (2002) and Apple Macintosh (2004). ...


Squads

Ingame screen of the squad menu.
Ingame screen of the squad menu.

Players are able to form themselves into one-to-six-man squads with up to nine squads, for better versatility and survivability on the battlefield. Members of a squad have the added ability to communicate to players within their squad via Voice-over IP (VoIP), a method of voice communication integrated into BF2. Image File history File links Size of this preview: 800 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (1024 × 768 pixel, file size: 109 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) Screenshot I took from BF2 to display the squad screen. ... Image File history File links Size of this preview: 800 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (1024 × 768 pixel, file size: 109 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) Screenshot I took from BF2 to display the squad screen. ... IP Telephony, also called Internet telephony, is the technology that makes it possible to have a telephone conversation over the Internet or a dedicated Internet Protocol (IP) network instead of dedicated voice transmission lines. ...


The commander can provide the squad leader with objectives (such as destroying, moving, mining an area, attacking, defending, repairing a team asset), for which he or she can pass, decline or convey along to the squad members. Squad leaders also have the ability to create objectives for their squad. Once an order is sent down to the squad, they will appear on the player interface as waypoints or colored smoke markers. The squad leader is also the only person in the team that has access to request orders, artillery, UAV support, and supply/vehicle drops from the commander, as well as the only player that is able to communicate directly to the commander via VoIP.


The members of the squad have the option of "spawning" on their squad leader instead of a flag. This can be a considerable advantage, for as long as the squad leader is alive and the team has at least one control point, squad members gain a closer respawn point to their objective.


Commander

Screenshot of the commander screen. This MEC commander has Squad 1 attacking a flag and an active UAV scan.
Screenshot of the commander screen. This MEC commander has Squad 1 attacking a flag and an active UAV scan.

The commander position is an exclusive role in each team that is assigned via player initiated application and selection is made prior to the beginning of the round. If more than one player applies for the position, it falls on whoever has the highest in-game rank. Image File history File links Size of this preview: 750 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (1280 × 1024 pixel, file size: 690 KB, MIME type: image/png) View of commander mode with UAV scan activated This is a screenshot of a copyrighted video or computer game, and the copyright for it is most... Image File history File links Size of this preview: 750 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (1280 × 1024 pixel, file size: 690 KB, MIME type: image/png) View of commander mode with UAV scan activated This is a screenshot of a copyrighted video or computer game, and the copyright for it is most... MEC could refer to: Make Eye Contact, Pronounced meck; used in private conversation when you dont want surrounding people to know that you just made eye contact with someone Manta IATA location identifier Mountain Equipment Co-op, a Canadian outdoors gear & clothing store a Romanian slang term for the... Unmanned Aerial Vehicle over Iraq. ... Commander is a military rank which is also sometimes used as a military title depending on the individual customs of a given military service. ...


The commander position plays the strategic role of the battlefield commander, assigning objectives to squad leaders and providing direct support in the form of artillery support, satellite scan and UAV reconnaissance, and supply and vehicle drops. In addition, the commander can view any part of the map real-time and point out hostile elements to the entire team. Despite this the commander is still as vulnerable to gunfire as any other player, and receives no special kit or sidearms; the commander uses whatever loadout the player selected to use. For other uses, see Artillery (disambiguation). ... KH-4B Corona satellite Lacrosse radar spy satellite under construction A spy satellite (officially referred to as a reconnaissance satellite) is an Earth observation satellite or communications satellite deployed for military or intelligence applications. ... An RQ-2 Pioneer, a reconnaissance UAV used by the US military during the Gulf and Iraq Wars. ...


The commander can resign at any time, letting other players apply for the position. It is also possible to mutiny against the commander with enough votes from the team. This option can be disabled by servers, however. Mutiny AKA. Matt Daye Is A conspiracy among members of a group of similarly-situated individuals (typically members of the military; or the crew of any ship, even if they are civilians) to openly oppose, change or overthrow an existing authority. ...


Global ranking

The BFHQ showcases the players stats, unlocks, awards, etc.

A log of all players' activities, kills, weapon usage, and other achievements on "official" ranked servers is kept, and organized into a ranking system. Rankings are based on USMC military ranks, ranging from Private all the way to General. Achievements and promotions are largely based on the player's global points which increases as he or she accomplishes certain objectives in the game. At the same time, points can be deducted from the global score due to player's negative actions such as killing/injuring teammates and damaging/destroying teammates in vehicles. Once the player's global points reaches a certain number, he or she will be promoted to the next rank, giving him or her preference when applying for the team commander position. These ranks become harder to achieve the higher up the hierarchy. A player's point standing and rank can be viewed within Battlefield 2 or from various 3rd-party websites. Image File history File links Size of this preview: 750 × 600 pixel Image in higher resolution (1024 × 819 pixel, file size: 121 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) Screenshot of Battlefield 2s BFHQ, or Players portfolio. ... Image File history File links Size of this preview: 750 × 600 pixel Image in higher resolution (1024 × 819 pixel, file size: 121 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) Screenshot of Battlefield 2s BFHQ, or Players portfolio. ...


Awards and unlockable weapons

One can earn awards (ribbons, badges, and medals) for certain tasks accomplished. Badges and ribbons are the easiest to obtain, and medals are much harder, requiring dedication and extensive play. As players ascend through the ranks they will gain the ability to unlock certain weapons. For each rank gained after the rank of Private First Class, a player will be granted the ability to unlock one of seven unlockable weapons with the original game, one for each class. Players who have the Special Forces expansion have the option to unlock 7 more weapons, 2 weapons per each promotion after lance corporal. This system has players who have not purchased the expansion at a disadvantage with regard to weapon availability on servers which allow use of unlocked weapons. For each kit, however, in order to unlock the Special Forces weapon one must first unlock the "Vanilla" weapon. For instance, if the player wanted to unlock the L96A1 Sniper rifle, he/she would first have to unlock the M95. The ranking system and unlockables can be used on all servers which allow them, but only "official" (ranked) servers record and send back stats. For other uses, see Badge (disambiguation) NY NJ Port Authority Police Department Badge. ... Ribbon bar of Soviet Marshal Georgy Zhukov Ribbon bars are small devices that are worn by military service personnel or by civilians. ... A medal is a small metal object, usually engraved with insignia, that is awarded to a person for athletic, military, scientific, academic or some other kind of achievement. ... The L96A1 is the name given by the British Army to the Accuracy Arctic Warfare (AW). ... The Barrett M95 (also known as the 95M) is a rifle by the Barrett Firearms Company. ...


Battlefield recorder

A built-in game recorder records battles for subsequent replay. These files can be downloaded off a server which supports BattleRecorder directly after their respective game. Recorded battle files are around 1 megabytes to 8 megabytes in size and are played within the Battlefield 2 engine. Camera angles can be changed (free roaming & selected player), as well as the speed, though it cannot be rewound. Files can be exported to AVI format.[9] The Battlefield Recorder has facilitated the creation of various machinima. A scene from the popular machinima series Red vs. ...


Maps

3 variations for the Gulf of Oman map.
3 variations for the Gulf of Oman map.

Battlefield 2 offers 15 maps for the players to play. These maps are diverse, ranging from swamps such as Songhua Stalemate, to urban areas such as Strike at Karkand, to an unfinished dam known as Kubra Dam. The USMC is present in all maps and faces against either the MEC or the PLA depending on the map. PLA is present in Far East theaters such as Dragon Valley and Daqing Oilfields. MEC is present in Middle East theaters such as Gulf of Oman and Zatar Wetlands. The BF2 series including the expansion and booster packs puts the map count at 29 maps. Image File history File links Size of this preview: 800 × 267 pixel Image in higher resolution (1200 × 400 pixel, file size: 399 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) Displays the 3 variations of the Gulf of Oman map to illustrate the variations each map has. ... Image File history File links Size of this preview: 800 × 267 pixel Image in higher resolution (1200 × 400 pixel, file size: 399 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) Displays the 3 variations of the Gulf of Oman map to illustrate the variations each map has. ... Daqing complex is the largest oil field in China, located between the Songhua river and Nunjiang river in Heilongjiang province. ... Gulf of Oman The Gulf of Oman (Arabic: خليج عمان; transliterated: khalīj ʿumān, Persian: دریای عمان یا دریای پازس; transliterated: daryā-ye ʿomān,Pars) Persian sea is a strait that connects the Arabian Sea with the Persian Gulf; it is generally included as a branch of the Persian Gulf, not as an arm of...


BF2 maps have 3 variations, each suited for a certain number of players. Each map has 16, 32, and 64 player-suggested variations in which the area of battlefield or playing field is relatively small, medium, and large, respectively. The only exception to this is Wake Island 2007, which is locked at 64-player size. Other contrasts between these variations other than the size are the number and position of control points and availability of vehicles. As a result, the gameplay of the map is different depending on the variation.[10][11]


In June 2007, EA officially released a beta map, Highway Tampa. As of July 2007, the map has become an official ranked Battlefield 2 map. It is a large map with rolling terrain and favors armored warfare.


Reception

Battlefield 2 has sales of over 2,250,000 copies worldwide, as of July 2006.[12]


The game gained widespread approval from critics, receiving an aggregate score of 91% from 55 reviews,[13] including five stars out of five from large reviewing organizations Yahoo! Games, GameSpy, X-play and Computer Gaming World. PC Gamer awarded it 94%, stating, "Its finely tuned maps and balanced gameplay prove that you CAN improve on perfection," and honored it as Game of the Year.[14] GameSpot rated the game 9.3 out of 10 claiming that "when you experience Battlefield 2 like it's meant to be played, with everyone working together and using real-time voice chat, the game quickly becomes unlike anything else that you've played before."[15] Yahoo! Games is the games section of the Yahoo! website. ... GameSpy, also known as GameSpy Industries, is a division of IGN Entertainment, which operates a network of game Web sites and provides online video game-related services and software. ... X-Play logo X-Play (previously Gamespot TV and Extended Play) is a video game review television show hosted by Adam Sessler and Morgan Webb. ... Computer Gaming World Computer Gaming World (CGW) is the oldest video game publication still in continuous circulation. ... PC Gamer is a magazine founded in 1993 devoted to PC gaming and published monthly by Future Publishing. ... -1...


Some of the lower scores were reactions to the large amount of bugs and glitches in the initial release. For example, Gaming Nexus (who awarded the game an 8.7 out of 10) reported, "I’ve had many cool experiences playing it and a lot of 'did I just see that' moments but all of that is crapped on by the bugs and quirks in the game.".[16] Many players have complained that bugs have remained unfixed or were replaced with worse bugs due to poorly tested game patches. As of 1.41, most of the fatal errors (crash-to-desktop) have been fixed, and few browser, server and balance problems remain. A software bug is an error, flaw, mistake, failure, or fault in a computer program that prevents it from behaving as intended (e. ... For other uses, see Glitch (disambiguation). ...


Games Radar approved of the game, awarding a 90%, but added a disclaimer that the gaming experience is best "if your machine is up to it".[17][18] GameSpot's review agreed with the high system requirements noting that "the load times are one of the biggest gripes that we have, as you will spend quite a bit of time waiting for a game to start up, even on high-end machines...also a bit demanding in the hardware department."


Awards

E3 2005 Game Critics Awards: Best Online Multiplayer.[19] E³ logo The Electronic Entertainment Expo, commonly known as E³, was an annual trade show for the computer and video games industry presented by the Entertainment Software Association. ... The Game Critics Awards are a set of annual awards held after the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E³) since 1998 to current. ...


PC Gamer: 2005 Game of the Year


PC Powerplay: 2005 Game of the Year


Gamespot: 2005 Multiplayer Game of the Year[20]


Maximum PC Gaming Awards: 2006 Best Multiplayer (quote "despite being 2005's war")


Demo

A demo is available for download from major game sites featuring a single map (Gulf of Oman) for both single-player and multi-player. If you own the retail version, it is possible to play with unlocked weapons in the demo. Having the retail version will also result in your current rank being shown in the demo. The 16-person version of the map has a time limit of 10 minutes; the 32-person version has a time limit of 12 minutes. The 64-person version is unavailable in the demo, though up to 64 players can still play on the 32-person map. EA Games shut down all of its demo servers on November 28, 2005. However, demo client and demo server software are still available for download from BF2 website should players and server operators wish to host the game themselves. Many players still game on these demo servers, with a community numbering at least 100 at a time, a low peak.[21] Electronic Arts (EA) (NASDAQ: ERTS) is an American developer, marketer, publisher, and distributor of computer and video games. ... is the 332nd day of the year (333rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Some aspects of gameplay, such as jet combat, are markedly different in the demo compared with the current game. This is due to changes made in recent patches. The demo does not feature rankings, apart from on a couple of servers.


Official Expansion Pack

Battlefield 2: Special Forces

Battlefield 2's only expansion pack, Special Forces, first began its development sometime during or shortly before the release of the original Battlefield 2 by DICE Canada: Battlefield producer, Mike Doran, commented in August 2005 that "The truth is that work on Battlefield 2: Special Forces began several months ago.".[22] It was officially announced on July 14, 2005 and released on November 21 of the same year.[23][24] The focus of the development was infantry-based combat as opposed to vehicle-centric combat from the original. As such, most of the additional content in the expansion pack can be used by infantry only or to assist the infantry Further information: Game classification Video games are categorized into genres based on their gameplay interaction. ... This article is about video games. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... A multiplayer game is a video game in which more than one person can play the same game at the same time. ... A video game content rating system is a system used for the classification of video games into suitability-related groups. ... The ESRBs logo. ... PEGIs logo Pan European Game Information (PEGI) is a European video game content rating system. ... The Office of Film and Literature Classification is a statutory censorship and classification body which provides day to day administrative support for the Classification Board which classified films, video games and publications in Australia, and the Classification Review Board which reviews films, computer games and publications when a valid application... is the 195th day of the year (196th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 325th day of the year (326th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ...


By name, this pack focuses on special warfare with players taking the role of six unconventional forces: US Navy SEALS, British SAS, Russian Spetsnaz, MEC Special Forces, and unspecified Rebels and Insurgents. Players play in eight maps with ten more vehicles such as the AH-64D Apache and Mi-35 Hind. In addition to these new contents, players have access to new equipment such as night vision goggles, tear gas, and flashbangs which can alter gameplay. There are eight more small arms weapons available such as the G36K/E and FN SCAR L/H and several weapons from the original are replaced. The expansion offers more awards in the form of badges, ribbons, and medals that players can earn.[25] Finally, many of the weapons from the expansion may be used in the original Battlefield 2. SEALs in from the water. ... It has been suggested that SAS Troops be merged into this article or section. ... Russian special forces training For the Swedish EBM band, see Spetsnaz (band). ... A rebellion is, in the most general sense, a refusal to accept authority. ... An insurgency is an armed rebellion against a constituted authority, by any irregular armed force that rises up against an enforced or established authority, government, or administration. ... Boeing AH-64 Apache The Boeing IDS AH-64 Apache Helicopter is the US Armys principal attack helicopter, the successor to the AH-1 Cobra. ... The Mil Mi-24 is a large combat helicopter gunship and low-capacity troop transport operated from 1976 by the Soviet Air Force, its successors, and over thirty other nations. ... Experimental night vision goggles. ... A riot control agent is a type of lachrymatory agent (or lacrimatory agent). ... A WWII-era MkIIA1 pineapple fragmentation hand grenade A hand grenade is a hand-held bomb designed to be thrown by hand. ... H&K G36 The Heckler und Koch Gewehr Model 36 (company designation G36, Bundeswehr designation ) is a modular weapon system designed in West Germany in the 1980s and 1990s. ... The SOF Combat Assault Rifle[1], or SCAR, is a modular rifle made by Fabrique Nationale (FN) for the U.S. Special Operations Command (SOCOM) to satisfy the requirements of the SCAR competition. ...


This expansion pack is available for purchase via EA's content delivery service, known as EA Store, in addition to retail copies and Battlefield 2 Deluxe Edition.


Official Booster Packs

Booster packs are additional content released for Battlefield 2 that can be downloaded via the EA Link for US$10, £6 or 10. The booster packs are now available in retail form as the Booster Pack Collection, containing a DVD which features these packs. Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... A video game developer is a software developer (a business or an individual) that creates video games. ... For other uses of DICE, see Dice (disambiguation). ... Electronic Arts (EA) (NASDAQ: ERTS) is an American developer, marketer, publisher, and distributor of computer and video games. ... A game engine is the core software component of a computer video game or other interactive application with real-time graphics. ... In computing, a platform describes some sort of framework, either in hardware or software, which allows software to run. ... Windows redirects here. ... is the 324th day of the year (325th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Further information: Game classification Video games are categorized into genres based on their gameplay interaction. ... This article is about video games. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... A multiplayer game is a video game in which more than one person can play the same game at the same time. ... A video game content rating system is a system used for the classification of video games into suitability-related groups. ... The ESRBs logo. ... PEGIs logo Pan European Game Information (PEGI) is a European video game content rating system. ... The Office of Film and Literature Classification is a statutory censorship and classification body which provides day to day administrative support for the Classification Board which classified films, video games and publications in Australia, and the Classification Review Board which reviews films, computer games and publications when a valid application... EA Link EA (Electronic Arts) Link is an electronic content delivery system that brings the companys products directly to the consumer over the Internet like a purchased download would. ... The United States dollar is the official currency of the United States. ... GBP may be: short for Game Boy Player the ISO currency code for the British Pound Sterling. ... For other uses, see Euro (disambiguation). ...


Booster packs add a significant amount of content to the game, but are different from expansion packs because they are intended to add to the original gameplay and not stand on their own (such as Special Forces does). The booster packs include new maps, vehicles, and a new European Union faction. Neither booster pack adds any content that can be used within the Battlefield 2 core game.


Euro Force

Battlefield 2: Euro Force is the first booster pack, and was released on March 14, 2006. The booster pack allows players to play as a new European Union army, armed with new weapons and vehicles from the various countries of the EU. It is available for purchase online at the Electronic Arts download service, or as part of the retail Booster Pack Collection. It was scheduled for release in February, but was delayed due to a substantial amount of new bugs caused by the release of patch 1.2. It features a whole new army, 4 new vehicles, 3 new maps (including 'The Great Wall of China', against the People's Liberation Army of China), and 7 new weapons: the HK53, L96, L85A2, HK21, Benelli M4, FAMAS, and P90. is the 73rd day of the year (74th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Electronic Arts (EA) (NASDAQ: ERTS) is an American developer, marketer, publisher, and distributor of computer and video games. ... In computing, a patch is a small piece of software designed to update or fix problems with a computer program or its supporting data. ... The HK 53 is an assault carbine variant of the HK33 rifle, based on the proven delayed roller lock bolt system introduced with the MG30 machine gun scaled down to 5. ... The L96 is a precision rifle or sniper rifle produced by the British firm Accuracy International. ... British soldier with L85 in the 1991 Gulf War British soldier with L85 SA80 (Small Arms for 1980s) is a family of related arms that include the British Armys standard combat rifle. ... HK21 The HK21 is a belt-fed general purpose machine gun/squad automatic weapon using the 7. ... a. ... The FAMAS (Fusil dAssaut de la Manufacture dArmes de St-Étienne, Assault Rifle by St-Étienne Arms Factory) is an assault rifle in bullpup configuration designed and manufactured in France by the Saint Étienne arms factory, which is a member of the French government-owned GIAT Industries complex. ... “P90” redirects here. ...


Armored Fury

Battlefield 2: Armored Fury is the second booster pack released for Battlefield 2 and was released on June 6, 2006. It added 3 new maps, as well as two new vehicle classes: attack jets for close air support and reconnaissance helicopters that operate as a mobile UAV. The booster pack has the USMC defending U.S. soil from invasions from the PLA and MEC. Operation Midnight Sun features the Chinese landing at the Alaskan port Valdez where they are trying to secure much needed fuel from the pipeline. Operation Road Rage is a MEC vs. USMC map, where the MEC are using US Highways to transport units to industrial areas. Operation Harvest sees the United States trying to stall the MEC en route to the capital from the northwest, being blocked in a Pennsylvania Dutch farm, while waiting for reinforcements. New vehicles include Attack or Close Air Support aircraft such as the A-10 Thunderbolt II, Su-25 Frogfoot and the Nanchang Q-5 as well as new light utility helicopers such as OH-6 Little Bird, EC-635 and the WZ-11. As well as the addition of new helicopters and planes, DICE also added the Muscle Car and Semi Truck. However, the proposed AV-8B Harrier was cut from the addon due to balancing issues.[26] is the 157th day of the year (158th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Mixed reconnaissance patrol of the Polish Home Army and the Soviet Red Army during Operation Tempest, 1944 Reconnaissance is the military term for the active gathering of information about an enemy, or other conditions, by physical observation. ... Valdez (IPA: ) is a city in Valdez-Cordova Census Area in the U.S. state of Alaska. ... The A-10 Thunderbolt II is an American single-seat, twin-engine jet aircraft developed by Fairchild-Republic for the United States Air Force to provide close air support (CAS) of ground forces by attacking tanks, armored vehicles, and other ground targets, also providing a limited air interdiction role. ... Su-25 of the Russian Air Force The Su-25 (NATO reporting name Frogfoot) is a battlefield attack, close air support, and anti-tank aircraft designed by the Soviet Union. ... The Nanchang Q-5 (NATO reporting name Fantan), also known as the A-5 in its export versions, is a Chinese-built jet ground attack aircraft based on the Soviet MiG-19. ... The Hughes H-6 is a family of light utility civilian and assault helicopters of the United States Army. ... The Eurocopter EC 635 is a light multi-purpose helicopter developed by Eurocopter as a military version of the Eurocopter EC 135. ... The Pontiac GTO is a classic example of the muscle car. ... 18 wheeler redirects here. ... The McDonnell Douglas AV-8B Harrier II is a family of second-generation vertical/short takeoff and landing or V/STOL jet multirole aircraft of the late 20th century. ...


See also

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External links

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