In an interview with IGN, Karl-Magnus Troedsson, Senior Producer at DICE, has announced that there will be no charge for any of the weapons available in Battlefield: Bad Company. When asked: So there’s no charge for the Gold Edition guns? Karl-Magnus responded: “No, there’s no charge for any of the guns in the game. All of the guns in the game can be achieved without purchasing them. All guns are available to everyone. However, we want to give some exclusivity to those who buy the Gold Edition. They will get the five Gold Edition weapons from Day One when they put the disc in. People that don’t buy the Gold Edition can get the five additional weapons by getting to the final rank in the game. There will be a golden, shiny five-weapon unlock when they hit level 25 in the game.”
The news comes as a great success to Sarcastic Gamer whose efforts have been rewarded. To clarify what gamers will have to pay for to receive every weapon in Battlefield: Bad Company, here’s a summary: The Gold Edition will contain five weapons which are not available on the Standard Edition. The five weapons can be unlocked on the Standard Edition by reaching the level cap of 25. Both Gold Edition and Standard Edition users can choose to receive five extra weapons by participating in five separate EA marketing programs (no purchase necessary).
Battlefield: Bad Company is expected to release on 16th May 2008 on PlayStation 3 and XBOX 360. Gameplay videos from the Battlefield: Bad Company Beta can be viewed here. Will you be buying Battlefield: Bad Company now you know you won’t be splashing out on more content? Leave a comment with your thoughts.