Battlefield: Bad Company 2
|Developer(s)||EA Digital Illusions CE|
|First release date||March 2, 2010|
|Battlefield 1942: The Road to Rome|
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|Battlefield 2: Special Forces|
|Battlefield 2: Euro Force|
|Battlefield 2: Armored Fury|
|Battlefield 2142: Northern Strike|
|Battlefield: Bad Company 2||2010|
|Battlefield: Bad Company 2: Vietnam|
|Battlefield 3: Back to Karkand|
|Battlefield 3: Close Quarters|
|Battlefield 3: Armored Kill|
|Battlefield 3: Aftermath|
|Battlefield 3: End Game|
- Intrusive SecuROM DRM was removed post-launch.
- Active community
- Hard to mod for
- Battlefield Wiki
- Planet Battlefield
- Steam Users' Forums - Covers all the Battlefield games
- Steam Community Discussions
|Steam||No SecuROM DRM.|
|Origin||No SecuROM DRM.|
 Modding is possible
Although Frostbite is a relatively modding-unfriendly engine, a nascent modding community has formed and was able to extend the map border, create new in-game items and tweak weapons and vehicles. They have even released modding tools.
These are the main modding forums.
 FPS Boosts
If you need a few tweaks to boost your framerate, try changing these vars in your "settings.ini" file:
RenderAheadLimit=0 HSAO=false Overgrowth="medium" Undergrowth=”medium” Water=”medium” MSAA=”2" Shadows=”medium” Textures=”medium” Aniso=2
 Force DirectX Level
Go to the "settings.ini" file and change:
from auto (default) to 9 if you want to force DX9, to 10 to force DX10, and to 11 to force DX11
 Game data
|Configuration files location||%USERPROFILE%\My Documents\BFBC2\|
|Save game location||%USERPROFILE%\My Documents\BFBC2\GameSettings.bin|
 Video settings
|Field of view (FOV)||See Field of view (FOV)|
|Borderless fullscreen windowed|
|Anisotropic filtering (AF)|
|Vertical sync (Vsync)|
 Field of view (FOV)
Go to the following folder:
Find the settings file named settings.ini, then locate where it says Fov under the Graphics section. Now input your desired FoV and then save the file.
Be aware that the field of view in BFBC2 is calculated vertically. For more information Field of view.
Windowed mode can be toggled in-Game by pressing Alt+Enter. You can also activate windowed mode by changing the line Fullscreen=true to Fullscreen=false in the settings.ini file.
 Input settings
|Controller support||Controller settings are present within settings but do no function correctly|
 Controller support
No native controller support
Use a controller emulation program such as XPadder • LinkA controller emulation program, such as XPadder, can be used to create controller support. A XPadder profile can be downloaded here. This brings with it the problem of the right analogue stick pausing the game, which can be fixed by extracting this archive into your download directory.
 Issues and Fixes
- TweakGuides has created a comprehensive guide for fixing issues in this game. It can be found here.
 Hard crashing
After an undetermined amount of playtime, Battlefield: Bad Company 2 may crash your entire computer (Screen freezes, hard drives stop and speakers will freeze on a sound. There have bee many proposed solutions to this issue, some of which still need confirming:
 Confirmed working
- Run a System Repair through command prompt. Enter 'sfc /scannow' in a command prompt window.
 Unconfirmed solutions
- Change the Battlefield: Bad Company 2 .exe compatibility settings to Windows XP.
- Lower the sampling rate of your speakers.
- Update Audio Driver.
- Update PunkBuster.
- Reinstall PunkBuster.
- Stop your audio manager process.
- Disable your audio driver (Realtek users).
 Unable to update
- Start the game and log-in to your account
- Hit CTRL+ALT+Del to bring up task mgr
- Run the Updater program
- When you receive the error "can't replace bfbc2.exe because it's in use. Close the file and try again".
- There will be 2 buttons: retry and cancel.
- Go to Task Mgr and end the BFBC2.exe process
- Click on retry
 No Servers
If you're not seeing any multiplayer servers deselect all filters except for Punkbuster and click search.
%USERPROFILE%\My Documents\BFBC2\Open settings.ini and find the HSAO line. Change it to
That's it. No frustrating blinking black screen.
 System requirements
|Operating system (OS)||Windows XP||Windows 7|
|Processor (CPU)||Core 2 Duo @ 2.0GHz||Intel Core 2 Quad or higher|
|System memory (RAM)||2 GB||2 GB|
|Hard disk drive (HDD)||15 GB||15 GB|
|Video card (GPU)||256 MB Video Card (GeForce 7800 GT / ATI X1900)||512 MB Video Card (GeForce GTX 260/ ATI Radeon 4870)|