Battlefield 2: Eh, What Patch Now?

The Battlefield series is a bit patchy (HA! DO YOU SEE!) Heroes is a little too “lite” for my tastes, and the rather more realistic-looking 1943 has been delayed into after Christmas. We’re due Bad Company too, but I wonder if the focus on environmental destruction will dilute the multiplayer manshoot. Personally Battlefield 2 was always my favourite, but I must admit I’ve not picked it up in a while. Nevertheless I suppose there must still be some kind of community playing, because DICE have just released a patch for it. A patch first promised in June last year. The words from Battlefield blog:

As part of Update 1.50 we are glad to announce that not only is Highway Tampa now a required install included in the update but Euro Forces (Great Wall, Taraba Quarry and Operation Smoke Screen) and Armored Fury (Midnight Sun, Operation Harvest and Operation Road Rage) is now FREE for all Battlefield 2 players. Including the brand new map, Operation Blue Pearl this brings EIGHT new maps that everyone can play and will be added to ranked Battlefield 2 servers world wide. The Booster Pack content is included in the update and has made the file just over 2Gb in size.

2Gb. Oof. Here’s a list of mirrors.


  1. Heliocentric says:

    RO is probably objectively better than BF2, but BF2 is just so boombastic with the fighter jets and helicopters. I consider Project Reality the best of both worlds. I can call in a laser guided bomb and still keep the brutality of war.

  2. Disillusioned Grunt says:

    Oh dear.

    I’ve been playing BF2 since day one ( BF:V and Desert Combat mod for BF:1942 before ) and I guess I should have known btter from EA when they say they’re going to improve a game by patching it.

    1.50 patch for BF2 pretty much screws up the game.

    The hitboxes, ‘improved’ in the patch, are still wildly out making aiming an even more lottery than before.

    The other stuff is great ( free Euro forces and Armoured Fury expansions, new map and inclusion of Highway IntelCPUadvertising, Widescreen fix, prone deviation to stop the proners, F35’s improved etc etc ), but the hitbox problem has ruined it for me.

  3. Anonymous says:

    Widescreen support? Welcome to 2002!

  4. Cpt.Average says:

    Glad to see the patch was not actually a lie but still…

    I mean, I had to check I still had BF2 on my computer ~~