2.6GB Battlefield Bad Company 2 patch removes DRM, adds screenshot key. Woo!

Tom Hatfield

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The Battlefield blog has revealed a new patch for Battlefield: Bad Company 2 which should land tomorrow. It contains a whole bundle of fixes and performance enhancements, but more notably, it removes the SecuROM DRM from non steam versions of the game. And a screenshot key.

It's great to see DICE continuing to support their previous game. Check inside for a full list of patch notes.

  • Removed some memory leaks
  • Fixed crashes when the game attempted to render lots of content (high detail, high FOV or multiple-monitor modes); this should particularly help multi-monitor users
  • Chat window no longer causes lag spikes
  • Chat window reworked opacity & visibility-time is controllable through settings in settings.ini
  • Clantag is remembered when using auto-login
  • Banner URLs can be up to 252 characters in length
  • SecuROM wrapper removed from non-Steam version
  • Minor performance enhancements
  • Reduced rubberbanding on servers with more than 24 active players
  • PrintScreen takes a screenshot, file stored in Documents\BFBC2\Screenshots directory

The patch is a massive 2.6GB in size, but that's because it contains all previous Bad Company 2 patches rolled into one.

Forgive us for getting slightly excited about a screenshot key.

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