Project Reality: BF2 update ensures life after Battlefield 2's GameSpy shutdown
May 27, 2014
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Armed forces are closing in on the notorious multiplayer sympathiser, GameSpy. The matchmaking system is due to be
terminated with extreme prejudice
this coming Saturday, plunging the games it uses into an offline darkness. EA have said that many of their GameSpy-enabled games
won't be updated
with a new matchmaking solution. For Battlefield 2, that's meant the battle for online battles
must now be fought by fans
. It's not just the main game struggling to stay connected; its mods are also at risk. Thankfully, the most popular of those mods—Project Reality: BF2—has received a new update that will keep its multiplayer running.
Project Reality: BF2 v1.2 does all the usual update stuff of fixing bugs and improving stability, but also provides a new master server backend, ensuring the mod will function after the GameSpy closure. In addition, it brings three new maps into the mix, as well as a new Dutch Forces faction.
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