Battlefield: Bad Company 2 is a squad-based first-person shooter, the sequel to Battlefield: Bad Company.

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“Vietnam” from Steam with retail base game?

Steam had EA Week, they had all of Battlefield stuff on sale, including "Vietnam" expansion pack for Bad Company 2 at 50% off. Is it possible to use Steam version of that expansion pack with retail ...
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Does dying and getting revived restore your kill streak?

Say I currently have a 5 kill streak. If I die, get revived by a medic, then proceed to get another kill, will I get a Combat Efficiency pin?
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Other than by firing, are there any visual cues that a UAV has reloaded its hellfire missile?

The UAV control screen has a lot of meaningless data and numbers on the screen, so it's hard to tell if any of that information is useful. After I fire a hellfire missile, I can't figure out how to ...
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Why doesn't spotting enemies always work?

In multiplayer mode, it says in the key mappings that the 'Q' key spots. So I assume that it's like the older games and you have to target someone and hit 'Q' to spot them. This works most of the ...
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Can you call for a medic? How?

I asked in game about how to call a medic and someone said that you press Q. But I couldn't get it to work, so maybe this person was pulling my chain. How do you call for a medic?
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Why can't I sometimes spawn on teammates?

When I die in game, I have the option to spawn either on my base, or on a teammate that is still alive. But sometimes, nothing happens when I click on the teammate and then the button to join the ...
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Bad Company 2 engineer antitank mine cap

So the mines you plant as engineer stays even if you die. But is there a cap of how much mines you can have at once in a map? I've planted mines in a few places before, and some time later I go back ...
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How exactly do the tracer pistols work?

I don't think I totally understand what the effects of the tracer pistol on a vehicle. Does it provide auto-guidance to other weapons? Which ones? Does it just display the location of the vehicle?
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What are requirements for a “marksman headshot” points?

I came to believe that in order to get points for "marksman headshot", all you had to do is a headshot at a distance of over 100 meters (or yards?). But I have an impression, that I'm not getting ...
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In BC2, which vehicle unlocks still work in a not-driver-position?

In Battlefield Bad Company 2, which (if any) of the vehicle unlocks are working if you are not in the driver's seat, but e.g. in the tank's gunner position or as a passenger in a helicopter? Some are ...
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How to make a good start at Battlefield Bad Company 2 multiplayer?

I am about to start Bad Company 2 and looking for tips on how to make the first games online not so painful. So far I played CoD MW2 for quite some time but I heard that BC2 is a lot harder. ...
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What can I do to earn experience faster in Bad Company 2?

I currently own Battlefield: Bad Company 2 on my PS3, and was just getting started on the game. It seems that between each level there is a HUGE experience gap, making leveling very difficult. I'd ...
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How do I parachute down high places in Bad Company 2?

I sometimes see people comfortably parachuting down high places like buildings or hilltops. How do I do this?
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What are the differences for snipers between Battlefield Bad Company 2 and Call of Duty MW2?

I prefer sniping to close quarters combat and a friend of mine suggested that I might like Bad Company 2. I have been playing MW2 for a few months now and snipers seem to be at a disadvantage. Does ...
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Do high resolution or game detail level affect Battlefield Bad Company 2 multiplayer ping or lag?

Do resolution or graphic details affect data that is sent between game client and server?
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Different coloured dog tags when knifing

When I kill someone with a combat knife in Bad Company 2, the player's name along a dog tag appears on the screen. I have noticed that the colour of the dog tag is not consistent. Sometimes it is a ...
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How do you circle strafe with a chopper using an Xbox 360 controller?

I can't quite get the hang of this. I've been in a few maps where a pro was just demolishing everything like this. I'm asking for specific instructions with an xbox 360 controller.
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How to earn SPECACT in Battlefield - Bad Company 2

There are SPECACT Insignia and also certain SPECACT Efficiency/Excellency PINs to achieve in Battlefield Bad Company 2. How can they be achieved? I guess this question includes a metaquestion: ...
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BFBC2 On the scoreboard, what are the numbers in white squares?

On the BFBC2 scoreboard, to the left of some player names there is either a black dash or a number in a white square. What is this for?
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Bad Company 2 - Any way to remove/disable C4?

The last few nights I've killed dudes at MCOMs after they've put the C4 on it. When they die though, the C4 stays on the MCOM (this is stupid IMO - BF2 handled it much better). So someone else just ...
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What does “Most Score By” mean at the end of a round in BF:BC2?

Here is a random screen from Internet with online match result in Bad Company 2: One would though that "Most Score By" would simply be a kill counter for this round for the best weapon, but even on ...
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Alternative fire in bad company 2

This has bothered me for a while now... please forgive the noob question How do I fire the alternative fire in vehicles? Or the Countermeasures for the heli that aperantly was in the last patch but ...
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Fastest Leveling BFBC2

What is the fastest way to level up in Battlefield Bad Company 2 on PC? Which kit usually yields the most points per minute?
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Is it usually trustworthy to play online with a used copy of a game?

I saw Bad Company 2 used at a game store, and I was thinking of picking it up. In general, are there be any issues to be aware of for playing online if the copy is used, which would discourage one ...
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Is Vietnam addon for Bad Company 2 a remake of an old BF: Vietnam game?

Is Vietnam addon for Bad Company 2 will be a remake of an original Battlefield: Vietnam game (similar to how BF 1943 was to BF 1942), or it's a completely different game? If it's a remake then what ...
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How can I deal with repeat teamkillers in BFBC2 Hardcore mode on PS3?

I've experienced that killing people in the own team becomes more and more common. Sometimes it's because they want to have the vehicle you're taking, sometimes I guess just for fun (I've even seen ...
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Battlefield - Carl Gustav policy

In Battlefield Bad Company 2 some server tend to ban the Carl Gustav weapon. Could someone explain this kind of policy? What are the reason for this exclusion?
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Bad Company 2 number besides the rank

Sometimes in the player listing I can see some players with a number inside a square, right beside their rank, which I'm not sure but I think is always 50. What does that number inside the square ...
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What is the most effective way to destroy an MCOM in Bad Company 2 with C4?

When using C4 to destroy an MCOM station in Bad Company 2, what is the most effective way to destroy the target? Does it make a difference if you plant all the charges at once and blow them, or is it ...
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What is the difference between teams and squads?

I have been enjoying this game, but slightly confused with online play. I know, for example, when playing Squad Deathmatch, you can usually have 4 teams of 4 playing, correct? But sometimes you ...
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Can I use my Battlefield 2142 account to play Bad Company 2 multiplayer?

I had a blast playing Battlefield 2142 and all this recent hype for Battlefield 3 made me go out and get Bad Company 2 for PC. I've tried logging in to BC2 multiplayer with my old 2142 account, but ...
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Which weapons count for “5 kills with stationary weapons” pin?

I've have had something like 12 kills in a round with VADS, still didn't get the pin. So which weapons do count for this pin?
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Do any of the unlocks modify the sniper's mortar strike?

The sniper's mortar strike is a favorite of mine, and I was wondering if any of the unlocks upgrade it. For instance, there are unlocks for more missiles, ammo, or grenades. Are there any that ...
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What weapon, vehicle, or explosive does the most damage?

There are quite a few ways to damage things in Bad Company 2, but I'm wondering what does the most damage in the game? While I guess c4 can be piled up to cause a ton of damage at once, I'm only ...
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How to display FPS counter in BFBC2?

I've read that you can display FPS counter in battlefield 2 bad company with a command similar to BF2 (renderer.drawFps 1) Pressing tilde seems to open a console, however I can't type anything in. ...
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Lock ups when playing Battlefield: Bad Company 2

After around 15 minutes of playing Battlefield: Bad Company 2, my computer completely locks up with the game's image on screen and the last second of sound constantly looping. I have to hard restart ...
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What are the differences between the RPG-7 and M2-CG, other than appearance?

Both the RPG-7 and the M2-CG are anti-vehicle weapons for the Engineer, but as far as I can tell they act about the same. Are there any differences between the two, and why would you prefer one over ...
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In Multiplayer Battlefield Bad Company 2, what is hardcore mode?

I see this listed on the server filters but I don't know what it is. In Multiplayer Battlefield Bad Company 2, what is hardcore mode?
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Strategy for earning the Wheels of Hazard pin in Bad Company 2?

I just can't seem to earn the "Wheels of Hazard" pin in Bad Company 2 (in a round, score three roadkills in any vehicle). The quadbike on Port Valdez seems like an obvious choice, but I always either ...
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How can I contact server admins in Battlefield Bad Company 2?

When a server has clearly posted rules and someone's violating them, I point out the offender's sad counter-social behavior by chat—politely, twice. If the behavior continues (it always ...
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What are the differences between the Battlefield series and the Bad Company series?

I entered the Battlefield universe with Battlefield 3, but since then I read and heard that Battlefield 3 and Battlefield 4 were largely similar to the Bad Company series, specifically that DICE ...
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Changing Bad Company 2 field of view

I was told about the settings.ini file for BC:2 where you could increase your field of view. The default value looks like: Fov=55 I am wondering if there are any reasons I shouldn't do this, or ...
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Bad Company 2 modes

Is someone able to confirm for me (or whatever) if that new mode that was only coming out for consoles is also coming to PC...? Cos it would be nice if it did...
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Color clan tags in BC2?

Is it possible to add color to the clan tags in BC2?
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BFBC2 “Unable to login” when entering serial number

So I installed this "Origin" crap, bought, downloaded and installed Battlefield: Bad Company 2. Now, when I launch the game and login with the same account I use to buy it in Origin, I'm asked to ...
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Smoke causes FPS to drop to almost unplayable levels

While everything else runs very smoothly, any kind of smoke (from smoke grenades, mortar, tank guns, collapsing buildings) slows graphics down to single digit FPS. The effect is proportional to the ...
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Sometimes rockets don't hit the vehicle

There were a few occasions where I tried to hit a vehicle with a rocket, and right when it was about to hit it, it suddenly goes up and misses. Why does it happen?
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How do you use unlocked items?

I just started playing Bad Company 2 this weekend, and I earned the motion sensor for the recon class. I can't figure out for the life of me how to use it or equip it? Is there some control on pc to ...
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Integrating retail version of Bad Company 2 with Steam

I've found out that I can't just use a retail CD-Key for Bad Company 2 in Steam. However, is there a way to integrate with Steam, so I can for example easily play BC2 with Steam friends?
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Are there any custom maps for BFBC2?

Are there any custom maps for BFBC2? If so, how do you play them?