DICE (Digital Illusions CE) has just released the latest BF2 patch 1.5 for their award winning game BattleField 2. The first person shooter game which also has some real-time strategy and RPG elements was published by EA, released in 2005 and has sold more than 2 million copies worldwide.
The new BF2 patch 1.5 features Windows Vista support, a new map “Operation Blue Pearl”, Widescreen support, Novint Falcon controller support. It also comes with a lot of gameplay tweaks and bugfixes. The hit detection system now allows more accurate hits, occasion connection drops have been fixed, the problem with mouse wheel which boosted speed to vehicles has been fixed, and players can now pass a claymore by going prone.
Other bugfixes include fixes for, a crash that occurred when the users picked up the players kit, MEC artillery piece on the Operation Clean Sweep that swapped to USMC control when Airfield flag captured and many others.
One of the best things about the patch is that EA is including Euro Force and Armored Fury booster packs for the game, along with the patch for free. Between the two packs, they have added a new playable faction, new weapons and vehicles, six new maps, and a host of other additions.
The booster packs, not being of the full content typically found in expansion packs, retailed at $9.99 each, back in 2006. Therefore, with the 1.5 patch, you will get $20 in free content.
The Battlefield 2 version 1.5 patch will be released by DICE and EA today at 5PM London time. For more updates, check Battlefield.