Battlefield: Bad Company

Here at the office we just picked up a new game called Battlefield: Bad Company by EA Games. It's a first person war shooter with a slew of abilities.

My quick reaction - holy crap this is intense!

I haven't played single player, but we've been playing online play and I have to say, not easy. While it's only  been out for a short while (as of 7-8-08) there are already a slew of people who are just insanely good.

Abilities you have are things from basic snipers to being able to fly helicopters, call in air strikes, shoot cannons (love it) and so much more. The basic weapons are decent, but really have little stopping power.

The things I hate about this game are things like: no dedicated melee button. You have to quickly cycle to your knife if you need it. Which sucks in quick fights. The online play is freakin intense and you don't change teams from map to map. So if your team sucks bad in a map you're stuck unless you want to log out and log back in, which we've noticed causes problems in which we need to restart the XBox 360.

I figured I'd dig around online and find a few tips and such about the game. This is all I found so far. I'll update later.

Battlefield: Bad Company Unlockables

1 on 1 Air - In a Round destroy an air vehicle of the same kind without assistance
1 on 1 Land - In a Round Destroy one land vehicle of the same kind without assistance
1 on 1 Sea
- In a Round Destroy 1 sea vehicle of the same kind without assistance
2 Pair
- In a Round get 2 of any 2 trophies
Airtime
- In a Round 2 seconds air time in a land vehicle
Armor Buster
- In a Round Kill 5 Armored Vehicles
Avenger Trophies
- Global: 50x Avenger Trophies
Beat the House
- In a Round 15 Grenade Kills
Cab Driver
- In a Round 5 min as driver in a vehicle with passengers
Chopper Chopper Kills
- In a Round Kill 5 Air vehicles
Dead Eye Headshots
- Global: Get 100 Headshots with any sniper rifle
Destruction Site
- In a Round Destroy 50 Objects
Deuces are Wild
- In a Round Kill 2 Enemies of each Kit
Five of a Kind
- In a Round destroy 5 vehicles of the same kind
Full Deck
- In a Round 52 total Kills
Full House
- In a Round Destroy 3+2 vehicles of the same King
Gunslinger
- Global: 80 Kills with Handgun
Headshots
- In a Round 20 Kills from Headshots
Parashooter
- In a Round 4 Road Kills with any air vehicle
Santa's Little Helper
- In a Round 10 Kill Assists Points
Savior Trophies
- Global: 50x Savior Trophies
Snake Eyes
- In a Round get 11 Kills as two different classes
Squad Avenger Card
- Global: Get 100 Avenger Points Avenging Squad Members
Squad Wild Card
- In a Round 1 Squad member trophy per Squad Member
Staying Dry
- In a Round 2 seconds air time with a sea vehicle
Straight Flush
- In a Round Destroy 1 vehicle of each kind
Strike
- In a Round Kill 10 Enemies at the Same Time
Tank Buster
- In a Round Kill 5 Tanks
Three of a Kind
- In a Round destroy 3 vehicles of the same kind

Cheats and Trophies
Finding items and weapons

If you are having difficulty finding items or weapons, access the map, and look for the "X"s. They are indicators of where items and weapons are located. Sometimes there are also gold pickup spots next to the "X"s.

  • Double slash

    Press Y to pull out the knife in a slash. Press RT to do a normal slash. Press Y, RT to make two fast slashes. You can also press RB to switch back to the weapon to enable yourself to double slash again. Press RB, Y, RT repeatedly to continue to double slash. This is very useful when there are multiple enemies and you want to rack up the dog tags.

  • Troubleshooting stats check bonus

    Use the following trick if you are having trouble checking your stats on the web site, which in turn will unlock one of the five bonus guns. Most gamers who had an EA Classic name are having trouble checking their stats and unlocking this gun. Even if your Gamertag is linked, it says that it is not. To fix this, login into the Battlefield web site, then paste the following link into your browser: http://badcompany.ea.com/myprofile/xbox/[your Gamertag]/

  • AK74u in Acta Non Verba mission

    This weapon is a recon rifle like the SCAR. This means it uses hand grenades instead of launched grenades (of which you carry three more and can fire further). Once you destroy the missile launchers (the Armory objective), the Spetsnaz (Russian Special Forces), who attack you in their distinctive blue woodland camouflage, will have these weapons. Grab one temporarily, and add it to your collection.

  • M249 SAW in Acta Non Verba mission

    This weapon is found at the beginning of the tank ride, in the first house on your right when you are ready to mount up. Since you will trigger the tanks to move if you go too far, you may want to finish the tank ride, then come back exploring. The large white X-mark will let you know which house contains the M249. It is useful to have when protecting the M1 Abrams in the town square. It is recommended you get this weapon before re-grouping at the red smoke after destroying the Zavrograd communications array.

  • SCAR (Silenced) in Acta Non Verba mission

    This could be either the SCAR-L or SCAR-H (both can be silenced, they just use different caliber ammunition). You will use hand grenades with this weapon. The west side of the map has a broken bridge. Check the house just across for the weapon. Haggard will mention that silencers are for girls -- or for counter-terror units.

    Trophies

    Assault Rifle Efficiency Trophy - In a Round 6 Kills with Assault rifle
    Avenger Trophy - In a Round 3 Avenger Points
    Best Squad Trophy - Awarded In End of Round
    Big Guns Trophy - In a Round 5 Kills with Artillery
    Carbine Efficiency Trophy - In a Round 6 Kills with M16A2
    Clear Skies Trophy - In a Round 5 Kills with Stationary Weapon
    Combat Aviator Trophy - In a Round 5 Kills with air vehicle
    Combat Efficiency Trophy - In a Round 6 Kill Streak
    Combat Engineer Trophy - In a Round 20 vehicle Repair Points(2 Repairs)
    Compact Assault Rifle Efficiency Trophy - In a Round 6 Kills with Compact Assault Rifle
    Demo Pack Efficiency Trophy - In a Round 3 Kills with C4
    Emplacement Trophy - In a Round 5 Kills with Stationary Weapon
    Explosive Efficiency Trophy - In a Round 10 Kills with Explosives
    Firearm Efficiency Trophy - In a Round 3 Kills with Handgun
    Frag Out Efficiency Trophy - In a Round 3 Kills with grenade while playing Demolitionists
    Grenade Launcher Efficiency - In a Round 6 Kills with grenade Launcher
    Grenadier Efficiency Trophy - In a Round 3 Kills with grenade playing Assault
    High Card Trophy - In a Round get the best IAR Score
    Kill Assists Trophy - In a Round 5 Kill Assists
    Laser Designating Efficiency Trophy - In a Round 3 Kills from Laser Designating
    Light Machine gun Efficiency Trophy - In a Round 6 Kills with a light machinegun
    Marksman Trophy - In a Round 5 Kills with Sniper Rifle
    Medic Trophy - In a round 10 points from Medkit (2 Heals)
    Melee Combat Trophy - In a Round 5 Melee Kills
    Mine Placement Efficiency Trophy - In a Round 3 Kills with AT Mines
    Mortar Strike Efficiency Trophy - In a Round 3 Kills with Mortar Strike
    Naval Surface Warfare Trophy - In a Round 5 Kills with sea vehicle
    Objective Attack Trophy - In a Round Destroy the Last Objective
    Objective Defender Trophy - In a Round 30 Defend Points
    Objective Destroyer Trophy - In a Round destroy 3 Objectives
    Rocket Launcher Efficiency Trophy - In a Round 3 Kills with Rocket Launcher
    Savior Trophy - In a Round 3 Savior Points
    Shotgun Efficiency Trophy - In a Round 5 Kills with a Shotgun
    Squad Medication Trophy - In a Round 40 Squad Member Heal Points
    Squad Member Trophy - In a Round Assists or Save 5 Squad Members
    SVU Efficiency Trophy - In a Round 5 Kills with the SVU
    Tank Warfare Trophy - In a Round 5 Kills with Tanks
    Target Tagging Efficiency Trophy - In a Round 2 Kill Assists from Dartgun Tagging
    Transport Vehicle Trophy - In a Round 5 Kills with Transport Vehicle
    UMP - In a Round 6 Kills with UMP
    Whe els of Hazard Trophy - In a Round 2 Road Kills
    Winning Team Trophy - Awarded in End of Round

    ACHIEVEMENTS LIST

    Total number of Single Player Achievements: 30
    Total number of Multiplayer Achievements: 20
    Total Points: 1000

    Always get paid in gold bars
    Reward: 15 Points
    Objective: Complete 'Welcome To Bad Company' on normal.

    Action, not words!
    Reward: 25 Points
    Objective: Complete 'Welcome To Bad Company' on hard.

    Not even a nugget!
    Reward: 15 Points
    Objective: Complete 'Acta Non Verba' on normal.

    Where are they going so fast?
    Reward: 25 Points
    Objective: Complete 'Acta Non Verba' on hard.

    You and what army?
    Reward: 15 Points
    Objective: Complete 'Crossing Over' on normal.

    Say goodbye to the gold!
    Reward: 25 Points
    Objective: Complete 'Crossing Over' on hard.

    He might come in handy
    Reward: 15 Points
    Objective: Complete 'Par for the Course' on normal.

    Cart Wheels
    Reward: 25 Points
    Objective: Complete 'Par for the Course' on hard.

    Hold on!
    Reward: 15 Points
    Objective: Complete 'Air Force One' on normal.

    Russia?
    Reward: 25 Points
    Objective: Complete 'Air Force One' on hard.

    Let´s take that boat
    Reward: 15 Points
    Objective: Complete 'Crash and Grab' on normal.

    Capitalist pigs, very nice
    Reward: 25 Points
    Objective: Complete 'Crash and Grab' on hard.

    You found it you keep it
    Reward: 15 Points
    Objective: Find 5 unique collectables.

    Half way thru
    Reward: 20 Points
    Objective: Find half of all collectables.

    Staying Alive
    Reward: 15 Points
    Objective: Complete one mission without dying (any difficulty).

    Killer on the loose
    Reward: 25 Points
    Objective: Kill 25 enemies.

    Sir, yes sir!
    Reward: 30 Points
    Objective: Complete 'Ghost Town' on normal.

    Here is your DD-214
    Reward: 30 Points
    Objective: Complete 'Ghost Town' on hard.

    Death From Above
    Reward: 20 Points
    Objective: Kill 25 enemies in a helicopter.

    Home Wrecker
    Reward: 15 Points
    Objective: Destroy 200 walls.

    The Hypochondriac
    Reward: 20 Points
    Objective: Use Auto Injector 50 Times.

    Manic Lumberjack
    Reward: 15 Points
    Objective: Knock down a small forest.

    The Anti-Mechanic
    Reward: 20 Points
    Objective: Destroy 50 vehicles. (containing enemy AI).

    Been There, Drove That!
    Reward: 20 Points
    Objective: Drive all vehicle types (Jeep, Tank, Heli, Boat).

    One In a Million
    Reward: 20 Points
    Objective: Hit hostile helicopter with laser designator.

    Clean sweep
    Reward: 25 Points
    Objective: Find all collectables.

    I Love Gold!
    Reward: 10 Points
    Objective: Find one gold bar.

    Check My Grill
    Reward: 20 Points
    Objective: Find half of the gold bars.

    Gold Digger
    Reward: 30 Points
    Objective: Find all gold bars.

    On Top of The World
    Reward: 20 Points
    Objective: Climb to the highest spot in the game.

    Multiplayer:

    Get me started
    Reward: 15 Points
    Objective: Online) Participate in one online match (Ranked).

    Leatherneck
    Reward: 25 Points
    Objective: Play 100 online matches.

    Never Used a Door
    Reward: 15 Points
    Objective: Destroy 1000 walls.

    Forest Ranger
    Reward: 15 Points
    Objective: Knock down 1000 trees.

    With My Devil Dogs
    Reward: 15 Points
    Objective: Use Squad in the menu, find a friend and play one round.

    There is no I in Squad
    Reward: 15 Points
    Objective: Have 20 Squad members spawn on you without dying in a single round.

    Dog owner!
    Reward: 20 Points
    Objective: Collect 5 unique dog tags.

    Get the dog!
    Reward: 20 Points
    Objective: Collect 50 unique dog tags.

    Be the best
    Reward: 20 Points
    Objective: Place #1 in a ranked match.

    Vehikill
    Reward: 20 Points
    Objective: Get at least one kill in every vehicle.

    Specialist
    Reward: 10 Points
    Objective: Reach Rank 3.

    Master Sergeant
    Reward: 15 Points
    Objective: Reach Rank 8.

    Colonel
    Reward: 25 Points
    Objective: Reach Rank 20.

    General of the Army
    Reward: 35 Points
    Objective: Reach Rank 25.

    Drive By
    Reward: 25 Points
    Objective: 100 kills using vehicle.

    Catch The 'Bad' Moment
    Reward: 15 Points
    Objective: Take 3 pictures using the image system.

    Darwin's Parachute
    Reward: 10 Points
    Objective: Glide in the parachute for 3 seconds.

    I am Bad Company!
    Reward: 25 Points
    Objective: Achieve all the awards.

    Ooh Rah
    Reward: 20 Points
    Objective: Achieve half of all awards.

    Beans Bullets Bandages
    Reward: 30 Points
    Objective: Get 10002 kills.

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