Fileplay are offering a number of free PC beta keys all weekend to subscribers & standard 'Public' (ie non-paying) members on the hour, every hour; until they run out.
Nuts to play.com & their 'exclusive' beta access! :P
Pre-order the Limited edition from Game/Gameplay instead for cheaper!
(Play only have the 'standard' edition, ie minus weapon exclusives & unlocks listed below. They also have the cheek to charge £2 more!
Note: This requires registration on fileplay site & is for PC only! Also, the game download is about 1.5Gb & you are restricted to download from member servers NOT subscriber servers. Member servers are capped at 200kB/sec so should take around 2.5 hrs to snatch.
TIP: Register BEFORE the top of the hour, so you can be logged in & ready to grab a key on the hour!
Another tip: I got mine @ 0200 & texted a few people, some of whom got theirs at 0240 so seems like late at night may be the best time to try.
Battlefield: Bad Company 2 Limited Edition for PC extras:
Improved Vehicle Armor - An up-armor package is mounted on all vehicle types, decreasing the effect of both explosive and penetrating warheads, significantly improving vehicle survivability.
Supreme Vehicle Firepower - Additional weapon packages are mounted for the driver of all armored vehicles, greatly expanding the range of targets the vehicle can successfully engage and destroy.
Vehicle Motion Sensor - Use this electronics warfare package to locate enemy units in direct proximity to the vehicle.
Tracer Dart Pistol - This magnetic dart attaches to any vehicle surface, allowing squad members to track, lock on, and fire rockets onto moving targets even beyond line of sight.
M1A1 Submachine Gun - Reliable but heavy this classic weapon is a powerful force in the hands of any Battlefield veteran.
Battlefield Bad Company 2 brings the spectacular Battlefield gameplay to the forefront of next-gen consoles and PC, featuring best-in-class vehicular combat set across a wide range of huge sandbox maps each with a different tactical focus. New vehicles like the All Terrain Vehicle (ATV) and the UH-60 transport helicopter allow for all-new multiplayer tactics in the warzone. Extensive fine-tuning ensures that this will be the most realistic vehicle combat experience to date. Tactical destruction is taken to new heights with the updated DICE Frostbite engine. Players can now take down entire buildings or create their own vantage points by blasting holes through cover, thereby delivering a unique dynamic experience in every match.
Players can also compete in 4-player teams in 2 exclusive squad-only game modes, fighting together to unlock exclusive team awards and achievements. Spawn on your squad to get straight into the action and use gadgets such as the tracer dart in conjunction with the RPG to devastating effect. Excellence in the battlefield is rewarded with an extensive range of pins, insignias and stars to unlock along with 50 dedicated ranks to achieve. Variety also extends into the range of customizable kits weapons and vehicles available. With 4 distinct character classes, dozens of weapons, several gadgets and specializations, players have over 15,000 kit variations to discover and master. Players will be able to fine-tune their preferred fighting style to give them the edge in combat.