2 Million Recruits For Battlefield Heroes
Posted on September 26, 2009
Electronic Arts announced in a press release that its Battlefield Heroes game has passed the two million registered users plateau. EA is looking for names for a new map they have created for the game.
The free online game has been quickly gaining users. Joystiq says they passed one million users in July. The game does utilize Battlefunds - a fictional currency bought with a credit card or PayPal - to purchase certain character customisation items. Players can also make purchases with Valor Points (points earned by playing the game) if they have accrued enough of them.Set against the backdrop of autumn colors, the new map will be infantry-focused and set in a village with dozens of intersecting canals. Intense battles will play out on the bridges and crossings, while sneaky players can use the alleyways and channels to move unnoticed for sudden flanking maneuvers and rear-guard actions.
Starting today, EA is accepting proposed names for the new map at http://www.battlefieldheroes.com. Players can submit a proposed name for the soon-to-be released map, and that name may be selected by the Battlefield Heroes development team.
"Along with this new map, 'Heroes of the Fall' includes a slew of changes including upgrades of the Gunner class and improvements to the friends system," said Ben Cousins, General Manager, Battlefield Heroes team. "We've also added a brand new ranking system for the game - players can earn cool new titles for their heroes as they play - showing everyone on the battlefield how dedicated they are."