A new patch for the PC version of Battlefield: Bad Company 2 is going to be released tomorrow, coming in at a whopping 2.6GB!

The patch is designed to address stability problems with the game and performance issues, however the developers have decided not to change any game logic issues or release a smaller upgrade patch, so the one you're getting is everything rolled into one.

Here is the change list:

  • Removed some memory leaks

  • Fixed crashes when the game attempted to render lots of content (high detail, high FOV or multiple-monitor modes); this should particularly help multi-monitor users

  • Chat window no longer causes lag spikes

  • Chat window reworked opacity & visibility-time is controllable through settings in settings.ini

  • Clantag is remembered when using auto-login

  • Banner URLs can be up to 252 characters in length

  • SecuROM wrapper removed from non-Steam version

  • Minor performance enhancements

  • Reduced rubberbanding on servers with more than 24 active players

  • PrintScreen takes a screenshot, file stored in Documents\BFBC2\Screenshots directory

The patch does have some problems when used on a windows login that contains non-English characters (such as , , etc), the solution to this is to use an account with only characters from the English character set. In other words, "7-bit ASCII only, please".

Ther patch will be applied automatically via Steam or the game auto-updater, a manual version will also be available, details will be on the Battlefield Blog.