Though the plan until now seemed to be to release only the Vietnam content as new maps for Battlefield: Bad Company 2, DICE has just revealed fan favourites from the console-only Bad Company are "on their way" to all platforms in the form of Map Pack 7. This is great for everybody and should definitely revitalize the community some, but it's also a nice bonus for PC players who missed out on the original game.
DICE notes on their Twitter page, "We never stopped listening to you guys. We were just working a lot to make this available to our community :)"
The maps will be free to PC players and console VIP players, as promised.
The old maps are favourites Oasis and Harvest Day, alongside two new maps Cold War and Heavy Metal -- the latter you probably recognize from the Bad Company 2 single player campaign. The first two will be available in all modes, while the latter two will be available in Squad Rush and Squad Deathmatch; Cold War will also be ready for Rush, while Heavy Metal will be ready for Conquest. Heavy Metal is definitely something to get excited about -- it's one of the game's largest maps ever, so it should be a good time finally for the 32-player PC sessions.
Naturally the old maps are getting some new love in the form of Destruction 2.0, enhanced graphics and lighting, plus remastered ambient sounds and backgrounds.
Level designer Cristian Pavel says the maps will be very familiar to fans of the original game, but there's lots of tweaks and improvements to make them a more enjoyable experience for everyone.
DICE community manager Daniel Matros aka zh1nt0 says there's no ETA on the content at the moment, but we'll be sure to update you when one is set. He does note however they wanted the maps to be "perfect" before announcing, so that should mean you won't have to wait too long.