Team-based shooter Battlefield Heroes
' battlefield runneth over with heroes, according to publisher Electronic Arts, which claims the game has reached 2 million registered users.
The free-to-play PC game launched three months ago, and is one of EA's two diverging download-only titles continuing the successful Battlefield
series, the other being the more traditional Battlefield 1943
. Both are set during World War II, the setting that kicked the series off, and both are developed by Sweden-based franchise creator DICE.
In addition to the free gameplay, Heroes
offers user customization items that can be purchased with in-game points or real-world money. Heroes
also generates revenue through in-game advertising.
The game reached 1 million players in July
, only a few weeks after release, suggesting new user growth has slowed. But the game had been in various forms of closed and open multiplayer beta for over a year, giving a lengthy head start to capture a substantial base before the official "ship date."
Next week, DICE will add to the game with the "Heroes of the Fall" update, which includes a new map as well as numerous class and ranking system updates.