Battlefield: Bad Company Guide
Battlefield Bad Company follows a series of events in the lives of a group of squadmates in 'B Company' of the US Army. You control Preston Marlow, who finds himself in this 'Bad Company', the dumping ground for troublesome soldiers then thrust into the frontlines effectively as cannon fodder. It's your job to survive the ordeal, and maybe get a little something for yourself in return.
Throughout the game the main objective is to stay alive on your quest for gold bars, the salary of a group of mercenaries known as The Legionnaires.
An epic hunt for gold
You can't actually fail the game, or have a "game-over" screen or similar. When you die, you automatically respawn near the scene and get as many more tries at the section as you need, complete with all the enemies you had vanquished still in their graves. While on some occasions the game uses checkpointing, it's rare throughout and those instances are mentioned in this guide. The walkthrough was written on Medium, but advice is given in places on how to complete or tackle certain sections on the Hard difficulty setting.
The game has definite sandbox elements, allowing you to approach each objective in a variety of different ways. In various vehicles, on foot, by river, from different directions; this guide aims to give you just one of those routes – what I have found to be the simplest, but once you become better at Bad Company experimentation is the name of the game, and the world of Bad Company is literally your oyster.
The walkthrough was written using the Xbox 360, but the only differences between versions are the controls. PlayStation 3 controls are provided in brackets where necessary. The early section of this guide, the first two levels, is an in depth guide to the game as well as a walkthrough to the sections. Everything is explained in detail as an accompaniment to the game's instruction manual and the tutorials given in the first level. The later section ignores button tutorials and simple strategies to give you an easy-to-follow walkthrough.
The scale of Bad Company