BioShock 2 DLC Already On Disc?

A lot of gamers had the same question when they downloaded the newest DLC for BioShock 2 why is this download only a 108 KB?  Is it already on the disc?  Well gamers you where right what you just paid for was on the disc and you basically paid to open it up on the disc for the game you already own.

Here is what Elizabeth the 2K Community Manager had to say on the 2K forums:

Hey guys,

I noticed there was a bit of confusion about our Sinclair Solutions Tester Pack file size, and I wanted to clear things up for you. The way our engine and game structure works is that people need to have the exact same content for people to play together. One of the challenges with post launch content for MP is that it can split the player base, and we want to avoid that whenever possible. For this content, creating the DLC package the way we did allowed for us to not split the player base – so whether you purchase the new content or not, you can still play with your friends.

I know some of you have strong beliefs about DLC, and I’m not here to sway your opinion or convince you to buy our stuff – if you like what we’re offering, I hope you get it and enjoy it. If it’s not your speed, enjoy BioShock 2 as we released it.

I want to let you know that DLC is not interfering with our patching capabilities, which are a top priority and are still being actively worked on. We’re committed to supporting you and making BioShock 2 the best experience possible.

I hope this clears up a lot of the questions and confusion in this thread!



She does make it sound like it is best for the BioShock 2 community as she should, but why are we shelling out more money on a game that already has the DLC on the disc?  I for one have not bought the DLC for the game and as a matter of fact I haven’t even played the multiplayer aspect of BioShock 2 as of yet.

So for the gamers out there scratching their heads, you where right the DLC you just bought was already there, it just needed a few more dollars to open it up.

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  • Jake Green

    I actually feel insulted that they would do this and then expect gamers to pay to download it. I’m not going to buy the DLC, Bioshock 2’s multiplayer is sub par, possibly even worse than the single player which has a 2 minute lasting novelty that wears away and leaves what can only be described as an average game that fails to keep a players’ interest /rant

  • caroliro

    Another misleading platform nation article! She said the content already on the disk allows for people that purchase the DLC to still play with people that haven’t purchased the DLC. I appreciate the thought for preventing the “split”. I know both MGO and Confrontation “split” the players that have purchased the DLC and those that haven’t. I Would rather be able to play with anyone and everyone. It is Win:Win decision!

  • I think it is shady to charge for DLC that is already part of the product.

    You could instead take the Battlefield Bad Co. 2 route and open it up over time FOR FREE (unless of course you bought it used and you are paying 15 bucks to unlock it).

    I really do respect EA’s approach to DLC as of late ala The Cerberus Network (ME2), VIP (BFBC2).