< Back to Press Releases

21 hours in: Multiplay reveals Battlefield Bad Company 2 beta stats

100,000 new accounts, 10,000 connections per second, 45 Terabytes of data as demand smashes all records - more beta keys available soon

Friday 29th January: 21 hours on from the launch of the Battlefield Bad Company 2 PC beta, gaming service provider Multiplay has revealed the first set of stats following the 5:00pm launch.

"We've never seen demand like it," says Craig Fletcher, Managing Director, Multiplay. "At our peak, we were connecting 10,000 people per second - and we managed the demand better than other servers, many of whom were down for hours when demand surged. If there was ever any doubt that our infrastructure and technology in Fileplay was anything other than best in its class, the past 16 hours have proved it."

Key stats (as of 2:00pm 29/01/2010):

    <*>Over 1 million page views to Multiplay over night <*>Over 100,000 new Multiplay Member Accounts created <*>Over 10,000 user connections per second at peak <*>10,000 keys distributed in under 3 hours <*>30,000 files served over night (45 Terabytes of data so approx 5000 DVDs) <*>6,000 player slots on our European Game servers solidly full. <*>Multiplay quadrupled Fileplay's web serving capacity in under 2 hours to deal with the huge surge in demand.

More keys should be available through fileplay.net soon - head over there to register your interest.

For further information, please contact:

Ali Wood (Premier PR)

ali.wood@premierpr.com

About Fileplay

Multiplay's 'Fileplay' content delivery network is a quick and easy file download site, ideal for beta keys and game file distribution. With over 16 million files served in the last 12 months it is the first choice for many publishers and developers.

www.fileplay.net

About Multiplay

Multiplay is a leading service provider to the games industry through events, server hosting, content delivery and consultancy. Multiplay online community is one of the largest in Europe.

Multiplay gaming events annually attract over 15,000 gamers. These events are an ideal opportunity for publishers, developers, retailer's ad hardware manufacturers to showcase their latest products. Our events also play host to the finals of their online tournaments and the UK finals of the World Cyber Games.

Multiplay is one of the world's largest hosts of online game servers, with multiple locations across the globe. We provide specialist commercial hosting for PC and Consoles, including game servers and high availability websites. They have a proven track record with extensive hosting agreements with many publishers and developers.

Games Press

Games Press is the leading online resource for games journalists. Used daily by magazines, newspapers, TV, radio, online media and retailers worldwide, it offers a vast, constantly updated archive of press releases and assets, and is the simplest and most cost-effective way for PR professionals to reach the widest possible audience. Registration for the site and the Games Press email digest is available, to the trade only, at www.gamespress.com