EA has confirmed that Battlefield: Bad Company players worldwide will get a treat on August 7; Conquest mode will be released as a free download for both PS3 and 360.
EA says that the mode was made famous by Battlefield 1942. Official words inform us that Conquest mode "pits players against each other in a fast paced battle to eliminate the opposing team's tickets. Players deplete their opponent's tickets by one point per kill and can cause their opponent's tickets to spiral downwards by capturing control points.
"Four maps that are currently available for online play in Gold Rush mode will be available to conquer with Conquest mode."
Not bad for free.