In early September, Electronic Arts
promoted the game in the UK by commandeering a gas station to give away £20,000 worth of gas. Drivers rode off with £40 ($70) per person in their tanks, but London traffic in the area was brought to a standstill. After a few hours, police asked EA representatives to disband the stunt. Member of Parliament Lynne Featherstone of constituency Hornsey and Wood Green called on EA to apologize. A similar event was staged in Los Angeles (USA), but with no apparent problems.
There are a number of changes in the German version:
- The ragdoll effects were removed for corpses (except when driving over them) and enemies killed by explosions.
- In one HVT mission, the player has to capture a mercenary and then carry him to a helicopter. The last part was removed and the mercenary disappears instantly after being knocked out.
- In another HVT mission, the player has to kill a target by shooting rockets out of a helicopter. The second part of this mission, landing the helicopter and making a photo of the corpse, was removed.
A detailed list of changes can be found on schnittberichte.com