New Battlefield Bad Company 2 Patch will remove SecuROM on Steam version!

*UPDATE* 522175 is going live now. STEAM will launch later, possibly tomorrow, as it needs to go through extra QA before it goes live on Steam.

Version 522175 is going live within a couple of minutes. This has fixed the multiplayer map CTD’s we experienced with 522174.
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In addition, the Steam version will no longer have SecuROM. The patch is going through Steam compatibility testing as soon as possible. The patch is backward compatible. (We are not updating the servers, only the game clients.) So old & new game clients can play with each other.

Source: Steam Forums, Forums