AMD has released the ATI Catalyst 10.4 hotfix for those of you that own a Radeon HD 5xxx series video card and are having problems with long load times in Battlefield: Bad Company 2. Hit the link for detailed installation instructions and download links for Windows XP Pro and XP Pro x64, Windows Vista / Windows 7 in both 32-bit and 64-bit flavors.
The ATI Catalyst 10.4 Hotfix provides resolution for the following issue: Long load times for new maps in Battlefield: Bad Company 2 when using an ATI Radeon HD 5xxx series graphics card. This driver is provided as is and is not supported by AMD. It has not completed full AMD testing, and is only recommended for users experiencing the particular issue described above. This release is not supported by ATI Radeon™ HD5800 Eyefinity 6 series of products.