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EA confirms Battlefield Hardline open beta launch date is 3rd Feb

by Mark Tyson on 30 January 2015, 12:35

Tags: Electronic Arts (NASDAQ:EA), PC

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EA has confirmed, in a new blog post, that Battlefield Hardline's open multiplayer beta will officially arrive on 3rd February. The cops 'n' robbers shooter beta will be available across all of its intended release platforms - Xbox One, Xbox 360, PS3, PS4 and PC.

Developer Visceral noted that three new modes will be introduced during this beta. The first is called Hotwire, where both teams will be involved in high-speed chases with the goal of taking each other's cars down. Hotwire will be playable on two maps, Downtown and Dust Bowl, with the latter also playable in the classic Conquest mode. Conquest will support 24 players on PS3 and Xbox 360, or 64 players on PC and next gen consoles.

Players will also be able to access the Bank Job map where they'll get to try out a new Heist mode. Another new feature, Hacker, which is said to be Hardline's version of Commander in Battlefield 4, will allow one player on each team to "take control over security cameras, spot enemies and specify areas on the Battlefield for their team to attack or defend." Hacker mode will be playable on all maps in the beta.

PC gamers can pre-load the beta from 2nd Feb

This second Battlefield Hardline beta will run until Sunday 8th February, giving fans a taste of what's to come. The game is scheduled to hit stores beginning 17th March in North America and 20th March in the UK, following its delay from last autumn in order for Visceral to incorporate feedback from the previous closed beta. To get into the beta, which is open to everyone, you simply have to access it through EA's Origin gaming client. Users on PC will have the chance to pre-load the beta beginning next Monday, though console users will have to wait until the release date, a day later.



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Good for a company that now only releaser Beta games, BF4 was a Beta for 2 years and still not working properly.
EA do completely nothing about the hackers and you can not get on a server now without it containing 3 - 4 hackers at any one given time.

No way will I spend a Penny with any one labelled Dice/EA

Total rip off bunch of cowboys who get your money then totally take the piss
I'm waiting for Plants vs Zombies Hardline myself.

This actually looks decent though.
Looks fun.
Will wait for full release though.
I don't waste bandwidth on betas.
MickyTek
Good for a company that now only releaser Beta games, BF4 was a Beta for 2 years and still not working properly.
EA do completely nothing about the hackers and you can not get on a server now without it containing 3 - 4 hackers at any one given time.

No way will I spend a Penny with any one labelled Dice/EA

Total rip off bunch of cowboys who get your money then totally take the piss

Battlefield 4 was released 15 months ago…

I've got 380 hours in the game, I'd consider it completely fixed 6 months after release, and it was playable for me before the end of 2013, anything past the 6 months was an issue with how the game was made (e.g. how the server sends updates to the client, and vice versa). I'm not defending EA in releasing an unfinished game, or any of their other practices, but there's one thing I really don't like and that's when people bash good content far more and for far longer than it deserves. Same applies for Windows 8(.1), win 8 was good, had a couple of issues, Windows 8.1 fixed just about every problem the average consumer had with it. If someone complains about something after it's been fixed they either haven't used it since it was fixed or they're ignoring the fixes because they like ragging on it for whatever reason.

As for the hackers, go to their battlelog page, report them, then leave the game and move on. /every/ game has hackers, I've met far more in CSGO than I have in BF4, and in CSGO they actually affect the game, i.e. you can't leave.


Anyway. I played the first BF:H beta, it was a bit unbalanced, but I enjoyed the gameplay. I certainly won't pay £40 for it, nor will I preorder it at and price, but I almost certainly will end up buying it on Amazon after a few months for £20
lol at the people saying BF4 still broken - just as bad as the in game whiners that scream “hax0r” when you kill them, trololololol