The hugely anticipated Beta for Battlefield Hardline now has a date, and it’s soon, February 3rd to be exact.What can we expect to see during the Beta then? A recent post on Battlefield.com gave us all the details we needed to know.
Battlefield Hardline Open Beta Starts February 3rd
It’s time to get a piece of the action! Today we are announcing that Battlefield Hardline’s open multiplayer beta will be active between February 3 and February 8*. Available to players worldwide on PC via Origin, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, Xbox One, and Xbox 360, the open beta will give you a small taste of what’s in store when the game hits the streets beginning March 17. Developed by Visceral Games, Battlefield Hardline is a fresh new take on Battlefield, built on strategy, speed and story in single player and multiplayer, delivering a complete first person shooter experience.
They also released a nice new trailer, showing off what it will look like.
During the time of the Beta we will be able to get our hands on three different maps and game modes.
First off, Hotwire mode brings high-speed chases to the Battlefield, as the criminals attempt to steal a list of marked cars while the cops try to repossess them. Available on two maps in the beta, Downtown and Dust Bowl, success in Hotwire will require excellent teamwork and precision driving.
A good start! I like the sound of that.
The desert town of Dust Bowl known for its drug trafficking problems will also be playable on Conquest, the fan favorite Battlefield mode, which takes the battle up to 64 players.
You can’t go wrong with a bit of Conquest in my opinion!
Finally, there’s the Bank Job map where you’ll get to try out Heist mode. The criminals are trying to break into a bank vault, but the cops are doing their best to stop them. Which side of the law will you ride with?
I think this was the same mode that was available during the Alpha if my memory serves me correctly. I really like the sound of this mode, it sounds like it could be a lot of fun.
Introducing Hacker Mode
On top of all this, one player on each side can help out their team through Hacker mode. Similar to Commander in Battlefield 4, Hacker mode takes surveillance to the next level as the Hackers can 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 modes in the beta.
Plus if you take part in the Beta you will also receive an exclusive dog tag for Battlefield 4. The dog tag will be unlocked in Battlefield 4 once the next patch hits the game, but no specific date has been mentioned of when that is. I’m sure all you hoarders or completionists will want to get your hands on this.
I’m actually really looking forward to the Beta, I think it looks like it could be a lot of fun. EA and Dice also know they have a lot to do to win back fans after the multitude of issues that surrounded the launch of Battlefield 4. Here’s hoping this means they take extra time and care to make sure everything is great!