Everything that you may have missed in the Battlefield Hardline trailer

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You can bet that right now, somebody at EA is getting absolutely murdered by management thanks to the leak of the gameplay video for Battlefield: Hardline. EA has done their best to take down any and all videos for the game, but then again, this is the internet. So let’s analyse that trailer and get excited instead. Before hired goons rock up at my door.

A quick note before we start. As fresh as the footage looks so far, this may in fact be six month old video already. Visceral general manager Steve Papoutis took to Twitter after the leak and had the following to say:

And now, on with the show!

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DICE has always had one of the best engines in gaming today. Provided that it’s patched up properly. But still, the latest Battlefield visuals and physics look insane so far.

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Make it rain folks, make it rain.

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Dukes of Hazard bonnet-surfing car action. CONFIRMED.

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EA Presents Michael Bay: The Video Game.

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Omaha is the key-word thrown around in this trailer, and whether that refers to a code-name, location or the name of the single-player experience, I have no idea.

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Of course, it’s not just single-player. Here’s your first glimpse at the multiplayer action of Battlefield: Hardline. Looks like business as usual so far.

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Right now, there’s a guy in Cape Town looking at this image and crying at all the digital hemp destruction physics.

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Bulletproof motorcycles: CONFIRMED.

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I’m certain that this is the face of a guy that you can trust who will in no way whatsoever stab/shoot/ you in the back when presented with an opportunity to increase his wealth exponentially.

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The evolution of that Cops and Robbers game that we all played as kids. With visuals that are better than your imagination and that stick that you make “pew pew” noises from.

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Hopefully, ambushing a player and peppering his body with lead will result in an omnipresent voice shouting “MULTIKILL!”.

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Finally, a game mode that I can appreciate. Cops have to save hostages in this map, and hopefully they won’t notice that I left some C4 behind the civilians that I tied up.

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Hotwire mode! This looks like a fun and proper use of the massive maps in a Battlefield game, and EA is teasing a ton of vehicles for use.

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Capture the money. Essentially the new CTF mode, but with more references to the 1995 movie Heat I imagine.

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What is Reggie Rowe from Infamous: Second Son doing in this game?

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A quick look at the new investigation gameplay. And a free credit card that no one will miss.

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Meet your new hero in a single-player campaign that you may actually become invested in thanks to the fact that Visceral is handling it: Nick Mendez.

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Cocaine is a helluva drug.

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A HELLUVA DRUG!

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EA and Visceral are saying that this time, you’ll have more options for the path that you take in the game. Loud, tactical or sneaky. The choice is yours.

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Also included, museum destruction physics because f*** art.

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Was it worth causing millions of property damage in order to apprehend an old lady who didn’t pay her TV license? Yes, yes it was.

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Battlefield: Hardline will also give players the opportunity to experience new “Not another f***ing Baghdad map” gameplay.

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Much like any game on the market, it’s all about the guns you carry. Standard military rifles for instance.

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Sawed-off shotguns.

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And DON’T TASE ME BRO tools of the trade.

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And yes, loadouts and classes are present for this version of Battlefield.

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I spent all my cash on custom My Little Pony pearl handgrips for my Desert Eagle.

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Taking a page from other stealth games, Hardline will allow you to mark enemies with the new scanner device.

 

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There’ll also be some detective work to do.

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You can use that scanner to plot your next move and take down gangs silently. Or you can say testicles to that and kill your way to victory.

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Although stealth may be recommended.

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Or you can just set up a sniper nest and kill away.

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I’m looking forward to ziplines the most. Finally, a chance to even the score with those damn camping snipers.

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Vehicles, so so many vehicles.

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Muscle cars, helicopters, armoured trucks, the game is rocking plenty of them for the online play segments.

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HIGHWAY TO THE DANGER ZONE!

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DANGER ZOOOOOONE!

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Ok, these e-toll collections are getting ridiculous now.

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And a kill-shot of a chopper being taken down! That’s all folks! Well see more at E3 in a few weeks.

Last Updated: May 29, 2014

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