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The Battlefield Hardline beta will be available on all platforms

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It's a haaaaaaaaaaaard life!

I find it kind of weird that this generation of gaming, is being highlighted by open betas for many a big budget game. Which is fine and dandy with me, because open betas allow for an early taste of an anticipated game and stress testing the product to ensure a smooth game on launch. Most of the time. Some of the times. Okay dammit, occasionally. The Battlefield series has always been big on multiplayer, and it looks like the latest cops and robbers incarnation will also be hitting beta soon.

On all of the platforms available that is. That includes PC, Xbox One, Xbox 360, PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 3. So how will this beta work specifically? Hotwire and Conquest will be the modes on offer, as players stress-test the servers. Hotwire is all about guns and cars on large open maps, while Conquest is your good old-fashioned team deathmatch. But with 64-player maps that is.

“We want you to play this beta to death,” executive producer Steve Papoutsis wrote in a blog post.

We need you to. This test is only going to make the game stronger, and help us take a look at ways we can ensure we deliver the most stable launch you deserve. We’ll see you on the streets of Battlefield Hardline soon.

The last time I was really into Battlefield was in ye olde days of Bad Company 2, which managed to have a solid single-player to along with the red-bar multiplayer for me. Battlefields 3 and 4 were solid games overall, but way, way too focused on the multiplayer side of things, allowing the campaign mode to have a shorter lifespan than Jackie Chan’s bones. It also didn’t help that Battlefield 4 was an absolute mess after launch.

With Visceral at the helm of this Battlefield game, I’ve got some hope for a solid action game that I can jam with friends later. The game is out later this year. Hopefully without the rumoured US cop harassment DLC:

Last Updated: January 15, 2015

19 Comments

  1. Hahahahaha 64 players, pffffff

    (and yes, I recently started playing Planetside 2 again)

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    • HairyEwok

      January 15, 2015 at 08:13

      Ohhhh that 1000man servers… Battlefield just can’t compete.

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      • Admiral Chief

        January 15, 2015 at 08:18

        They are going for a world record one of these days, I think the figure is 1200?

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  2. HairyEwok

    January 15, 2015 at 08:18

    They said with BF4 too that they want the most stable launch they can give…. We all saw how that ended. Let’s hope it’s not a repeat of that.

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    • FSR

      January 15, 2015 at 10:46

      The first beta ran pretty damn well. Having 2 betas before launch already puts them streets ahead of the fuckshow that was BF4 launch. Definitely not pre-ordering (or any BF game ever again), but i’m cautiously optimistic after my initial beta experience. Also, DICE LA.

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      • HairyEwok

        January 15, 2015 at 10:49

        Hardline would have already been out on sale but they kept it back due to there still being bf4 DLC that need selling till now. They just went and covered it up saying nah we want more time to make a more polished game so were moving the release date to March.

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        • FSR

          January 15, 2015 at 10:54

          Another person who makes claims as if they work for the publishers and devs. Have you played the beta? Have you played on a CTE server? Do you know how closely DICE LA have been working with youtubers?

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          • HairyEwok

            January 15, 2015 at 11:03

            Actually yes I have played the beta and say what you will BF4 still had 2 DLC that needed to be released. 2 DLC they wanted and needed to make money on to cover costs. Sales for those DLC would have dropped significantly if Hardline was released on 21 October last year.

          • Aries

            January 15, 2015 at 13:33

            Most people have premium so most people here in RSA dont buy the dlc, just saying

          • HairyEwok

            January 15, 2015 at 14:19

            Most people aren’t just RSA, believe it or not there is other countries beyond our sea borders. I know it’s hard to see through all the darkness Eskom making with power failures but trust me I’ve traveled beyond the land of our people.

          • Aries

            January 15, 2015 at 14:58

            Thats not what I meant but ok

  3. saneman

    January 15, 2015 at 08:18

    Battlefield 4 has finally come out of beta, but still has many many issues. Who in there right mind would spend money on this sh1t?

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    • Mossel

      January 15, 2015 at 10:10

      How’s the online community in SA? Are there still plenty of guys playing? I might want to buy this.

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      • Aries

        January 15, 2015 at 13:31

        Yes there is, the servers are quite busy on PC as I still play

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  4. Jonah Cash

    January 15, 2015 at 08:24

    So I finally decided to get a US PSN account so that I can try the Beta for Evolve…. Hahahahaha I think I signed up as a UK resident not US!!! Hahahahaha!! Hour of my life I will never get back!!!
    Anyone want what I presume is a UK code for Evolve’s beta?

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    • HairyEwok

      January 15, 2015 at 08:31

      Give it to Ryanza so that he can try the game out.

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  5. Hammersteyn

    January 15, 2015 at 08:37

    “and help us take a look at ways we can ensure we deliver the most stable launch you deserve” because it wont be stable and we can point to you and say why didn’t you Beta test it proprerly

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  6. oVg elfroot slayer

    January 15, 2015 at 09:46

    In other words GTAV in first person.

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  7. Sageville

    January 15, 2015 at 10:14

    I think this could be a great game, if done right.

    I’m sure it was a massive risk to eject from the military shooter competition with COD.

    I’m cautiously optimistic, lets hope they embrace a “Working 100% on day one” mantra.

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