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The Battlefield Hardline beta starts next week

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Another day, another beta. Usually, everyone wins when it comes to such events. Developers get to stress test their product in real world conditions, and fans get an early taste of what’s to come, sort of like a timed demo when you think about it. No stranger to this is EA’s Battlefield series, a series that essentially sold players an actual beta test in the guise of Battlefield 4. Hardline is the name of the next game in the series however, and it’ll be undergoing a public test from next week.

From February 3 to February 8, EA and Visceral will launch the Battlefield Hardline beta on Origin for PC, PlayStation 4, PlayStation , Xbox One and Xbox 360. Or all relevant platforms then.  “There’s nothing more valuable to our team than the relationship we have with our community. Their passion feeds our passion and their feedback has definitely helped make Hardline a better game,” Steve Papoutsis, General Manager of Visceral Games and Executive Producer of Battlefield Hardline said via AGB.

We want them to play the hell out of the beta next week and trust that they’ll keep that feedback coming so we can continue to fine tune the game.

There’ll be three different maps and modes available in the beta. Hotwire will have players engaging in chases over large-scale maps such as Downtown and Dust Bowl, which will be large enough to incorporate up to 64 players but only on PC and current-gen systems. Heist mode will also be available, allowing for a stand-off between cops and robbers on the Bank Job map.

Curiously, I’m actually looking forward to the single-player of this game far more. Battlefield multiplayer games have always been a bit too much for me, dominated by incredibly high-skilled players. I usually can’t go more than two seconds without being horribly, horribly, murdered. And with Visceral in charge of the single-player portion of this game, I’ve got some hope that I can at least enjoy half of a Battlefield game, for once.

Last Updated: January 30, 2015

27 Comments

  1. Those are some hardcore popo

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    • Hammersteyn

      January 30, 2015 at 09:21

      So hard XD

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      • Tosh MA

        January 30, 2015 at 09:22

        How bad must his boner have been to make him change his name?

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        • Blood Emperor Trevor

          January 30, 2015 at 09:41

          If he’s still so hard his viagra level must be over 9000.

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  2. Admiral Chief

    January 30, 2015 at 09:11

    Should they not finish the BF4 beta first?

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    • Tosh MA

      January 30, 2015 at 09:18

      There comes a time when you have to just let sleeping dogs lie.

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      • b1nd3r

        January 30, 2015 at 09:29

        isnt the final dlc the actual game? you have to have em all to work???

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        • Tosh MA

          January 30, 2015 at 09:30

          XD

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  3. Admiral Chief

    January 30, 2015 at 09:11

    64 players, cute

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    • Tosh MA

      January 30, 2015 at 09:19

      In the famous words of Bill Gates – 64 player should be more than enough for everybody.

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      • Admiral Chief

        January 30, 2015 at 09:20

        Indeed, also, bwahaha

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    • Hammersteyn

      January 30, 2015 at 09:20

      hehehe I see what you did there

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      • Admiral Chief

        January 30, 2015 at 09:21

        😛

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    • Exalted Overlord Geoffrey Tim

      January 30, 2015 at 09:23

      Planetside 2 is coming to PS4 soon. 😛

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      • Admiral Chief

        January 30, 2015 at 09:24

        I’m so glad, everybody SHOULD experience that!

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        • Hammersteyn

          January 30, 2015 at 09:29

          Experience the latency? 😛

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          • Admiral Chief

            January 30, 2015 at 09:35

            Hah, mine is not that bad anymore, I sent you proof earlier today! You think I snipe that good with lag?

          • Hammersteyn

            January 30, 2015 at 09:46

            Well they did stand still

          • Admiral Chief

            January 30, 2015 at 10:29

            For a split second, was all I needed.

            Plus, they were about 300m away at least

          • Maxiviper117

            January 30, 2015 at 15:33

            300m, thats cute 😉

  4. Hammersteyn

    January 30, 2015 at 09:22

    large-scale maps, cute

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    • Admiral Chief

      January 30, 2015 at 09:23

      Indeed, ONE BF map is like a small slice of ONE of the PS2 continents

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  5. Admiral Chief

    January 30, 2015 at 09:23

    Jokes aside, I’d like to see how the SP is

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    • Hammersteyn

      January 30, 2015 at 09:26

      All 6 hours of it. But yeah, hopefully they finally figured out why Bad Company was so successful and carried some of that over to this SP.

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  6. Hammersteyn

    January 30, 2015 at 09:32

    Corporate gaming. DLC riddled. Probably some form of MT as well. Yet I’d like to see more.

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  7. Marcus

    January 30, 2015 at 10:37

    Can’t wait! Will be doing the Beta.

    Quick thing tho: I went to BT games to pre-order the game. I will never again support them! They don’t supply one with the pro-order copy, the price is not set and also the price is not the pre-order price! All they do is wright your name on a damn paper and keep a copy out. They charge R799 for the game. I paid R622 on kalahari and I get the pre-order copy. I have always supported BT, they have lost it all.

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  8. vicky john

    January 30, 2015 at 13:03

    Couple of movie scenes and games comes to my mind..

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