A few weeks ago, EA and Visceral Games revealed a new Battlefield Hardline beta would be coming to gamers on PS4, PS3, Xbox One, Xbox 360 and PC. At the time, there was no exact date given for when the beta would happen, but today we are pleased to name a date.
EA and Visceral Games have announced the new Battlefield Hardline beta will go online on Feb. 3. It will be open to players on all five platforms that the game will release on, and the beta will run through Feb. 8. PC players can jump into the beta via Origin.
The publisher reckons the combination of speed and story will help create one of the most “complete first person shooters” to date. The new beta will show off three modes and maps that demonstrate this new world of cops and criminals. Downtown and Dust Bowl will be the two maps available for the mode Hotwire, which tasks criminals to steal a set of “marked cars” before the cops can take them down.
Additionally, Conquest, which is synonymous with Battlefield, will be playable in the Dust Bowl map, allowing up to 64 players to join in on the battle. Heist is the final mode that will be showcased and it will be played in the Bank Job map. Criminals who can steal the cash from the bank vault and then send bits of the take at certain points around the map will succeed, unless the cops stop them first.
While those three multiplayer modes will be showcased, Hacker will be another game mode for players to experience. Hacker allows one player on each team to hack into various objects around the map, allowing them to spot enemies for their teammates to take down. This mode will be playable in every mode in the beta. Progression in multiplayer will be fully unlocked and not limited.
People at EA and Visceral Games are looking to this new beta for Battlefield Hardline as a way to learn more about the current state of the game. General Manager of Visceral Games Steve Papoutsis spoke about the importance of community and how they can help influence the quality of this game.
“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. 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,” Papoutsis said.
Notable cast members that will be in the game are folks such as Alexandra Daddario (True Detective), Wendy Calhoun (Justified) and Benito Martinez (The Shield). Battlefield Hardline will officially arrive on March 17 for PS4, PS3, Xbox One, Xbox 360 and PC.