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Battlefield: Hardline review

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Battlefield: Hardline scales down the over-the-top set pieces, huge maps, devastating vehicular chaos, and multitude of launch period bugs and downtime of Battlefield 4, and instead offer a faster paced, more stable and more thoughtful experience. It’s a bit of a departure from the norm but this refreshing entry is precisely what the long running franchise needs.

Gone are two armies facing off against each other and instead the classic battle between cops and robbers has broken out. Instead of tanks and jets, armoured swat vans, motorbikes and helicopters are some of your vehicular options. Battles are also now fought over much smaller maps with more lethal weapons, culminating in a far faster pace. Yet the Battlefield aesthetic is still present, with stunning lighting effects, uncanny valley character models, and a bright, glossy coating of paint. It’s certainly a greatly tweaked version of Battlefield but it’s familiar enough to keep the majority of its fans, whilst adding enough fresh content to entice newcomers and those who’ve grown tired of the previous title’s setup.

Tactics are still just as crucial, if not more so, when it comes to doing well on the battlefield. Weapons pack more of a punch so taking cover, moving thoughtfully and staying vigilant are just as important as ever. Meanwhile, equipment such as trip mines, and grappling hooks add extra danger to consider, as entering a building becomes more deadly and enemies have more options to move around and gain elevation. The five new modes also rely greatly on tactics.

Heist tasks the criminals with breaching a location with explosives on a 30 second timer, picking up two packages and taking them to a randomly chosen extraction point, then defending that area until pickup arrives. These three stages require versatility from both sides as they » Continue Reading.

200 GAME stores to hold Battlefield: Hardline midnight openings

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More than 200 GAME outlets across the UK will be opening at midnight this Thursday night to celebrate the launch of Battlefield: Hardline.

The game releases this Friday, March 20th, and you’ll be able to grab the exclusive Battlefield: Hardline Deluxe Edition in-store too.

The SKU includes a Versatility Battlepack, Precision Battlepack and Suppression Battlepack, which collect unique assault rifles, weapons, camos and XP boosts. The pack also provides 10 gold backpacks, delivered in-game once a week, which give players extra-special items.

If you are going  to a launch and you local store happens to be either GAME Stratford, GAME Liverpool Lord Street, GAME Birmingham Bull Ring, GAME Newcastle Eldon Square or GAME Edinburgh St James’ Centre then you will also have the chance to take your very own prison mug shot.

Store doors will open at around 11.45pm, but the titles won’t be available to buy or collect until midnight. Doors close at approximately 1am.

Find the full list of the GAME outlets opening at midnight here

Battlefield Hardline drives by with a launch trailer

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Payday 2 tried it, GTA online is about to try it but will Battlefield actually do it – ‘it’ of course being a successful cops and robbers game. Hardline has the Battlefield brand standing behind it, so I would certainly put EA’s title ahead of the pack.

Come March 20 we will see see just who is top dog, for now, check out the launch gameplay trailer.

 

Premium comes to Battlefield Hardline

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As we have come to expect from Battlefield 4, we could not imagine Battlefield Hardline launch without a Premium option. So it comes as no shock when Visceral games and EA announce the Premium content option for Hardline.

Yes as you can imagine it comes with a price tag of £40 but what does this really give you.

    Masks – New player masks with unique gameplay benefits tied to the theme of each mask. Gun Bench – Provides players with the ability to visually customize their weapons and track their kills per weapon. Competitive Play – Support for competitive play through Battlefield Hardline Premium-access only tournaments and ladders. Legendary Status – Provides replayability of the entire progression system.

 

Four Expansion Packs

    Battlefield Hardline: Criminal Activity – Players have to make a name for themselves in fast-paced, highly-destructible new maps littered with small-time crime jobs. Available summer 2015. Battlefield Hardline: Robbery – Take down the opposition head on and progress through key locations with major cinematic action. Available summer 2015. Battlefield Hardline: Getaway – This is frantic, high-speed chases that immerse players deeper in the heist. Available Autumn 2015. Battlefield Hardline: Betrayal – There is a rat in every operation and players will have to find out who to trust. Available winter early 2016.

 

More Battlefield Hardline Premium Perks

    Two weeks early access to all expansion packs 12 Gold Battlepacks New personalization options including gun camos, ammo skins, and more Battlefield Hardline Premium exclusive in-game items Access to double-XP, in-game missions, and more Battlefield Hardline Premium exclusive events Priority position in server queues

So nothing that we haven’t seen before in the Battlefield 4 Premium option but then again I am guilty and will hold my hand up to say I » Continue Reading.

ASTRO Gaming launch Battlefield Hardline speaker tags

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ASTRO Gaming are well-known for their Speaker Tags and they do love to bring out special edition headsets and tags for their community – whether that’s custom made tags, eSports team tags or gaming tags – whatever your preference, ASTRO have got you covered.

The latest game to receive the tag treatment is Battlefield Hardline and ASTRO have three sets available:

 

Class – sold exclusively at Amazon

 

Faction –  sold exclusively at ASTRO Gaming

 

Hardline – sold exclusively at The Penny Arcade Expo East, Boston, March 6-8, Booth #6124

Each of the tags are also available bundled with an A40 headset. How good are ASTRO’s A40 gaming headset? Watch out for our review later this week.

Play Battlefield Hardline early with EA Access

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If you happen to be an EA Access member then you are in for a treat as the Battlefield Hardline trial is arriving on March 12th.

Members will be able to jump into the game for a full 10 hours, playing both single-player and multiplayer before the games official release date on March 17th. The trial will let you play the prologue and first chapter of the single player and all the multiplayer maps and game modes, allowing you to experience content never seen before. However unlike the beta, all progress you make will carry over when the live release hits.

EA Access is the exclusive subscription service where you receive discounts on EA games, but also have access to the vault, a selection of the best EA games that are free to play and download.

Battlefield Hardline is available now to buy and pre-download, and will be officially released on March 17th.

Battlefield Hardline rewards veterans

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News has surfaced that veteran players of the Battlefield series will receive a special in-game pack when they buy Battlefield Hardline.

The “Veteran Pack” will be available to Hardline players who have played any of the following, Battlefield Bad Company 2, Battlefield 3 and Battlefield 4 and will contain;

    One in-game Veteran’s Patch One 200% Objective Boost (active for 30 minutes once activated) One 200% Teamplay Boost (active for 30 minutes once activated)

To redeem this pack all you need is to have played one of the games above and hold an Origin account. The next time you then play Hardline the Veteran Pack will automatically become available to you.

Battlefield Hardline is due for release on March 17th.

Are you  happy with this or would you like to see something more for loyal veterans of the series?

The future of Battlefield 4

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At the end of last year Dice recapped on what an exciting year 2014 had been for Battlefield 4 and how 2015 would again hold some surprises. Two months into the year and Dice have now revealed what they meant.

Apart from the normal continued support of the game through tweaks, patches and weapon packs there is also talk of two larger content drops. What these might include we are still unsure about, but one of these could be related to the announcement that Dice want to build a playable map with its premium community.

Yes it’s true, Dice have announced that they want to build a playable map from the ground up using the community’s feedback in every aspect of the project phase. This is something that has never been done before by Dice and could be a way of getting all their premium members back together as one big happy family.

Once completed the map will then be available to all users as a free download. Further information can be found here.

There was also news of the coming Winter Patch that is due out in March.  This patch will focus mainly on netcode, soldier collision and a tweak to the very competitive Squad Obliteration mode.

So does this spark your interest, or has Battlefield 4 run its course and you are just twiddling your thumbs before Hardline comes out?

Battlefield Hardline open beta now ready to download

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As we covered a few days ago, Battlefield fans will be pleased to hear that the open beta for Visceral’s Battlefield Hardline is now ready to download.

The open beta is available to Xbox Live Gold subscribers from today until February 8th, so if you’re interested in the title, you better get downloading as it’s only here for five days.

It comes in at over 10GB in total and includes three different maps and game modes, more details can be found on the official Hardline blog. 

Once you’ve experienced the beta, let us know what you think of it below!

 

Battlefield 4 Second Assault DLC free for EA Access subscribers

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EA Access subscribers will be pleased to hear that EA has added even more content to its already bargain-filled service.

The subscription service already grants players free access to Battlefield 4 and its first batch of downloadable content but for a limited time only, players will be able to download the Second Assault pack free of charge.

You have from now until 28th February 2015 to grab the content which includes four new maps, five new achievements, five new weapons and two new vehicles to play around with.

So, what’re you waiting for EA Access subscribers? Get downloading!