Battlefield Hardline’s 1.02 patch is out now for Xbox One and the notes of the update have been published on Battlelog – kiss goodbye to x2 RPG rockets and couch dominance – say hello to rent-a-server!
Bronze packs – changes made to the last slot drop to improve the chances of collectibles and vouchers rather than boosts.
Silver packs – made the first 3 slots like a Bronze pack, and removed any chances of getting standard drops and increased the chances of collectibles for the last slot.
Gold packs – made the first 4 slots as Silver pack, and removed any chances of getting standard items, drops advanced vouchers and greatly increased the chances of getting superior or distinguished items.
Added the Prima Guide’s Gold Battlepack.
Shortcut Battlepacks added.
Adjusted the RPG to only have 1 ammo when picked up from a vehicle trunk and to have less splash damage.
Fixed a crash related to some specific Nvidia based video cards.
Fixed a crash that could occur in the customization screen.
Bullet impacts near the player no longer cause camera shake in certain cases.
Fixed an issue in the Hollywood Heights map that allowed players to grab cash through a roof in the Blood Money game mode.
Fixed an issue where the Hotwire game mode was showing as available for the Hollywood Heights MP map.
Adjusted Team Death Match spawns so player is closer to friendlies and further from enemies.
Adjusted tickets to 600 for Conquest Small and 999 for Conquest Large.
Added Conquest Large to the Growhouse map.
Fixed an issue with server customization settings for certain game modes.
Enable automatic muting of bad reputation users when they joining games with good reputation users.
Rent-a-Server functionality added
Added licenses for all items granted in the DLC shortcuts.
Fixed an issue where players who finished Episode 1 in the single player trial needing to replay the level when continuing to play after upgrading to the full game.
Fixed an issue were a squad leader gets disconnected and the new leader cannot kick members of the squad or disband the squad.
Fixed an issue where players could bypass the timer at the beginning of the round during Rescue and Crosshair.
Fixed issues where invites/joins were not functioning correctly if joining user performs invite/join after leaving a quick match game.
Reduced the health of the couch and reduced the rate at which it can be repaired.
Adjusted the criminal and law enforcement variants of the sedan so that they now take the same damage per bullet from weapons.
K10 – reduced start damage to 33 and end damage to 8
Saiga, PTR 91, HCAR, and HK51 – reduced the amount of vertical recoil
RO993 – increased the rate of fire to 850
Jury 410 – increased the amount of damage per pellet to 20
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.
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 did buy the BF4 Premium and I would probably do the same for Hardline. What are you thoughts?
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.
Two maps and two modes. That’s what you can expect from the upcoming open beta for Battlefield Hardline. The beta will be available to all platforms and the Visceral team will be waiting to hear your feedback, which can be left over at the Battlefield forums.
Downtown and Dust Bowl are the maps. Hotwire and Conquest are the modes. Everyone should be familiar with the classic Battlefield Conquest mode where each team has a limited number of tickets that bleed out depending on how many capture points are held – the more points you hold, the slower your tickets will expire.
Hotwire on the other hand is the new mode that’s being flaunted as the classic cops and robbers chase with the OTT Battlefield destruction thrown in for good measure.
The best news is that there’s no level cap for the beta.
While it’s just a taste of the whole game, we want you to come in, take your jacket off, stay a while. There won’t be a cap on the max progression level so whether you’re busting criminals or fleeing the cops, unlock away.
We want you to play this beta to death. 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.
Steve Papoutsis, Executive Producer for Battlefield Hardline