All Weapons, Gadgets Unlocked for Battlefield Hardline Beta

You can now try every gun and gadget that the PS4 and PC beta for Visceral's shooter has to offer.

Every weapon and gadget in the Battlefield Hardline beta is now unlocked, publisher Electronic Arts announced today on the Battlefield blog. The Battlefield Hardline beta is currently available on PlayStation 4 and PC, but EA will hold an open beta on all platforms later this year.

EA says being able to try out all of Battlefield Hardline's guns and gadgets--like the Ballistic Shield, Breaching Charge, or Decoy--will let you "fully appreciate the diversity" of the game. Notably, the selection of weapons and gadgets available now in the Battlefield Hardline beta represents just a slice of what the full game will offer when it's released this fall on October 21.

Unlocking all guns and gadgets for players also means EA will get a better understanding of game balance, and can make further changes as a result, the company said. If you have feedback, you're encouraged to leave your comments in the Battlefield Hardline forums.

To use the new weapons and gadgets in the Battlefield Hardline beta, all you need to do is head to the loadout menu and equip the gear you want to try.

On PC, EA has updated Battlefield Hardline's beta to include audio fixes and various netcode improvements. You can see the full list of patch notes at the game's website.

The Battlefield Hardline beta was recently extended by one week, and now comes to a close on Thursday, June 26. You can sign up for a slot in the beta by heading to battlefield.com/beta.

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59 comments
Gwarpup
Gwarpup

How is this different or even as good as playing multiplayer modes of GTA V?  It has all this and it's just a much better design and the cities still have lots of NPC cops and things running around.  

spartanx169x
spartanx169x

Well since this is still up on the main page I'll give my review of the beta. there were two games types. Heists and Blood money. Heists was you escort/(or attack) your money to a given location. played for 5 minutes was rather boring. Bloodmoney was fun. There is 3 vaults. One in the middle of the map. and each team has a vault. The objective is to get the money from the middle vault to yours. The first team to 5 mill wins. Here is the interesting parts. You can only carry 500k at a time per person AND you could still money from the other teams vault.  That gametype was awesome.  That was the good part. Now the rest. The game is pretty much a reskinned BF4.  This could have easily been a mod for BF4. Just my opinion, but there is no way this game is worth $60. Yeah I know there will be more to the game. But I have no interest in the campaign. And I'm guessing those 2 gametypes are the only thing that is really new . You can go from playing BF4 to this and there is hardly any  learning curve. the learning curve will consist of learning the maps and a weapon or two and that's it.  the game did run smooth though so they obviously are using the BF4 fixes. Again this is just my view of playing the game.

Caldrin
Caldrin

No I dont care about this re-skin and new game mode for BF4 as you are trying to sell it as a full price game..

madgame23
madgame23

If they named this something else it would have looked appealing.  its not even a year and BF4 is still having a crap ton of problems and they are already advertising the newest BF game.  I will not be buying this at all!

lonesamurai1
lonesamurai1

People could really show EA that they won't stand for their crap but people will still buy this game, just watch.

kingtrax
kingtrax

Battlefield 4 still plays like crap on my PS4.

Battlefield 3 did nothing for me.

I miss Battlefield 2 but have moved on to next gen.

I was going to pass on Battlefield Hardline for these plus all the other reasons, but I hate to admit that the beta is a lot of fun.  I have pre-ordered and cancelled three times on Amazon.  I just cannot see myself spending retail for this game, but then I keep playing the beta and ignoring other games that I have.  So on one side I feel burnt by EA in the past and it's not cheap, on the other side it's a really fun Beta.  I'll probably end up buying this and half of me will regret it.  The other half of me will be having blast.

invizo
invizo

Still not going to buy BF-hardline, those EA assholes can keep trying with these phony sales tactics

tachsniper
tachsniper

I got into my first rolling gunfight and it was fun as hell, but if this is all the weapons hardline has to offer, it's not even a fraction of BF4. i wouldn't pay over 29.99 retail for it, it's fun but not 60 bucks fun. 

davos97
davos97

If anything this should be a dlc add on for bf4, just like battlefield bc2 Vietnam was, i would'nt pay anything over $30.00 for it

spacecadet25
spacecadet25

Uh, how about bringing the beta to any of the other systems??  Oh wait, most everyone that has played the beta says it sucks, so I guess I'll have to just trust them.

Gravfall
Gravfall

Uum, I don't have access to all weapons... Is it regional?

hampton2003
hampton2003

played 1 round and uninstalled. doesn't feel like a battlefield game, and im still pissed about bf4.... so there.

Jawehawk-DK
Jawehawk-DK

Quick people! Go and play the re-skinned BF4! Pathetic...

lfebaggins
lfebaggins

So what does everyone think about Battlestrike?


Err I mean Counterfield


Err I mean CS: Frostbite HD


Err I mean Battlefield: Hardline

hitomo
hitomo

first fix is free

Chatch09
Chatch09

That makes more since seeing as its a Beta test... I really dont know why they would have leveling and unlockables in a Beta when the purpose is for them to get a feel of how the game will perform more so than to let users get a feel for how it plays.

SoulScribe
SoulScribe

Good, it's about time they give an anti armored wep. 

sdinh225
sdinh225

I'd like to try it on my PC with Origin, but Sony keeps sending me access codes instead when I don't have a PS4. 


Figures.

EG-Mist
EG-Mist

wow thay sound desperate to get people playing. adding a week and unlocking everthing. i think this is EA plan. and its not a dum one. get people hooked and impulse buy. this is far from a beta and we all know it. they just give out some old build for people to get hooked on

ascendedmaster
ascendedmaster

They should make a weapon called the glitch, ohh right that's already in all of EA's games. What about the rushed release rocket? The beta bazooka? The 60 dollar sniper? The DLC dual weld? The pay to win peashooter? 3 year developing cycle my ass EA this looks like you slapped a different sticker on BF4 and changed a few tiny things. 

eternal_napalm
eternal_napalm

I don't think this game is getting the interest EA expected

waffleiron88
waffleiron88

@tachsniper plz note that they only allowed the weapons that the beta had to offer and not the full game, but plz continue to h8 on hardline.

spikex8
spikex8

@Gravfall I think by the wording they mean the extremely limited selection that is actually IN the beta is now unlocked... as in you don't have to unlock them within game - not that all the weapons from the full game are now in the beta.

youmadd
youmadd

Every 12 year old hasn't said that already. 


Off ya go.

Caldrin
Caldrin

@lfebaggins well its ok and i must admit it can be fun at times.. but it really is just a BF4 mod at best and not worth the price they are asking for.

euphoric666
euphoric666

@Chatch09 to see if the weapons and gadgets will work properly on the final product?

youmadd
youmadd

@EG-Mist If its as crappy a game as all the 12 year old squeakers claim, then nobody will get "hooked" and "impulse buy", dullard.

Tantrum all you want, fact of the matter is its a fun game.  


blissseeker
blissseeker

@EG-Mist I think they added in all the gadgets so they could get the maximum amount of feedback possible for improvements and tweaks for the game itself .

mikees1
mikees1

EDL, E E EDL! no surrender to jihadis!!

ascendedmaster
ascendedmaster

I'm pretty sure EA just said they weren't going to make Battlefield an annual release game. HAHAHA more lies, I think EA and Micro$oft are best friends. 

niccodemarini
niccodemarini

@eternal_napalm When it gets closer to launch and call of duty gets closer to launch peoples interest will peak. And the commercials for both are going to have some popular song by Eminem or some other random artist and it will be bad ass. And it will attract all our attention just like every other release in the past with these companies. Lol im not saying im proud of that its just kind of true.

spikepigeo
spikepigeo

@eternal_napalm I should sure hope not. They still haven't fixed their last game and releasing this reskin/mod/xpac only a year after... it's just bad business. I think even hardcore fans are noticing that.


But, the beta is is still fun. $60+ fun? Not in my opinion. Just because they reskin a winning formula does not make it worth a new release, in my book.

invizo
invizo

@waffleiron88 @invizo I am a true BF veteran; we have all left this series.  BF3 was bad, BF4 was even worse.  They lost their hardcore fan-base.


edit: and COD is even worse lol.

tachsniper
tachsniper

@waffleiron88 @tachsniper How am I hating on it when I said the gunfight I got into was fun as hell? The article was poorly worded and seemed to suggest that the full release weapons and gadgets were unlocked. 


and is it so hard to write out "please" and "hate"? what are you ten?

Caldrin
Caldrin

@youmadd it can be fun yes but at best its a a mod for BF4 and not worth the money they are asking.. EA will not be getting my money on this one as its simply not worth what they are asking for it..

Psycold
Psycold

@youmadd According to you and so far nobody else I've talked to. Also, calling people names like "dullard" just makes you look immature. 

BigBossWato
BigBossWato

@ascendedmaster you do understand that EA is a production Company, and that they only produce the games not make them, that what developers are for, and up to this point the only developer to handle BF titles has been DICE(as far as I can remember), furthermore if you actually did some research you would have realized that Hardline is being developed by Visceral games not DICE, which means that Battlefield titles still have and longer development cycle then what you perceive it to be.  

madgame23
madgame23

@invizo  BF3 wasn't too bad.  I actually enjoyed it.  BF4 was a fiasco though. 

waffleiron88
waffleiron88

@invizo oh i know its worse but you cant blame these companies for shelling out rehashed games every year. A majority of gamers want something new every year and the companies provide that. Does it ultimately ruin the experience and dull the quality of the game? Yes. But they cater to the majority, the drones. Its not in their best interest as a company to see to the needs of the few loyal fans that have stuck with them for the long haul.