Battlefield Hardline Beta Coming to All Platforms This Fall

Visceral says it has plenty of new cop and criminal-themed modes to reveal.

The Battlefield Hardline beta is now closed, but another Battlefield Hardline beta that “will showcase more” will launch this fall on all announced platforms, Developer Visceral Games’ VP and GM Steve Papoutsis said in a post on Battlefield’s official blog.

“The Battlefield Hardline beta was just a small portion of what is in store,” Papoutsis said. “We have plenty of new modes in the game that really play off the cop and criminal theme, as well as the return of fan-favorites.”

Papoutsis also said that we should expect to hear more about the multiplayer mode in the months ahead, as well as the single player campaign. Visceral is best known for its work on the Dead Space series, and Papoutsis said that Battlefield Hardline’s single player campaign will similarly engross players in the game’s story and world. “We are doing some cool new things in how we present the campaign, similar to what you see when watching episodes of your favorite TV shows,” Papoutsis said. “It’s something different and we’re fired up about it.”

Responding to critics who say that this year's Battlefield Hardline looks too iterative, lead multiplayer designer Thad Sesser recently explained the improvements, tweaks, and additions the studio has made to the Battlefield 4 formula, which makes Battlefield Hardline more than just an expansion.

Battlefield Hardline launches on October 21 for PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360,Xbox One, and PC.

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34 comments
traydjango24
traydjango24

Sign me for Destiny, a.c. unity, far cry 4, middle earth, sunset overdrive, watch dogs 2 thank you. I will never buy a bf game again

daikkenaurora12
daikkenaurora12

EA is trying their best to get $60 from a $30 expansion pack. 

R4gn4r0k
R4gn4r0k

First Battlefield game I'm not buying.

Nobody asked for a yearly release EA.

terrariafan247
terrariafan247

Probably buy it cheap pre-owned later in the year.

wallacom
wallacom

I really think it's way too soon for Hardline. People are still upset about BF4. Should have been the expansion of BF4 for $35-$30.


cnx2022
cnx2022

Got the Demo "Cough cough" Beta since launch, and I can say this game is shitty, crappy, lame, and an attempt to win back fans after the rip off that BF4. 


Am not falling for this bullshit again.

Whiskey3romeo
Whiskey3romeo

When's the Battlefield 4 beta coming? I'm tired off playing the alpha.

nl_skipper
nl_skipper

Wish they'd stop promoting these teasers as "betas"...


It's a limited timed demo before the full release meant to get people excited.  Based on past evidence they obviously don't let them run long enough before release to actually fix any issues that crop up, and they don't even offer enough diversity to even discover the majority of the issues the game likely has...


STOP IT!  Call it what it is... a teaser!

metalkid9
metalkid9

After playing the beta consider me sold!

remrem4
remrem4

Yes, it seemed to play better then BF4 or BF3 beta but being screwed twice was enough for me. I'll wait for $30 or less EA for the this expansion pack. 

demondogx
demondogx

Many ppl compare this to Payday, but i prefer to compare it to Farcry Blooddragon
Reusing a lot of old assets and the engine to make something new, with is fine

But the big difference was Blooddragon came as a 15$ release and this is 60$

bernard978
bernard978

I never even played the beta even though I registered for it and downloaded it... Too busy playing Skyrim with "declining" modding.

Whiskey3romeo
Whiskey3romeo

This game is going to flop like Medal of Honor.

DarkLord
DarkLord

Having played this last beta I can say that the game is actually a lot of fun! It's also about 1000 times more stable than BF4 was at launch. Hopefully this next beta for the game will be completely open to anyone that wants to play so that they can get some serious server stress testing in and a broader sampling of opinions on the game before launch!

spacecadet25
spacecadet25

A single player mode will be included.  Good to hear that news.  I don't know, I'll hold off judgement of this game until I play the beta in the fall.

hastati4
hastati4

It'll be awkward when Visceral's Battlefield game works like it's supposed to, and DICE's Battlefield game still doesn't.

Or maybe they'll both just be broken.

thenephariouson
thenephariouson

God just give me Farcry 4, R6:Seige and The Division..........

BuBsay
BuBsay

One of the biggest complaints I heard (and I had as well) about Hardline during the beta was that it just feels like a poorly done mod pack of BF4, hell player done mods are better than Hardline (look at the difference between Project Reality and BF2).

This is why EA refuses to allow mod support, so you can pay $60 in order to beta-test their own attempts at modding.

jako998
jako998

Oh ok cool. SO when are you guys going to make Dead Space 4 ? I want the Weapon customization and Online Co-op but with Dead space 1 Horror.

starhowl
starhowl

Battlefield Hardline: Cool; but I also want Dead Space 4. At least as book sequel?

dominoodle
dominoodle

Yep, the beta will be available on all platforms this fall... when it releases on October 21st! And it will only cost you $60 for access!

PS4andXoneGamer
PS4andXoneGamer

I enjoyed the beta. Then again, I enjoyed the BF4 beta to and that game turned out to be an absolute disaster, so still plenty of time for Visceral to fu*k things up

lonesamurai1
lonesamurai1

Who will be suckered into buying it, that is the question.

fig56
fig56

I guess the Wii U is not a platform.

hastati4
hastati4

@jako998 It's almost impossible to put co-op and horror together. I don't think I've ever seen it done, but then again, I don't look too hard for horror games.

PS4andXoneGamer
PS4andXoneGamer

@starhowl If Visceral do ever make a Dead Space 4, I hope they look to Dead Space 1 for inspiration and not numero 3

spacecadet25
spacecadet25

@fig56  Not really.  It's a platform for Nintendo games, a kind of specialty console.

fig56
fig56

Yeah I never really thought of the Wii U in that fashion but I guess your right.