Battlefield Hardline Beta Confirmed for Xbox One and Last-Gen

The beta is coming to PS3, Xbox 360, but the Xbox versions will have different content.

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In an interview with Official Xbox Magazine, DICE General Manager Karl-Magnus Troedsson revealed that the Battlefield Hardline beta will be coming to Xbox One as well as PS3 and Xbox 360. "We will have a beta on on all platforms before release," Troedsson confirmed.

Last week during its E3 press conference, Electronic Arts announced that it was launching a closed beta for Hardline on PC and PlayStation 4. The length of the beta is unknown.

Previously, no word had been given that the beta would launch on the Xbox One. Troedsson assuaged Xbox users but clarified that the Xbox beta would be different than the one currently running. "It won't be this beta on Xbox," he said. "It's not going to be the same version, just to be clear." There will be different content playable for Xbox users, although the nature of this new content has not been announced.

You can watch Hardline's E3 trailer here. It is being developed by Visceral Games and will be released on October 21 on PS4, Xbox One, PC, PS3, and Xbox 360.

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Discussion

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rogerthat1945
rogerthat1945

I played the beta and would only buy it if the buggy mess that auto-reboots my i7 Haswell, 16Gb, SSD Platinum PC rig endures; and if it was not associated with Battlefield/Origin and the  petty people who seem to Mod the site when you point out problems caused by the thousand~glitched Battlefield-4 (especially annoying glitches towards NVidia GTX 780 owners and the like), such as I experienced.

I got silenced for FIVE YEARS for complaining the other day.

8 Years on Steam and not a problem. "Good standing for 8 years". A Few months on Origin and I am treated like third-world waste for pointing out issues and possible solution/s.

P.S. My compliant got so frustrated that I said the Origin Mod Red_Spider is a "Pink Panty wearer". Thats why it banned me for Five years; It called that "A HATE CRIME".

Go figure the power-mad tinpot dictator-style type of people Origin hire.

rogerthat1945
rogerthat1945

Having installed the BETA of Battlefield 4, and bought the DeLuxe (expensive) edition which they said would be fixed (via my i7 Haswell GTX 780 16Gb SSD rig), I have been thoroughly frustrated by Origin and the game with ten-thousand crashes and glitches and sound bugs and auto-re-boots even in the BETA of Battlefield Hardline which has repeatedly rebooted my computer halfway through a test game. Thousands of people with NVidia cards have had problems with Origin games.

No game on steam has ever done that. 

Only problems with Origin and their blase staff.

So when I complained, a little Adolf-type mod banned me for five years. That is how they silence anyone who has not had a fair shake.

joshua6775
joshua6775

I'm a BF4 fan but am not interested in this one in the least.


psuedospike
psuedospike

Having played the Beta on PS4 I think that while Hardline is fun and fast paced the small maps and kinda terribly unbalanced Heist mode (Blood Money is a lot more fun) definitely doesn't make me want to shell out $60 for it...I will say the gunplay and vehicle physics are what you would expect from a BF game.

keeper262
keeper262

Already played the beta, it was good. But basically the same game just with a cops and robbers theme. Better than another battlefield 5 type game...honestly I just wish they and others stopped releasing every year.

Red122
Red122

I agree with @TacticaI, its horrible I know its a beta blah blah blah, but really?  Its horrible.

waffleiron88
waffleiron88

Little known fact: The piles of money that you fight over is the cash they have made off of all the DLC's BF4 is saturated with.

TacticaI
TacticaI

This game flat out sucks, and this is coming from a huge BF fan of going on ten years now. There's just no other way to put it, it's completely garbage. 

JediMasterJ42
JediMasterJ42

I was looking forward to this game... and then I played the Beta. Granted it is the Beta so there may be a large difference to the final product. Small map, small teams, poor vehicle choices. As well, I do not enjoy either of the two game types that are provided. I realized while I was playing it that there probably won't be tanks or LAV's or most of the other more enjoyable vehicles of Battlefield, and that is disappointing. 

semi74
semi74

Massive BF3 and BF4 fan but this one looks like just a crap DLC package stretched to cover the "Every Year Release" schedule. 

blackace
blackace

Not wasting my money on a buggy mess.

bullsfan769
bullsfan769

this game felt a lot more like dlc, not really enough here to justify a full $60 especially with so many games coming out this fall

shinjuki
shinjuki

Never played a BF, but heavy on the COD. This is the first BF that has me pretty well interested.

ThePlantain
ThePlantain

this game doesn't look like it'll be worth $60...EA's "in-between" shooter games continue to suck

nl_skipper
nl_skipper

This is getting to be a real bad sign of things to come... now we've got BETA'S with exclusive content on specific devices...  it's getting out of hand...

Psycold
Psycold

I played this one PC with everything cranked up and all the bells and whistles and deleted it about an hour later. If there are things about BF3 and BF4 that bugged you, then I highly suggest avoiding this one because it seems like they haven't fixed a damn thing. 

netray722
netray722

Translate: "It's not going to be the same HD version, just to be clear."

Saidrex
Saidrex

"Battlefield Hardline Beta Confirmed for Xbox One and Last-Gen"

typo in headline, should be

"Battlefield Hardline Beta Confirmed for Last-Gen - Xbox One"

wookiegr
wookiegr

Sad they keep supporting last gen. So much potential is wasted having to wait for a Battlefield branded game that takes advantage of new bells and whistles.


BTW, the beta sucks. It feels old, is not exciting or even interesting. Maybe because I tried it the same day I got my Destiny alpha and that was great.

origkillmachine
origkillmachine

hmmm. Miserably dissapointed by a half-baked BF4 rehash when I played the PS4 version during E3. Since it's different content, I might sign up for the X1 beta. Though it's pretty much 0% chance that I'll buy this game. I already own BF4, and between Destiny, Evolve, SSOD, FH2 and MCC this fall I dont have time for another cross-gen BF4 clone.

BamaGoatt
BamaGoatt

@JediMasterJ42 they have tanks in armored vehicles granted they require two people to work but they have them. I hated bf4 but really enjoyed this aspect the laser sights are amazing once you get them. The melee is nice too love having more than the standard knife. The helicopters are a nice touch as well unless they are gunning you down of course. Balance is the only issue I see right now too many people join and never leave the spawn point creating uneven teams.

BamaGoatt
BamaGoatt

@blackace it's actually fairly bug free but of course it was just 2 modes and no campaign. I usually see a few glitches at start or trespassing but other than that it plays good. I am buying this based on what I played for the beta of course the campaign will probably suck but the multiplayer feels better to me. 

deathwish026
deathwish026

@blackace liked for your profile pic. wish i knew where my mr bean sticker book was 8(

pezzott1
pezzott1

@shinjuki Thats too bad, many (me included) seem to agree this is the worst from the franchise.

b74kd3th
b74kd3th

@Psycold it is a beta but knowing ea it will never leave that phase

origkillmachine
origkillmachine

@Saidrex lawl. I get it... because... you're implying that Xbox One is last gen!!! 


HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHA


whew

blackace
blackace

@wookiegr  BF4 sucked on the PC as well. I don't think it matters honestly.

Sevenizz
Sevenizz

Yea, the nerve of them supporting a user base of over 150 million users compared to a user base under 15 million.

BamaGoatt
BamaGoatt

@Dark_Rage @keeper262 I liked it not sure the single player will be good but blood money was great and heist was good. I have the laser sights on my machine gun now that is awesome when you get it. The only thing that bothered me was the need for two players in an armored vehicle. Too many people just sit there and never do anything to help you. I tend to use regular vehicles instead. 

razor_rj
razor_rj

@BamaGoatt @blackace it still has the spawn ghost gun bug for me, and on two ocasions i died to the geometry of the map, once catapulted into oblivion and the other dieng for no reason on the rooftop. dont remember if they gave me the bad luck treatment. 

Psycold
Psycold

@Sevenizz Who cares how many people own them? It's been out for 8 YEARS. Are you kidding? If you don't think the last generation of consoles is holding back gaming, then you are lying to yourself. 

CnConrad
CnConrad

Battlefield does not work on last it hasn't sense BFBC2.

BF3 & 4 were crippled messes on last gen.

And the 150 mil user base is ridiculously blown out of proportion. At best it's 30-50 million. And the chances of them buying new games is low.

After all I have had 5 xbox 360s because they kept breaking and many people owned both systems.

wookiegr
wookiegr

@Sevenizz Ok then, enjoy your endless patches and bugs from having to support more platforms than the devs can handle.

origkillmachine
origkillmachine

@pezzott1 @origkillmachine Oh I dont doubt it. The game just screams rush job to me. It's BF4 with a new coat of paint. Personally, I already own and have played-the-crap-out-of BF4, so I dont feel bad skipping this entry. Now, a fully next-gen BF5.... that's something I'm dying to see.

BamaGoatt
BamaGoatt

@razor_rj @BamaGoatt @blackace I haven't had any of those but did get stuck for a few seconds after respawning. The mystery death on rooftops could be from grenades, I saw a player kill me that way but it showed his/her user name so maybe I have just been lucky so far. I have only played around 6 hours so far due to work so maybe it is my limited time with it instead of luck.

Sevenizz
Sevenizz

"Support my new console and eff everyone else"

...is all I'm reading. Man, gamers can be a selfish bunch.

deathwish026
deathwish026

@CnConrad nah hes right 360/ps3 hit 143m combined not too long ago. i know its a big number but its true look it up.

xXxIRyanxXx
xXxIRyanxXx

@CnConrad Plus every person that owns a X1 or PS4 probably owns or previously owned a 360 or PS3 and will buy it for the new consoles instead of the old ones.

rogerthat1945
rogerthat1945

@origkillmachine @pezzott1 I hope it goes to Steam. Origin banned me yesterday for five years for complaining about the crashes and using a phrase which at a push might only be considered offensive by someone really petty. Like a mod on the blob..

pezzott1
pezzott1

@origkillmachine @pezzott1 I'm still waiting for the battlefield they promissed when they showed the Fault Line gameplay. Bf3 was so dumbed down it wasn't even funny. 


In that trailer they used Enlighten lighting solution to its max. Sadly the game was something else. Bf4 did a better job but it wasnt that big a of a leap. 

razor_rj
razor_rj

@BamaGoatt @razor_rj @blackace i was ON THE ROOFTOP, from the sky scrapper, hard to lob a grenade that far into me. i simply died, and it didnt seem like a restriction zone kill cos i saw quite a group there once

BamaGoatt
BamaGoatt

@razor_rj @BamaGoatt @blackace I have not gone to top of sky scraper yet so that explains why I haven't seen it. Yeah grenade can still get you but you would have seen the kill announcement. I was killed by a grenade one floor below me once so it can happen. What team was you on maybe it's a team restriction kill only other thing I can think of besides a holy hand grenade!