Battlefield Hardline video leaks online, shows new gameplay footage

Leaked video reveals loads of Battlefield Hardline info

A seven minute video of Battlefield Hardline has leaked online, showing off gameplay footage and new details surrounding both single-player and multiplayer modes.

The video, which appears to be designed for internal briefings rather than general distribution, refers to the game by its presumed codename--Omaha--rather than Battlefield Hardline, the title which EA and developer Visceral Games officially confirmed yesterday.

Battlefield Hardline is all about battles between cops and robbers, and the multiplayer modes detailed in the trailer are:

  • Heist features the robbers breaking into a bank vault to secure as much loot as possible before staging a getaway.
  • Rescue has SWAT teams work to save hostages, in a mode that looks similar a a round of Counter-Strike.
  • Hotwire is all about vehicle chases.
  • Bloodmoney has the two forces fighting to secure a massive pile of cash and return it to their respective safehouse.

The single-player campaign revolves around young Miami detective Nick Mendoza, and features an episodic structure designed to mimic a TV drama, following a campaign where Mendoza chases his old partners across the country, who appears to go rogue after stumbling upon a stash of cocaine worth $9.9 million.

The narrated video also mentions that the enemy AI has been completely redesigned, and that the levels are more open than in Battlefield 4. Destruction is said to be even more prominent--the word leveloution is used--and there's a big emphasis on gadgets across the campaign and multiplayer. Yes, there are tasers, as well as zip lines and grappling hooks.

Battlefield Hardline will be released later this in 2014, and will feature as part of EA's E3 2014 press conference on June 9.

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stage4saiyan
stage4saiyan

Should have been a DLC add-on for BF4, not it's own game.

pidow
pidow

@manbearpig_06:  I own all of the BF Series out of the box and I do not like when someone is telling me about something I own and how it should or should not be.  I will repeat this again, BF4 is not working as 5 June 2014, again not working.  If you do not like what I stated, do not read it!  I can care less about your opinion about the game all I am doing is expressing that my pc version is not working period and I am truly done with the series, unless some tell me how to get the game to work, as of this date it has not happen.

gunneysean
gunneysean

Ahh yes let's show the masses the reality of police in the U.S. :militarized.  

manbearpig_06
manbearpig_06

Weird, they use the same internal name as Halo: Reach. Game looks interesting, but I have yet to see that kind of gameplay modes (heists, captives etc.) keep people interested in a game for more than a month or so after it comes out, will keep an eye out for more info though.

eze_sl89
eze_sl89

This is just a mix between Tactical Intervention and GTA5...

From the moment this game is out, there will be 10 DLC maps, pay to win weapons and equipment.

Oh my dear, what have you done to the good old Battlefield2 experience?

EA sucks

slickr
slickr

It seems very fun, though as others have said it doesn't resemble Battlefield at all, they could have easily given it a new name and made this a new franchise. 

lewibaygo
lewibaygo

Watch this space I predict that in a years time these developers will have taken over full responsibility for the battlefield franchise dice will be fully engrossed with battlefront ,down goes the BF will all know and love by way of the COD. 


Before that happens Pray Dice fix all that is wrong with BF4 and leave us with one last legacy 


F&*&*&*&*&*&*&*&**&*&*&**&***&*ork You EA!

pidow
pidow

BF4 still doesn't work,  I have tried everything to get it to play and I will not waste any more of my time or money on the BF Series.  I am done!. 

daethoron
daethoron

Looks promising. Just hope the release isn't as bad as BF4 it's release. 

squall_83
squall_83

This looks really refreshing. I'm so glad it isn't about war this time. Let's hope it turns out good.

mikees1
mikees1

Battlefield, faithfully stepping in to capitalize on GTA V's heist let down. And probably a lot sooner than rockstar.

Gankstar_VX84
Gankstar_VX84

BF4 is being fixed now, as to their progress it's making some but they have that test server up and running which is more then what they did for bf3 so I have faith they want to fix it, whether they do or not remains to be seen, hardline looks a step in the right direction for the series as far as I'm concerned, but whether or not the engine is up to it I dunno.

djsimpson95
djsimpson95

So far, Payday is like the only FPS that has the cops and robbers theme, so I guess this Battlefield game could be great.

nl_skipper
nl_skipper

I'm gonna go out on a limb and say this "leak" was intentional and showed an old build just to make the game look more impressive for its E3 reveal...

jecomans
jecomans

I know it is a different team working on this than BF4, but it makes me cringe that a publisher would be beginning to push a new game in a franchise when the latest one still suffers so many issues for many players. At least Warner Bros. I.E. had the balls to flat out tell Arkham Origins fans it wasn't going to bother fixing the game breaking bugs many encountered.

k41m
k41m

GOOD, I would like to see an updated 2142 but I love that they are doing something different. The more people who are the normal BF whiny fans that get turned off and away by this the better.

Leon_aditzu
Leon_aditzu

The retarded EA put the Battlefield name to an other FPS type game, even this game is good they should put another name(EA has many licensed names of games with similar theme) or even create a new franchise. Downgrading from Warfare between great nation in modern, future or ww2 to tiny gangs vs cops fights is a deviation from the purpose of battlefield franchise, they want to kill battlefield like they killed Medal of Honor, C&C and other great series.

It was better if make, make a pause with battlefield franchise not fill with a FPS who don't have anything with battlefield concepts(war between nations, not between gangs and cops). EA could made a new battlefield about wars from cold war(vietnam, koreea or even USA vs USSR), ww2, future(2143), continuation of BF 3/4 story, or even new wars type like WWI or Civil war or Napoleonic wars(Change vehicles with horses)

groowagon
groowagon

made by Viceral? then it's not a Battlefield for me. gimme 2143 by Dice, please.

djpetitte
djpetitte

looking like it's shaping up quite nicely.

Lambchopzin
Lambchopzin

Looks like it actually has some good potential. Cops and robbers is a surprisingly uncommon theme in the FPS genre. We'll see. With Visceral helping I actually have some hope for the SP this time, even if it's still incredibly small.


The media is going to have a field day with this, though. A game that glorifies destroying vaguely American locales and lets you play as drug dealers and bank robbers? Yeah I can't wait to see how they spin that.

ecurl143
ecurl143

Yeah - this game just needs to die and go away now.

Fresh IP please.

captaindrake
captaindrake

After watching my nephew play BF4 on PS4 playing a part of the campaign right before the building comes down and his character falling through the floor and dying over and over, each time having to reload the checkpoint because the game would not load the floor before his guy dropped onto it (not to mention the numerous other problems offline and online that I saw that day) I am going to be skipping this most likely rushed whatever the hell this co-developed hardline is. 

Deaho
Deaho

Finally some thing I was dreaming of becoming true,I love gta but I always wanted to play as a police which is some thing rarely found in video games.

Tricked03Hemi
Tricked03Hemi

Bf3 was good, bf4 took a huge step backwards.....I won't be stepping with them. Bf4 is so sorry, it's campaign sucks compared to 3 and the mp is riddled with issues...incomplete game

Mariner32
Mariner32

I'm not so sure about this one. I think I'll continue to hold out hope for Battlefield 2143.

pezzott1
pezzott1

Another Battlefield game... wich means buy Premium. 5 DLC anounced before release, pay to unlock options... and LOTS of bugs.


I learned my lesson with BF3 and made the same mistake with BF4. I just wont support their business model, not happening again. 

iammcgruber
iammcgruber

Is the whole game made by visceral or just the single player?

fragsnipa
fragsnipa

EA knows how to ruined a dev reputation. Man they should write a book on how to do it because they are the masters of ruining careers and very good games.  I wonder if they going to pull a COD ghost with Snoop Dogg voice over and have Peyton Manning do a voice over of his famous word OMAHA on the Omaha map.

TheGreyArea
TheGreyArea

can't even pretend for a second that I won't be buying this on day one. really hope this launches well. 

TheGreyArea
TheGreyArea

omaha!? woah... Payton Manning Expansion pack 

robertcain
robertcain

Looks like EA and DICE want a slice of the PayDay pie but it could be argued that they're just trying to get even more money out of us as they know BF games sell like hot cakes. The right thing to do would have been to make better coop missions for BF4 rather than dropping them from the game.


At least it would be a change of pace to see BF invade other territories and genres.

dancthorpe
dancthorpe

Lots of comparisons to COD. People saying they are copying them. I wish COD were that creative. It seems like such a simple idea but still no ones done it. Looks good. 

hitmanxmk
hitmanxmk

This looks interesting.


A word about "leaked" - in other words, not sure about public opinion so they mark it as "Leaked" so they can have the feedback without the feel of guilt that they`ve missed the sequel...but anyway this looks good

Rushaoz
Rushaoz

This is Battlefield meets Counter Stike. And I have absolutely no issue with it. Battlefield has the best MP mechanics and gun handling at the moment. Couldn't imagine a better engine to play Counter Strike with. I'm getting this as long as Visceral knows what they're doing and make it well. No more Medal of Honor please. Medal of Honor 2010 was awesome. Warfighter? Not so much..

manbearpig_06
manbearpig_06

@pidow Bullshit. Worked fine out of the box, fixed the majority of the issues within the first month, and it's now been 6 months since I last froze while playing it. People just like to bitch for no reasons and make up things like 'rubberbanding' (which no one I've played with has EVER experienced, it's just video editing plain and simple to try and make the game look bad).

If you really can't get it to work, you are doing something wrong. Stop sucking.

manbearpig_06
manbearpig_06

@daethoron I got it about a month after release and have had absolutely no issues with it, were there that many problems?

Gum_Bercules
Gum_Bercules

@squall_83 I agree. It looks like it will still play like battlefield, but it will have a new premise and the game types actually sound really fun.

mikees1
mikees1

Or just released Bad Company 3, that would have been a good break. This looks interesting though, but a one off sorta interesting.

cboye18
cboye18

@MAL1C3_Inc It's not been getting better; everthing after Bad Company 2 went to hell.

drockus
drockus

@MAL1C3_Inc Guess it was a matter of time before Battlefield took a wrong turn. Maybe they're trying to fill the gap that Rainbow Six and Payday left. It sure doesn't look very enticing. Also, I just recently moved on to BF4 from BF3. I'm playing on PS4 and have only experienced a minimum of bugs. I will probably want to stick with that for a while.

darkspam
darkspam

@Rushaoz Don't worry. Visceral know how to make an interesting single-player game.

quaker04
quaker04

@manbearpig_06 @pidow Yes! I can't understand all those "BF4 is broken", "BF4 doesn't work"... BF4 is awesome! Hardline is not military related, then it shouldn't be a Battlefield.

DanGleeSack
DanGleeSack

@manbearpig_06 @pidow Yeah I honestly haven't had a single issue since day 1 except my sound cutting out for one game. Even the online server browser which I'm not a huge fan of, works fine for me. People just like to bitch or are not competent enough...

Rushaoz
Rushaoz

@darkspam @Rushaoz That's a given. Dead Space was tits until EA made them change up Dead Space 3 into a more accessible game. What I'm worried about is the multiplayer, since Visceral has never done an FPS or multiplayer at all.