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Battlefield Hardline Beta Hits 6 Million Players, More Than Destiny Beta

UPDATE: Tally surpasses 6 million players on final day.

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[UPDATE] As the Hardline Beta enters its final day, EA has announced that the number of registered users has surpassed 6 million.

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The Battlefield Hardline beta is proving to be incredibly popular as it passed the 5 million player mark.

"Wow, we've passed 5 MILLION players in the #BFHardline beta!" General Manager of developer Visceral Games and Executive Producer of Battlefield Hardline Steve Papoutsis said on Twitter. "So proud of our team. Glad you're having fun and keep that feedback coming."

To put things into perspective, Destiny's beta, which was the biggest for a new IP on consoles, had 4.6 million players. However, Battlefield Hardline's beta has the advantage of both being on the PC, and coming from a well established franchise.

The beta started on Tuesday, February 3 across North America, Europe, and all other major territories that the game will ship on, and ends Monday. It is available on PC (Origin), PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PlayStation 3, and Xbox 360. The one exception is Japan, where the beta was not available on Xbox platforms.

The Battlefield Hardline release date is March 17 in the US and March 20 in the UK on Origin for PC, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, Xbox One, and Xbox 360.

For more on the game, check out GameSpot's previous coverage of Battlefield Hardline.

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