EA Reveals Battlefield Hardline Premium Program

Publisher details range of content and bonuses that come with the $50/£40 DLC membership.

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Electronic Arts has confirmed details of Battlefield Hardline Premium, detailing that DLC membership program will give users two weeks' early access to four story-themed digital expansions, plus a series of bonuses, for a one-off charge of $50 (£40).

The four expansion packs will each feature their own story, and come with new multiplayer maps, modes, vehicles, and other in-game content. Synopses written by EA, below, offer an outline to the four expansions:

  • Criminal Activity: Players have to make a name for themselves in fast-paced, highly-destructible new maps littered with small-time crime jobs. Available summer 2015.
  • Robbery: Take down the opposition head on and progress through key locations with major cinematic action. Available summer 2015.
  • Getaway: This is frantic, high-speed chases that immerse players deeper in the heist. Available fall 2015.
  • Betrayal: There is a rat in every operation and players will have to find out who to trust. Available winter early 2016.

As previously suggested, Premium members will be able to access this DLC two weeks ahead of general release.

The Hardline Premium package also contains four additional in-game features (it is not clear if these will be sold separately). EA describes them below:

  • Masks: New player masks with unique gameplay benefits tied to the theme of each mask.
  • Gun Bench: Provides players with the ability to visually customize their weapons and track their kills per weapon.
  • Competitive Play: Support for competitive play through Battlefield Hardline Premium-access only tournaments and ladders.
  • Legendary Status: Provides replayability of the entire progression system.

Other additions to Premium include 12 Gold Battlepacks, additional personalisation options including gun camos and ammo skins, access to double-XP, and priority position in server queues.

The Battlefield Hardline release date falls on March 17. More than seven million people played the game's beta in Early February, EA has said.

Launch platforms include PC, PS3, PS4, Xbox 360, and Xbox One. Those who want to play the title on Xbox One can pre-load the game now.

Meanwhile, EA Access members on Xbox One can start playing Hardline on March 12, though this pre-release play period is limited to ten total game hours.

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