The open beta of Battlefield Hardline will be available on all platforms starting Tuesday 3rd February. It will finish on the 8th of February. Available to players worldwide on PC via Origin, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, Xbox One, and Xbox 360, the open beta will give us a small taste of what’s in store when the game hits the streets beginning 17th of March.
Battlefield 4 players hitting the Hardline beta will receive an extra perk: the Hardline Dog Tag (see above). If you have a Battlefield 4 account and try out the Battlefield Hardline beta the dog tag will be unlocked in the next patch for Battlefield 4 (due in March) for you to wear in-game.
On PC, Xbox One and PS4, the download will be between 10-11 GB. On PS3 and Xbox 360, the download will be slightly under 4GB.
Any progression you make in the beta will NOT transfer over to the final game.
Three Different Maps and Modes
The open beta will let you try out three different multiplayer maps and modes.
First off, Hotwire mode brings high-speed chases to the Battlefield, as the criminals attempt to steal a list of marked cars while the cops try to repossess them. Available on two maps in the beta, Downtown and Dust Bowl, success in Hotwire will require teamwork and precision driving.
The desert town of Dust Bowl known for its drug trafficking problems will also be playable on Conquest which takes the battle up to 64 players.
Finally, there’s the Bank Job map where you’ll get to try out Heist mode. The criminals are trying to break into a bank vault, but the cops are doing their best to stop them. Which side of the law will you ride with?
PC, PS4 and Xbox One supports 64 players on Conquest and 32 players for Hotwire and Heist. On PS3 and Xbox 360, all modes support 24 players.
Introducing Hacker Mode
On top of all this, one player on each side can help out their team through Hacker mode. Similar to Commander in Battlefield 4, Hacker mode takes surveillance to the next level as the Hackers can take control over security cameras, spot enemies and specify areas on the Battlefield for their team to attack or defend. Hacker mode will be playable on all modes in the beta.
Hopefully, like Commander, a tablet app will be released in due course.