Battlefield Hardline features new variety of gameplay that breaks away from the traditional Battlefield game modes. The focus of the game has been shifted to police and the "war on crime", breaking away from the military setting that has hitherto characterized the series. As such, the main factions in Hardline are the police Special Response Units and criminals. Players will have access to various military-grade weapons and vehicles, such as the UH-60 Black Hawk as well as having police equipment such as tasers and handcuffs.
Hardline also uses the Levolution mechanic from Battlefield 4. For example, in the map "Downtown" players can send a construction crane crashing into the building, ripping down debris from the central buildings in downtown, which falls down on the streets of Los Angeles. But, this time, every map features multiple levolutionary events, both small and gigantic.
Many new game modes are featured in Hardline, for instance: Heist, Rescue, Hotwire Mode, Blood Money and Crosshair Mode.
- Heist: The criminals must break free packages of money from armored trucks by blowing the doors off, then moving the package to an extraction point; the police must stop them. If the Criminals manage to escape by bringing all the money to the extraction point they win.
Blood Money: Both factions must retrieve money from an open crate in the center of the map, then move it back to their respective side's armored truck. Players can also steal money from the opposing team's truck. The team that first deposits $5 million worth of money into their truck or the team with the most money under a time limit wins.
Hotwire Mode: Police chase down criminals at high speeds across expansive environments.
Rescue: Police officers must try to save hostages from the criminals in the given amount of time.
Crosshair: In a 5-versus-5, 3-minute competitive mode, the criminals must kill a VIP, a former criminal turning witness, while the police keeps him in safety
On July 22, 2014, DICE announced that they would delay Battlefield Hardline from October 21 2014 to "March 17 2015". The reason for the delay was to implement the feedback given during the private beta
Open BETA is planned for 5th Feb 2015
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I for one cannot wait.