The beta is now unfortunately over. Did you manage to download the beta in time before it was removed? Luckily I did.
I’ve always been a fan of EA’s Battlefield’s franchise from titles including Bad Company I & II and Battlefield 1943, so I did have a lot of high hopes for this modern day version. It seems EA have gone down a slightly different route this year with the roles of “Cops n Robbers” instead of your military based characters.
With this particular title, I must admit I was taken back by the amazing visuals whether it was the drawback on the maps or explosions pretty much in your face as helicopters come buzzing across the sky firing their cannons at you.
7 Million users were able to enjoy this beta, which is actually 2.4 million more than the Destiny beta received. It’s hard to compare the games in that sense though as Hardline was also available on PC.
The beta includes 3 game modes which were Hotwire, Conquest and Heist. Along with these game modes we were able to try 3 maps which each one I must admit was so much fun.
The maps were called Downtown, Dust Bowl & Bank Job
Dust Bowl, a map full of mountains, sand and war torn homes.
Will you be able to escape with the loot?
A city full of destructive environment, watch out for that crane though.
The most popular game mode was Hotwire, a mode which consists of capturing cars before the opposing team does and drive them around the map avoiding the enemy to collect points. The system is a little similar to the game mode Conquest except you earn points by driving around in the specified cars instead of protecting the marked zones which you would normally expect to do so in Conquest.
Here’s a little summary of the game modes from the beta
Conquest is an objective game mode where two teams fight over control of several flag set around the map.
Heist is an objective game mode where the criminals try and blow open a vault and escape with the cash. Meanwhile the cops try to prevent the robbery and the criminal’s escape.
Hotwire is a game mode where cops chase down criminals at high speeds across expansive environments.
The highly addictive Hotwire mode
Choosing the right class really depends on your playing style, I personally like to use the Operator class which consists of Assault Rifles and med packs. If you missed out playing the Beta,
Here’s a list of classes you can expect to see upon the release of the game.
• Operator: The Operator is the medic of the team. They are always on the front lines healing and reviving teammates.
• Mechanic: The Mechanic is the engineer of the team. They specialize in fixing friendly vehicles and destroying enemy vehicles.
• Enforcer: The Enforcer is the support member of the team. They specialize in covering fire and supplying the team with ammunition.
• Professional: The Professional is the sniper of the team. They specialize in relaying information to the rest of the team (reconnaissance) and providing sniper support.
With this being said, the most popular class was in fact the Operator class
As a result of the games personal pride, the Cops were actually more successful than the Robbers claiming 57% of the winning ratio through the 3 game modes.
Check out this informative infographic to see the results of the Beta.
If you did miss out, you’ll be pleased to know that the game will be out soon. Battlefield Hardline will be available from 20th March 2015
Take a look at the trailer from Battlefield to see more about what the Beta was all about.