Battlefield Hardline open beta confirmed for February 3rd

Battlefield Hardline Hotwire Screen 3

EA also reveal new Hacker Mode for the cops and robbers Battlefield game

After some convincing leaks earlier in the week, EA has come out to officially announce the Battlefield Hardline open beta test will commence on the 3rd February.

Running for five days until the 8th February, the beta will be open to players on PS4, PS3, Xbox One, Xbox 360 and PC. Three game modes will be playable in the test: Conquest, a staple Battlefield mode that will support up to 64 players (24 on Xbox 360 and PS3); Hotwire, in which robbers attempt to steal vehicles while cops seek to stop them, and finally Heist, where the cops this time need to stop the robbers from breaking into a vault.

Three maps will be available in the beta. Conquest is set in the Dust Bowl, Hotwire in Dust Bowl and Downtown, and Heists will take place on the Bank Job map.

“There’s nothing more valuable to our team than the relationship we have with our community. Their passion feeds our passion and their feedback has definitely helped make Hardline a better game,” said Steve Papoutsis, general manager at Visceral Games.

“We want them to play the hell out of the beta next week and trust that they’ll keep that feedback coming so we can continue to fine tune the game.”

In addition to confirmimg the Hardline beta launch, EA also revealed a new Hacker Mode, said to be, 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 across all the other game modes during the beta test.

Battlefield Hardline is currently due to launch on the 17th March in North America and the 20th March in Europe

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