One of the few highlights of EA’s press conference yesterday (seriously, unless you’re a sports fan or Sims fan it was boring) was the announcement of a closed beta. The beta is limited to PC and PS4 users and space is limited.

EA described Hardline as putting “players in the middle of the war on crime and allows fans to live out their fantasy of being a cop or a criminal.”

You can sign up for the closed beta over at Battlefield Hardline’s website. I would sign up by the end of today if you want a shot at playing it.

Check out the video below to see 6 minutes of Battlefield Hardline multiplayer.

Initial Thoughts

I managed to get the PS4 version downloaded last night. First impressions? It feels a lot like Battlefield 4. So much so, you would think it’s just BF4 DLC.

There seems to be a bit more recoil in Hardline and netcode was solid for the most part. It looks all the fixes to Battlefield 4 over the past 8 months have been put to good use in Hardline.

Matches felt extremely short at times, especially on the Blood Money gamemode. The match ends once one team secures $5 million in their respective vault. I played several matches last night where my team won in less than 5 minutes. That can feel a bit jarring compared to the normal 20-minute (at least) Battlefield match.

Overall, it’s decent. Out of all the Battlefield betas, this one actually feels like one. Visceral has a lot of work to do on Hardline, especially on the UI. I’m going to keep playing it over the next week or so and will post updated impressions then.

Battlefield Hardline will find its way to store-shelves on October 21.

Did you get a chance to play Battlefield Hardline yet? Let us know what you think in the comments below.


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