Announcing Battlefield 4 Battlefest – Season 2
Battlefield 4 Updates Include “Classic Mode”
Battlefield Hardline Open Beta Starts February 3rd
It’s time to get a piece of the action! Today we are announcing that Battlefield Hardline’s open multiplayer beta will be active between February 3 and February 8*. Available to players worldwide on PC via Origin, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, Xbox One, and Xbox 360, the open beta will give you a small taste of what’s in store when the game hits the streets beginning March 17. Developed by Visceral Games, Battlefield Hardline is a fresh new take on Battlefield, built on strategy, speed and story in single player and multiplayer, delivering a complete first person shooter experience.
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 excellent teamwork and precision driving.
The desert town of Dust Bowl known for its drug trafficking problems will also be playable on Conquest, the fan favorite Battlefield mode, 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?
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.
Battlefield 4 players hitting the Hardline beta will receive an extra perk* for joining the chaotic urban warfare: the Hardline Dog Tag. 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 for you to proudly wear in-game. Watch your back – a lot of foes will want to grab this…
See you on the Battlefield February 3rd!
Battlefield Hardline F.A.Q.
When is the Battlefield Hardline open beta?
Buckle up, the Battlefield Hardline Open Beta hits the streets on February 3 and ends on February 8! It’ll be available to all players around the world, so there’s no excuse to not try it.
How do I register for the beta?
It’s an open beta, there’s no need to register!
What platforms is the beta going to be available on?
You can get a piece of the action on PC, PS4, PS3, Xbox One, and Xbox 360.
What time will the beta be available to download on February 3?
Time will vary by platform and by region. Please come back and visit the Battlefield Hardline news page for more information and updates.
When will the beta end?
The beta concludes on February 8. Exact time will vary by platform and by region.
How big will the download be?
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.
Can I pre-load the beta?
You can pre-load the beta on PC via Origin beginning Monday, February 2 at 10 AM PST.
What is the level cap?
There is no level cap in this beta, you can experience the game’s full progression system during the 6 days the beta is live.
Will my stats and progression carry over to the main game?
Progression doesn’t carry over, but your expertise surely will!
What maps and modes will be in the beta?
The beta features Conquest on the map Dust Bowl, the brand new Hotwire mode on the maps Downtown and Dust Bowl and another new mode Heist on the map Bank Job.
How many players can play each mode?
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.
When will I get my Battlefield Hardline dogtag in Battlefield 4?
Your dog tag will show up when the next patch for Battlefield 4 is released in March.
* The beta will be available February 4-8 in Japan on PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 3.
** THIS OFFER IS BEING ISSUED TO YOU FOR PROMOTIONAL PURPOSES ONLY AND DOES NOT CONSTITUTE A CREDIT, CHARGE, DEBIT OR GIFT CARD. REQUIRES BATTLEFIELD 4 (“PRODUCT”) ON APPLICABLE PLATFORM, ORIGIN ACCOUNT AND INTERNET CONNECTION TO PARTICIPATE AND ACCESS IN-GAME CONTENT. DIGITAL DOG TAG FOR BATTLEFIELD HARDLINE BETA PARTICIPATION WILL BE ENTITLED DURING NEXT BATTLEFIELD 4 PATCH UPDATE.
Battlefield Hardline: Get a Piece of the Action
Available March 17, Battlefield Hardline will deliver the ultimate cops and criminals fantasy. You’ll lead your crew as detective Nick Mendoza in an episodic crime drama single player campaign – or as cops and criminals in intense, high-speed Battlefield multiplayer.
Want to learn more about Battlefield Hardline? Exclusive new trailers and news are dropping weekly: This Season on Hardline
Make sure to pre-order Battlefield Hardline for unique goodies like weapons, camos, Gold Battlepacks and XP boosts: Pre-order Battlefield Hardline
Announcing Battlefield 4 Battlefest – Season 2
Battlefest is back! After the successful celebrations in July, the time is right for another season of fan appreciation. For Season 2, we’ve planned a full month of giveaways, a 2XP event, community missions*, and exciting announcements.
Battlefest is our way of thanking Battlefield 4 fans, old and new, for all the support. Your feedback has been invaluable to us; we recently deployed the highly appreciated Fall Update based on your suggestions, and Battlefield 4 Final Stand is being perfected thanks to your contributions in the Community Test Environment. Of course, the DICE studios will continue to improve the Battlefield 4 experience going forward.
We’ve seen many new players hit the Battlefield recently – and we’d like to heartily welcome you all! If you’re a newbie, we’ll let you try out Battlefield 4 for free** through Origin Game Time and teach you the ropes in a series of articles. We’re not forgetting about you veterans though. There are many activities planned for you during Battlefest, and we also hope to respond to your suggestions and wishes for the future of Battlefield. So, let’s have a peek at what Season 2 has to offer:
Origin Game Time
Want to try out Battlefield 4 for free**? With Origin Game Time, new players can try the full base game of Battlefield 4 for 168 hours – at no charge whatsoever. The timer doesn’t start until you’ve launched the game for the first time, and it continues to count down even when you’re not playing, so make sure you’ve cleared out some time for all-out-war.
Double XP Event
What’s better than a 2XP weekend? A five-day 2XP weekend, of course. Make sure to hit the game between November 6 and November 10 for double XP, making you level up faster.
Community Missions and New Dog Tags
Time to pull together! In two new Community Missions, you have the chance to collectively unlock two new Dog Tags with a Cops and Robbers theme – a nod to the upcoming Battlefield Hardline. You don’t want to miss these. Details to follow.
Starting November 8, we’ll hand out a Gold Battlepack every Saturday up until December 6. Inside these shiny cases you’ll find camos, weapon attachments, XP boosts, and other in-game goodies.
To keep track of all these happenings, head to our Event Calendar for a day-by-day Battlefest schedule. Here you’ll get an overview of all the events we’ve got in store for you, Battlefest Season 2 Event Calendar.
So how about it – let’s declare Battlefest Season 2 officially opened. Stay tuned for more announcements this month, check out the Battlefield Blog regularly, and welcome to the fest!
Battlefest is open to everyone who owns Battlefield 4. If you don’t have a copy of the game yet, you can Secure Your Copy of Battlefield 4 Premium Edition.
** Conditions and restrictions apply. See https://www.origin.com/en-us/store/free-games/game-time for details.
Battlefield 4 Updates Include “Classic Mode”
Today we are excited to inform fans of Battlefield 3 that the Battlefield 4 Fall Update is live, bringing with it many enhancements and improvements of interest to Battlefield 3 players in particular. If you’ve been thinking about making the leap to Battlefield 4 there’s never been a better time.
The Battlefield 4 Fall Update introduces a new preset called “Classic Mode”. Rules on these servers hone back to Battlefield 2/3 and are designed for skilled players looking for more of a challenge and seeking stricter rules.
For instance, you are able to spawn on only the squad leader in Classic Mode, increasing the challenge and need for greater tactical thinking as a squad leader.
Below you’ll find other highlights of the tweaks we’ve made to Battlefield 4 with this update. Please note that this is only a handful of all the changes, and if you’d like to dive deeper into the full update notes they can be found through the link here: Full Battlefield 4 Fall Update Notes
- Player movement has been improved to more closely match that of Battlefield 3, while still maintaining the animation fidelity of Battlefield 4.
- The High Frequency Network Update has now been added to the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 and is set to default. This makes the server update the client on what is happening with greater frequency, resulting in a smoother, more “correct” player experience.
- Reduced visual recoil of guns. This includes all medium and close range sights (except iron sights, IRNV and FLIR).
- The BF4 ”Netcode” has seen several tweaks and is now the fastest in the franchise’s history, counting client-to-client values. The delay is now lower than ever, and we’re also looking to improve hit detection.
So there you have it. Joining Battlefield 4 brings you an even more intense Battlefield experience complete with Naval Warfare, Levolution, Commander Mode, and 4 thrilling expansion packs with Battlefield 4 Final Stand just around the corner. We look forward to seeing you on Battlefield!
New Battlefield apparel at the DICE Store
Springtime is approaching – so why not prepare with some fitting Battlefield apparel? There are many new items available at the DICE Store, including T-shirts, hoodies, bracelets, and the exclusive art book “The Art of Battlefield 4″. Check it out!