What We Learned from the Battlefield 1 Open Beta
Thank You for Playing the Battlefield 1 Open Beta
PC Update Sep 8
Dear Battlefield 3 players,
We will be performing maintenance on Battlefield 3 starting 08/09/2015 at 08.00 UTC / 1.00 AM PT. With this update we will be countering Google Chrome’s support drop of NPAPI based plugins. Learn more about NPAPI and Chrome here. There is no expected downtime with this update.
Here is the change list for this update:
- Removed requirement for Google Chrome plug-in support as Origin now provides that functionality.
You will be able to download and update your Battlefield 3 client now, but this feature will be activated in September 2015 when Google Chrome drops NPAPI plug-in support.
A Battlefield Hardline Reward to the Battlefield Veterans
Available starting March 17, Battlefield Hardline will definitely be a new and unique chapter in the long history of Battlefield games. Naturally, we’re thrilled about those who will make Battlefield Hardline their first Battlefield game. But we also feel we want to give you Battlefield veterans out there something special.
To show our appreciation to all you vets out there, we’ve prepared an exclusive “Veteran’s Pack” to any owners of Battlefield: Bad Company 2, Battlefield 3, or Battlefield 4 who decide to buy Battlefield Hardline.
The Veteran’s Pack includes:
- One in-game Veteran’s Patch
- One 200% Objective Boost (active for 30 minutes once activated)
- One 200% Teamplay Boost (active for 30 minutes once activated)
Redeeming is a cinch: if you own any of the three aforementioned games on any platform and have an Origin account, the Veteran’s Pack will be available automatically the first time you login to Battlefield Hardline. Should you register Battlefield: Bad Company 2, Battlefield 3, or Battlefield 4 after Battlefield Hardline, you’ll also get the Veteran’s Pack – simply log in to Battlefield Hardline again and it’ll be there.
Hats off to you veterans – and enjoy your Veteran’s Pack!
Note: Find full details of this offer below.
THIS OFFER IS BEING ISSUED TO YOU FOR PROMOTIONAL PURPOSES ONLY AND DOES NOT CONSTITUTE A CREDIT, CHARGE, DEBIT OR GIFT CARD. OFFER EXPIRES DECEMBER 31, 2015. GOOD ONLY FOR NEW PURCHASES OF BATTLEFIELD HARDLINE (“PRODUCT”) FROM THE ORIGIN STORE AT www.origin.com, THE ORIGIN CLIENT SOFTWARE (www.origin.com/about) AND PARTICIPATING RETAILERS. REQUIRES AN ORIGIN ACCOUNT AND REGISTRATION OF BATTLEFIELD: BAD COMPANY 2, BATTLEFIELD 3 OR BATTLEFIELD 4. VETERAN’S PACK WILL BE ENTITLED UPON LOGIN TO PRODUCT. VALID WHEREVER PRODUCT IS SOLD. OFFER MAY NOT BE SUBSTITUTED, EXCHANGED, SOLD OR REDEEMED FOR CASH OR OTHER GOODS OR SERVICES. MAY NOT BE COMBINED WITH ANY OTHER PROMOTIONAL OR DISCOUNT OFFER, UNLESS EXPRESSLY AUTHORIZED BY EA; MAY NOT BE COMBINED WITH ANY PREPAID CARD REDEEMABLE FOR THE APPLICABLE CONTENT. RETAILERS, DISTRIBUTORS AND EMPLOYEES OF ELECTRONIC ARTS INC. AND THEIR AGENCIES/AFFILIATES ARE NOT ELIGIBLE. LIMIT ONE OFFER PER PERSON. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED, TAXED OR RESTRICTED BY LAW. SEE APPLICABLE END USER LICENSE AGREEMENTS AND DISCLOSURES ON http://www.ea.com/1/product-eulas.
The Battlefield Hardline Beta is Over
So here we are – millions of heists, hotwires and captured control points later. The Battlefield Hardline Open Beta is over. It’s been a blast. We’d like to thank all of you who participated, for all the hours you put in, and for being such an invaluable resource.
Just by being there on the streets (and our servers) you’re helping us add the final polish to Battlefield Hardline. And to those of you who’ve sent in feedback on the Battlelog forums, our social channels, or wherever – you should know that your input is priceless.
We will continue to listen. Soon, we’ll share in detail how your suggestions will be implemented to the final game. Thanks again for being the best community out there.
If you want to continue to provide us feedback here on Battlelog, just head over to the forums.
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