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Battlefield Hardline Open Beta Starts February 3rd

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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!

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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.

Announcing the ESL One Battlefield 4 2015 Spring Season!

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With four action-packed seasons behind us in 2014, we’re pleased to confirm that we’ll be bringing you even more Battlefield 4 in 2015.

Last year ESL One Battlefield 4 saw four amazing seasons filled with excellent play from the world’s top teams. As such, we are happy to announce that ESL One Battlefield 4 will be returning in 2015.

The ESL One Battlefield 4 2015 Spring Season will commence in the first week of February. Teams will be able to qualify by playing in the European Battlefield 4 Major Ladder, with the top four teams each week earning the right to participate in the Spring Season cups.

ESL One Battlefield 4 will feature a total of three seasons in 2015, each with €35,000 of prize money per season. This means that a massive total of €105,000 will be paid out in 2015. The Spring season will be played on the Domination game mode.

ESL One Battlefield 4 2015 comes with a few system changes as well – we’ve made a few alterations to the cup and group stages for each season. Each season will now feature five cups each with 16 teams facing off against each other. Every cup will last a day, with the top 12 teams after the five cups making it to the group stage.

The group stage will be split up into three groups of four teams, with two teams making it out of each group to qualify for the season finals. These teams will be joined by a team from North America and a team from Oceania at the season finals, and will fight it out for the prestigious ESL One Battlefield 4 trophy.

More details on the North American and Oceanic qualifier will be released in the near future, so stay tuned!

Schedule:

  • Spring Season Cup 1 – February 3rd 2015
  • Spring Season Cup 2 – February 10th 2015
  • Spring Season Cup 3 – February 17th 2015
  • Spring Season Cup 4 – February 24th 2015
  • Spring Season Cup 5 – February 26th 2015
  • Spring Season Group A – March 3rd and 4th 2015
  • Spring Season Group B – March 17th and 18th 2015
  • Spring Season Group C – March 24th and 25th 2015

Core teams:

  • Six European teams from the ESL One Battlefield 4 2014 Fall Season Finals
  • Six local teams qualified through qualifier cups

 

This Season on Battlefield 4

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A thrilling new year of Battlefield is upon us. The beta and the March 17 release of Battlefield Hardline in North America and March 19 and 20 in Europe is closing in. 2015 will also bring new content to Battlefield 4. In other words, times are good for fans of all-out war!

In honor of these two magnificent games, we’ve prepped some surprises for you Battlefield 4 players: weekly treats with a Battlefield Hardline flair. Every Wednesday from now until March 17, we’ll dish out all kinds of goodies, such as…

  • Gold Battlepacks
  • Community Missions
  • Hardline-themed Dog Tags
  • Exclusive wallpaper
  • …and more

Unlock Heist Mode for the Battlefield Hardline Beta

One of the community missions starts this Wednesday, January 21 – and the reward is something special: the Heist game mode will be playable in the Battlefield Hardline beta if you succeed! Your mission? Work together and score 2 Billion points in Battlefield 4 Rush mode.

The community mission will run between January 21, 9 AM PST and Jan 24, 11:59 PM PST.

Good luck and stay awesome – and log in to Battlelog regularly so you won’t miss any of the giveaways and events.

Catch the latest Battlefield Hardline news and trailers

Exclusive items for those who pre-order Battlefield Hardline

* THIS OFFER IS BEING ISSUED TO YOU FOR PROMOTIONAL PURPOSES ONLY AND DOES NOT CONSTITUTE A CREDIT, CHARGE, DEBIT OR GIFT CARD. THIS SEASON ON BATTLEFIELD 4 IS FROM JANUARY 21, 2015 AT 9AM PST THROUGH MARCH 25, 2015 AT 11.59PM PST (“PROMOTION PERIOD”). REQUIRES BATTLEFIELD 4 (“PRODUCT”) ON APPLICABLE PLATFORM, ORIGIN ACCOUNT AND INTERNET CONNECTION TO PARTICIPATE AND ACCESS IN-GAME CONTENT. THIS SEASON ON BATTLEFIELD 4 COMMUNITY MISSION 1 IS ACTIVE FROM JANUARY 21, 2015 AT 9AM PST THROUGH JANUARY 24, 2015 AT 11.59PM PST. THIS SEASON ON BATTLEFIELD 4 COMMUNITY MISSION 2 IS ACTIVE FROM FEBRUARY 18, 2015 AT 9AM PST THROUGH FEBRUARY 24, 2015 AT 11.59PM PST. THIS SEASON ON BATTLEFIELD 4 COMMUNITY MISSION 3 IS ACTIVE FROM MARCH 18, 2015 AT 9AM PST THROUGH MARCH 24, 2015 AT 11.59PM PST. HEIST GAME MODE WILL BE UNLOCKED IN BATTLEFIELD HARDLINE BETA FOLLOWING THE END OF COMPLETED COMMUNITY MISSION 1. MORE DETAILS ON MODE UNLOCK WILL BE PROVIDED AT  http://www.battlefield.com/hardline/this-season-on AFTER COMPLETED COMMUNITY MISSION 1. GOLD BATTLEPACKS FOR COMMUNITY MISSIONS 2 AND 3 ARE AUTOMATICALLY ENTITLED THE DAY FOLLOWING THE END OF EACH COMPLETED COMMUNITY MISSION FROM 9AM PST TO 8:59AM PST. DOUBLE XP IS AUTOMATICALLY ENTITLED FROM JANUARY 28, 2015 AT 4PM PST THROUGH JANUARY 29, 2015 AT 15.59 PST AND FROM FEBRUARY 11, 2015 AT 4PM PST THROUGH FEBRUARY 12, 2015 AT 15.59 PST.  DIGITAL DOG TAG FOR BATTLEFIELD HARDLINE BETA PARTICIPATION WILL BE ENTITLED DURING NEXT BATTLEFIELD 4 PATCH UPDATE. COPS WALLPAPER WILL BE AVAILABLE TO DOWNLOAD FROM BATTLELOG.BATTLEFIELD.COM/BF4/NEWS/ FROM FEBRUARY 4, 2015 AT 9AM PST THROUGH FEBRUARY 28, 2015 AT 9AM PST. CRIMINAL WALLPAPER WILL BE AVAILABLE TO DOWNLOAD FROM BATTLELOG.BATTLEFIELD.COM/BF4/NEWS/ FROM MARCH 11, 2015 AT 9AM PST THROUGH MARCH 31, 2015 AT 9AM PST. EA ONLINE PRIVACY AND COOKIE POLICY AND TERMS OF SERVICE ARE AVAILABLE AT WWW.EA.COM. SEE APPLICABLE END USER LICENSE AGREEMENT AND DISCLOSURES ON WWW.EA.COM/1/PRODUCT-EULAS. VALID WHEREVER BATTLEFIELD 4 IS SOLD. CODE MAY NOT BE SUBSTITUTED, EXCHANGED, SOLD OR REDEEMED FOR CASH OR OTHER GOODS OR SERVICES. MAY NOT BE COMBINED WITH ANY OTHER OFFER, GIFT CARD, REBATE OR DISCOUNT COUPON. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED, TAXED OR RESTRICTED BY LAW.

Presenting the “Payback” Collaboration Trailer

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A while back, we challenged you to submit footage of your most intense Battlefield 4 moments for a chance to be featured in a very special context: a video for the Dimitri Vangelis & Wyman X Steve Angello hit song “Payback”.

Thanks to your amazing video contributions, the official trailer video has now been finalized. Community clips of intense dog fights, insane killstreaks, naval warfare clashes, Levolution moments, and surprise melee attacks all come together to the mesmerizing beat of Payback.

So with no further ado, check out the “Payback” trailer and find out if your video submission made the final cut!

Prepare for another Year of ESL Tournaments

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As a year of competitive Battlefield™ 4 gaming is coming to an end, DICE and ESL are happy to announce that another year of tournaments is incoming! 2015 will bring frantic Battlefield 4 PC matches to the community with the Go4BF4 and ESL One tournaments, starting January and February respectively.

Even more elite teams will be added to the mix as the ESL One and Go4BF4 tournaments are opening up for North American players. The qualifying teams of North America and Oceania will gather in Germany with the European teams and compete in each season’s grand final, where the champions will be crowned after a series of intense Battlefield 4 multiplayer matches.

Apart from the frenzied Battlefield 4 games with live commentary from renowned commentators, there are also possible exciting tweaks to the tournament setup in the works – stay tuned for updates on this.

2015 will surely be the greatest year for competitive Battlefield 4 gaming yet, and we hope you’ll be along for the ride!

The Go4BF4 and ESL One tournaments are organized and sponsored by Turtle Entertainment GmbH. Information on tournament rules and setup can be found on Battlefield.ESL.eu and ESL-one.com/Battlefield.

Highlights

This Season on Battlefield 4
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Battlefield 4 and the Road Ahead
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