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Battlefield™ Hardline Cop Patch Design Contest

Vincent0K 1 day ago 65
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Time to get creative. We know you enjoy browsing through (and showing off) the in-game Patches of Battlefield Hardline. But now we’re stepping this customization up a notch. We challenge you to send us your design idea for a Patch – to honor the cops of Battlefield Hardline.

We’re looking for the most original, creative, and fitting design idea for a cops Patch. Submit your contribution by e-mailing an image file (3 MB maximum) to battlefieldsocial@ea.com, with “Cop Patch Design Contest” in the subject line.

Make sure to read the contest rules before entering – you’ll find all details in there.

Three winners will each receive one Battlefield Hardline Premium membership and have the opportunity for their winning entry to be included in Battlefield Hardline. Good luck.

Terms and conditions apply. Read the full competition rules.

Community Most Wanted List is Back

Vincent0K 2 days ago 151
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Hi everyone!

As you know, we’re always listening to player feedback. You guys helped us shape Battlefield Hardline into what it is today – and that will continue, even with the game out in stores. We’ve been surveying a lot of the feedback by you, the players, and below are the top fixes you can expect when the first patch is released on all platforms. We’ll share that date with you soon.

Keep in mind we’re still focused on ensuring stability first and foremost – our view on the importance of this hasn’t changed. While the launch has proven stable, we can always get better and you’ll see some miscellaneous fixes for the most frequent crashes in this patch. We’re also addressing these top 5 priority issues as identified by the community.

Top 5 Fixes:

  • Punkbuster fixes – We’re addressing some of the heavy CPU usage seen by players
  • Nvidia DirectX driver fixes – We’re working with our partners at Nvidia to create new drivers to prevent the most common crash issues
  • Extended Conquest time – We’ve extended the length of Conquest matches by increasing the number of tickets on both Large and Small
  • Fixed TDM spawns – We’ve adjusted spawn points and the spawn system for better TDM spawning
  • Multiple weapon balance tweaks – We’ve addressed some common complaints with the weapon balance, there will be more coming soon
  • For further details into these fixes and more, check out the Battlelog forum post at http://battlelog.battlefield.com/bfh/forum/threadview/2955064791152946448/, where we can confirm everything you see there will be addressed in the first patch.

In addition to this, we’re adding the Rent-A-Server program functionality for all console platforms with this patch, so players can customize the multiplayer matches to their liking and then invite their friends to play.

I will end this by saying if you’ve read this far, we cheer your attention to detail. If your favorite fix isn’t listed here, don’t despair – just remember that fixes will always run behind community sentiment; we’re still working hard every day to improve the gameplay experience to make Battlefield Hardline even more fun.  Keep sharing your feedback with us!

Regards,

Thad aka @dirtydeathdog

Battlefest Class Weeks – The Mechanic

Vincent0K 4 days ago 70
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If you’re into blowing up enemy vehicles and fixing up your own, there is one class in Battlefield™ Hardline that’ll be your first pick. In our Battlefest Class Weeks we take a deeper look at the four classes in the game, and now it’s the Mechanic’s turn.

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If you’re a Battlefield veteran, you’ll see that the Mechanic and the Engineer from previous games are brothers from different mothers. Some things set these bros apart though. For instance, in Battlefield™ Hardline you won’t be able to equip an RPG before deploying, so the Grenade Launcher will be your go-to gun when you need enemy rides to go boom.

There are also a few all-new gadgets for the Mechanic to play with. Below, you’ll find tips on the Satellite Phone, Sabotage, and Armored Insert. First though, we want you Mechanics to show what you’re made off…

Mechanic Community Mission

We’ve prepped a class-specific Community Mission for all Mechanic fans out there. We want you to collectively repair 25 million vehicles before April 20. So equip your Repair Tool, get into the vehicular action, and fix up your team’s rides. Nail this, and you’ll get a Gold Battlepack and a Mechanic-themed wallpaper.

The Community Mission is active between April 14, 9AM PT and April 20, 2AM PT. You can track the mission progress on the “Multiplayer/Missions” tab on Battlelog.

How to Play as Mechanic – Tips and Tricks

Fix Your Rides: To be a team hero (and to help out in the Community Mission) you should know how to use the Repair Tool gadget. Just walk up to damaged vehicles (or ride with them) and aim the tool at the ride. And yes, this sizzling toy can also be used offensively. Try it out on everything that moves.

SMG Supremacy: Submachine Guns is the primary weapon type for the Mechanic, and should be used in close quarters. Try to stay close to the action when you’re playing Mechanic to maximize the SMGs properties. Getting burned by too much heat? Jump into your Armored Insert gear before deploying.

Phone It In: Spawning into strategic parts of the map is key to success in Battlefield Hardline multiplayer. Use the Mechanic’s Satellite Phone to provide new spawn locations for your team.

Sabotage: This is a fun one. Set the sneaky, explosive Sabotage gadget to vehicles, objectives and interaction points. Enemy tries to interact with these points, explosion occurs, you grin and earn Cash.

EXCEPT AS EXPRESSLY CREDITED, NO WEAPON, VEHICLE OR GEAR MANUFACTURER IS AFFILIATED WITH OR HAS SPONSORED OR ENDORSED THIS GAME.

BATTLEFIELD HARDLINE MECHANIC CLASS WEEK IS ACTIVE FROM APRIL 14, 2015 9AM PST THROUGH APRIL 20, 2015 2AM PST, AND UPON SUCCESSFUL COMPLETION, GOLD BATTLEPACK IS AUTOMATICALLY ENTITLED AND WALLPAPER AVAILABLE TO DOWNLOAD FROM WWW.BATTLEFIELD.COM/EN_US/HARDLINE/GALLERY AT APRIL 22, 2015 AT 9AM PST.

ShadowPlay Contest: Capture Your Hardline Moment

Vincent0K 5 days ago 109
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Want to share your best Battlefield™ Hardline moment with the world – and win a Hardline-modded gaming PC while you’re at it? You should check out the ShadowPlay contest from our friends at Nvidia.

All you’ve got to do is record your most intense Battlefield Hardline moment with the Nvidia ShadowPlay software, upload it to YouTube, Twitter, or Instagram with the hashtag #ShareEveryWin, and head to Nvidia’s site to submit your entry.
Nvidia will then choose 2 winners that each will be awarded with PC with a Battlefield Hardline design.
So hit the streets, throw yourself into the all-out urban warfare, and make sure to record your shenanigans. You may be awarded with a truly sick rig if the action is wild enough…
Terms and conditions apply. See the official rules for the Shadowplay Contest. Electronic Arts is not responsible for content shown on third party sites, or software provided by such site, and our privacy policy does not apply to their information collection practices.

Battlefest Class Weeks – The Operator

Vincent0K 1 week ago 177
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Battlefest Class Weeks – The Operator

As part of the Battlefest celebrations, we are now kicking off the Battlefest Class Weeks. Throughout the following month, we will bring each of the four Battlefield™ Hardline classes into the limelight, handing out gameplay tips and in-game challenges. First up: the Operator class.

If you’re already down with the Assault class from Battlefield 4™, you know the score – this is a well-rounded class specialized in both firefights and healing teammates with their First Aid Packs and Defibrillators. These agents are in many ways the backbone of the Battlefield – truly a cop’s and criminal’s best friend. If you’re new to Battlefield Hardline, choosing Operator as your first class pick is not a bad idea.

Operator Community Mission

We’ve prepped a Community Mission exclusive to all you Operators out there, challenging your quick thinking and team play skills. Your objective: We want you to revive 10 million teammates before April 13, 2AM PDT. If you deliver, we’ll award you with a Gold Battlepack full of in-game goodies and a stunning Operator-themed wallpaper.

The Community Mission is active between April 7, 9AM PT and April 13, 2AM PT. You can track the mission progress on the “Missions” tab on Battlelog.

How to Play as Operator – Tips and Tricks

To make sure you get as much out of your Operator agent as possible, we’ve prepped a few pointers for the class. Make sure to spend Cash to unlock new gear and to experiment with loadouts to find the perfect setup for you. Good luck out on the streets.

Master the First Aid Pack: The First Aid Pack is available to the Operator class right off the bat. Chuck these on the ground and any nearby teammate (including yourself) will get healed, netting you a fat chunk of points. Another way to get patched up is simply to walk up to an Operator carrying a Pack and interact with him. So don’t be shy. That could be lethal.

The Perfect Range: With its versatile assault rifles (make sure to buy these as soon as you have enough cash), The Operator class thrives at medium range. Work on your aim, try not to get too close to your enemies, and rack up those kills. Use Cash to buy upgrades for your gun and experiment with different loadouts.

Revive and Survive: Busted by an explosion or a reckless driver? No sweat. If you’ve equipped the Survivalist gadget, you’ve got an ace up your sleeve. Use this and you’re back on your feet – although with 10% health. Note that this gadget only works for the aforementioned dangers. Bullets are still dangerous.

If you want to save the behind of someone else, equip the Defibrillator. Available only to the Cops’ side, this device is a life-saver for downed teammates. Charge it, make sure the revive area is safe, and bring your buddy back to the fight. Or just use it on an enemy for the ultimate humiliation kill.

* THIS OFFER IS BEING ISSUED TO YOU FOR PROMOTIONAL PURPOSES ONLY AND DOES NOT CONSTITUTE A CREDIT, CHARGE, DEBIT OR GIFT CARD. BATTLEFEST IS FROM MARCH 26, 2015 AT 9AM PST THROUGH MAY 4, 2015 AT 2AM PST (“PROMOTION PERIOD”). REQUIRES BATTLEFIELD HARDLINE (“PRODUCT”) ON APPLICABLE PLATFORM, ORIGIN ACCOUNT AND INTERNET CONNECTION AND (FOR CONSOLE PLAYERS) AN XBOX LIVE GOLD OR SONY ENTERTAINMENT ACCOUNT TO PARTICIPATE AND ACCESS IN-GAME CONTENT.

BATTLEFIELD HARDLINE OPERATOR CLASS WEEK IS ACTIVE FROM APRIL 7, 2015 9AM PST THROUGH APRIL 13, 2015 2AM PST.  OPERATOR COMMUNITY MISSION GOLD BATTLEPACK IS REWARDED UPON SUCESSFUL COMPLETION OF THE COMMUNITY MISSION FROM APRIL 15, 2015 AT 9AM PST AND IS AUTOMATICALLY ENTITLED WHEN YOU LOGIN INTO THE PRODUCT DURING THAT PERIOD.  BATTLEFIELD HARDLINE OPERATOR CLASS WEEK WALLPAPER WILL BE AVAILABLE TO DOWNLOAD FROM WWW.BATTLEFIELD.COM/EN_US/HARDLINE/GALLERY FROM APRIL 15, 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. SOFTWARE MAY INCORPORATE PUNKBUSTER ANTI-CHEAT TECHNOLOGY.  FOR MORE INFORMATION ON PUNKBUSTER, VISIT EVENBALANCE.COM. VALID WHEREVER BATTLEFIELD HARDLINE IS SOLD. 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.

EXCEPT AS EXPRESSLY CREDITED, NO WEAPON, VEHICLE OR GEAR MANUFACTURER IS AFFILIATED WITH OR HAS SPONSORED OR ENDORSED THIS GAME.

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