Starting on March 17, Battlefield Hardline players will be able to live out their “cops-and-robbers” fantasies without having to leave the couch. Some players, however, will be more outfitted to do so than others.
Announced via an official blog post, Visceral Games has revealed that returning Battlefield players will enjoy an in-game patch as well as a performance boost in Hardline. This means if you’ve played Battlefield: Big Company, Battlefield 3 or Battlefield 4 you’ll be eligible for the free items.
The Battlefield Hardline perks are as follows:
- 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)
It’s rather simple redeem your items in Hardline. If you have the game, regardless of platform, as well as an Origin account, simply log into Battlfield Hardline and the perks will be waiting. Also, the offer isn’t limited to those who have simply played before. If Hardline is your first Battlefield title but you’d like to explore the other entries in the franchise, simply register the game on Origin and your perks will be waiting in Hardline when you’re back.
Battlefield Hardline is the latest entry in the EA franchise, having skipped a year to allow for extra development time on the title. Powered by Frostbite 3, the same engine that ran Battlefield 4 and Dragon Age: Inquisition, Hardline seems poised to be one of the better looking graphically intense games in the beginning of 2015. However, there is speculation that both the console versions will run at sub-1080p in order to hit the ideal 60 frames-per-second in most first-person shooters. Neither console has been able to really create a game yet, besides racing sims, that hits what should be the industry standard.
Hardline hosted a Beta a few weeks back, and it showed a lot of people out there really love Battlefield. Seven million people participated, pushing Battlefield Hardline above Destiny in terms of Beta population. Hardline players stole over $2.8 billion in loot during the Beta, or enough to give every person in the world a quarter. While the Robbers were successful in stealing massive loot, likely that number would be higher if the Cops didn’t win most of the time.
Battlefield Hardline looks poised to be a fine entry into the Battlefield family. Problems persisted throughout the life of BF4 at the beginning of the console life, but much of that has been cleared up.
Battlefield Hardline launches on March 17 for PC, Xbox One, PS4, and last-gen consoles, and on March 20 in Europe.
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