Like it, love it or hate it, but Battlefield Hardline is just around the corner with a release scheduled for March 17th. In the mean time, the Hardline beta has received its official release date finally. On February 3rd players on PC, Playstation 3, Playstation 4, Xbox 360 and Xbox One will all have access to get in on the action without the need for an invite or limited code. Players will have 5 days of access until February 8th to get their fill of the limited modes, maps and level up as much as possible.
The open beta will bring in three different multiplayer maps and modes for every one to experience. One of the new modes is Hotwire. In this mode a list of market cars will be the targets for the criminals. Think of them as flags. The crooks need to steal them to rack up the points while in control of the vehicle. The cops attempt to stop you and reposes the car, or just blow it up too. Hotwire will be playable on two maps that we didn’t get in the last beta test, Downtown and Dust Bowl. The Dust Bowl map will also offer up the traditional Conquest game mode that Battlefield fans are already accustomed to duking it out on.
The beta will also contain the Bank Job map where players get to check out Heist mode where the crooks are trying to break into a vault and the cops are trying to stop them. Sounds a little like Rush mode on Battlefield 4.
As a participant in the beta, and assuming you play Battlefield 4, you will get your hands on the snazzy battlefield Hardline dog tag you see at the top. It won’t become immediately available though, instead you will have to wait until the next Battlefield 4 patch to strap it to your neck.
Be prepared for a decent amount of time for the download as they list the PC, Xbox One and PS4 version to come in at 10-11GBs while Xbox 360 and PS# owners can look forward to 4GBs. Perk on the PC though as we can pre-load the game through Origins on February 2nd starting at 10 a.m.