Battlefield Hardline

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Battlefield Hardline
Developer(s)Visceral Games
Publisher(s)Electronic Arts
Writer(s)Rob Auten
Tom Bissell
Composer(s)Paul Leonard-Morgan
SeriesBattlefield
EngineFrostbite 3
Platform(s)Microsoft Windows
PlayStation 3
PlayStation 4
Xbox 360
Xbox One
Release
Genre(s)First-person shooter
Mode(s)Single-player, multiplayer

Battlefield Hardline is a first-person shooter video game. It is published by Electronic Arts. It was released in March 2015 for Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360 and Xbox One. Unlike the earlier games in the Battlefield series, Hardline is about crime, heist and police force, instead of military warfare.

Gameplay[change | change source]

Battlefield Hardline focuses on a different aspect of the first person shooter than the other games in its series while Battlefield 2,3, and 4 focus on the American and Russian military, Battlefield Hardline now focuses on the war on crime in America. The new game now features two different teams with cops and criminals. Both sides now receive guns and gadgets specific to their team. So while the criminal would get an AKM the cops will get a M16A3.

The game features a bunch of new game modes and a bunch of different maps.

New maps[change | change source]

Dustbowl[change | change source]

A small hillbilly-like town focused around one big house in the middle of the map that is secretly a meth lab.

Downtown[change | change source]

A big open downtown city of Miami; this map has many open streets and tall skyscrapers.

Grow house[change | change source]

A big warehouse that has a secret underground marijuana farm that police are trying to seize.

Bank job[change | change source]

A map representing the average bank which criminals try to rob. The map also consists of a parking garage and a few local stores.

Everglades[change | change source]

A map that is centered around a swamp and an oil refinery.

Riptide[change | change source]

A map focused on a big mansion which is on an island surrounded by ocean.

Hollywood Heights[change | change source]

A map focused on a giant mansion which criminals are trying to loot.

The Block[change | change source]

A map centered around an apartment complex in a ghetto neighborhood.

Classes[change | change source]

The game features 4 classes; operator, mechanic, enforcer and professional. Each are good in their own areas.

Operator[change | change source]

A class whose primary weapons are assault rifles and carbines. Its secondary weapons consists of nine millimeter pistols. Its role in the game is as the medic of the team with gadgets like the medic bag to heal hurt teammates and the revive gadgets to bring dead teammates back to life. This class does especially well at medium to short range. The most notable weapons for this class are the M16A3, M416, AKM, and the G17.

Mechanic[change | change source]

A class whose primary weapons are sub-machine guns. Secondary weapons are revolvers. Its role in the game is to destroy enemy vehicles and heal friendly vehicles. It has gadgets such as the grenade launcher to hurt enemy cars and the repair tool to heal friendly cars. The mechanic works best at close range. The most notable weapons for the mechanic are the K10, MPX, and the .357 RS.

References[change | change source]

  1. McMurtrie, James (March 25, 2015). "We asked a player with 800 hours of Battlefield experience to review Hardline. This is what he had to say". Financial Post. Retrieved 18 June 2015.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Yin-Poole, Wesley (October 28, 2014). "Battlefield Hardline release date announced". Eurogamer. Retrieved 18 June 2015.