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Next Battlefield Hardline beta hits consoles and PC next week

Landing February 3rd on consoles and the PC, the next Battlefield Hardline Beta will take players to the mean streets.

“There’s nothing more valuable to our team than the relationship we have with our community. Their passion feeds our passion and their feedback has definitely helped make Hardline a better game,” said Steve Papoutsis, General Manager of Visceral Games and Executive Producer of Battlefield Hardline. “We want them to play the hell out of the beta next week and trust that they’ll keep that feedback coming so we can continue to fine tune the game.”

Who doesn’t like a good beta, am I right? Getting a taste of the gameplay on a hotly anticipated game way early is way too tempting a situation for most gamers to pass up. And if you choose to dive into the particular  beta, you’ll be getting a good cross section of what Hardline is set to deliver.

A trio of maps and modes highlight the action here. Hotwire gets gamers playing a game of cops and robbers as the crooks steal cars and zip around town, while the police try and catch them… in one way or another. The mode will be playable in the Downtown and Dust Bowl maps, which should give you a good sense of the extremes available in the game- both rural and city-based.

Also available for play will be the Conquest mode, which will be playable in the aforementioned Dust Bowl map, and will feature up to 64 players duking it out. And the last mode available for play will be Heist, which is one that many a gamer has been looking forward to trying out.

This mode gets the gamers playing as criminals trying to pull off a heist (makes sense) by making drops and securing those points for the transfer of loot, as the cops try and put a stop to tithe whole thing. It’ll be playable on the Bank Job (also makes sense) map, which I guessing is tailored to the mode in some way.

The Beta wil open up on the PS4/3, Xbox One/360, and the PC on February 3rd and will run through the 8th, which is a pretty generous window. The game itself isn’t available too long after wards either, as it’ll be hitting the above consoles and the PC on the 19th of March, complete with the multiplayer goodness mentioned here and a star-studded single player campaign.

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