Battlefield Hardline gets new gameplay, screenshots

Publisher Electronic Arts’ upcoming cops versus robbers-themed first-person shooter Battlefield Hardline has recently gotten a new gameplay video, in addition to a few screenshots. Going by this latest footage, it seems like at the start of every mission, players are able to choose their load-out, besides fully customising it. Additionally, players can also tag enemies and objects in the environments. What’s most surprising is the fact that Battlefield Hardline seems to allows you to choose between multiple ways of infiltrating various places, in addition to arresting perpetrators (which actually makes sense, since you’re – after all – a cop), and even distracting them by throwing coins.

Battlefield Hardline features new variety of gameplay that breaks away from the traditional Battlefield game-modes. The focus of the game has been shifted to police and the “war on crime,” breaking away from the military setting that has hitherto characterised the series. As such, the main factions in Hardline are the police Special Response Units and Criminals. Players will have access to various military-grade weapons and vehicles, such as the UH-60 Blackhawk as well as having police equipment such as tasers and handcuffs.¬†Battlefield Hardline also uses the Levolution mechanic from Battlefield 4. For example, in the map ‘High Tension’, players can send a construction crane crashing into the building, ripping down debris from the central buildings in downtown, which falls down on the streets of Los Angeles.

The plot revolves around Nick Mendoza, a SWAT officer who is involved in criminal activity. As you saw above, for the first time, in Battlefield Hardline, players can complete their objective in various different ways and paths, either silently or violently. A new gadget called the Police Scanner can be used to find enemies, important objects and evidences, and mark them. Battlefield Hardline launches on March 17th, 2015 in North America and March 19th, 2015 in Europe, on the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, and PC.