Were you fearing that you might miss out on the Battlefield: Hardline beta? Well fret no longer PC gamer! EA have just announced today that anyone who wants to jump into the action can now do so instantly. PC players now have immediate access to the Battlefield Hardline Beta.
All you have to do to get set up is to head on over to battlefield.com/beta, sign up to gain instant access and nab your beta perks.
You'll bag yourself a few goodies for signing up including:
- Instant Access into the Battlefield Hardline beta for PC (when selecting PC as your platform)
- Weapon camo/skin in Battlefield Hardline
- Weapon sight in Battlefield Hardline
- Additional Battlefield Hardline content
- Unique dog tag in Battlefield 4
Note: The Battlefield Hardline gear will be available when the game releases on October 21, 2014. The Battlefield 4 unique dog tag will be available in the game next month.
That's not all. EA have unleashed a couple of extra incentivised "challenges". One of which involves connecting up your Facebook account presumably to trade spam messages to your friends for in-game cash ($1k).
Battlefield Hardline Beta Challenges
- Reach Rank 10, Get a Special Battlepack at Launch: Score a special Battlepack in the retail launch of Battlefield Hardline by reaching rank 10 during the beta. (This reward is open to both PC and PS4 players.)
- Enable Facebook Sharing, Get $1K In-Game Cash: Enable Facebook Sharing when firing up Battlefield Hardline or through the in-game Options and land yourself $1K in-game cash to spend on additional weapons and gadgets. (This reward is open to both PC and PS4 players.)
Both Jon and I have spent a fair amount of time playingthe beta already, and here's what Jon had to say in his extensive preview:
Despite the new additions to the formula, I can't help but feel that Hardline will struggle to earn its keep on the strength of its multiplayer alone given how similar it feels to Battlefield 4. Luckily it won't have to, because Visceral Games also plan to flex their singleplayer muscles to deliver a quality solo campaign; a high-stakes OTT police drama packed with personality, humour and action. As such, this year, Battlefield might actually deliver the complete package rather than a great multiplayer suite that should have released at a lower price with no campaign whatsoever.
But given that DICE have only just fixed Battlefield 4, it could just as easily be a case of too little too soon.
We'll see you on the streets of L.A.