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  • Blog Post: Having Trouble With Battlefield Hardline DLC On PS4? You’re Not Alone

    If you’re having problems downloading and playing the Criminal Activity DLC for Battlefield Hardline, the issue isn’t with your account or system. Players who own the digital Ultimate Edition on PlayStation 4 have reported that they cannot access the content. The problems don’t seem... More
  • Blog Post: EA Outlines Features, Release Window For First Battlefield Hardline Expansion

    A few weeks after revealing some tidbits on the first Battlefield Hardline expansion, today EA outlined everything the players can expect from Criminal Activity. Four new maps, three new weapons, two new vehicles, two new ammunition types, and a new gadget lead off the Criminal Activity pack, but that's... More
  • Blog Post: EA Reports 80 Percent Of Battlefield Hardline Sales Were For Current-Gen Consoles

    EA says that consumers are choosing new-gen versions of cross-generation titles in big numbers. The company reported a breakout of sales for Battlefield Hardline that offers some good news for publishers hoping to transition to current-gen development only. EA says that 80 percent of Battlefield Hardline... More
  • Blog Post: Battlefield Hardline's Couch-Busting Patch Out Now

    Battlefield Hardline's first major patch teased at the beginning of April – which takes the over-powered couch down a notch – is now live for all platforms. The update also includes a host of other changes for weapons, Battlepacks, gameplay, and, for the home consoles, the rent-a-server... More
  • Blog Post: First Battlefield Hardline Update Adds Server Rentals, Fixes TDM Spawning

    A month removed from its launch, Battlefield Hardline is running pretty smoothly. But that doesn't mean developer Visceral Games doesn't have improvements to make. On the Battlefield blog, lead multiplayer designer Thad Sasser outlined the changing coming to the first title update. The first... More
  • Blog Post: Visceral General Manager Steve Papoutsis Departs EA

    With Battlefield Hardline still only a recent release, the studio behind it is experiencing a change in management. Steve Papoutsis has departed the studio after being employed at EA for over 14 years. Papoutsis joined the company in September, 2000 according to his LinkedIn profile . Scott Probst, who... More
  • Blog Post: Upcoming Battlefield Hardline Patch Cushions The Drivable Couch's Impact

    Battlefield Hardline developer Visceral Games is preparing a patch for the title that would, among other things, reduce the effectiveness of the Dust Bowl map's drivable couch. The patch reduces the health and the repair rate of the drivable couch easter egg in the Dust Bowl map of Hotwire mode in... More
  • Blog Post: EA Denies Existence Of Battlefield DRM, Problems Caused By Origin Authentication

    Yesterday, we were made aware that some Battlefield Hardline users were locked out from the game on PC. We followed up with EA to find out what was causing the issues, which had been attributed to a stealthy form of DRM. The matter came to our attention via Guru of 3D , which was attempting to benchmark... More
  • Blog Post: EA Pins Battlefield Hardline Launch Day Problems On DDoS Attack

    If you had trouble playing Battlefield Hardline last night, you’re not alone. There were some issues with the servers last night, but the reasoning might not be what you assume. According to the official Battlefield Hardline Twitter account, downtime was caused by an attack on the game’s... More
  • Blog Post: Reader Discussion: What Are Your Thoughts On Battlefield Hardline?

    The newest entry in the Battlefield series is nearly here, and while we won't have our launch coverage up until later tonight, we're curious as to what you think about the game. Battlefield 4 launched in 2013, but many fans are still upset about the rough launch to this day. Do you think Visceral... More
  • Blog Post: Battlefield Hardline Puts Players In The Driver Seat Of A Couch

    Players have discovered a new vehicle in the upcoming Battlefield Hardline: a driveable couch. The vehicle, which appears in Hotwire mode, is found in the Dust Bowl map. The discovery of the couch was posted by the jackfrags YouTube channel, which currently features the below video showing the couch... More
  • Blog Post: New Releases This Week: March 15 Through March 21

    Things are heating up this week with notable releases for just about every type of gamer. The biggest game this week is the tomorrow's release of the long-awaited Battlefield Hardline. Will the new cops-and-robbers take on the series pay off? We'll have some impressions for you tonight, but don't... More
  • Blog Post: PS4 Multiplayer Free For Everyone This Weekend

    These past few weeks have been great for people interested in multiplayer games. Grand Theft Auto Online's Heists have finally gone live, and Battlefield Hardline is releasing tomorrow. Of course, you have to have a PlayStation Plus membership to get online. This weekend, however, Sony is making... More
  • Blog Post: Battlefield Hardline Premium Membership Introduces Prestige-Like System And Gameplay Advantages

    Electronic Arts and Battlefield Hardline developer Visceral Games have announced a Premium program for the game that nets you four new "super features," as well as early access to the game's story-based DLC. The program costs $50, and the four "super features" are: Masks that... More
  • Blog Post: EA Access Members Get 10 Hours Of Early Battlefield Hardline Time

    EA has a second announcement for members of its Xbox One-exclusive Access program today. Earlier, we reported that NBA Live 15 has entered the vault , making it the eighth such free-with-membership title. Today, EA has detailed it’s early play time plan for Battlefield Hardline. The publisher is... More
  • Blog Post: Returning Battlefield Players Get A Bonus When Hardline Launches

    EA and Visceral have announced a loyalty program for Battlefield fans. Those that are planning on playing Hardline will get a boost pack if they’ve played at least one of three previous games in the franchise. If you’ve played Battlefield: Bad Company 2, Battlefield 3, or Battlefield 4 and... More
  • Blog Post: Reader Discussion: Did You Enjoy The Battlefield Hardline Beta?

    So you traded in your advanced weaponry, jets, and tanks for the small, quiet life of the police SWAT force or the criminal underworld last weekend during the Battlefield Hardline open beta. We want to hear your thoughts on the new game modes, theme, and overall gameplay. Do you miss the bombastic action... More
  • Blog Post: 6 Million Have Heisted And Hotwired In Battlefield Hardline Beta

    The second beta test for Battlefield Hardline comes to an end tonight, but EA and Visceral are already touting participation numbers. The duo have announced that over 6 million players have tried the game during this open testing period. The beta began on February 3 and offers three maps and modes for... More
  • Blog Post: Battlefield Hardline Has Some Amazing Hidden Reload Animations

    You fire a gun until you run out of bullets and then you reload, but most people don't pay attention to the reloading weapon animations in most shooters. Visceral Games has dropped a few secrets into Battlefield Hardline that will make it worth paying attention. Every time you perform an empty reload... More
  • Blog Post: Reminder: Battlefield Hardline Open Beta Starts Today

    You’ve heard a lot about Visceral’s take on the Battlefield series over the past few months. The game premiered at E3 2014 with a limited beta test and then went back to the drawing board with a delay . Now, you can dive back in again before the retail version arrives next month. As we’ve... More
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