Perhaps the most interesting thing revealed is that the beta will not feature a level cap. In a blog post, Visceral GM Steve Papoutsis said: “While it’s just a taste of the whole game, we want you to come in, take your jacket off, stay awhile. There won’t be a cap on the max progression level so whether you’re busting criminals or fleeing the cops, unlock away.
“To be frank, we want you to play this beta to death. We need you to. This test is only going to make the game stronger, and help us take a look at ways we can ensure we deliver the most stable launch you deserve.”
The beta will be made available for everybody to play on PC, Xbox One, PS4, Xbox 360 and PS3. It will launch with two maps (Dust Bowl and Downtown) and two game modes to sink your teeth into.
Classic Battlefield game mode Conquest is one of the game modes available in the beta, and will feature cops vs criminals in 64-player battles. The other game mode is a new one called Hotwire, which is based on high-speed vehicular battles.
No release date for the beta has been announced; however the full version of Hardline is currently scheduled for release on the 17th March (US) and the 19th March (EU).
What do you think of this set-up for the beta? What would you like to see included as well?