Everything you need to know about the leaked Battlefield Hardline trailer

By Dave Cook
28 May 2014 11:26 GMT

Battlefield Hardline’s debut trailer leaked online and then got pulled, but not before we wrote down everything for your convenience.

It follows my blog on why Battlefield Hardline’s switch away from military warfare is the boost the Battlefield series needs.

Battlefield Hardline – Real Gameplay by Xboxygen

Thanks Xboxygen.

In case this gets taken down by EA, I’ve had a look at the clip and noted some key points. First up, the voice over states that you can either be a good cop or serve yourself, which suggests there will be some kind of moral branch in the campaign.


Multiplayer was also mentioned, starting with a clip of players zip-lining from one rooftop to another, and one guy even slides right into a vent shaft. There’s a zip-line gun that can be used to scale sheer walls, mention of a hostage rescue mode as SWAT, and bank heists as the criminals.

Heist Mode was named, and it sees player robbing a bank vault while the cops do everything in their power to block their escape. Rescue Mode sees SWAT players moving in to rescue hostages during a robbery gone wrong. Hotwire Mode involves cops pursuing robbers in a car chase, while their passengers shoot at each other across the wide terrain.

Bloodmoney Mode sees cops and criminals fighting over a huge pile of cash before taking it back to their safehouse. Planes and parachutes were seen it the multiplayer clip.



The protagonist is Nick Mendoza (seen above), a young Miami detective who finds himself facing a personal dilemma of right and wrong. He goes across the US tracking his former partner to seek revenge, possibly concerning the $9.1 million worth of cocaine they find in the trailer.

Hardline’s plot will feature crooked cops, gangsters and twisted billionaires. It was written by members of the Justified and House of Cards crew, and each mission will end on cliffhangers like a TV show. They can be played multiple times in multiple ways for different results.

The trailer says that Hardline’s environments are the biggest yet, and feature Levolution effects from Battlefield 4. Weapons include tazers, sawn-off shotguns, a police-scanner device that reveals cluse and information in the world. Nick can bring in secondary criminals to earn money to unlock new guns.

In multiplayer, zip-lines and grappling hooks can be used on every map and whenever you choose.

We’ve got grabs from the leaked trailer below, since it’s been pulled. What do you think?

Via BF Hardline.

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