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Tips and Tricks: How to Dominate the Hardline Beta
The Battlefield Hardline open beta is live! Witnessing the Battlefield community throw itself into heists, car chases and all-out warfare is a real treat for us and you’ve shown some knock-out skills already. But we can give you an extra edge on the streets.
We gathered the Battlefield Hardline devs who jotted down this list of the 10 most valuable tips when hitting Conquest, Hotwire or Heist mode in the beta. Browse through these awesome tricks and you’ll be racking up points faster than ever!
General Tips to get Street Smart
The golden rule of Battlefield: concentrate on the objective. An impressive K/D ratio is good and all, but playing each game mode’s objective will always be more rewarding. So get out there, capture the Control Points, cars, and cash!
Don't forget to Spot enemies. This helps you and your squad see enemy activity on the mini-map, and can be the difference between life and death.
We know you’re anxious to get another piece of the action directly after you’ve been taken down. Spawn on a squad mate to get into the action faster. Be careful though – chances are you’ll spawn right into the heat of a firefight.
If your teams has used the Grapple Hook to quickly get to a better vantage point, remember to interact with the cable to pick up the Hook. This helps cover your tracks so an enemy can't see that you've used it. Conversely, keep an eye out for any Grapple Hooks and Ziplines placed by enemies to learn where they’re at.
Hints for Hotwire Mode
In the fast-paced Hotwire
mode, use the Mechanic loadout, equip the Repair Tool and ride on the vehicle’s passenger side to crank up the points. You can be top of your team without getting a single kill!
Try to defend the main highway if you’re playing on the vast Dust Bowl map. When you’re trying to out run the enemy, don't be afraid to get dirty - sometimes your best option is to go off road or through a backyard.
Be a Master of Conquest
Know your surroundings! To master the Dust Bowl map, control the high ground on both ends of the map. Find the Stinger Battle Pickups and take out those pesky choppers. Learn where to place Zip Lines to move between Control Points quickly.
It’s always tempting to capture more Control Points in Conquest mode. However, if your team already has a majority of the Control Points, you should concentrate on defending them and not rushing towards the enemy's. Don’t spread your defenses too thin!
The Perfect Heist
Pulling off a Heist on the Bank Job map? Criminals should know that there is more than one entrance into the vault – such as the roof. Search the map for additional access points and coordinate with your team on what entrances to open or leave closed. Cops should be quick on their feet and shift position as soon as the drop off location changes.
The Security Room controls the security doors directly outside the vault. Criminals can use the button to close off the easiest route for the cops to assault them.
Want more tips? Get in direct contact with our dev team and shoot them a question on Twitter!
Zach Mumbach, Multiplayer Producer - @zachulon