Battlefield Hardline gameplay: the fast and furious Hotwire mode

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The Battlefield Hardline open beta starts tomorrow, but last week I stopped by EA's offices in Redwood City get an early look and record some footage of my capers. See my thoughts on what's new in the video above.

I mainly talk about new Hotwire mode, which I came away enjoying a lot. I was also happy to see that a few things have changed since last year, namely that the cops and criminals no longer have identical weapon sets. I'm still skeptical (as I expressed last year) and it'll take a lot more time to really get a sense of how Hardline is coming along, but we'll be in the beta all week—and playing the whole game soon enough: it's out March 17th in North America and March 20th in the UK. I'm anxious to see how this launch goes.

Tyler Wilde
Executive Editor

Tyler grew up in Silicon Valley during the '80s and '90s, playing games like Zork and Arkanoid on early PCs. He was later captivated by Myst, SimCity, Civilization, Command & Conquer, all the shooters they call "boomer shooters" now, and PS1 classic Bushido Blade (that's right: he had Bleem!). Tyler joined PC Gamer in 2011, and today he's focused on the site's news coverage. His hobbies include amateur boxing and adding to his 1,200-plus hours in Rocket League.