“Alongside the release of Battlefield Hardline: Getaway this January, the Battlefield Hardline base game will be updated with new weapons, patches, and – most significantly – a brand new way to play competitively,” says the Battlefield Hardline Battleblog. Battlefield Hardline continues to grow, and that’s not a bad thing.
The new mode which will be added for free is called Competitive Match, and will allow teams of 5 to take on another team of 5 and take part in ‘seasons’. “In Competitive Match, play is organized into two to three week-long seasons; each season features a themed map/mode rotation created by Visceral. You can play solo or with a squad (console only), and you will be matched against players of similar skill. Do well, and your Skill Rating will go up.”
“Your Skill Rating is recalculated after every match, and ranges from the lowly Cadet to the top-ranking Elite Gold Captain. Over time, skilled players will compete against the best-of-the-best for the top position on the current season’s leaderboard. When the season concludes, the Top 5 players will be granted an exclusive upgrade to their Kill Card, and the 1 player will be celebrated for all to see.”
This will surely draw back fans and maybe bring new fans in, seeing their friends climbing those leaderboards, and who doesn’t love leaderboards?
“There are two leagues in Competitive Match, a Standard League (that all players will be able to compete in) and a Premium League. Battlefield Hardline Premium* members have access to the velvet rope Premium League, which features maps and modes from the base game as well as all maps in currently available Battlefield Hardline expansion packs.”
And yes, according to the blog post on Battlelog, you can aim to top both leaderboards, and be the ultimate in competitive Battlefield Hardline action. For more information on The Getaway DLC, you can click here. If you’re on Xbox One and interested in checking out Battlefield Hardline, you can get it via EA Access for the price of a one month subscription.