The first person shooter will launch with nine maps, which are as follows:
- Downtown: A map in “the heart of downtown Los Angeles” which has been shut down by the police.
- Bank Job: Where the criminals plot “a ruthless assault on a high security bank.”
- The Block: Home to a “notorious criminal ring” that fronts as a liquor store and bail bonds office.
- Dust Bowl: A small desert town of Joad that is known for meth trafficking.
- Hollywood Heights: A mansion based in the Hollywood Hills.
- Growhouse: An illegal underground marijuana grow operation.
- Derailed: An industrial site of Los Angeles.
- Riptide: A “high-tech and expensive island crib” owned by drug smugglers.
- Everglades: A fracking site in the sunny state of Florida.
Crosshair will include two teams of five — Police and Criminals — that spawn on opposite sides of the map. The police team have to secure a VIP to the extraction zone in the three minute time limit. The criminals simply have to eliminate the VIP before the police can extract them. This is an elimination game mode — one death and you are out of the match.
Battlefield Hardline is set to release on March 17, 2015, and will be available for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 and PC.
Battlefield Hardline continues to impress me. These maps appear to offer a good variety of scenery and Crosshair sounds like a fun addition to different modes. I don’t normally invest in multiplayer first person shooter games, but in this instance I may just make an exception!