In a move that will shock nobody, EA and Visceral Games have announced that Battlefield Hardline will be getting a Premium membership that players can buy into, much like Battlefield 4.
The full details of what is included in the Battlefield Hardline Premium membership are listed down below.
Four super features:
Masks – New player masks with unique gameplay benefits tied to the theme of each mask.
Gun Bench – Provides players with the ability to visually customize their weapons and track their kills per weapon.
Competitive Play – Support for competitive play through Battlefield Hardline Premium-access only tournaments and ladders.
Legendary Status – Provides replayability of the entire progression system.
Four digital expansion packs featuring new multiplayer maps, modes, vehicles, in-game content and a story themed throughout all four:
Battlefield Hardline: Criminal Activity – Players have to make a name for themselves in fast-paced, highly-destructible new maps littered with small-time crime jobs. Available summer 2015.
Battlefield Hardline: Robbery – Take down the opposition head on and progress through key locations with major cinematic action. Available summer 2015.
Battlefield Hardline: Getaway – This is frantic, high-speed chases that immerse players deeper in the heist. Available fall 2015.
Battlefield Hardline: Betrayal – There is a rat in every operation and players will have to find out who to trust. Available winter early 2016.
Two weeks early access to all expansion packs
12 Gold Battlepacks
New personalization options including gun camos, ammo skins, and more Battlefield Hardline Premium exclusive in-game items
Access to double-XP, in-game missions, and more Battlefield Hardline Premium exclusive events
Priority position in server queues
So it looks like EA are hoping to keep players invested in Battlefield Hardline until at least 2016 with the final download pack – Battlefield Hardline: Betrayal dropping sometime in early 2016.
In addition to getting all the DLC, premium members will be able to jump into the new content two weeks before non-premium members as well as enjoying a few in-game perks exclusive to premium players.
Battlefield Hardline will be releasing this March 17th in the US and March 19th in the UK and Europe.