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Battlefield: Hardline Premium Revealed – Adds Prestige-like Stat Reset for Members Only

by Kyle Hanson

EA and Visceral Games have officially revealed the details behind Battlefield: Hardline Premium. The $50 service gives players perks and add-ons for the game. Some of these are exclusive to the pack, while others are simply early access or extras of things normal players already receive. Check out the full list of features below:

  • 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

Most of these are pretty standard fare for Battlefield Premium, but one stuck out as particularly interesting. Legendary Status, which supposedly allows players to replay the entire progression system, seems to be the Battlefield equivalent of Call of Duty’s Prestige. This feature lets you reset your stats and play through the unlock and rank progression again.

The issue here is that this is only announced for Battlefield: Hardline Premium, meaning regular players who don’t fork over the extra $50 will be unable to reset their stats and play through the game again. Considering how well received this feature is in the CoD franchise, it seems like a tough sell to put it behind a pay wall.

Battlefield: Hardline will be available on March 17th for PS3, Ps4, Xbox 360, Xbox One, and PC.

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