Battlefield Hardline Update Today Adds Blackout DLC & New Features, Improves Spectator Mode

November 3, 2015 Written by Jason Dunning

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Released earlier today on PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, Xbox One, Xbox 360, and PC, the latest Battlefield Hardline update adds the Blackout DLC for free, makes improvements to Spectator Mode, fixes issues, and more.

With EA noting that the Blackout DLC and update are provided in a single file download on your platform, and aren’t separate downloads, here’s the full list of patch notes for today’s update, which apply to all platforms unless otherwise noted:

Two New Maps

  • Night Job
  • Night Woods

New Gadget

  • Night Vision Goggles

New Weapons for All Classes/Factions

  • RO933
  • M110K5
  • New Assignments and Patches:
  • RO933 Assignment and patch
  • M110K5 Assignment and patch
  • Rekt patch*
  • Salty patch *
  • (Patch is given to all BFH players. It will be listed in Battlelog and in-game as available to Premium members and “unlocked in Premium Battlepacks”. This is an error, and the description will be fixed with the release of the Getaway expansion pack.)

Spectator Mode Improvements

  • Team Names and Emblems appear as banner for each team
  • Objective icons now appear in Spectator Squad List
  • Color Picker option allows Spectator to specify each team’s color
  • Full map view option available to Spectator
  • (PC) Mouse control added to some Spectator screens
  • (PS4, X1, PS3, X360) Controller button overload fixed

Other New Features

  • New music tracks added to MP radio playlist
  • New camos added to Premium Calendar and Battlepacks
  • Squad Join is now functional when joining games via Server Browser
  • Improvements to the in-game store to feature new/unpurchased content
  • Chomp, chomp…

General

  • Fixed issue of Squad Heist score not appearing on Battlelog
  • Fixed issue whereby a player’s loadout would sometimes reset between matches
  • (X1) General stability improvements to online play

Gameplay

  • Fixed issue whereby SPM and Mode time For Bounty Hunter and Squad Heist reset after becoming Legendary
  • Fixed issue whereby Battlepack fanfare appeared incorrectly after becoming Legendary
  • Objective Boost now properly applies to Bounty Hunter and Squad Heist objectives

Maps

  • Fixed issue whereby players were able to climb on top of skybox above mall in Black Friday
  • Fixed issue whereby players were able to climb out of playable boundaries using grappling hook in Museum

Weapons

  • Fixed issue whereby weapon license for F2000 could be purchased before meeting requirements
  • Fixed issue with inconsistent range on the M82 .416 scope
  • Fixed issue whereby a player could fire with the SAIGA 12 while reloading
  • FLIR effect is no longer blocked by smoke while standing inside smoke
  • FN7 camos are now correctly locked
  • Default handgun, revolver and automatic pistol now properly track towards their respective kill assignments
  • RO933 bullet changed to 24 start damage and 16 end damage
  • Scout elite slowed bolt cycle rate
  • HK51k Increased ROF on burst fire
  • .40 cal pistol bullet for P226 and .40 Pro start damage at 34 end damage at 25
  • .45T and 1911 increased end damage to 28
  • Changed the DMR fly by sound
  • Increased accuracy of L85A2 while moving
  • Changed HCAR bullet to long range battle rifle
  • All BR’s have 700M shot speed, All 7.62X39 AR’s have 450, and all 5.56X45 and 5.54X39 have 500. This will give a more consistent bullet drop for AR’s and BR’s per caliber

Gadgets

  • Fixed issue whereby players could take fire damage inside a vehicle with the FR Mask equipped

Super Features

  • Players will now be able to become Legendary if they are Premium subscribers OR have purchased the Battlefield Hardline: Robbery expansion pack
  • Updated text on Become Legendary screen to match

User Interface

  • Fix for missing environment from the map/mini map/deploy screen on Growhouse

Crashes

  • Various stability fixes made for game crashes as identified by Bug Sentry
  • (PS3, X360) Fixed a crash when changing settings in the Customization menu

Battlefield Hardline still has two expansion packs in the works, with Getaway pushed back to early 2016 and Betrayal pushed to spring 2016.

[Source: Battlefield (1), (2)]