Battlefield Hardline Update Today Adds Betrayal DLC Support, Brings New Weapons

With the release of the Betrayal expansion today for Premium Members, Visceral Games has launched a new Battlefield Hardline update on PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, Xbox One, Xbox 360, and PC.

Here’s the full list of patch notes for today’s update:

New Weapons

  • Cleaver
  • Devil’s Tooth Pick
  • Inquisition Sword
  • Karambit
  • AUG A3
  • M4
  • M1903
  • M98B
  • MX4
  • RPK74
  • Shovel

Please Note

  • Inquisition Sword – Available for all users through Base Game Update.
  • Gold Inquisition Sword – Available for owners of Battlefield Hardline: Betrayal after completing the Sword & Board Syndicate Assignment.
  • Red Inquisition Sword – Available for owners of Battlefield Hardline: Betrayal after completing the Bloody Broadsword Syndicate Assignment.
  • Shovel – Available for all users through Base Game Update.
  • Gold Shovel – Available for owners of Battlefield Hardline: Betrayal after completing the Gravedigger Syndicate Assignment.

Other New Features

  • Weapon License Voucher now has a rare chance to unlock via Gold Battlepacks.
  • Official Pistols Only servers.
  • Added “No Snipers”, “Pistol Only”, and “Melee Only” curated list to RSP Settings.

Bug Fixes & Improvements

General

  • Adjusted Interrogation interaction from 2 seconds to 5 seconds.
  • Improved hit detection.
  • Re-ordered default map rotation so infantry and night maps are grouped.
  • Made standard Blood Money servers run one round per map.
  • Removed “Criminal Mix” and “Swat Mix” servers.
  • Added official “Pistols Only” TDM servers.
  • Fixed bug whereby client might crash after redeploying, following killing a player with the Nail Gun.
  • Fixed several instances of missing animations.
  • Miscellaneous stability improvements and bug fixes.
  • PC: Fixed bug whereby “Become Legendary” option wasn’t displayed in End of Round screen.
  • PC: Quick Match rotations updated to include most popular modes and maps.
  • Adjusted Rubber Arm Syndicate so less Gas Grenade Kills are required.
  • Removed Facebook Sharing support on PlayStation 3 since it is no longer supported as of system software update 4.78.

Competitive Match

  • Relaxed pingsite restrictions.
  • Reduced number of rounds from 9 to 5 for Rescue and Crosshair.
  • Time between rounds reduced to 60 seconds.
  • Removed red outline on players in Competitive Match to stop cheating
  • Penalties enabled for quitting early in Competitive Match games.
  • Fixed bug whereby game would break if VIP redeployed during pre-round in Crosshair mode.
  • Xbox One: Fixed bug whereby users invited via front-end would be sent to Squad Join Lobby rather than squad.

Gameplay

  • In Train Dodge, train now works in pre-round.
  • Made TDM and Bounty Hunter Supremacy Coins easier to unlock.
  • Players can no longer melee Helicopter or Limo pilots through glass windshields.
  • Fixed bug whereby player is able to stay out of bounds without dying on Pacific Highway.
  • Fixed bug whereby some white artifacting would appear on Double Cross and Pacific Highway.
  • Made the Spotting Player cooldown sound effect louder.
  • Changed the audio for the Train Whistle to be more authentic.
  • Train Dodge: Smoothed the geometry around the river to make driving easier.
  • Bank Job: Made it so players can’t grapple up to the Dome.

Weapons

  • Removed damage modifier on gas grenades.
  • Reduced vertical recoil on M110K5.
  • Increased damage fall off start and end distance for .30 Carbine round. Start of fall of from 30 to 40 end from 60 to 65.
  • 9x19mm Heavy reduced to 16 min damage.
  • Decreased base accuracy on Uzi.
  • Increased damage and fall off for .410 Jury.
  • Reduced ROF on M82.
  • Increased velocity on M39 and fixed AP rounds bug.

As a note, the Betrayal expansion will need to be downloaded manually from the PlayStation Store, while the update will download automatically when you open Hardline.

Betrayal will be available to non-Premium members on March 15.

[Source: Battlelog]