Battlefield Hardline: Criminal Activity DLC – New Weapon & Vehicle Info, New Map Pics

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Inching closer to Battlefield Hardline’s first DLC launch, developer Visceral Games is outing more concrete details on what Criminal Activity has to offer.

In a series of blog posts, the studio has lifted the curtain on all of the new weapons and gadgets coming to Hardline, as well as a few screens of some of the new maps that were first shown off in the expansion’s reveal trailer last month. This follows earlier reveals of the new Bounty Hunter game mode and the eight new selectable player masks.

When it comes to new details, we’ve rounded up the most important bits in point form below so you can breeze through it. Have a read and be sure to drop your thoughts in the comments!

Battlefield Hardline: Criminal Activity DLC launches first for Premium subscribers sometime in June on all platforms.

New Weapons

New Pump Action Bullpup Shotgun

  • Available to Cop factions, Enforcer only
  • Futuristic shotgun built on cutting edge technology
  • Can hold 14 rounds of 2 3/4” 12 gauge buckshot
  • Can equip slugs and breaching rounds

New Battle Rifle

  • Available to Criminal factions, Enforcer only
  • Iconic profile, classic look, and modern but lethal function with “amazing” stopping power and range
  • Fires 7.62MM X 51MM rounds
  • Options include AP Tracer Rounds, an upgraded stock, extended magazine, and more

New Assault Rifle

  • Available to Cop factions, Enforcer only
  • Unique look magnified by its keg style charging handle
  • Slower rate of fire but easier to control
  • Fires 7.62MM X 51MM and is “very effective” at mid-to-long ranges
  • 24 round capacity, 25 after a tactical reload is performed

New Submachine Gun – FREE DOWNLOAD TO EVERYONE

  • Available with gameplay patch, same time as Criminal Activity DLC launch
  • Available to Cop and Criminal factions, any class
  • Classic, historical, throwback design
  • Slower rate of fire but easier to control
  • Limited options for customization, grip and extended magazine only
  • Fires .45 caliber slugs

New Gadgets

AP Tracer Rounds

  • Available for Assault Rifles, Battle Rifles, and Designate Marksman Rifles
  • Available to Cop and Criminal factions
  • Deals greater damage to armored targets, including armored insert and armored vehicles
  • Tracers make rounds more visible

Breaching Rounds

  • Available for Shotguns
  • Available to Cop and Criminal factions
  • Short range explosive 12-guage rounds designed to open doors
  • Can be toggled on and off
  • Can be used to safely open a door that has been sabotaged
  • Effective in close quarters combat

New Battle Pick-up

Nail Gun

  • 10 nail capacity with a total of 4 magazines
  • Fires nails with aid of a .27 caliber cartridge
  • Effective in close quarters combat
  • Capable of killing with one headshot and keeps players suppressed (appear off mini-map)
  • Fast drop-off due to small caliber

New Vehicles

Lowrider

  • Available to Criminal factions
  • Sedan-class transport vehicle designed with mid-60s flair
  • Fully customizable and comes equipped with all the bells and whistles already acquired on the sports sedan
  • Two-tone leather interior, custom musical horn, and a hydraulic suspension controlled by the driver
  • Can carry three passengers who can move up and sit against the door

Pick-Up Truck

  • Civilian transport vehicle found in Backwoods
  • Enclosed cab seats two and the front passenger can move up and sit on the door for a better angle of attack
  • Two passengers can sit on the low sides of the truck bed and aim all around the vehicle
  • Additional passenger can crouch behind the tailgate and cover the rear of the vehicle

Lastly, Visceral Games has outed a batch of screens for two of the four new maps available in Hardline’s Criminal Activity DLC.

New Maps

CODE BLUE

  • Infantry-focused map
  • Plays best on modes like Blood Money and Conquest
  • Caters to all classes
  • Set in a Miami nightclub inspired by shoot-out scenes from contemporary action movies – overstimulated color, music, light, and action.

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Backwoods

  • Set in the Redwoods in the Pacific Northwest
  • A natural, organic playground in contrast to Hardline’s urban maps
  • Many hills, gullies, and rock formations to hide in
  • Bridge that connects two sided of the camp can be destroyed
  • Can be played on any mode but is best highlighted with Hotwire

BFHBFHBFHSources: Battlefield, Battlelog 1, Battlelog 2

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