Battlefield Hardline: All Criminal Activity Mask Abilities, Perks & Boosts!

Battlefield Hardline's first DLC is set to launch this month for Premium owners and with the expansion come 6 new Masks.  Here's all the abilities, perks, and boosts tied to all 8 Masks in Battlefield Hardline including the new Criminal Activity Masks and the two current Masks.

Current Masks:
Dinosaur - 20% Quickdraw Bonus
Wolf - 10% Teamplay Bonus

Criminal Activity Masks:
Rabbit - 10% Gearhead Bonus
Gorilla - 20% Reputation Bonus

Cop Helmets:
Motorcycle - 10% Gearhead Bonus
Tactical - 20% Reputation Bonus
Riot - 10% Teamplay Bonus
Ballistic - 20% Quickdraw Bonus

Alongside the 6 new masks, Battlefield Hardline's Criminal Activity DLC will feature 4 new maps, 3 new weapons, 2 new vehicles, 1 new gadget, a new Battlepickup Weapon, and a new Bounty Hunter game mode.  What news Masks are you looking forward to?

In-Depth Breakdown of the Battlefield Hardline Criminal Activity Official Reveal Trailer

Here's an in-depth breakdown of the new Battlefield Hardline Criminal Activity DLC Official Reveal Trailer.  The Criminal Activity Expansion Pack will launch with 4 new maps, 3 new weapons, a new gadget, 2 new vehicles, 6 new masks and a new game mode called Bounty Hunter.  Subscribe to the Chance Gaming Media YouTube channel for all the latest Battlefield Hardline news and info!  Also let us know what you're looking forward to the most in Criminal Activity!

Massive Buff Coming to Battlefield Hardline's AWM, R700 & .338 Magnum Rounds

In a recent Battlelog post by Visceral Games' Thad Sasser, we got a ton of details regarding upcoming changes to Battlefield Hardline coming in Patch 2 including more weapon balance changes.  One of the main things that caught my eye was a change to the AWM and the R700 bolt action sniper rifles.  With many players now unlocking the .300 Knockout, these two weapons have kind of been pushed to the side simply because they don't match up to the killing potential of the Knockout with it's one hit kill potential up to 50 meters.

So one thing Visceral is doing in order to make these weapons a more viable option is increasing their max damage, effectively increasing the one hit kill potential, to 30 meters from 12.5 meters which is an absolutely massive buff to both of the weapons.  Now if you've already unlocked the .300 Knockout, you may be thinking, how will this make these weapons viable since the Knockouts one hit kill range is still significantly better.

Well Visceral has taken this into consideration.  Now currently .338 Magnum Rounds increase both the AWM's and R700's one hit kill range to 25 meters from 12.5 meters.  After Patch 2 however, .338 Magnum Rounds will increase both weapons OHK range beyond 30 meters.  Now we're not sure how much of an increase we'll get yet, Visceral is apparently still working this out, but it wouldn't be surprising if we got the same one hit kill range as the .300 Knockout, seeing as .338 Magnum Rounds have quite a few drawbacks, including a reduction in rate of fire (down to 35 rpm) and an increase in vertical recoil.  Since the .300 Knockout doesn't really have any drawbacks apart from it's slower muzzle velocity and still has an extremely long OHK range, personally I think it would be a great idea to let these weapons match the .300's OHK range.

Now Visceral is also considering giving .338 Magnum Rounds increase effectiveness against the armored insert as well.  Now although we don't have any specifics on this, it would be very interesting to see if the AWM and R700 with Magnum Ammo equipped might possibly have a short OHK range against the armored insert which would definitely give players a reason to use these weapons, if not over the .300 Knockout, at least alongside the weapon.

So some very interesting changes coming to the AWM and R700.  I'll continue to keep you guys updated on any other changes coming to Hardline right here, and get the latest Battlefield Hardline news first on my YouTube channel.

What do you guys think about the buff coming to these two bolt action sniper rifles?  Will you be using them more often after Patch 2?

AWM Weapon Review
.300 Knockout Weapon Review
Criminal Activity DLC First Details

Battlefield Hardline Criminal Activity DLC - First Details & Non-Premium Content

We received a few details regarding the Criminal Activity DLC for Battlefield Hardline from Hardline's Multiplayer Producer Zach Mumbach.  Mumbach confirmed 4 multiplayer maps that set in modern day California and Florida areas, two of these maps being night maps, and will offer more destruction.  We'll also be getting some new vehicles as well, however no word if any new weapons will be included in the DLC.  Mumbach did say however that new weapons will be coming to Battlefield Hardline at some point, and that they would be available to all players.  So whether or not we'll see any as part of Criminal Activity we're not sure, but we can expect to receive some new weapons in Hardline at some point down the road as free content for all players.

Mumbach also said that the maps included with Criminal Activity would range in size, but we won't see larger maps coming to Battlefield Hardline until later expansion packs.  He also stated that we "probably" won't see jets in Criminal Activity, which is no surprise, but with the "probably" I guess we can't rule it out as a possibility.  Wouldn't get my hopes up though if jets are your thing.

Now this may not be all the information we receive on Criminal Activity, so don't count out new weapons quite yet.  I'm sure we'll be learning much more about this expansion pack for Battlefield Hardline over the next month or so.

Battlefield Hardline's first DLC Criminal Activity will launch this June if all goes according to plan, and one of the Criminal Activity maps will be playable in the Battlefield Hardline CTE launching later this month.

What do you guys think about the information we've received on Criminal Activity so far?  Also, what do you think about non-Premium players getting free content like new weapons?

Battlefield 4 Weapon Crate DLC - L86A2 LMG Gameplay

Here's some gameplay with the new Battlefield 4 L86A2 LMG.  This weapon will become available to all Battlefield 4 players with a free BF4 Weapon Crate DLC alongside the AN-94 Assault Rifle, Groza-1 Carbine, Groza-4 PDW, and Mare's Leg Lever Action Sidearm!

The L86A2 does have a smaller magazine than the Battlefield 3 version with no option for the Extended Magazine, which is pretty dissappointing, however, if you ever wanted to play the Support Class with an Assault Rifle well this is pretty much what you're getting with Battlefield 4's L86A2.

Check out some gameplay with the new L86A2 Light Machine Gun above, and look forward to this weapon coming in a free BF4 Weapon Crate DLC soon!

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