Apparently there's been a "recent uptick" in the number of "violent crime" reports in Battlefield Hardline's local precints. And somehow, it's all seemingly connected in the game's upcoming Criminal Activity DLC pack.
"Small crews of well-trained, aggressive criminals have been using force of arms to terrorize the citizenry and are in direct conflict with the police in many cases. Public property damages and insurance claims have skyrocketed, not to mention the impact on the police force.
Detectives have uncovered evidence of a secret crime ring that could be behind all of this activity. They’re not sure why anyone would coordinate these goals – in a number of cases, the take seems to be smaller than the risk. But, orders have come down the chain to find out what’s going on and put a stop to it. Will you help the police?"
Electronic Arts detailed today the upcoming DLC, providing us with an overview of what will be included in the add-on.
- Four fast-paced new maps – Backwoods, Code Blue, The Beat and Black Friday
- Two new rides
- Two new ammunition types for specific weapons
- A new gadget
- Three new weapons
- A nailgun battlepickup
- New Bounty Hunter game mode
- Six new masks: two animal masks, and four new police headgear options
No pricing details or release date has been announced, but EA says Battlefield Hardline: Criminal Activity will be available for early access in June.