Pixel Enemy

Competitive Battlefield — Will Hardline Succeed?

Authored by

Pixel Enemy producer Ghost discusses the improvements Battlefield Hardline could, and should, implement to make for a more competitive experience.

Would you like to see Battlefield make a bigger splash on the Esports scene?

37 comments on “Competitive Battlefield — Will Hardline Succeed?

  1. First of all, lets not discuss it before the game is out.
    Second, if the game actually has competitive capability, it also needs a
    community.
    BF4 got 20k views at ESL, csgo got 400k+ viewers, if there are no sponsors
    and/or good teams there is no case of “competitive Battlefield”.
    I wouldnt get your hopes up because the community is gone, everyone left
    and I will laugh even harder at all remaining players if nade spammers get
    into leagues.

    *BFH RUNS ON FROSTBITE, END OF DISCUSSION*

     
  2. Judging from the beta, BFH is gonna be a pretty decent game.The gameplay
    and netcode was much better than when BF4 was launched(thanks EA) and i
    actually had fun playing the game.It was like back in BF3, I never felt the
    need to rage,no dying behind cover,no getting shot through walls,etc(again
    thanks EA).And the fact that they have delayed the release just shows that
    Visceral doesnt want to dissapoint the BF community again.Only drawback is
    the price though

     
  3. you need a very simplistic engine for competitive gaming. Frostbite 3 is
    NOT Simplistic lol

     
  4. Sorry but Counter strike does not take skill .Just play every day all day
    and the tactics come .Just like every game .There is not much of a
    difference between Cod and CS go .Well no ads no perk or killstreaks
    .Everything else is the same .Cs players think their game is competitive
    personified lol idiots

     
  5. The day Battlefield leaves the battlefield it’s RIP for EA/DICE. It sounds
    like a developer got drunk playing GTA and wished he could make his game
    that fun then came up with a terrible idea and ran with it. I played the
    beta and trying to get the majority of randoms to play competitively is
    just a dumb idea. I have thousands of hours in Bad Co. 2, BF3, and BF4 but
    if they don’t stick with military shooters and lose the GTA fantasy BF4
    will be my last Battlefield purpose. I’d say your two cents is best served
    back in your piggy bank.

     
  6. If it focuses on competitive gameplay, it dies for me.
    Battlefield should only be a game that you play for fun, there are too many
    competitive games out there.

     
  7. Battlefield can be competitive. Why do you need 64 Conquest matches? Keep
    it 10v10 on a Conquest Small, with 3-4 flags. Easier to balance, easier to
    organise, cos its 20 players instead of 64. Before you gonna say: HA, only
    20 players? that is not true Battlefield experience. Now thats bullshit.
    Old-gen consoles are playing with 24 players, I usually play Conquest Small
    servers on PC, and it’s actually more fun with 20-32 players, because some
    maps don’t work for 64. You still getting a lot of action from Conquest
    Small, less vehicles, only 3-4 flags, I really don’t see the problem in
    that. Thoughts?

     
  8. I disagree that Battlefield should try to push 5vs5 gamemodes. It will be
    very hard kicking CS off the throne, especially because the netcode in
    Frostbite will never be nearly as good. If anything, they should try to
    make a competitive 10vs10 gamemode, maybe with 1 vehicle per team or
    something. That way Battlefield can distinguish themselves from the already
    well established competitive FPS games.

     
  9. To make BF competitive you have to get rid of everything that makes it
    unique. Plus mechanics like suppression have no place in a such a game.

     
  10. Why are they pushing the competitive scene on Battlefield? BF has nothing
    to do with competitive..

     
  11. The problem with comp BF right now is that it is not fun to watch. Dom is
    boring and 1v1 jets or tanks unless your playing extremely boring. For BF
    to become a successful Comp game it needs to be able to attract and hold
    the attention of viewers and that is just not the case right now with the
    new mode Small Oblit it has the possibilities but is to late im afraid.

     
  12. Competetive games ahveto be build up with taht in mind. Battlefield is just
    to casual to have any real competetive crowd.

     
  13. Bf competitive 5v5 is basically CS with medic bag and defibilator. It lost
    the taste of true bf.

     
  14. Battlefield will never be taken seriously in the competitive realm because
    it has no consistency. You can’t have a competitive shooter that relies on
    chance. IMO, the suppression affect killed any chance it had for serious
    competitive gaming. When you have the exact scenario happen 3-5 times and
    each outcome is different, than no competitive gaming community will take
    you serious. Seriously who came up with the idea of random bullet spray
    during suppression? When your round leaves the barrel, it follows the line
    of sight you last focused on before pulling the trigger. Makes no sense.
    Another situation and I know a majority of us have had is that you can go
    into a round and have your “goto gun”. Kick ass and take names and run that
    same round again and you’ll be firing grapes at the Op4. If you have no
    consistency, then you have nothing to base your skill on. Battlefield needs
    to regain that to be any sort of threat in competitive field of gaming. I
    pray and hope it comes in a future installment because I miss the good ol
    days where skill was a definite factor in the BF community.

     
  15. I have played plenty of competitive matches in bf. The casual/goof-around
    matches are often more fun. Competitive = Repetitive imo.

     
  16. First off, yes there was a competitive scene on the older battlefield’s
    ..and as a proud member of Dc5 I would know . Second, bf4 has defuse and
    isnt anywhere near competitive .. so if hardline takes the same gametype
    and changes the name , all the sudden its competitive ? And my favorite,
    you think 1v1 lobbies for jets is a good idea ?! Wow, you must really live
    flying in a circle all day . Especially when you play 1v1 in a jet lobby do
    good then go into a normal lobby thinking your tough shit ….until you get
    shot down in two seconds because your not used to the real deal … they
    need to fix the actual game before its even closed to considered
    competitive .

     
  17. First off, yes there was a competitive scene on the older battlefield’s
    ..and as a proud member of Dc5 I would know . Second, bf4 has defuse and
    isnt anywhere near competitive .. so if hardline takes the same gametype
    and changes the name , all the sudden its competitive ? And my favorite,
    you think 1v1 lobbies for jets is a good idea ?! Wow, you must really live
    flying in a circle all day . Especially when you play 1v1 in a jet lobby do
    good then go into a normal lobby thinking your tough shit ….until you get
    shot down in two seconds because your not used to the real deal … they
    need to fix the actual game before its even closed to considered
    competitive .

     
  18. The only way Hardline can be any way competitive is if they completely redo
    the net coding – server/client duties, lag compensation, ping lock, etc.
    without changing it completely from BF4, competitive is going to be a joke.
    It’s not skill based now, just internet v internet.

     
  19. “competitive 1v1 stealth jet dog fight is really great idea” as he keeps
    doing loopty loo’s for almost 2 minuets while tracking his target @ 2:20

     
  20. With Frostbite inconsistencies i don’t see BF ever been taken seriously as
    a competitive game.

     
  21. I think if a game wasn’t intended to be a competitive game, we shouldn’t
    force it to make it that way. Sure, playing tactical and PTFOing should be
    emphasized and encouraged, but professional competition is not always
    beneficial, especially when it comes to the financial side of things. It
    takes away what is essentially the “heart and soul” of the game.

     

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>