Battlefield Hardline‘s beta is currently in full swing, with gamers all over the world taking part in bank heists and high-speed chases through the streets of L.A. After only being out for a few days, however, players have already found easter eggs buried deep within the game, such as hidden reload animations.

These reloads are gems hidden within the rough and gritty backdrop that is a Battlefield game, and they range from Dead Space shout-outs to flicking bullets from one hand into a revolver. Check them out below.

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According to Battlefield Hardline‘s animation director, Tony Gialdini, (via Kotaku UK) the animations have a 1-in-10,000 chance of activating, and allegedly require an empty reload.

As well as some fancy reloads, Visceral included other hidden gems, such as players flipping the bird when spotting a cop, or shouting hilarious lines mid-combat.

These additions don’t necessarily add much to the gameplay, but it’s nice to know that Visceral had fun whilst developing Battlefield Hardline. It also shows that Battlefield Hardline may take itself less seriously than previous Battlefield titles, but we’ll have to wait until the full release to see how well that theme is realised.

It’s additions like these that make it fun for everyone playing. I’m hoping to see some more following the full release.

Featured image sourced via Gamespot.

Battlefield Hardline releases on March 17 for PS4, Xbox One, PS3, Xbox 360, and PC.

  • How are you getting on with the Beta? I’ve been happily impressed by what I’ve played so far. It’s refreshing to play a first person shooter that is implemeting some now game modes that really work.

    • I’m actually finding it quite interesting. It’s definitely kept the Battlefield feel whilst trying to inject a different style of play (especially with their awesome new game modes). I’m not sure if I’ll justify a full purchase though, that may become more apparent after launch

  • Haha these are pretty cool. I love how all the guys in the videos pause for a moment after the animation, just thinking “wait what?..”

    • Haha I know! What I would give to have been sitting next to them when they happened…

  • Oh how the animators must have giggled when they were told to put this in on that fateful morning.

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