Battlefield Hardline Betrayal expansion is coming in March

The Battlefield inspired cops & robbers spin-off has been met with a rather resounding meh ever since its release and with the PC market already overflowing with excellent FPS games its not rare to see Hardline fall under 1000 concurrent players, a frightfully low number for a franchise so big.

But I have a feeling that is going to change as Battlefield Hardline: Betrayal has been announced today and is bringing with it a whole bunch of new weapons, maps, vehicles and an actual bloody sword so can you at least look cool while you're getting shot! Here's what you can expect to see in Betrayal:

"So, it’s all come down to this. You’ve assembled a crew, pulled off the perfect heist, and made a whirlwind escape from the police. Now, there are enemies lurking in the frozen shadows, dark figures hiding behind crumbling mausoleums, and confrontations brewing in back alleys and federal prisons. Battlefield™ Hardline: Betrayal* is coming this March 2016, and brings new maps, weapons, vehicles, and more."

- Four intricate maps: Alcatraz, Cemetery, Chinatown, and Thin Ice

- 7 new weapons

- 2 new vehicles

- Customize primary weapons and uniforms with the Gun Bench Super Feature, and test them at the Gun Range

- New Assignments and Legendary weapon camos

While it should be obvious given the context Battlefield Hardline: Betrayal is a really awkward name to pronounce an expansion and as such you will need Battlefield: Hardline in order to play it.

If you don't feel like purchasing an expansion don't worry, the base game will also be getting a bunch of new goodies to toy around with. By goodies I mean 11 new weapons, new server presets and a small boost to the quality of items you can receive from Gold Backpacks. There will also be a couple of stability and usability improvements though the developers didn't share any specific details.

I have to admit that while the content they've shown here is quite cool (I mean you can literally bring a sword to a gunfight!) it certainly doesn't seem like there is enough of it to fill out a full expansion. So I do hope Betrayal, despite its name, ends up being fairly priced for the amount of content it offers.

Battlefield Hardline: Betrayal will be releasing in March 2016 and while the wording on the website is somewhat confusing it seems that Premium members will have a head-start with the new content.