Battlefield 4 Hardcore
Battlefield 4 Hardcore is a multiplayer option that can be applied to all game modes. Hardcore in Battlefield 4 is similar to previous games in the series. In hardcore, players start out with much less health compared to regular game, usually 50-60%. There are a number of other limitations to the Battlefield 4 Hardcore option, which means it’s best suited for skilled players or those who feel that the regular game is too “weak”.
Battlefield 4 Hardcore features
Hardcore in Battlefield 4 is similar to previous games in the series. While there is a general set of rules for the mode, server owners can further adjust some of the settings. Here’s are some of the differences between the Battlefield 4 Hardcore mode compared to the regular game:
- Hardcore has less health, usually 50-60% of health is available
- No auto-health regen — players have to be healed by medics
- No minimap (server option)
- No health meter, no ammo count (server option)
- No crosshairs — weapon has to be aimed.
- Spotting can be turned off (Server option)
- Friendly fire is on
Battlefield 4 Hardcore vs normal mode
While hardcore might seem a bit too drastic and overwhelming for the average Battlefield 4 player, keep in mind that in hardcore, it takes a lot less to kill an enemy, you cannot be spotted, and the enemy can’t see you in a death cam.
On the other hand, hardcore is made more difficult since there is no health regeneration (or vehicle self repair for that matter), you can’t spot and track enemies, and you can only spawn on your squad leader. Another thing with hardcore is that snipers can one-shot kill without getting a headshot. Field upgrades can also be limited in the HC mode.
Overall, Battlefield 4 Hardcore is suitable for some gamers who take things a bit more seriously, but the name shouldn’t discourage the average player to try it out.