Battlefield Hardline Beta: Here’s Why Headshots Were Nerfed

By   /   Feb 12, 2015

In FPS shooters, battles are intense and your reflexes have to be top-notch if you wish to be dominant. However, no matter how good you are if you’re shot in the head, you’ll be heading back to your spawn point.

Meanwhile, in the recently held beta of Battlefield Hardline headshots were nerfed. Meaning even if you’ve managed a perfect headshot, it won’t kill your opponent.

I played the beta as well, but I didn’t notice this as I was too busy getting shot at from every direction. Just never got the chance to shoot someone in the head. Anyways, those who are good at these games and noticed this change, Visceral has explained their decision to nerf headshots by saying:

The short answer is balance…Because the time to kill was something we wanted to make sure isn’t super short. We want players to be able to compete with skill, and the randomisation that comes from the single headshots, even though you’re putting [rounds] on target and you feel like you’re getting that shot, the randomisation creates an experience that isn’t particularly fun.

I don’t agree with developers on this. Managing a headshot in Hardline’s 64-player mayhem should be rewarded with a one-shot kill, don’t you think?

Battlefield Hardline is still in development and if you don’t want headshots to be nerfed, be vocal about it and maybe changes will be made before release.

Speaking of release, Battlefield Hardline is coming to PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, Xbox One, Xbox 360 and PC on March 17.

Featured Videos

Hot Right Now


The AMD Ryzen CPU Hits The Right Marks, Just Needs Right Price

The AMD Ryzen CPU was demoed recently and what a demo it was. AMD showed that the upcoming AMD...

by   /   Dec 15, 2016
Death Stranding leak

New Death Stranding Leak Revealed The Name Of Norman Reedus’ Character

Hideo Kojima rocked the internet with the reveal of Death Stranding trailer at The Game Awards...

by   /   Dec 15, 2016
Video Game Remasters

Untold Stories of Video Game Remasters – the Good, Bad, and Ugly

In today’s video, we discuss something subjective – are video game remasters good or bad? And...

by   /   Sep 9, 2016
Video Game Villains

Top 10 Invincible Video Game Villains Who Just Won’t Die, No Matter What

We all are accustomed with video game villains and the story usually concludes with the fall of...

by   /   Aug 18, 2016
Panasonic 3DO

Top-10 Retro Consoles You Never Knew Existed

Video gaming has come a long way! While we are well-acquainted with the likes of Xbox Scorpio and...

by   /   Aug 17, 2016
Load More