, Visceral the final mode for cops versus robbers shooter Battlefield: Hardline. It's the second “competitive mode” (apparently, though aren't they all technically competitive, Visceral?), a 10-player VIP extraction game.
In Crosshair the cops are tasked with protecting a vital witness, while the no-good crooks have to pop a cap in him instead.
There's five players on each team, and in a welcome change Visceral has removed the respawn option – this is just like classichostage rescue people. Well, sort of. It's probably a bit less tightly designed and a lot more manic. Get killed and you're out for the round. Each round lasts three minutes.
“In Crosshair, a former criminal turned state’s witness is on the run from his former crew,” explains Visceral. “The criminals are trying to erase the VIP’s face from the world, while the cops are trying to get him out safely. Once again, there are no second chances – one death and you are out for the match.”
You unfortunately won't be able to try out Crosshair in the forthcoming beta, which includes only fellow debut mode Hotwire, and tried and tested 64-player Conquest.