EA is to reward players who pick up Battlefield Hardline if they have played Battlefield Bad Company 2, Battlefield 3 or Battlefield 4 with the same account or have it present on their Origin account. The reward will be automatically available the first time you log in to Battlefield Hardline.
If you fail to meet these requirements before Hardline releases fear not, you can add any of the three games to your Origin account after Battlefield Hardline is released and the veterans pack will be added the next time you log in to the cops and robbers title. As long as you do it before the 31st December 2015.
The reward takes the form of a Veteran’s Patch, one 200 percent Objective Boost (active for 30 minutes once activated), and one 200 percent Teamplay Boost (active for 30 minutes once activated).
Those who played anything before Battlefield Bad Company 2 are out of luck, those titles apparently do not count towards veteran status.
For more information, check out the announcement – http://www.battlefield.com/hardline/news/a-battlefield-hardline-reward-to-the-battlefield-veterans
Battlefield Hardline is available for PC, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360 and Xbox One on the 17th March in North America, 19th March in Europe and 20th March in the UK.