Battlefield Hardline – How to unlock Weapons, Attachments, Camos and Equipments

Battlefield Hardline is out and many of you are already playing the multiplayer which is a very original take in the Battlefield franchise. Cops and robbers take a center stage in Battlefield Hardline which is a sub-genre you don’t see a lot in gaming. I was personally getting sick of all these Call of Dutys and Medal of Honors so Hardline proved to be a breath of fresh air.

Now onto the topic at hand, in Battlefield Hardline’s multiplayer there are a crap-ton of stuff to unlock. These items will be expanded greatly as we get the usual DLCs but at launch we have a confirmed list of Weapons, Camos, Attachments and Equipments that you can unlock.

Expert Ranking Unlocks

Lets start with the Expert Rankings shall we? So basically everything you do in Battlefield Hardline like arresting baddies, examining evidence, taking down enemies without killing them, etc will get you points that go towards your Expert Rank. There higher score you are the more weapons you unlock. Below are the complete list of weapons, attachments, camos and equipment you can unlock via progressing up the Expert Ranks.

CZ-75 Pistol, M1911A1 Heavy Pistol

Unlocked as you reach Expert Level 12,000.

37 Stakeout Shotgun

Unlocked as you reach expert level 23,000.

Armored Insert, First Aid Pack, Ammo Box, Gas Mask

Unlocked as you reach expert level 33,000.

MP5K SMG, MPX SMG, P90 PDW

Unlocked as you reach expert level 44,000.

New ‘Cop’ Primary Weapon Attachments

Unlocked as you reach expert level 54,000.

R700 LTR Sniper Bolt Action, SOCOM16 Sniper Semi-Auto, SR-25 ECC Sniper Semi-Auto

Unlocked as you reach expert level 65,000.

New ‘Cop’ Secondary Weapon Attachments

Unlocked as you reach expert level 75,000.

.40 Pro Heavy Pistol, Bald Eagle Heavy Pistol, .410 Jury Revolver, .44 Magnum Revolver

Unlocked as you reach expert level 86,000.

Laser Tripmine, Breaching Charge

Unlocked as you reach expert level 96,000.

New ‘Criminal’ Primary Weapon Attachments

Unlocked as you reach expert level 106,000.

TEC-9 Machine Pistol, Blackjack Melee, Baseball Bat Melee, Lead Pipe Melee, Golf Club Melee

Unlocked as you reach expert level 116,000.

SPAS-12 Shotgun, Double-Barrel Shotgun

Unlocked as you reach expert level 127,000.

New ‘Criminal’ Secondary Weapon Attachments

Unlocked as you reach expert level 137,000.

AKS-74U Carbine, G36C Carbine

Unlocked as you reach expert level 147,000.

300 Knockout Sniper Bolt Action, AWM Sniper Bolt Action, SAIGA .308 Sniper Semi-Auto, PTR-91 Sniper Semi-Auto

Unlocked as you reach expert level Expert Level 157,000.

Case Files Unlocks

Playing as a detective these unlocks are gained after finishing up cases. Parts of the Case File can be found all of the game’s campaign. Upon recovery of all parts of the Case File you will receive a Silver Briefcase and weapons. Below are the list of Case Files and their respective unlocks.

The Hot Shot File

Completing The Hot Shot File will award you a .38 Snub Revolver and a .357 RS Revolver.

Hot Shot Supply Chain

Completing Hot Shot Supply Chain will award you a SCAR-H Battle Rifle and a HCAR Battle Rifle.

The Elmore Hotel Investigation

Completing The Elmore Hotel Investigation will award you a 93R Machine Pistol and a G18C Machine Pistol.

Internal Affairs

Completing the Internal Affairs Case File will award you a M416 Assault Rifle, a RO933 Carbine, and a SG533 Carbine.

Power Play

Completing the Power Play Case will award you a HK51 Battle Rifle and a SA-58 OSW Battle Rifle.

The Boomer Connection

Completing the Boomer Connection Case will award you a K10 SMG, a UZI SMG, and a FMG-9 SMG.

Preferred Outcomes

Completing the Preferred Outcomes case will award you a M240B LMG.

Camo Unlocks

Various Camos can be unlocked by going through the game’s campaign. So before heading to mulitplayer you may want to finish the single player campaign (hint: its pretty good) if you want to bling out your arsenal.

Solid Camos

Complete Episode #1: Back to School on any difficulty setting.

Forest Camos

Complete Episode #2: Checking Out on any difficulty setting.

Aviator Camos

Complete Episode #3: Gator Bait on any difficulty setting.

Snow Camos

Completed ‘Episode #4: Case Closed’ on any difficulty setting.

Hunter Camos

Complete Episode #6: Out of Business on any difficulty setting.

Desert Camos

Complete Episode #7: Glass Houses on any difficulty setting.

Urban Camos

Complete Episode #8: Sovereign Land on any difficulty setting.

Jungle Camos

Complete Episode #9: Independence Day on any difficulty setting.

Exotic Camos

Complete Episode #10: Legacy on any difficulty setting.

Bronze Plated

Complete all Episodes on Cadet Difficulty.

Silver Plated

Complete all Episodes on Officer Difficulty.

Gold Plated

Complete all Episodes on Veteran Difficulty.

Weapons and Equipment Dropped by Foes

Certain weapons will be dropped by enemies in Battlefield Hardline and can be picked up. To unlock them as permanent unlocks however you will have to add them to your Tactical Gear. Check out their locations below.

870P Magnum Shotgun

Dropped during Episode #1: Back to School. Also found in ‘Episode #8: Sovereign Land,’ on the table inside the Silo.

45T Heavy Pistol

Dropped during Episode #3: Gator Bait.

AKM Assault Rifle

Dropped during Episode #3: Gator Bait.

G17 Pistol

Can be found in Episode #8: Sovereign Land next to a truck in the trailer park.

M16A3 Assault Rifle

Can be found in Episode #8: Sovereign Land on the couch inside the trailer containing Nick’s equipment.

M/45 SMG

 

Can be found in Episode #3: Gator Bait. Head over to the gator farm, grab an airboat and go to the southwest side to a dockyard. There climb the wooden tower and find the gun near lower platform on the southeast side.

MAC-10 Machine Pistol

Dropped during Episode #2: Checking Out.

Scout Elite Sniper Bolt Action

Can be found in Episode #3: Gator Bait. Head over to the nature reserve, grab an airboat and go south to a dock next to an island. Next use your grappling hook to climb a ledge right above you. Now go east and grab the gun on the platform ahead you, climb it using your zipline.

UMP-45 SMG

You will find this weapon in the basement of Domo Roboto Warehouse during Episode #4 Case Closed.

Grappling Hook

Automatically received during Episode #3: Gator Bait.

Zipline

Automatically received during Episode #3: Gator Bait.

That’s it; all the Weapons, Equipment, Attachments and Camos available in Battlefield Hardline. There’s a ton of stuff to get so you better get on it. Have any trouble finding the items on the list? Let us know in the comments below and we’ll try our best to help.

  • Kaizaro

    “Completing Hot Shot Supply Chain will award you a SCAR-H Battle Rifle and a HCAR Battle Rifle”… yeah, well, that’s obvious. How does one complete the case? Useless article, this is just a waste of your and my time.