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Here's a first look at Battlefield Hardline's new Criminal Activity DLC

It might look tranquil now but these serene images are from one of Battlefield Hardline (opens in new tab)'s four new maps in the upcoming Criminal Activity DLC. Set in an abandoned logging mill that's been taken over and used for drugs production, Backwoods is the biggest new map in the expansion and has a very different feel from what we've been used to. "We designed this map to give players a natural, organic playground – a nice counterpart to the urban jungle of the game’s traditional maps," says the news post (opens in new tab) on the Battlefield site.

The Criminal Activity DLC will include four new maps, four weapons, two vehicles and six all new masks (including a hella creepy bunny if that's what you're into). Criminal Activity will be released in summer and is only the first of four expansions coming to Hardline. Robbery and Getaway are arriving later this year and Betrayal will be a 2016 addition. Check out the reveal trailer below.

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