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"Think you’ve got what it takes to go toe-to-toe with the best of the Battlefield Hardline community?"

— Official description

The Competitive Match system is a dedicated matchmaking system for Battlefield Hardline introduced alongside the Getaway expansion. Somewhat similar to the Competitive mode featured in Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, Competitive Match puts players in special 5v5 gamemode matches with an emphasis on competitive play, and ranks players on a scoreboard each season based on their performance.


Competitive Match matchmakes players with others in their Skill Rating rank into two teams of five in matches of the gamemodes Rescue, Crosshair, and Squad Heist. Maps and gamemodes available in Competitive Match are rotated in themed seasons picked by Visceral every few weeks. All players can access and play in the standard league, which features Rescue and Crosshair on the default and Blackout maps, while Premium players can play in the exclusive Premium league as well, which features maps from the paid expansions as well as the Squad Heist gamemode.

Participating in 25 Competitive Matches will award the "Test Your Mettle" achievement/trophy.

As of November 2016, the gamemode was seemingly abandoned by the developers: instead of having seasons last a few weeks, instead they were reset so each season would last 4 years, ending on the 31st December 2020.[1]

Skill Rating RanksEdit

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The 10 ranks of Competitive Match

Competitive Match features a total of 10 available ranks. Each rank is obtained based off a player's skill level and whether or not the player and their team are successful in winning a match. Both Premium and Standard Leagues have separate ranks for players. The third rank, "Master Trooper", is the default rank for all players when first entering Competitive Match.

Rank Image Rank Title Requirements
1 BFHL CM Cadet Cadet
2 BFHL CM Trooper Trooper
3 BFHL CM Master Trooper Master Trooper
4 BFHL CM Sergeant Sergeant
5 BFHL CM Rank5 Master Sergeant
6 BFHL CM Rank6 Sergeant Major
7 BFHL CM SilverSheriff Silver Sheriff
8 BFHL CM MasterSheriff Master Sheriff
9 BFHL CM EliteSheriff Elite Sheriff
10 BFHL CM Elite Global Captain Elite Gold Captain


Premium and Standard Leagues in Competitive Match have their own seasons that run for two weeks. In Premium League, each season has its own theme, with competitors playing Squad Heist or Rescue on two specific maps the entire season, including expansion maps. Due to Premium members having two week early access to expansions, the Premium League is one season ahead of Standard League.

Premium LeagueEdit

Season Number Dates Season Name Gamemode Maps
1 January 12, 2016 - January 26, 2016 Grisly Getaway Squad Heist
2 January 26, 2016 - February 9, 2016
3 February 9, 2016 - February 23, 2016
4 February 23, 2016 - March 8, 2016
5 March 8, 2016 - March 22, 2016
6 March 22, 2016 - April 5, 2016 Betrayal Bedlam Squad Heist
23 November 22, 2016 - December 31st, 2020 Bloody Betrayal Squad Heist

Standard LeagueEdit

Season Number Dates Season Name Gamemode Maps
1 January 26, 2016 - February 2, 2016 Grisly Getaway Squad Heist
2 February 2, 2016 - February 16, 2016
3 February 16, 2016 - March 1, 2016
4 March 1, 2016 - March 15, 2016
5 March 15, 2016 - March 29, 2016 Night Negotiation Rescue
23 November 22, 2016 - December 31st, 2020 Bank Bedlam Rescue, Crosshair
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