If you're on the PC and you plan on playing the Battlefield Hardline beta, you can actually pre-load the game right now. That's right, you can be ready to go the moment the beta is released. How?
  1. Open up Origin.
  2. Click on the "Store" tab in Origin.
  3. If you see the big banner for Battlefield Hardline, click it to go to the store page, from there you can click on a link (to the left of the pre-order button) that allows you to pre-load the beta.
  4. If you do not see the big banner at the top, look under "Free Games" near the top of the Store page. Click it.
  5. Scroll down a bit to find the Battlefield Hardline beta to download.

The download is about 9.6GB and will be a bit over 11GB once installed. The beta is slated to begin on February 3 at some time that I can't seem to find.