Battlefield Hardline open beta begins, system requirements revealed

By Scorpus ยท 19 replies
Feb 2, 2015
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  1. Starting today (Tuesday), Battlefield fans will be able to check out the latest title in the series, Battlefield Hardline, as part of a global open beta program. EA is hoping that by running an extensive beta program they will be able...

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  2. hahahanoobs

    hahahanoobs TS Evangelist Posts: 2,046   +680

    Thanks for this.
    I assume the Windows Update appears after the beta is installed?
  3. LoL at recommended specs,R9 290 will leave GTX 760 in dust.
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  4. Burty117

    Burty117 TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 3,148   +915

    I did a google and that update quoted only affects server 2008 and vista Service Pack 2 as far as I can tell? So not really sure what update for Windows 8 is actually required.
    hahahanoobs likes this.
  5. Steve

    Steve TechSpot Editor Posts: 2,869   +2,039

    I found that odd as well.
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  6. Nobina

    Nobina TS Evangelist Posts: 1,339   +843

    What I find odd is that it needs 60GB space.
  7. Burty117

    Burty117 TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 3,148   +915

    BF4 is like 50GB, if the graphics are even better, and the textures are even high res, 10GB isn't all that bad. And from Experience, games very rarely take up as much space as they say they will.

    Maybe they've seriously optimized the engine for Nvidia cards? Even so though, those two cards are on different leagues!
  8. hahahanoobs

    hahahanoobs TS Evangelist Posts: 2,046   +680

    That entire chart is odd. GTX 260 and Athlon II even for minimum? So basically this game can run on a potato it seems.

    Can't wait to see the CPU and GPU performance tests when the game hits retail.
  9. Nobina

    Nobina TS Evangelist Posts: 1,339   +843

    Probably means that you can just run the game with Athlon II, but not actually play it with any reasonable framerate. Also in the minimum section i5 is required which is very demanding.
  10. ikesmasher

    ikesmasher TS Evangelist Posts: 3,000   +1,320

    What is with the dramatic jump in hard drive space requirements in just the last year or two?
  11. hahahanoobs

    hahahanoobs TS Evangelist Posts: 2,046   +680

    I picked out those two because they were the most strange to me. But yeah, the i5 there, the 4GB RAM, and the Intel and AMD "quad core" in the recommended section. All very odd, like it was done in 2mins by someone that just got his A+ online I don't know.
  12. Nobina

    Nobina TS Evangelist Posts: 1,339   +843

    Yeah, hope that you will be right and that the game will be able to run on mid/lower tier hardware.
  13. Iam playing the beta release and the game play is pretty good.. Graphics are not like bf4.. It is average but I hope they will on everything towards the end on release day for a better game play
  14. EhsanW

    EhsanW TS Rookie

    How did they possibily put an Athlon II and a Core i5 in the same column?
    Even a first gen i5 would be insanely more powerful.
    This optimization for only specific brands is really getting annoying.
    Any words on Mantle or DX12?

    IAMTHESTIG TS Evangelist Posts: 1,257   +454

    I've seen the previews for this and I'm not interested. It is a departure from the traditional "Battlefield" game. I wish they had called it something else honestly. I hope this game doesn't take a bite out of or replace the traditional Battlefield gameplay style. Overall I hope that BF HL will not be successful. Just my personal opinion and desire...
  16. I used to love battlefield 2, still play on odd occasion even though ea have discontinued support for it and I dont think they have got the playability right in all the releases since, maybe hardline will surprise me but doubt it. but unfortunately lost all faith in ea with recent account hacked and banned for it(something do with fifa ultimate team and I dont even play fifa) and yet to even hear a response since new year so even if is the greatest game ever you wont find me paying for anything off ea again...maybe an illegal torrent :/ rant over :p
  17. TechGamer

    TechGamer TS Guru Posts: 370   +40

    Well I dont know but my gtx 660 is running this decently on high settings at 60 fps guess the 760 is a good choice for a recommended
  18. GeforcerFX

    GeforcerFX TS Evangelist Posts: 578   +188

    Well its running the same as bf4 on my 8350 @ 4.2ghz and my ole GTX 285.
  19. Steve

    Steve TechSpot Editor Posts: 2,869   +2,039

    Just compared the GTX 760 and R9 290, the R9 290 is 65% faster at 2560x1600 and 50% faster at 1080p.
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  20. Burty117

    Burty117 TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 3,148   +915

    Hahaha! Even further apart than I thought :p

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