The Battlefield Hardline open beta hasn’t launched yet, but Xbox One and PC gamers can go ahead and download it in preparation for its launch. Developer Visceral Games also released additional details like what kind of PC is needed to run the cops versus robber shooter.
Xbox One and PC players will need about 11 GB of space to download the Battlefield Hardline beta. Xbox One owners can find the beta on the Xbox Store and PC players can find it via Origin. The beta will go live at approximately 4 a.m. ET on Tuesday morning.
The Hardline beta is now available to preload on PC
— Visceral Games (@VisceralGames) February 2, 2015
PlayStation 4 players will need the same amount of free hard drive space, but it looks like it will not be available to download until the PlayStation Store update Tuesday afternoon. The Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 beta downloads will be approximately 4 GB and will be available early Tuesday morning and in the afternoon respectively.
Update 11 a.m. ET: The Battlefield Hardline beta is available to download for the Xbox 360. PlayStation 4 owners in Europe can download the beta.
Update 6 p.m. ET: The Battlefield Hardline beta is now available to download for PS4 and PS3 owners everywhere.
As covered in this article from last week, the beta comes with three different maps and three modes of gameplay. The modes support from 32 to 64 players in the classic Conquest mode. However, every weapon, gadget, piece of armor, and vehicle will be available for players to unlock and play with.
The official website posted a news bit today that details how the progression works in Battlefield Hardline. The short story is that you earn cash by getting kills or performing actions that help your team. That cash can then be spent on guns and equipment. Meanwhile, Service Stars need to be earned to unlock vehicle modifications, weapon attachments, and class loadouts. Check out the link to see the full details.
The following recommended and minimum PC requirements were revealed on Origin. The note states that players with 4 GB of RAM or less may experience issues, however. Battlefield Hardline has not yet been optimized for lower-end PCs.
OS: WINDOWS 8 64-BIT (with KB971512 Update)
CPU: INTEL QUAD-CORE CPU, AMD SIX-CORE CPU
MEMORY: 8 GB RAM
GRAPHICS CARD: AMD Radeon R9 290, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 760
GRAPHICS MEMORY: 3 GB
HARD DRIVE: 60 GB
OS: WINDOWS VISTA SP2 64-BIT (with KB971512 Update)
PROCESSOR: Athlon II/Phenom II 2.8 GHz, Intel Core i3/i5 2.4GHz
MEMORY: 4 GB RAM
GRAPHICS CARD: ATI Radeon HD 5770 (1 GB), NVIDIA GeForce GTX 260 (896 MB)
HARD DRIVE: 60 GB
The Battlefield Hardline beta will run through Monday, February 8. The game is currently set to launch on March 17.
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