Battlefield Hardline Preloading Is Now Available Through Origin

Battlefield Hardline PC gamers can now preload the game ahead of this week’s launch. Battlefield Hardline officially begins on March 17, but Origin users can download the game now and get it all ready for when it goes live. For those not familiar with how preloading works, Battlefield Hardline users can download the full 30 GB package and then wait for it to unlock when the clock strikes the right time on release day. Preloading saves users time when the game is live and allows them to jump right in and start shooting bad guys.

As CinemaBlend points out, the size of the Battlefield Hardline package is big enough that it’s going to take a while to download, even if you have a high-speed Internet access. GameSpot helpfully tells people that all they need to do in order to preload Battlefield Hardline is to go to the My Games tab in Origin and then click the Battlefield Hardline tile.

The one caveat, especially with any computer game in this generation, is to make sure that your computer is going to be able to handle the load. The developers have helpfully provided the specs for those who are looking to play Battlefield Hardline on their PC. The below specs are quoted.

Recommended:

  • 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
  • API: DIRECTX 11

Minimum:

  • 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
  • API: DIRECTX 11

Those who played the free preview on their PC should be able to have no problem using the full game as it appears the requirements are pretty much the same. There are a number of different Battlefield Hardline types that can be purchased depending on how much money you want to spend. There is, of course, the original that goes for $59.99. There is also a Deluxe Edition that comes with nine more battle packs than the original version offers, and that has an MSRP of $69.99.

If gamers want to dish out some coin, they can get the Ultimate Edition. This version costs $119.99 and includes everything the other two games have, with the addition of getting all four DLC packs included and access to them two weeks before everyone else. Battlefield Hardline will be available on the Xbox 360, the PS3, Xbox One, PS4 and PC on March 17.