Battlefield Hardline may have the stigma of Battlefield 4’s faults hanging over it, but it’s still one of the most anticipated releases of 2015 regardless. With a new developer (Visceral Games) on the case and a new approach to the combat, curiosity for Hardline also seems to be at an all-time high.
For PC shooter fans especially, Battlefield Hardline looks to be a must-buy, if only because few games actually target that market without making concessions for console. PC is arguably the platform of choice when it comes to all Battlefield games, and we expect Hardline won’t be any different.
But first things first, PC players need to know whether or not their gaming rigs can run Battlefield Hardline, either at recommended settings or, ideally, at maximum settings. Thankfully, EA has come forward to reveal what players will need to pack under the hood.
Those looking to get in on the cops vs. robbers action at the bare minimum should have no problem. According to the specs, the only demanding element required to run Battlefield Hardline is 60GB of hard drive space, which is a lot depending on the size of players’ SSD. However, 4GB of RAM is certainly doable, and the graphics card requirements are kind of laughable, but it’s good to make people aware.
On the recommended side, players will need 8GB of RAM, a quad-core or six-core CPU, and no less than an NVIDIA GTX 760 card or a Radeon R9 290 with 4GB of memory. Again, that’s significantly on the low side when considering high end gaming rigs, but 600 series owners may want to think about upgrading.
Check out the full minimum and recommended specs below:
Minimum PC Specs
OS: Windows Vista SP 2 64-bit (with KB971512 update)
CPU: Intel Core i3/i5 2.4 GHz / AMD Athlon II/Phenom II 2.8 GHz
System RAM: 4GB
Graphics Card: Nvidia GeForce GTX 260 (896 MB) / ATI Radeon HD 5770 (1GB)
Hard Drive Space: 60GB
Recommended PC Specs
OS: Windows 8 64-bit (with KB971512 Update)
CPU: Intel Quad-Core CPU, AMD Six-Core CPU
System RAM: 8GB
Graphics Card: Nvidia GeForce GTX 760, AMD Radeon R9 290
Graphics Card Memory: 3GB
Hard Drive Space: 60GB
Overall, Battlefield Hardline doesn’t look like a demanding behemoth, but we don’t know what it will take to max the game out. We also have no idea what the recommended setting will look like visually compared to the stunning screenshots Visceral has put out.
Perhaps EA is trying to be as approachable at possible, but selling PC gamers short on what they will really need. They may have seen how Assassin’s Creed Unity turned some off with its overly demanding PC specs, and decided to try a different route.
Whatever the case may be, PC gamers have plenty of time to prepare for Battlefield Hardline’s release in March of this year. However, if it is time to upgrade, it may be best to think about being able to run more demanding games as well.
What do you think of the Battlefield Hardline PC specs? Does your rig meet recommended requirements?
Battlefield Hardline releases March 17, 2015 for PC, PS3, PS4, Xbox 360, and Xbox One.