Gather around soldiers for the news that you've been waiting for. EA has officially revealed the system requirements of upcoming cops v robbers shooter Battlefield Hardline, in preparation for the open beta which is running throughout this week for gamers on all systems.

Scheduled to launch on March 17th, Battlefield Hardline is distinguishing itself from previous Battlefields by shifting away from global warfare and focusing on police and criminal shootouts. Swapping tanks and Apaches for grappling hooks and cop cars, Battlefield Hardline is set to let up to 64 players play epic heists and crime capers online. To find out whether your gaming rig's heading for a life sentence or making it over the border scot-free, make sure you check out the official Battlefield Hardline system requirements.

Battlefield Hardline Minimum System Requirements

  • OS: Windows Vista 64-bit
  • CPU: Intel Core i3-2100T 2.5GHz or AMD Athlon II X2 Dual Core 240 2.8GHz
  • RAM: 4GB System Memory
  • GPU RAM: 896MB Video Memory
  • GPU: Nvidia GeForce GTX 260 AMD Radeon HD 5770
  • HDD: 60GB Free Hard Drive Space
  • DX: DirectX 11

Battlefield Hardline Recommended System Requirements

  • OS: Windows 8.1 64-bit
  • CPU: Intel Core 2 Quad Q9500 2.83GHz or AMD Phenom II X6 1045T 2.7GHz
  • RAM: 8 GB System Memory
  • GPU RAM: 3GB Video Memory
  • GPU: Nvidia GeForce GTX 760 or AMD Radeon R9 290

Okay, so these system requirements are a bit of a leap up from Battlefield 4, but nothing hugely drastic. First things first is the shift to 64-bit operating systems; if you have a 32-bit OS you will not be able to run Battlefield: Hardline. The installation size has also somehow doubled from 30GB up to a massive 60GB, so if you're running on a small SSD and want both this and BF4 installed on it to guarantee you load into the server first, you might need some more room. 

While EA's requirements are pretty vague on the processor front, there is a huge disparity between the Athlon II 2.8GHz they demand and a 2.4GHz i3 or i5 processor, so we imagine you'll be able to get away with less on the Intel front. GPU demands for minimum are also fairly low, both both the Radeon HD 5770 and the GeForce GTX 260 getting on a bit now. Slightly unusual is the DirectX 11 requirement considering the GTX 260 is a DX10 card, so this might be worth keeping an eye out for. 

The recommended requirements for Battlefield Hardline remain much the same as Battlefield 4, albeit with a slight bump in graphics card demands. As you probably know there's a fairly hefty difference between the performance of the GTX 760 and the R9 290, and the 290 should be more suitable for gaming slightly beyond 1080p.  That's not to mention that the GTX 760 doesn't sport the 3GB VRAM asked for.

Remember, you can always check out how well your PC can run the Battlefield Hardline System Requirements here, where you can check benchmarking and performance from other users. Compare your graphics card to the Battlefield Hardline benchmark chart.

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