PC Specs Revealed for Gearbox Software’s Battleborn; New Details for Hardcore Mode, Splitscreen, and More

on March 30, 2016 10:52 AM

After bringing players through the world of Pandora in its numerous Borderlands titles, developer Gearbox Software is bringing in a whole new world and cast of characters with its upcoming shooter Battleborn, with the studio sharing some new details ahead of its release this May.

In a new blog post from publisher 2K Games, Gearbox Software revealed the minimum and recommended PC specifications for Battleborn, which you can view below:

Minimum System Requirements:

  • OS: Windows 7 x64-Bit or Later
  • CPU: Intel i5-750 / AMD Phenom IIx4 945
  • RAM: 6 GB
  • Hard Drive: 30 GB free
  • Video Memory: 1 GB
  • Minimum Required Video Card: AMD HD 6870/ Nvidia GeForce GTX 460 or better, PhysX support
  • Sound: DirectX 11
  • Input: Keyboard or dual-analog gameplay

Recommended System Requirements:

  • OS: Windows 7 x64-Bit or Later
  • CPU: Intel i5-750 / AMD Phenom IIx4 945
  • RAM: 6 GB
  • Hard Drive: 50 GB free
  • Video Memory: 2 GB
  • Recommended Video Card: AMD HD 7850/ Nvidia GeForce GTX 660 or better, PhysX support
  • Sound: DirectX 11
  • Input: Keyboard or dual-analog gamepad

In addition to the PC system requirements, Gearbox also confirmed that the PC version will support both PS4 and Xbox One controllers, along with general PC gamepads. Support for the Steam Controller will also be coming after launch.

Gearbox also detailed that the game will not support either 4K or “off-sized displays” at launch, though the studio is “actively investigating both” for potential support in the future, after the game’s launch.

Along with the game’s technical details for PC, Gearbox also shared some new details on some of the multiplayer support and modes in Battleborn, such as both the PS4 and Xbox One versions both support local multiplayer for two players on one console, though both consoles allowing for local LAN support with another machine.

Battleborn will also include “Hardcore Mode,” where players can turn on the added difficulty for the game’s Story Mode and the ability to earn extra loot, “all new unlockable content,” and experience boss fights at much higher difficulty levels.

Battleborn releases for PS4, Xbox One, and PC on May 3rd, 2016.

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