Battleborn's PC specs revealed in addition to Hardcore & Competitive Multiplayer Modes

There's still much more to Battleborn than its 25 completely unique characters.

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2K and Gearbox Software have announced a number of new details regarding some of Battleborn’s upcoming features, which includes a Hardcore Mode, Competitive Multiplayer Modes, support for color blindness, and more.

Hardcore Mode allows players to take on more difficult enemies as they progress through Story episodes with the promise of extra loot and new unlockable content, while the Competitive Multiplayer Modes has players fighting amongst themselves. A total of three modes will be available: Incursion, Capture, and Meltdown.

Here’s an explanation of each Competitive Multiplayer Mode:

  • Incursion: Take out the enemy’s two Spider Sentry Drones before they get to yours.  
  • Capture: It’s a classic capture-and-control showdown between two teams of heroes… but more badass!
  • Meltdown: Each team marches waves of minions to their death, and scores points for every minion who throws themselves into the incinerator. The team with the most scrap metal, wins.

To help those who are color blind, Gearbox Software has made it possible for players to pick your team and the opposing team’s color. This color is applied to enemy color, health bars, competitive objectives, and more and is available on all versions of the game.

In addition to these newly-announced features, Battleborn’s PC specs have been revealed along with support for PS4, Xbox One, and Steam controllers, although 4K and off-sized displays won’t be supported at launch.

Here’s what you’ll need to run Battleborn at its minimum settings:

  • 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

And here are its 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

Battleborn is scheduled to be released on May 3, 2016 on PC, Xbox One, and PlayStation 4.

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