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Battlefield Hardline beta trial loading time too slow

We told you that the Battlefield Hardline beta had gone live first on Xbox. Now we are pleased to confirm that the Battlefield Hardline beta on PS4 is live as well, but there seems to be an issue with a very long install time.

We’re not talking about the actual Battlefield Hardline beta download, as that alone is 2.77GB on PS4. Once you have installed that, you are going to be surprised to see that there appears to be a second waiting time before you can actually play.

When you move past the main menu, you’ll see a message which states that Battlefield Hardline is ‘currently installing’, with a beta trial % beginning at 25%.

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We can see from our own game that this is moving up very slowly, even on a 100MB connection – maybe 20 minutes for an extra 10% progress.

For those who are on slow connections, we hope that this doesn’t involve an even longer wait as it could get unbearable for those that are just wanting to play after installing the initial file.

Are you in the exact same position right now, where you are staring at the Battlefield Hardline beta trial loading time on your screen?

Let us know your thoughts on this below, happy gaming to everyone once you actually manage to get into a game.

Written by Alan Ng

Alan has been working for Product-Reviews since 2009 and became the Editor-in-chief in 2014. He has a passion for technology, the latest mobile phones and gadgets, and the gaming industry. Alan is a graduate of Canterbury Christ Church University and completed a B.A in Commercial Music in 2008. While expressing a keen interest in all areas that PR cover, you'll usually find Alan in the gaming section, where he'll be keeping enthusiasts up to date on all the latest news and reviews for consoles and PC.

Contact Alan Ng: alan@product-reviews.net

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Recker
Recker

Well I suppose it could be the massive amount of people all jumping on this console wide open beta they are having. The beta itself wasn’t even up until around 3-4pm today, no surpise. But immediatley started downloading when it became available and after 7 hours of rest mode I’m still at 9.12gb11.61gb. It’s gone up .7 in a hour.

vapor lok
vapor lok

It is taking waaaay too long to download this. 10% progress in 2 hours on a 60 mps internet for my PS4……DICE/EA needs to consider extending beta another couple of days because of this issue

guest
guest

It’s been 7 hours and is still on 79%. On Verizon FiOS connection.

Jeff Cook
Jeff Cook

Hence again I predict broken programming. Bf4 all over again. You should never have to install a game twice. Not even a Beta I see EA is still up to its snake in the grass tactics. I am still going to try the beta. I hope I am wrong. Most likely not. I am willing to give this a chance. But something technical like this is all too familiar.

Shane Yaple
Shane Yaple

for some reason my beta trial went no where from 45% when put into rest mode. not sure why. it was in rest mode for a few hours atleast.

Anders Krong
Anders Krong

Hate to complain, but this sure is a bummer. I couldn’t wait to try the sniping in this game (even thought its basically bf4). Grinder out my homework while the initial file was downloading…. Now i have to wait till what seems like tomorrow night to play? Yikes. If anyone has suggestions let me know please! Just put mine into rest mode, but who knows what that will do :/

Jim
Jim

Finally loaded

Ian
Ian

on my ps4 in rest mode it went up 13% in about an hour in rest mode

TriLL
TriLL

I gave up trying to download this beta, I haven’t played a battlefield game so when I started the download I was genuinely hyped but after 8 hours my beta trial went from 24 % to 27 % completely unacceptable, I won’t be supporting this ip until EA decides to take there heads out of ther stupid asses

connor
connor

putting the ps4 in rest mode helps the speed of the download. the download will still go if you close the app. i got from 25% to 64% in 30 min..hope this helps

NativeSoul
NativeSoul

Iam so glad i found this page i thought something was wrong with my ps4 or something. i been stuck at 28% for the last 20 min this really sucks

heidings
heidings

Done in under an hour… not sure what the problem is for you all

swag
swag

Ok so mine has probably loaded 3% in an hour. I was really hyped to play this at school but it looks like I wont be playing it till after school tomorrow… Thanks!

isaiah
isaiah

My friends are opening up the game from just being downloaded and he started playing can I reopen my app or my percent will be restarted

Jake
Jake

Can i leave it in rest mode as it installs?

john
john

put it in rest mode and it will download faster

Oscar H. Trigueros
Oscar H. Trigueros

Cant pass black screen with loading symbol

james
james

31% when I came in around 4:30. 4 hours later, only 40% progress, and it looks like it froze at 71%.

Dan
Dan

started downloading at 25% at 3am last night…. now it’s 12.20pm (OVER 9 HOUR LATER) and i’m only at 54%

enragedtoast
enragedtoast

Been stuck at 30% for an hour or so now…

Marcus Andersson
Marcus Andersson

is 1-2% each minute considered fast installation of the game after download is complete? hm

Isaiah
Isaiah

Can I leave my ps4 in rest mode or I got to leave it on the game menu

john
john

Put your ps4 in rest mode and that helps with the download speed

PLATINUM
PLATINUM

Look at all you people complaining. It’s a FREE OPEN BETA. Shut up about download times, and say hey, thanks for letting us try out the game! Jesus.

Mike
Mike

Re-posting this once more since it worked for me and my game is downloaded/installed. How to get faster downloads on the Playstation 4 / Playstation 3 (Similar) 1. Press the PlayStation Button 2. Select the Settings menu 3. Select Network 4. Select Set Up Internet Connection 5. Select either Wifi or LAN Cable, whichever is your preferred setup 6. Select Custom 7. Select Manual 8. Now, depending on your set up, and whether or not you have a firm grasp of handling a CUSTOM set-up as opposed to the EASY option, you may want to select the default choice for… Read more »

G
G

F*** this slow installation!

Gareth Roberts
Gareth Roberts

Mike is a God. He spoke to me in a forum and my frustration and anger all washed away. All hail Mike.

Gareth Roberts
Gareth Roberts

Just to let everyone know the game is downloading not installing. It’s the feature of play as it downloads. If you select options button on the application and go to information it will show Download Status. After using Mike’s suggestion below have a look. Mine has downloaded 1gb in 2 minutes.

Mike
Mike

How to get faster downloads on the Playstation 4 / Playstation 3 (Similar) 1. Press the PlayStation Button 2. Select the Settings menu 3. Select Network 4. Select Set Up Internet Connection 5. Select either Wifi or LAN Cable, whichever is your preferred setup 6. Select Custom 7. Select Manual 8. Now, depending on your set up, and whether or not you have a firm grasp of handling a CUSTOM set-up as opposed to the EASY option, you may want to select the default choice for each option leading up to the DNS Settings tab (Those being IP Address, Subnet… Read more »

Josh
Josh

Started at 73% and hasn’t budged in 45 minutes

mike
mike

I HAVE THE SOLUTION! Change your primary DNS setting to 8.8.8.8. and your secondary to 8.8.4.4.

Jeffrey
Jeffrey

1,5 hour 70%

Mike
Mike

2 hours in and at 61%. What is this? 1998?

tonandon
tonandon

47% looks like I’ll be ingame only after tomorrow’s working day =[

lee killick
lee killick

Anyone know if BFH will download from rest mode or do you have to leave it on the game menu

South West Uk
South West Uk

ive been down this for hours

South West Uk
South West Uk

65% ?

Sergio Andres Picon Martinez
Sergio Andres Picon Martinez

38% for ten minutes now…. oh 39% now

Patrizio Palazzetti
Patrizio Palazzetti

Downloaded on PS4 but when I start BFH I only see a black screen with a rotating blue arrow at the top right corner … closed and restarted de application … restarted my PS4 … same behavior … any ideas how to fix it?

Pothead
Pothead

When I’m stoned, I always take too little food to my room. I always hate it to go all the way downstairs (I live on the top floor) to get more food. I’m posting this, so you guys know that there are worse things.

TurboTrup
TurboTrup

Im waiting several minutes to just gain 1% more…

Kevin Tharp
Kevin Tharp

The initial 2.87 GB download only took about 20 mins to finsh and its been installing for an hour now. Luckily I’m at 90% and hopefully it isn’t much longer. What’s even worse is it won’t continue to install in the background :- so you have to dit here and stare at this menu screen like an idiot. normally when you download a game it has a install file, downloading at the same time, in the download section of the notifications.

daddybashface
daddybashface

Started at 23%, after 45 min its only at 24% and has not changed in a half hour. Ridiculous

Trent Whetsel (whetsel2)
Trent Whetsel (whetsel2)

To Download on PS4, go to Playstation Store>Games>New>New This Month. You should see it available. Took an hour to download the 2-3GB going on the second hour and is stating BETA TRIAL 33%. Praying it goes faster so we can play.

Singh
Singh

Downloaded at 8pm (GMT) only at 4.72GB at 10pm going by that it should be done by 1am :/.

Dylan
Dylan

65% after half an hour on PS4. I guess EU servers are faster?

Julian Corlett
Julian Corlett

Well after installing it and waiting about 5 minutes for the menu to pop up it was at 30% I’ve been waiting about 3 hours and it’s at 64%

Maybe EA should have made the game available on the 1st and made it playable on the 3rd seeing as how everyone all over the world with a ps4 is affected by this.

Whiskers Mr
Whiskers Mr

Same here on PS4, 150Mbps connection and after 6 long hours still on 68% after re-downloading and installing.. On my pc it took only 20 minutes to download and game was ready instantly. I want to get to play with my friends on PS4 🙁

jeevy
jeevy

If you cant find it go on live from playstation look for people who are playing it and press view on playstation store

Mike
Mike

You have to download the full 11.63GB, the game opens after 2.77GB but it still has to download the rest. Only way to see it is – System Storage Management – Applications – Battlefield Hardline Beta.

Nothappy
Nothappy

9 hours 87 %

Zac Mudgett
Zac Mudgett

For everyone that cant find it on PSN. I live in dallas. go on the ps store on a computer, look up hardline beta it will say free. buy it then have it loaded on to your ps4/ps3

torben
torben

been waiting nearly 3 hours and all its done is 33%. Im on the urge of just giving up. im wasting valuable gaming time.

Connor Sweeney
Connor Sweeney

Same here. After waiting 3 – 4 hours for it to download now its installing its at 25% and its taking ages. Quite disappointing, I just wanna play it and try it out. But i wont be pre ordering at this rate

nopeee
nopeee

I downloaded like 5% in like 2 hours.
*facepalm*
What’s the problem with the downloading?

Samuel
Samuel

is it now available in the PS Store? because i still cant find it, i already tried everything, i live in texas by the way, mountain time

Sam Cooper
Sam Cooper

Gosh this really hyped me up until now. They should make the beta 7days rather than 5 since this is wasting lots of time…

Tobias
Tobias

Do i have to keep connected to the internet to keep downloading? If so, can I just put it in sleep mode?

Andre Souheu
Andre Souheu

US PSN is faster than EU? anyone knows?

Krzysztof Niedzwiecki
Krzysztof Niedzwiecki

got exact problem 50% in 3 hours broadband speed 50mbps

Heislegend
Heislegend

Mines been stuck on 31% for an hour and not moved. My connection isn’t great so might be that. Ridiculous. Put me off even bothering with this already as been looking forward to trying it all day.

Brendan
Brendan

I call bull its not there

Brannan O'Rawe
Brannan O'Rawe

any ways i can make it faster?

Daemer
Daemer

Installation has nothing to do with your internet speed…

Michael
Michael

Under demos there is a section for beta Hardline beta is in there

Jaye
Jaye

they said its finally out in us, but i cant find on my ps4

pilluntuhoaja
pilluntuhoaja

I have been installing for over 5 hours and it has been stuck on 79% for ages…

DavieCoatbridge
DavieCoatbridge

I am currently at 90% and that has took 4 hours so far.

Hardline137327
Hardline137327

Ok guys on PS4 you can close the application and the download WILL continute. go to setting>system storage management>applications>battlefield hardline then look at the download status.

noddy2000
noddy2000

I started on 23%

Taz
Taz

Slow here in Dubai

Hardline4728
Hardline4728

When I close the application on ps4 will it stay downloading?

Ogsneakerhead
Ogsneakerhead

Us

Ogsneakerhead
Ogsneakerhead

This is really unfair US still haven’t received this yet

Hendrik
Hendrik

I had the same bs when i bought bf4 from the ps store. I thought that this “installing” which is actually just downloading won’t happen again. Man I was wrong. Next Gen xdddd

Omgimgonnapulloutmytestes
Omgimgonnapulloutmytestes

when i serach Google, this is the only site that is actually talking about beta install taking too long. EA or whoever else is in charge Of this should know that many people are getting frustrated. This issue should be adressed to them.

Dominic
Dominic

Is this actually live in US yet? I can’t find it in the store.

matt1383
matt1383

i am stuck at 74% anyone else having the same problem

colm shinners
colm shinners

well i’m at 29% after 4 hours of downloading me i think it is the slowest battlefield evar

Tim2707
Tim2707

I have 2% in an hour
🙁

Jake
Jake

Mine went pretty fast, but now its been stuck at 100% for the past 20 mins XD

Joe
Joe

This is all sony’s fault! They put that chappy gimmick in that you can (download while you play) but no it dosent work I’ve only seen one game do it which was UFC and it took 2 days to install! Sony keep pressuring developers to put this into there games but if you can download maybe 30% of an initial download and play why is there 100% anyway? That’s like basic maths. But no I’m one of the unlucky few with a 1mb per second download speed and I’m not going to get to play this. Oh and one more… Read more »

ValDe
ValDe

1 hour and i go 25 % to 29 % it was really indeed fastest battlefield yet!

mats
mats

it took me 4 hours and 36 min to install.

Chas
Chas

Why is it taking SOOOO long to install? It’s just the beta. By the time it installs the beta will be over! Does it continue if you go off the screen on a different game or in rest mode?

the creed gamer
the creed gamer

This reminds me of destiny and GTA 5 where you install a small part and then wait AGES to install the rest. I mean why couldn’t they have put it so it installs the full game in one go and then instantly play once its done?

mats
mats

okay 4 hours later.. 86%

mattylad
mattylad

Just got on whoop whoop got to 70 percent and jumped to 100 hope its the same for u guys!!

mattylad
mattylad

Wat a joke this why cant it be like any other download after the last beta ur lucky your getting my time of day absolute joke this better be good

jack
jack

You can.play other games, while.installing. It keeps progressing

jane
jane

I’ve got a 4 mb line. By the time it’s done the beta will be closed..sigh.

Steve_HxC
Steve_HxC

started at 25% now at 49% . taken about 1.5 hours on top of the 80 minute download in the first place . this had better be worth it

Niall Campbell
Niall Campbell

2 hours to get to 39% 😐. Must the game remain open for the install to continue?

Kristian Konradsen
Kristian Konradsen

As I watched the pop-up message ” Battlefield Hardline Beta has been installed” my heart rate shot through the roof. I quit my mid-game fifa match and launched it in a hurry. The anticipation was killing me. Cool video bruh… move on! Jeje, i know what battlelog is, just let me launch into a game asap.
What in the name of God is this!!? Beta trial 25% ?? I thought.. oh no.. you didn’t… You might as well have rickrolled me instead…
Two hours later… 49%… fu*k me…

Zennon Mozek
Zennon Mozek

how did you guys download the beta? I can’t seem to find it on the ps store.

Danny
Danny

maybe since it first said the download was 12GB and you only download 3gb its now downloading the other 9 GB…maybe…hope not xD

Niall Campbell
Niall Campbell

Does this mean the rest of the game won’t start downloading until this huge install is over?

Meloadyoulongtime
Meloadyoulongtime

Google led me here as I thought there was something wrong with my PS4, I don’t understand why it’s taking so long. Very frustrating.

Danny
Danny

same here started at 25 20min later its now at 35….

Dylan
Dylan

Mine started on 23% and has so far reached 24%! The time is killing me 🙁

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