EA Comments on Battlefield Hardline Activation Limit

By   /   Mar 26, 2015

Battlefield Hardline has a weird DRM which makes it nearly impossible for graphic reviewers to judge performance. Here’s what happened, after testing the game’s performance on a handful of graphic cards, Guru3D was locked out of the game with the following message:

Too many computers have accessed this account’s version of Battlefield Hardline Deluxe. Please Try Again Later.

That’s a bit frustrating considering there was only one computer with different hardware specs, used to test the game’s performance.

According to some tests performed by Guru3D, Battlefield Hardline only allows five spec changes before locking you out for 24 hours. Make changes to your hardware again and you’re gone for another 24 hours.

EA was asked for a solution and the company has  released the following statement:

Origin authentication allows players to install a game on up to five different PCs every 24 hours. Players looking to benchmark more than five hardware configurations in one 24 hour period can contact our Customer Support team who can help.

Well, so far we don’t what what that solution is but at least there is one.  It is indeed a DRM which will be annoying for a number of people. But I don’t think an average user will be affected by this in any way.

On the other hand, EA has every right to protect their property but someone who has paid full price deserves to use his copy the way he wants to.

Are you OK with EA monitoring hardware changes in your PC?

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