Electronic Arts and Dice have revealed the system requirements for Battlefield 3, as well as the dates for when the different stages of the Battlefield 3 beta will roll out.

The Battlefield 3 beta will be released on Thursday 29th September, on PC, Xbox 360 and PS3.

Those of you who pre-ordered the game through Origin or who own the Limited Edition of Medal of Honour will get advanced access to the Battlefield 3 beta on Tuesday 27th September.

The Battlefield 3 beta will end on Monday 10th October for all players. You will not be able to carry progress across to the full game, though you will be able to keep your soldier name.

The system requirements for Battlefield 3, both the beta and final version, can be found below.

Minimum Requirements
OS: Windows Vista Service Pack 2 32-bit
Processor: 2GHz dual-core (Core 2 Duo 2.4GHz or Athlon X2 2.7GHz)
Memory: 2GB RAM
Hard drive: 20GB
Graphics card AMD: DirectX 10.1 compatible with 512MB RAM (ATI Radeon HD 3000, 4000, 5000 or 6000 series, with ATI Radeon HD 3870 or higher performance)
Graphics card Nvidia: DirectX 10.0 compatible with 512MB RAM (Nvidia GeForce 8, 9, 200, 300, 400 or 500 series with Nvidia GeForce 8800 GT or higher performance)
Sound card: DirectX compatible
Keyboard and mouse
DVD-ROM drive

Recommended Specifications
OS: Windows 7 64-bit
Processor: Quad-core CPU
Memory: 4GB RAM
Hard drive: 20GB
Graphics card: DirectX 11-compatible with 1GB of RAM (Nvidia GeForce GTX 560 or ATI Radeon 6950)
Sound card: DirectX compatible
Keyboard and mouse
DVD-ROM drive

Check out our Battlefield 3 preview for more information on the game, as well as the Battlefield 3 video below, then let us know your thoughts in the forums.


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