EA shares Battlefield 2042 PC minimum and recommended specs

Written by bit-tech news

August 4, 2021 | 11:00

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If you are a fan of the EA/DICE Battlefield franchise, there has been quite a bit of news about the upcoming Battlefield 2042 in recent days / hours. As well as the headlining PC minimum and recommended specifications reveal, we hear that six technical playtest sessions have been scheduled between 12th and 15th August, and that a scene-setting short film called Exodus will be released on 12th August.


Minimum specs:

Recommended specs:

OS: 64-bit Windows 10

Processor (AMD): AMD FX-8350

Processor (Intel): Core i5 6600K

Memory: 8GB

Video Memory: 4GB

Graphics card (AMD): Radeon RX 560

Graphics card (Nvidia): GeForce GTX 1050 Ti

DirectX: 12
   
OS: 64-bit Windows   10
   
Processor (AMD): AMD   Ryzen 5 3600
   
Processor (Intel):   Intel Core i7 4790
   
Memory: 16GB
   
Video Memory: 8GB
   
Graphics card (AMD):   Radeon RX 5600 XT
   
Graphics card (Nvidia):   GeForce RTX 2060
   
DirectX: 12   

The PC specs required by the latest Battlefield are just a slight increment above the ones published for Battlefield 5. For the minimum specs, one can now see that one of the major limiting factors evident is the increase in minimum VRAM from 2GB to 4GB. Processor and system Ram minimums remain the same as for BFV. Moving along to the recommended specs, we see a similar slant in the GPU upgrades being more important than upgrading your CPU. The old favourites of the GTX 1060 and RX 580 used to be good enough to be recommended, but now they have been supplanted by the RTX 2060 and RX 5600 XT.

If you are interested in having a go in Battlefield 2042 a bit early, you should try and get an invitation to the six playtest sessions scheduled for between 12th and 15th August. EA/DICE are inviting "a few thousand" participants to this play test. However, there is going to be much wider testing opportunities available when the open beta goes live in September.

Also on 12th August, you will be able to catch a short film premiere which will introduce you to the world of Battlefield 2042 – it sounds like you will have about 20 years of tumultuous future history to absorb. The 'Exodus' video will go live on the day at 8am PT / 11am ET / 5pm BST. A brief glimpse of the action is teased on the official Battlefield Twitter account.

Battlefield 2042 launches on 22nd October 2021.

Battlefield 1 and Battlefield 5 are currently free to grab if you are an Amazon Prime subscriber.


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