Battlefield 1 system requirements: what you need to play on PC

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Fans of the Battlefield series are no doubt looking forward to developer DICE’s Battlefield 1, which is no doubt one of the most eagerly awaited video games of 2016. And taking into account that the game will feature what appears to be an epic single player campaign, dynamic multiplayer modes and a spectator mode that lets players record the action in a variety of ways, it makes sense that expectations are sky-high for DICE’s game.

And those looking forward to play on PC will likely want to know what Battlefield 1’s minimum and recommended system requirements are in order to get the most out of the game, and thankfully DICE recently revealed what kind of machine PC gamers will need to enjoy Battlefield 1’s World War I action.

The game’s minimum requirements are pretty reasonable, though, with players being able to get by with an AMD FX-6350 or a Core i5 6600K processor and a Nvidia GTX 660 or HD 7850 AMD graphics card, while whose who want a better gameplay experience will need to meet the game’s steeper recommended requirements.

DICE recommends players have access to a pretty beefy PC to make the most out of the game, one equipped with a speedy Intel Core i7 or equivalent AMD processor and a healthy 16 GB of memory, plus a powerful GTX 1060 or RX 480 graphics card.

This is understandable taking into that the game will make use of the latest iteration of the Frostbite engine to deliver some pretty great looking visuals as we’ve seen in Battlefield 1’s preview videos so far. Frostbite has also been used in other EA titles like DICE’s own Star Wars Battlefront and the recently released FIFA 17, both of which undoubtedly looked great.

But despite the somewhat demanding system requirements, Battlefield 1 could prove to be one of the best action games of the year, and it would be a great thing is DICE’s highly anticipated  game lived up to expectations and brought a smile to fans of the Battlefield series when it’s released later this month.

System Requirements

Minimum System Requirements

OS: 64-bit Windows 7, Windows 8.1 and Windows 10

Processor (AMD): AMD FX-6350

Processor (Intel): Core i5 6600K

Memory: 8GB RAM

Graphics card (AMD): AMD Radeon™ HD 7850 2GB

Graphics card (NVIDIA): nVidia GeForce® GTX 660 2GB

DirectX: 11.0 Compatible video card or equivalent

Online Connection Requirements: 512 KBPS or faster Internet connection

Hard-drive space: 50GB

 

Recommended System Requirements:

OS: 64-bit Windows 10 or later

Processor (AMD): AMD FX 8350 Wraith

Processor (Intel): Intel Core i7 4790 or equivalent

Memory: 16GB RAM

Graphics card (AMD): AMD Radeon™ RX 480 4GB

Graphics card (NVIDIA): NVIDIA GeForce® GTX 1060 3GB

DirectX: 11.1 Compatible video card or equivalent

Online Connection Requirements: 512 KBPS or faster Internet connection

Available Disk Space: 50GB

 

Note: Battlefield 1 will be released on October 21, 2016. Available on PS4, Xbox One and PC.

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  • Lee

    Unnecessary requirements pushed by Nvidia and AMD, generating EA more revenue. I’m running this on Ultra, at 1080p, with a smoother 60fps frame rate than I did on Battlefield 4, using a Core i5-2500K at 4.4GHz and a GTX 970 at 1480MHz boost clock (via MSI Afterburner). Using 8GB of RAM. I imagine some maps are going to require more than others, especially large ones, but I’m yet to get anywhere near the suggested RAM requirements. Overkill recommendations misleading people.

    Still… it’s nice to be able to play with something less than what they recommend and still enjoy the game to its fullest. Granted, the GTX 970 is pretty similar performance wise to the RX 480, even if it is much older lol.