If you just built or bought a powerful new PC, Battlefield 5 should run smoothly on your rig. On the flip side, if your rig’s hardware is getting old, there’s a chance you won’t meet the Battlefield 5 spec requirements.
When Battlefield 5 launches this fall it will do so on the Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and Windows PC. EA hasn’t confirmed a release on Nintendo Switch.
If you plan on buying the game on Xbox One or PlayStation 4, you might encounter bugs and performance problems, but the game will be playable. If you plan on buying Battlefield 5 for Windows PC, you’ll need to make sure your computer is capable of running the game.
If you own an older Windows PC there’s a chance the game won’t boot or, if it does, run so poorly you’ll probably want to think about returning it to the store.
Here’s everything we know so far about the Battlefield 5 PC specs and what you need to do before you pre-order a copy of the game.
Battlefield 5 PC Requirements
If you’re already familiar with your PC’s internal specifications, you’ll want to run down this list and ensure your setup is ready to run Battlefield 5.
- 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
These early specifications are subject to change so don’t read too much into them just yet. (Note: They appear to be a direct copy and paste from Battlefield 1’s minimum specifications.) There’s a very good chance they change later this year given that Battlefield 5 is still in development.
Look for EA to confirm more concrete specs ahead of the Battlefield 5 beta this summer.
Can My PC Run Battlefield 5?
Before you pre-order Battlefield 5 you’ll want to make sure your Windows PC meets the minimum requirements. There are a few ways to get this done.
The quickest way to track down your PC specs is via the System Information panel in Windows. Go to your Start Menu, select Run and type in msinfo32.
If you’re in the right place, you’ll find your computer’s specs. Once EA locks down concrete minimum and recommended specs, you’ll be able to compare your hardware to the lists.
You can also use Can You Run It. Can You Run It provides a quick and easy way to figure out if your Windows PC can run Battlefield 5 if these are indeed the minimum specifications.
Head on over to the Battlefield 1 page where you can download a Desktop application. This app will help you figure out your specs and determine if your PC fits these early requirements.
While these Battlefield 5 PC specs could change, they will help you properly gauge for the future. If your rig can’t properly run Battlefield 1, it probably won’t be able to run Battlefield 5.
What If My PC Doesn’t Meet Requirements?
If your computer doesn’t meet the minimum requirements, you can count on terrible performance. In some cases, you might not be able to launch the game at all.
If you want the best Battlefield 5 on Windows PC, you’ll want to make sure your computer is outfitted with a good amount of RAM, a newer processor, and a solid graphics card.
Battlefield 5 will work on a PC using the minimum PC requirements, but you won’t be able to run it on the highest settings. You’ll almost certainly need to go into settings and tone everything down in order for it to be playable.
If your PC is on the fence, you’ll want to try the Battlefield 5 beta when it arrives for Windows PC later this year. It’ll help you determine if you want, or need, to make some upgrades to your PC’s hardware.
Pre-Order if You Want to Play Battlefield 5 ASAP
If you want to play Battlefield 5 the second it goes live you'll want to pre-order a very specific copy of the game.
Pre-ordering the game's Deluxe Edition will grant you three days early access to the final version of the game in October.
Those who pre-order the regular version of the game ($60) will get access to Battlefield 5 on October 19th while those who pay a little bit more for the Deluxe Edition ($80) will get access to the game on October 16th.
If you want to play even earlier than that, you should think about getting an EA Access (Xbox) or Origin Access (PC) account.
The Battlefield 5 Play First Trial for EA Access and Origin Access members opens up on October 11th. Both require a paid subscription, but they'll give you the earliest access to the game.
If you think you might want to start ranking up your character the second Battlefield 5 goes live, think about putting in a pre-order.