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Battlefield 5 PC Requirements: 3 Things to Know

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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 your computer won’t meet Battlefield 5’s 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’ll probably 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, it’ll 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

EA posted early Battlefield 5 PC requirements including recommended graphic cards from AMD and NVIDIA and required versions of Windows. They looked like this:

  • 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

The company has since pulled those specs from its website because they weren’t official. They were a direct copy of Battlefield 1’s minimum specs. So if you see these floating around, ignore them.

EA’s published a new set of minimum and recommended specs for the Battlefield 5 beta. They’re much different than the placeholders and worth noting as we push toward the Battlefield 5 open beta’s release in September.

Battlefield 5 Open Beta Minimum Specs

  • OS: 64-bit Windows 7, Windows 8.1 and Windows 10
  • Processor (AMD): AMD FX-8350
  • Processor (Intel): Core i5 6600K
  • Memory: 8GB RAM
  • Graphics card (NVIDIA): nVidia GeForce GTX 1050/GTX 660 2GB
  • DirectX: 11.0 Compatible video card or equivalent
  • Online Connection Requirements: 512 KBPS or faster Internet connection
  • Hard-drive space: 50GB

Battlefield 5 Open Beta Recommended Specs

  • OS: 64-bit Windows 10
  • Processor (AMD): AMD Ryzen 3 1300x
  • Processor (Intel): Core i7 4790 or equivalent
  • Memory: 12GB RAM
  • Graphics card (NVIDIA): nVidia GeForce GTX 1060 6GB
  • DirectX: 11.1 Compatible video card or equivalent
  • Online Connection Requirements: 512 KBPS or faster Internet connection
  • Hard-drive space: 50GB

Battlefield 5 is still in development so we could see EA DICE make additional changes to the specs for the base version of the game, but these are the specs you should have on your radar as we approach the game’s release date.

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.

Compare your computer’s specs to the minimum and recommended specs for the Battlefield 5 beta. If your specs are nowhere close to these, you should consider making some upgrades.

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 5 page and download a Desktop application. This app will help you figure out your specs and determine if your PC fits these early requirements.

We could see the specs change ahead of the official release, but these will help you properly gauge for the future. If your rig can’t properly run the Battlefield 5 beta, it might not be able to run the full version of the game.

What If My PC Doesn’t Meet the Requirements?

If your computer doesn’t meet the minimum requirements, count on terrible performance. In some cases, the game might not launch 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 machine using the recommended 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 threshold, 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.

The beta is set to arrive for PC, Xbox One, and PS4 in early September.

2 Reasons to Buy Battlefield 5 & 6 Reasons to Wait

Buy If You Want a Game to Play for the Next Year

Buy If You Want a Game to Play for the Next Year

If you're looking to get a huge bang for your buck, think about investing in Battlefield 5. 

Unlike Call of Duty and other first person shooters, Battlefield 5 comes with a single player campaign dubbed War Stories. Each War Story takes about an hour or so to complete, but they're actually quite fun. 

Of course, there's also the game's extensive multiplayer component which puts you on the ground with up to 63 other players on the battlegrounds of World War 2. 

As time goes on, EA DICE will deliver new maps, new weapons, new skins, and brand new game modes. And unlike some games (Battlefield 1 and COD Black Ops 4, for instance) you won't have to pay for any of the DLC content. 

Battlefield 5's DLC is dubbed Tides of War and players can expect four expansions during the game's first year out on shelves. You can expect lots of changes to both the single player and multiplayer modes as support for Battlefield 5 will go on for several years. 

So if you're looking to buy a game that doesn't immediately end up in your drawer or CD case, Battlefield 5 is worth a look.

It's a solid investment at $60 and it will provide you with hundreds of hours of entertainment in the months, and perhaps years, to come. 

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