Battlefield 1 PC System Requirements Are Steep
Battlefield 1

If you thought you could get away with a low to mid-tier PC for Battlefield 1, you’ve got another thing coming. DICE released the official system specifications and requirements for the PC version of Battlefield 1 and you either need to think about upgrading or think about buying a new PC if you don’t already have a top of the line rig.

Blues picked up the news from over on the Battlefield website. If you bought a gaming computer within the last two years then you’re likely going to meet the minimum requirements. If you bought a home productivity PC designed for spreadsheets, Facebook and maybe checking out porn because you aren’t getting any from the missus, then you probably won’t meet the minimum specs. You can check out the details below for the minimum system requirements for Battlefield 1.

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

So you’ll need 8GB of system RAM just to get started? Whew. That’s doozy. The 50GB is just 10GB shy of GTA V‘s hard drive requirements… only the major difference is that Battlefield 1 isn’t a large-scale open-world city with hundreds of different NPCs. It does have dynamic weather, a multitude of vehicles and plenty of 4K ready assets, so that’s likely why the space requirements are almost as high as Rockstar’s open-world crime drama.

The CPU and GPU requirements on the minimum side are pretty steep. You’ll need at least 2GB of VRAM and an i5 just to put the tip of the game into the fun slot of your PC.

Things don’t get any easier if you’re looking to run the game at 1080p and 60fps with the graphics maxed out on ultra. Check out the recommended specs below.

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

Windows 10 as a recommended specification? I didn’t know DICE offered textual notes for stand-up comedy. I’ll remember that on open mic night. As for the GPU and CPU specs, you’ll need at least the new Pascal GTX 1060 3GB or the RX 480 4GB unit to run the game maxed out. Hefty. The i7 and FX 8350 pretty much means only the elite of the elite will be able to play Battlefield 1 maxed out.

One thing I’m curious about is if the specs are padded or if the game will actually require such hefty hardware to run on the max settings? I’m sure the benchmarks will reveal a lot when the time comes.

You can look for Battlefield 1 to launch on October 21st next month for the PC, PS4 and Xbox One.


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