Battlefield 2042 is now available for those that pre-ordered on PC, and while the game has a few teething problems, our review in progress says it’s a “giant playground” that could be a fan favourite. Unfortunately, the barrier to entry is a little steeper than it was during the FPS game’s closed beta, meaning you might need a beefier gaming PC to meet Battlefield 2042’s release day system requirements.
Much like before, you’ll need at least 100GB of free storage to house the game. You’ll benefit from putting it on an SSD rather than any old mechanical hard drive, too. In a song you’ll likely have heard time and time again, you’ll need 8GB of RAM to run the game at minimum, while 16GB is recommended. Nvidia DLSS even makes another appearance, so you can boost fps and hit a higher resolution.
The heart of your rig is where things get a little tricky, as EA has raised the bar from the closed beta in August. Intel users will still be able to play the game with the same equipment as before, but those on team red will now need to sport an AMD Ryzen 5 3600 to run the game. This was the previous recommended gaming CPU, but is now the bare minimum.
The recommended specs aren’t safe, either, with far more demanding graphics cards. Previously, EA suggested that you run an Nvidia GeForce RTX 2060 or AMD Radeon RX 5600 XT to hit 1080p at 60fps, but has since bumped them up to their current generation counterparts. This isn’t great news, with plenty of you still struggling to get your hands on a new GPU amid the shortage.
|OS||64-bit Windows 10||64-bit Windows 10|
|CPU||Intel Core i5 6600K
AMD Ryzen 5 3600
|Intel Core i7 4790
AMD Ryzen 7 2700X
|GPU||Nvidia GeForce GTX 1050 Ti
AMD Radeon RX 560
|Nvidia GeForce RTX 3060
AMD Radeon RX 6600 XT
Take the Battlefield 2042 system requirements test over at PCGameBenchmark and answer the question… Can I run Battlefield 2042?