EA/DICE had Battlefield 1 available in open beta a week or two back and it was a rip-roaring success. That means many of you will have a good feel for how the finished game should run on your PC system(s). Nevertheless we have just been informed of the official minimum and recommended PC specs for this new Battlefield game.
Battlefield 1 is powered by the Frostbite graphics engine. Per-Olof Romell, DICE Director of Technology, says that the version of Frostbite used in Battlefield 1 "is the most optimized yet, enabling us to push more content than we've ever done before". The development team has also looked into netcode and server tech to help make the online functionality "the most solid" ever.
Despite it being the most optimised yet, the new game has the franchise's steepest PC requirements ever. Here's the official Battlefield 4 minimum and recommended PC system specs, side-by-side.
As you can see above, whatever version of Windows you use it should be a 64-bit one, understandable with the minimum and recommended amount of RAM being 8GB and 16GB respectively. As a minimum you should have a hexacore AMD FX 6350 processor or a quad-core Intel Core i5 6600K processor (an unlocked 14nm Skylake chip).
While the minimum graphics card requirements hark back to 2GB AMD and Nvidia cards which were mainstream about four years ago, the recommended graphics cards are ultra-new; the AMD Radeon RX 480 4GB, or the Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060 3GB or better.
If you are tempted to upgrade for this game don't forget that AMD is still offering a Battlefield 1 Early Enlister Deluxe Edition upgrade code when you purchase a Radeon RX 480 graphics card. That purchase will also grant you access to the game from 18th October – three days before the global launch.