If we were to ask which two sagas are more popular within PC first-person military action then the answer would be Call of Duty or Battlefield. Well, the latter has returned to its origins with Battlefield 2042 and we finally know what technical requirements our PC must meet in order to play the Electronic Arts hit of the year.
The Battlefield saga is EA’s response to Activision’s popular Call of Duty, a rivalry that began with the third installment more than ten years ago and has lasted to this day. BF2042, as in the previous installments, makes use of the Frostbite graphics engine to deliver the maximum possible realism, which also implies having a computer with powerful hardware.
In a few days it will be the open beta prior to the launch of the game where potential buyers will be able to take a first look at it, however this beta will rather be a small demo by having only the Conquest mode, the Orbital map and four specialists. Well, surely you will be interested in knowing what PC you need to be able to play the Open beta of Battlefield 2042.
Technical requirements to be able to play Battlefield 2042
Starting with the minimum requirements, these are officially the following:
- CPU AMD Ryzen 5 3600 or Intel Core i5 6600K or higher. We are surprised on the one hand that the minimum requirement is a Zen 2 with 6 cores and on the other a much older processor, with four cores and without multi-thread capacity.
- 8 GB of RAM in the system.
- The minimum graphics card if you have an NVIDIA is a GeForce GTX 1050 Ti, but instead you are an AMD Radeon user so you will need a Radeon RX 560, both with 4GB video memory.
- As for storage, reserve a good amount, as the game will ask 100 GB total storage.
Since a demo does not require such an amount of space to install, we can easily conclude that these are the requirements for the final version of Battlefield 2042 and not just for playing open robe. That said, let’s go to the recommended ones.
- Regarding the processor, we recommend a generation low in the case of AMD and we move on to AMD Ryzen 7 2700X, so we understand that the game is designed to make use of 8 CPU cores, but again we find the same nonsense, since for Intel the game asks for a Core i7-4790. That is, from a much older generation with fewer cores.
- The system RAM to play in recommended is 16 GB, a specification that is being repeated a lot lately. Our recommendation is that you jump to that amount of memory when you can.
- When ordering a graphics card they do not fall short, since they ask for one AMD Radeon RX 6600 XT or one NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 or equivalent in potential with at least 8 GB of VRAM.
- The installation does not vary and remains of 100 GB, but a SSD. We wonder when the use of this storage unit will go from recommended to minimum requirements.
This is it, we hope you can enjoy Battlefield 2042 at full speed on your PC.