Star Wars Battlefront 2 PC System Requirements Released for Upcoming Open Beta

Written by Jon Sutton on Tue, Sep 26, 2017 4:30 PM
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Apologies for two nuggets of Star Wars Battlefront 2 in a row, but along with the trailer, DICE has also reveal Battlefront 2's PC system requirements for its upcoming open beta test. Just try not to take a lightsabre to a Jedi orphanage once you've seen the minimum CPU requirement for Star Wars Battlefront 2.

Star Wars Battlefront 2 Beta Minimum System Requirements

  • OS: Windows 7 64-bit 
  • CPU: Intel Core i5-6600K 3.5 GHz or AMD FX-6350 3.9 GHz
  • RAM: 8 GB System Memory
  • GPU RAM: 2GB Video Memory
  • GPU: Nvidia GeForce GTX 660 or AMD Radeon HD 7850
  • DX: DirectX 11
  • HDD: 15GB Available Hard Drive Space

Star Wars Battlefront 2 Beta Recommended System Requirements

  • OS: Windows 10 64-bit
  • CPU: Intel Core i5-7600K 3.8 GHz or AMD FX-8350 4.0 GHz
  • RAM: 16 GB System Memory
  • GPU RAM: 3GB Video Memory
  • GPU: Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060 3GB or AMD Radeon RX 480 4GB
  • DX: DirectX 12
  • HDD: 15GB Available Hard Drive Space

OK, so the minimum Intel CPU made me chuckle. Scratch that, it was uproarious laughter. If an Intel Core i5-6600K is the minimum CPU required for Star Wars Battlefront 2, I'll kiss a rancor's ass. In all seriousness, there's not a chance that a much lower-end CPU won't be able to run SWBF2 without a hitch. Those who played the original will have recognised that it and Battlefield 1 are sharing much the same tech, so a similar level of performance seems almost certain. Both Battlefield 1 and Star Wars Battlefront were fantastically well optimised and ran on a wide range of systems.

With that out the way, the system requirements for Star Wars Battlefront II are pretty much exactly the same as the original Substitute a GeForce GTX 970 for a GTX 1060 3GB, and the Radeon R9 290 for an RX 480 4GB and you're basically there. I don't foresee any major performance surprises on this front. Whatever the FPS you were picking up in SWBF of BF1, expect to achieve a similar level of performance in Star Wars Battlefront 2.

As ever, these are beta system requirements so they are subject to change. In particular, we'd expect the install size to end up at 50GB+. Everything else is so similar to DICE's previous games though that it seems unlikely they'll change much between now and Star Wars Battlefront II's November 17th launch.

As ever, remember you can always check out how well your PC can run the Star Wars Battlefront 2 System Requirements here, where you can check benchmarking and performance from other users. Compare your graphics card to the Star Wars Battlefront 2 GPU benchmark chart and we also have a Star Wars Battlefront II Frames Per Second system performance chart for you to check.

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20:54 Sep-28-2017

Funny how the minimum and recommended CPU requirements on the intel side are quite the same and so far ahead of the AMD requirements that it absolutely makes no sense.

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20:09 Sep-28-2017

Actually, I've had difficulty running battlefield 1. Not sure why, but my CPU gets pegged at 100% while I'm getting 30-50 fps. Seems terribly unoptimized to me, though that doesn't seem to be the general consensus online. Not sure what's up.

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01:37 Sep-30-2017

cap the game at 60 fps (GameTIme.MaxVariableFps 60), through nvidia contr. pnl set physix to your gpu, set maximum prerendered frames to 2(RenderDevice.RenderFramesAheadLimit 2), use borderless window mode and switch to dx11. also close every background app and set bf1.exe priority to realtime in task manager

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21:41 Sep-27-2017

Weren't Battlefront 2015's official system requirements hilariously over-inflated as well? Not sure why EA has a habit of doing things like that with their system requirements.

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09:36 Sep-28-2017

I suspect it's just to ease the burden on themselves if it doesn't run great on a particular configuration. If anyone contacts them with a technical problem and they don't meet these specs they can just shrug their shoulders and link them to the system specs.

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23:52 Sep-28-2017

Makes some sense, I suppose, but you'd figure they'd end up losing more money in lost sales from people with respectable rigs who think they can't run the game because they "only" have a Haswell i5 CPU.

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15:58 Sep-27-2017

how is an fx-6350 required OR an i5-6660,not to mention that is EXTREEEEMLEY high,i mean people have i5 4460s and i7 2500s and play battlefield games normally,the AMD is WAAAAY behind the I5 cpu.

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16:08 Sep-27-2017

true, fx 6350 is way behind i5 6600K, BUT i5 4460 or 3rd gen can't handle a smooth 60+ fps on 64 player maps on bf1.

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16:31 Sep-27-2017

I'd have to disagree with your statement that i5 4460 can't handle 60 fps on BF1. On my experience, I got stable 60(I think, it was a long time ago) fps on near highest settings(don't remember exact, only played OPB). And I was playing on Ultrawide 1080p.

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21:04 Sep-27-2017

personally I have unstable performance with my 3570 in 64 player servers. Quite frequent fps drops to the forties with my CPU usage maxed to 100% on all cores... The only game my CPU has failed me.

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21:48 Sep-27-2017

That's why i wrote this. I had an i5-3570K overclocked to 4.2 ghz before going for ryzen. 100% usage (in messy situations) and drops in the low 40's (which carried stuttering with them). The 4460 is below my previous performance so it does have some troubles on that title.

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11:22 Sep-28-2017

Yeah. I am really happy about my 4900 mhz 7800X. Togheter with a overclocked 1080Ti and 3800mhz CL16 (18-18-38-1T) RAM and it's a killer.


Up to 75% usage in BF1 at 140-160 FPS, on a 4.9 ghz 7800X :O

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15:09 Sep-28-2017

Yeah bf1 eats CPUs for breakfast...

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20:11 Sep-28-2017

So it isn't just me then. That's good.

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14:42 Sep-27-2017

cpu requirments=Any quad core from the last 10 years will do.

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21:53 Sep-27-2017

The game engine is the same as bf1, and the requirements are the same. Bf1 is quite an intensive cpu title and doesn't lock the game on 60fps with i5 below the 6600 model. That was my experience with the 3570K (oc 4.2ghz) and the same response i got from ea support

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11:53 Sep-27-2017

Do I really need 16 GB of RAM ? Battlefield 1 runs at ULTRA with stable 60+ fps with only 8GB Dual Channel (Single Channel struggles to maintain 60 FPS)
Here's proof, not my video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0XmCE7Qfbt4

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14:49 Sep-29-2017

On my rig, at 1080p maxed out, it reaches even 10/11 gb of usage after long sessions (3+ hours), and 8/9 gb after the first round

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13:06 Sep-30-2017

Good to know, thanks

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07:12 Sep-27-2017

I5 6600K for minimum? Must be a mistake

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15:24 Sep-27-2017

alongside with an FX 6350, lol... I had better performance in BF1 with an i3 6100 than with an FX 6350 @ 4.5GHz...

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15:56 Sep-27-2017

yea how is that possible

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02:24 Sep-27-2017

I will wait for the reviews.

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23:53 Sep-26-2017

These look almost the same to bf1 if I'm not mistaken. And even though I had no problem maxing battlefront 1 in bf1 I had CPU issues... I hope it will be fine on this one.

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04:30 Sep-27-2017

In the beta for battlefront, I didn't have any issues. But I also had CPU issues for bf1.

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13:23 Sep-27-2017

We may have a better time as there won't be 64 players running around but obviously there are other factors.

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22:51 Sep-26-2017

i5 7600k vs fx 8350 mmkayy..

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07:27 Sep-27-2017

Lol indeed...

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15:31 Sep-27-2017

it was quite similar in bf1 too, they compared the i5 6600k to the fx 6350 there just like they do here

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22:46 Sep-26-2017

If Battlefront 2 runs the same as Battlefront 1 then I will have no worries. The first one runs great. Very exciting!

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22:44 Sep-26-2017

Still waiting for a Singleplayer/coop mode where you could fight the AI for hours like in the original swbf2 on ps2.

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22:47 Sep-26-2017

I believe that option is available in this new game in both single player and co-op. I think that it is called Arcade mode.

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21:33 Sep-26-2017

in a world where i5-7600K is compared to FX-8350 and i5-2400 to Ryzen 5 1600X

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17:59 Sep-26-2017

Phh noes ps4 version hopefully wont be laggy

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17:03 Sep-26-2017

Good thing my lovely GTX 970 can handle games at their recommended settings to this day :3

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06:07 Sep-27-2017

same here bro. no worries for another 2 years of 1080p gaming.

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08:03 Sep-27-2017

The 970 is an awesome card. Love mine. Can run pretty much run anything on high at 1080p.

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16:34 Sep-26-2017

"Recommended System Requirements:
HDD: 153GB Available Hard Drive Space"
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21:08 Sep-26-2017

well CoD: IW is around 97.1 GB on my system and cod 4 i dont know how much but i think both were around HDD: 150 GB :D

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01:19 Sep-27-2017

R.I.P my 120GB SSD lol

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