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.