Battlefield 2042 PC system requirements revealed, Open Beta officially starts October 8-9

Written by Chad Norton on Wed, Sep 29, 2021 10:50 AM
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After some rumors surrounding when the Open Beta will actually start, EA has now officially confirmed that the Battlefield 2042 Beta will run from October 8th-9th, and those with Early Access will be able to play from October 6th-7th. Along with the news, EA has also slightly updated the official PC system requirements.

For the Battlefield 2042 minimum specs, nothing much was updated apart from the AMD CPU. However, the GPU recommended specs have jumped up a generation: so instead of needing an RTX 2060 or RX 5600 XT graphics card for Battlefield 2042, you will need at least an RTX 3060 or RX 6600 XT GPU.

Pre-loading for the Battlefield 2042 Beta will begin on October 5th at 12:01am PT (3am ET / 8am BST), and the Beta itself will begin at the same time the following day for Early Access, or 2 days later for Open Access. Additionally, players will be able to use 4 different Specialists whilst playing Conquest on the map Orbital during the Beta.

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So with that out of the way, let's dive into the official Battlefield 2042 system requirements...

Battlefield 2042 minimum system requirements

Battlefield 2042 recommended system requirements

Battlefield 2042 will require at least an RTX 3060 or RX 6600 XT graphics card in order to meet the recommended system requirements, likely running at 60fps on High graphics settings at 1080p resolution. You will also need either a Core i7-4790 or Ryzen 7 2700X processor as well as 16GB of RAM.

Looking at the minimum system requirements for Battlefield 2042 you will need a GTX 1050 Ti or RX 560 GPU paired with a Core i5-6600K or Ryzen 5 3600 CPU, which will likely deliver 30fps performance on Low graphics settings at 1080p. System memory needed for BF2042 is 8GB minimum.

Overall, looking at the system requirements, above, you will need around a 1 year old PC in order to play Battlefield 2042 at its best.

As ever, remember you can always check out how well your PC can run the Battlefield 2042 System Requirements here, where you can check benchmarks and performance from other users. Compare your graphics card to the Battlefield 2042 GPU benchmark chart and we also have a Battlefield 2042 Frames Per Second system performance chart for you to check.

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13:49 Oct-10-2021

Anyone here who played this game. I find some good and bad sides and I list them on my Battlefield 2042 beta review.

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15:13 Sep-29-2021

How the frick are the PS4 and XB1 gonna get 60fps if the game is that demanding?

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15:58 Sep-29-2021

Smaller player count in the big gamemodes (Conquest large), but still I wouldn't expect 60 fps on last gen consoles.

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15:59 Sep-30-2021

Easy, they won't, if it does remain this demanding even after the beta.

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13:37 Sep-29-2021

Min 100gb hdd and rec 100gb ssd, so does that mean that BF 2042 will have direct storage to load the game seamlessly?

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15:11 Sep-29-2021

I doubt that to be a consideration otherwise it couldnt run on a HDD. Probably just the devs going plz do yourself a favor and use a SSD.

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15:53 Sep-29-2021

It's just for your own enjoyment that they recommend an SSD, even older titles like BF4 already benefit greatly in load times when using an SSD. And since these games ain't getting smaller it would be a pain in the ass waiting for an HDD to load a map.

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12:33 Sep-29-2021

Lol a 3060 for recommended.

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11:14 Oct-03-2021

Check Forza Horizon 5 Ideal specs for a wow :)

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11:53 Sep-29-2021

Very strange system requirements. The Ryzen 5 3600 3600 is superior than the I5 6600K... 😏

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15:56 Sep-29-2021

IPC wise they are comparable in most scenarios, so this is not a thread recommendation but just what a single core can deliver.

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11:53 Sep-29-2021

that's a lot, RTX 3060???

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11:37 Sep-29-2021

What setting for GTX 1650 super + Ryzen 5 2400G + 16 GB Ram.

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12:48 Sep-29-2021

The game isnt even out yet...

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08:32 Oct-04-2021

I know buddy, I was asking for prediction.

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Core i9-12900K 16-Core 3.7GHz GeForce RTX 3050 64GB