Can My PC Run Battlefield 2042?

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The Battlefield franchise has been known for a while for the spectacle that they bring.

The high fidelity graphics combined with the huge sense of scale make players experience something truly unique to this franchise when it comes to First Person Shooters.

However, it comes with a price. Battlefield might be quite heavy on one’s computer, and therefore not everybody can run the game that well.

If you intend to buy Battlefield, you should be sure that you can at least run the game on minimum settings. We get that not everybody knows if their PC can run the game, that’s why we’re here to help.

You will find below all that you need to run Battlefield 2042, from the minimum settings to the recommended ones that make the game run smoothly.

Minimum PC Requirements

  • Operating System: 64-bit Windows 10
  • CPU: AMD Ryzen 5 1600, Intel Core i5 6600K
  • RAM: 8GB
  • GPU: Nvidia GeForce GTX 1050 Ti, AMD Radeon RX 560
  • Connection Requirements: 512 KBPS or faster Internet connection
  • Hard-drive space: At least 100GB of free space

RECOMMENDED PC REQUIREMENTS:

  • Operating System: 64-bit Windows 10
  • Processor: AMD Ryzen 7 2700X, Intel Core i7 4790
  • RAM: 16GB
  • Graphics card: Nvidia GeForce RTX 3060, AMD Radeon RX 6600 XT
  • Connection Requirements: 512 KBPS or faster Internet connection
  • Hard-drive space: At least 100GB of free space

CPU

As you can see, the needed processor for Battlefield 2042 is a whopping Intel Core i5-6600K or an AMD Ryzen 5 1600. Either of these CPUs can definitely run almost all esports titles and that’s a big feat in itself.

Between these two, the i5-6600K has the better rating among users but it’s quite a small margin. Personally, we recommend going for the CPU with higher cores and threads which is the Ryzen one.

On the other hand, if want to be able to play the game while enjoying all its visual and technical glory, EA recommends either an AMD Ryzen 7 2700X or an Intel Core i7 4790. These are two awesome processors but the 2700X is definitely the better one. It’s an octa-core hyperthreaded CPU that is highlighted for its multi-core workload and the value for money it adds especially if your goal is gaming.

Multiplayer shooting games have often been dubbed as one of the most CPU-intensive games even. If you’re planning on upgrading or creating a completely new build, always get one that has more cores and more threads than its competitors.

GPU

This is where things get pretty juicy.

For your PC or laptop to run Battlefield 2042 decently and definitely in low graphic settings, you only need either an Nvidia GeForce GTX 1050 Ti or an AMD Radeon RX 560. These two obviously aren’t the best of the bunch but they’re fine for light gaming and would give you around 30 fps for Battlefield 2042.

On the battlefield of these two GPUs, the 1050 Ti comes out on top because of its better effective speed, better lighting effects, multi rendering, overclocked score, better framerate especially for shooting games, and it’s definitely more resellable.

If you’re planning to build a high-end PC, or if you want to truly have a feast for the eyes, then you ought to have an Nvidia GeForce RTX 3060 or an AMD Radeon RX 6600 XT. These are two amazing GPUs that could run even triple AAA games in high settings.

If you’re deciding between the two though, you ought to buy the AMD Radeon RX 6600 XT because of its better average score and it’s also newer than the 3060.

Honestly, we don’t think you need to splurge that much on a GPU especially if you’re on a budget. First off, you can probably get away with an Nvidia 16 series on medium settings with 60 gps, or an Nvidia 2000s series on medium to high settings.

Additionally, most players would opt to run on low settings even if they have the best PC in the world because having a good framerate is a thousand times better than having vivid colors.

RAM

For your PC or laptop to surely run Battlefield 2042, you ought to have a minimum 8 GB of RAM. For gaming, this number is pretty standard and will get you places but you’ll definitely be hindered at some point.

Which is why EA recommends a 16 GB RAM to run Battlefield 2042.

We’ll be honest with you, your 8 GB RAM could definitely run Battlefield 2042 well but you also have to think about future updates and patches. As the devs add more things to the game, the heavier it will be for your PC or laptop.

Multiplayer games with loads of starting weapons, ground units, and even flying units can be notorious for taking up a lot of RAM.

Besides, 16 GB RAMs are pretty cheap all things considered.

Storage

The game is being pegged at around 100 GB but what you should always keep in mind when it comes to constantly updated games like Battlefield 2042 is that there are patches that could be as small as a few megabytes and as high as a couple of gigabytes.

For this reason, we recommend getting both an SSD and HDD. A 2 TB HDD will be a fantastic addition to your build while 250-500 GB of SSD seems pretty fair.

Note that SSDs are always almost exponentially more expensive than HDDs because they’re just better from a user and speed point of view. Nevertheless, you can definitely operate on an HDD alone until you have the budget for an SSD.

Summary

Battlefield 2042 minimum and recommended requirements aren’t a joke, but there could definitely be components that you can adjust depending on your budget and needs.

You have to first ask yourself what kind of gaming experience you want to have and how much you’re willing to spend for that experience.

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  1. Thank for that. I have 1050ti but 30 frames even for battlefield 2 would be painful unless you do not care about your score or your nerves. Anyway article was very helpful to get the base of what i we could expect. Cheers.

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