Star Wars: Battlefront System Requirements Revealed – GTX 970 and R9 290 Recommended

Aernout
Posted Oct 6, 2015
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EA has listed the system requirements for the PC version of Star Wars; Battlefront, and as it turns out – the requirements have been adjusted after the closed beta.

A few months ago, EA announced the closed beta for Star Wars; Battlefront for PC. Community manager Mathew Everett already pointed out that system requirements are for the alpha only, and don’t reflect the requirements of the final version:

I wanted to make this fairly clear for anyone who is wondering about the min spec for Star Wars Battlefront. The Alpha min spec requirements are for the Alpha only. These are not final and should not be taken as final. Now if you did get an Alpha invite and want to participate. You will need a system that meets the minimum requirements.

The closed beta required a minimum amount of 6GB RAM, and at least an Nvidia GEFORCE GTX 680 or AMD Radeon HD 7970 with 2GB Memory.

Adjusted system specs

EA has now published the minimum and recommended requirements on the EA Origin website for Star Wars: Battlefront. For the final game, EA seems to have changed around the requirements somewhat. Most noteworthy is the increase in amount of minimum RAM, while lowering the minimum graphic card requirements to a GTX 660 or Radeon HD 7850.

OS: 64-bit Windows 7 or later
Processor (Intel): Intel i3 6300T or equivalent
Memory: 8GB RAM
Hard Drive: At least 40 GB of free space
Graphics card (NVIDIA): nVidia GeForce GTX 660 2GB
Graphics card (ATI): ATI Radeon HD 7850 2GB
DirectX:
11.0 Compatible video card or equivalent
Online Connection Requirements: 512 KBPS or faster Internet connection

The recommend specs for the game are as follows and sound fairly reasonable. I guess most fans won’t need to rebuild their entire rig to be able to meet these requirements.

OS: 64-bit Windows 10 or later
Processor (Intel): Intel i5 6600 or equivalent
Memory: 16GB RAM
Hard Drive: At least 40 GB of free space
Graphics card (NVIDIA): nVidia GeForce GTX 970 4GB
Graphics card (AMD): AMD Radeon R9 290 4GB
DirectX: 11.1 Compatible video card or equivalent
Online Connection Requirements: 512 KBPS or faster Internet connection

Not like Battlefield 4 or Battlefield Hardline…for sure

Closed beta testing seems to have paid off, as the system requirements have been tweaked. Interestingly enough, back in May of this year, community manager Mathew Everett stated that Battlefront isn’t another Battlefield 4 or Battlefield: Hardline:

With the Frostbite engine and the inclusion of full PBR, the game isn’t just like Battlefield Hardline or Battlefield 4. Once the team has the game into its Beta phase, they can start testing the game on 100’s if not thousands of PC systems and find the minimum spec required to run the game. It might end up being the same as Battlefield Hardline or even Battlefield 4. But until those tests can take place, we can’t commit to specs / details.

Being a fairly hardcore PC gamer, I want to know the specs as well. But… my PC is powerful, so not worried. But I know you guys are and want to get you that info as soon as we can.

Everett did add that system requirements might end up being the same as Battlefield Hardline or even Battlefield 4. I guess the beta proved otherwise, as the specs require a hell of a lot more power.

Star Wars: Battlefront releases on November 17th, for PC, Xbox One and PS4. For those who can’t wait – there will be an open beta starting on October 8. The open beta will feature offline & splitscreen co-op.

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