Battlefield 2042 PC system requirements revealed, Open Beta officially starts October 8-9
By Chad Norton on September 29th, 2021 at 10:50am - original article from game-debate

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.

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

Battlefield 2042 minimum system requirements

  • OS: Windows 10 64-bit
  • CPU: Intel Core i5-6600K or AMD Ryzen 5 3600
  • RAM: 8GB
  • GPU RAM: 4GB
  • GPU: Nvidia GeForce GTX 1050 Ti or AMD Radeon RX 560
  • DX: 12
  • Storage: 100GB

Battlefield 2042 recommended system requirements

  • OS: Windows 10 64-bit
  • CPU: Intel Core i7-4790 or AMD Ryzen 7 2700X
  • RAM: 16GB
  • GPU RAM: 8GB
  • GPU: Nvidia GeForce RTX 3060 or AMD Radeon RX 6600 XT
  • DX: 12
  • Storage: 100GB SSD

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.