DICE has released the system requirements for Battlefield 4, and itthey’re pretty similar to what we saw for Battlefield 3 with one major difference: EA recommends you use Windows 8 for the best FPS experience.
At the very least, you’ll need Windows Vista SP2, with 8GB of RAM and either a six-core AMD processor or a four-core Intel counterpart. What you put on top of that is your choice. While the game will run “happily” on a relatively bare bones machine, of course you’ll get more out of it the better your gaming rig is – powerful hardware will get you the best visuals and frame rates.
- OS: Windows Vista SP2 32-bit
- CPU: AMD Athlon X2 2.8GHz or Intel Core 2 Duo 2.4GHz
- RAM: 4GB
- GPU: AMD Radeon HD 3870 or Nvidia Geforce 8800GT with 512MB of memory
- HDD: 30GB
- OS: Windows 8 64-bit
- CPU: AMD six-core or Intel quad-core
- RAM: 8GB
- GPU: AMD Radeon HD 7870 or Nvidia Geforce GTX 660 with 3GB of memory
The similarities with BF3 are unsurprising – the game’s built on an upgraded version of the same engine, and while it’s packed with visual improvements, they’re paired with performance enhancements to try and keep the game as accessible as possible.
Another reason for the updated engine? Battlefield 4 has been designed for not only PC, but also Xbox 360 and PS3 as well as Xbox One and PS4. Supporting both generations of consoles (and the variations in PC builds) means the team at DICE has gone all out on optimisation. And it shows.
Battlefield 4 is out on PC, Xbox 360 and PS3 on October 29th, with new-generation console versions following after launch.