Battlefield 1 PC requirements emphasize beefy system for latest Frostbite engine

DICE also discusses what they learned in the recent beta and what changes will be coming.

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Battlefield 1 is coming in one month, so if you have a PC, you better make sure it is literally up to speed with what you will need to play the game smoothly and effectively.

The game is using the latest Frostbite engine, so the specs are a bit beefy, even at the minimum level:

Minimum

  • OS: 64-bit Windows 7, Windows 8.1 and Windows 10
  • Processor: AMD FX-6350 or Intel Core i5 6600K
  • Memory: 8GB RAM
  • Graphics card: AMD Radeon HD 7850 2GB or Nvidia GeForce GTX 660 2GB
  • DirectX: 11.0 Compatible video card or equivalent

Recommended:

  • OS: 64-bit Windows 10 or later
  • Processor: AMD FX 8350 Wraith or Intel Core i7 4790 or equivalent
  • Memory: 16GB RAM
  • Graphics card: AMD Radeon RX 480 4GB or Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060 3GB
  • DirectX: 11.1 Compatible video card or equivalent

Both minimum and recommended configurations will require 50GB of hard drive space and a 512 KBPS or faster Internet connection.

As for the recent beta, DICE said they got a lot of valuable feedback, which will mean changes to a few of the modes, according to lead world designer Daniel Berlin. The Conquest mode ticket system is being changed so that "capturing the objectives AND getting kills will both contribute towards the final score of a Conquest match." He also said they are tweaking Rush mode, although he wouldn;t offer any specifics.

The will also be weapon and vehicle balancing, including a nerf to the Light Tank and making horses a bit less resilient to weapons fire. The team will also be looking to give players more items to deal with vehicles earlier in a match, including a gadget for the Support class.

Battlefield 1 is scheduled to release on PC, PS4 and Xbox One on October 21.

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    September 20, 2016 10:12 AM

    John Keefer posted a new article, Battlefield 1 PC requirements emphasize beefy system for latest Frostbite engine

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      September 20, 2016 10:18 AM

      16GB memory recommended O_O

      still disappointed that they caved and are counting kills :\

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      September 20, 2016 10:42 AM

      Why even put cpu requirements on pc games any more??? It never makes any sense and is usually completely inaccurate.

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        September 20, 2016 11:20 AM

        Pretty silly. The beta performance on my 2500k at 1080p and ultra settings was great. Was using a 970 at the time.

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          September 20, 2016 2:59 PM

          yeah same here I have i5 3570k/1080.... I played on ultra at 3440x1440 with no issues other than the typical battlefield beta type issues

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      September 20, 2016 11:22 AM

      CPU:

      I have a i7 3770K clocked at 4.2 Ghz.

      Am I Good?

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        September 20, 2016 11:35 AM

        the open beta ran quite fine on my Q6600 @ 3ghz so you're fine I'm sure :)

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        September 20, 2016 2:47 PM

        I also have a 3770k @ 4.2 and the beta, when I ran it for 15 minutes, ran perfectly well.

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        September 20, 2016 3:18 PM

        I have the same CPU but not over clocked. It ran BF1 really well with the 1080. Steady 60 fps.

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        September 20, 2016 4:47 PM

        I played the beta on an OC'd i7 920 and a 1080GTX and it was smooth as ice.

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      September 20, 2016 2:27 PM

      I played the beta on an 2014 Alienware Alpha (Core i5 model ) and it ran at a completely satisfactory level of performance. System requirements these days only give you a vague benchmark of what you'll need to run the game. And I blame Intel, Nvidia, and AMD for the confusing nature of system requirements more than the developers.

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      September 20, 2016 2:55 PM

      Those CPU requirements seem really high

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        September 20, 2016 2:58 PM

        has to be for every single image quality setting maxed out

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      September 20, 2016 4:15 PM

      They have the 9+1 maps listed on the official site finally.

      https://www.battlefield.com/games/battlefield-1/maps

      Not much info beyond a name and blurb and single small screen.

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      September 20, 2016 5:53 PM

      It's too bad the nuFrostbite engine only added worthwhile improvements to graphics and sound. All other problems and behaviors will persist.

      Also, I HATE that I have to launch BF1 before I can see the server list and/or deteremine where all my friends are playing so that I can join them. Love or hate Battlelog but, it was infinitely better when you could check servers and the players from a browser rather than launching the game.

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        September 20, 2016 8:07 PM

        this strikes me as nitpicky complaining

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          September 20, 2016 9:33 PM

          Once you e gotten used to battlelog it's definitely a downgrade going back to an in-game browser. I never really minded queuing for a favourite server when I could do other things in the meantime and the browser would just launch the game when ready, but now you have to launch the game and sit there in a full screen window to wait.

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            September 21, 2016 2:27 AM

            You can still alt-enter to flip it to windowed mode then hit it again to go fullscreen when the match is loaded.