Star Wars Battlefront’s PC specs reveal some hefty system requirements, but several decent options exist for players running the game on lower-end computers.

Today, Star Wars Battlefront‘s PC specs have been divulged. Those fans who are lagging behind in the recommended system requirements and want the optimum Star Wars Battlefront experience might want to upgrade their rigs.

As seen below, the minimum RAM requirements seem to be rather daunting, as fans will need at least 8 GB of memory to take part in Star Wars Battlefront‘s recently revealed Drop Zone mode, or in any of its gameplay for that matter. However, those gamers who have played previous DICE titles like Battlefield 4 and Battlefield Hardline on their PCs should be good to go, as the requirements are somewhat similar. Without further ado, here are the specs:

Minimum PC System Requirements:

  • 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

Recommended PC System 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

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According to Digital Foundry, there’s good news for players who will be running Star Wars Battlefront at its lowest settings, as there is a lot of “wiggle room in the four graphics presets.” After playing the game during a preview event with a system using an i7 4790 processor, 8GB of main RAM, and an AMD R9 290X (all of which is not as ideal as the recommended gear), the gaming outlet’s Thomas Morgan has hands-on knowledge and goes more in-depth on the issue, saying:

“It’s good news for those considering playing the game on a lower-end PC, as there are plenty of settings to work with. On the low setting we inevitably see the biggest compromises to ambient occlusion (which is switched off outright), texture quality and shadow resolution – but ultimately the visual set-up holds strong.”

Additionally, the minimum requirement of RAM was apparently not a major issue during Digital Foundry’s experience, as the PC ran Battlefront at 60fps to 80fps for almost the entirety of the test. Not to mention, Digital Foundry’s report said the AMD R9 290X card used did a decent job and those with a similar card ought to enjoy the game by “dropping a few presets.”

As of now, Star Wars Battlefront is arguably DICE’s best-looking game using the Frostbite 3 engine. However, the studio has a lot of other titles in development that will be using the software, including the next Mass Effect and Mirror’s Edge Catalyst, so it’s possible their visuals might edge out Battlefront‘s upon release. At any rate, while the recommended PC specs might be daunting for some players, it’s to be expected at this point in time that if fans want the highest quality visuals, frame rates, and gameplay, then some premium gear is required. Hopefully, the PC rigs of fans looking to join in on this weekend’s open beta for the sci-fi action game will hold up soundly.

Star Wars Battlefront is set to release November 17, 2015 for PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One, while the open beta for the title kicks off on October 8, 2015.

Source: Origin (via Digital Foundry, VG 24/7)