Battlefield 4 System Requirements for the PC

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Electronic Arts and DICE have provided the minimum and recommended Battlefield 4 system requirements, which include information on what hardware and system specs are required to play the first-person shooter video game. Details include operating system requirements, CPU, memory, graphics and more.

The minimum requirements should ensure that a PC gaming rig has enough power to run the game adequately. This may mean that some graphics settings may require a lower setting or level of detail in order to run the game without performance impact. The recommended system requirements detail the hardware requirements needed to play the game at the higher graphics settings, resolutions and system settings.

While your gaming rig may meet the Battlefield 4 minimum system requirements, it does not guarantee how performance will be if the settings are changed from what is recommended by the developer/publisher of the game. Older PCs may have trouble running any recent release if settings such as resolution, anti-alias, and other graphics settings are set to high.

Battlefield 4 Minimum PC System Requirements

Spec Requirement
Operating System Windows Vista SP2 32 Bit (with KB971512 Platform update)
CPU Intel Core 2 Duo 2.4 GHZ or AMD Athlon X2 2.8 GHZ processor
Graphics Card NVIDIA GeForce 8800 GT or AMD Radeon HD 3870 video card
Graphics Card Memory 512 MB
Memory 4 GB RAM
Disk Space 30 GB of free HDD space


Battlefield 4 Recommended PC System Requirements

Spec Requirement
Operating System Windows 8 64 Bit or newer
CPU Intel Quad Core CPU or AMD Six Core CPU or faster
Graphics Card NVIDIA GeForce GTX 660 or AMD Radeon HD 7870 video card or newer
Graphics Card Memory 3GB
Memory 8 GB RAM
Disk Space 30 GB of free HDD space


About Battlefield 4

Battlefield 4 is a modern military first-person shooter that was developed by EA DICE, the same development company behind all of the major releases in the Battlefield series of first-person shooters. With Battlefield 4, DICE did something different than normal, they included a single player story campaign. The single-player campaign is set in the near future 2020 and tells of a conflict between Russia and the United States with China just coming into the conflict. Players take control of Sgt Recker who is second in command of the Tombstone special ops unit of the United States military. The story follows an open world, sandbox style gameplay where players have some freedom outside of the main objectives that drive the story.

While the single-player portion of Battlefield 4 received mixed reviews from critics, the multiplayer portion was universally praised. This component includes three playable factions, China, Russia and the United States with two of the three sides fighting in up to 64 player matches online. The multiplayer portion for Battlefield 4 also includes the return of Commander Mode which puts one player from each team into the role of commander. Rather than play/view the game from the first person perspective, this player will view the game from the top-down, bird's eye view that is common in real-time strategy games. This gives the player in the commander role, the ability to survey the entire battlefield, relaying information and communicating with teammates making them aware of enemy locations, issue orders, deploying vehicles and weapons and more.

Battlefield 4 Multiplayer included nine maps in the initial release but that has risen to more than 20 through the DLCs that have been released. Each of the three factions also includes 4 character kits that give soldiers different abilities and weapon load outs.