What you'll need to play Battlefield 4 on PC

By Luke Caulfield , Updated Sep 09, 2013 05:04 PM EDT
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If you're getting Battlefield 4 for Xbox 360 or PS3, then obviously you're in good shape. But if PC is your platform of choice, listen up. Earlier today, developer DICE provided gamers with what exactly they'll need to have under the hood if they plan on running the game on their PC.

You can read both the minimum and recommended system specs below:

Minimum

- OS: Windows Vista SP2 32-bit (with KB971512 Platform Update)
- Processor: AMD Athlon X2 2.8GHZ / Intel Core 2 Duo 2.4GHZ
- Memory: 4GB
- Graphics Card: AMD RAdeon 3870 / NVidia Geforce 8800 GT
- Graphics Memory: 512MB
- Hard Drive: 30GB

Recommended

- OS: Windows 8 64-bit
- Processor: AMD Six-Core CPU / Intel Quad-Core CPU
- Memory: 8GB
- Graphics Card: AMD Radeon 7870 / Nvidia Geforce GT 660
- Graphics Memory: 3GB
- Hard Drive: 30GB

Battlefield 4 stars a new protagonist to the series, that of Sergeant Daniel Recker, a member of the elite Tombstone Squad. He and the squad learn that an Admiral is in the midst of planning a coup to overthrow the current Chinese regime, with Russia ready to back him up.

You don't have to be an expert in foreign relations and politics to realize this would cause one hell of a domino effect that would see the whole planet embroiled in war.

The game is going toe-to-toe with Call of Duty: Ghosts to see which game will take the FPS crown of the next console generation. Until each franchise releases the next game the following year, that is.

Interestingly enough, recent information shows that while both games will be available for either new console, it seems as though console fans already have a set FPS game to go along with it, no doubt further slamming in the wedge between fans on either side.

According to pre-order numbers, those who plan on purchasing a PlayStation 4 are more eager for Battlefield 4, the number of pre-orders for the game on the console reaching just under 250,000, and stands as the most pre-ordered game for the console. Meanwhile, the game with the highest amount of pre-orders on Xbox One is Call of Duty: Ghosts with roughly 230,000 in all.

Ironically, the FPS that leads in each console takes second place in the opposing platform, Ghosts on PS4 with 240,000 pre-orders, and Battlefield 4 with 125,000 on the Xbox One. Either way, both games are no doubt sure to be a hit, edging out all other pre-orders for both the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.

Battlefield 4 is set to release on PC, PS3, and Xbox 360 in October, with another launch scheduled for the next-gen Xbox One and PlayStation 4 when the consoles arrive this November.

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