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Battlefield 2042 PC requirements revealed for next week’s technical playtest

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From August 12 to 15, Battlefield 2042 will be playable for a few lucky players as the shooter is put through its paces in a technical playtest. The test will include a few thousand PC and console participants as it aims to also heavily test cross-play. If you want a shot at joining the action, check out the minimum and recommended PC requirements for Battlefield 2042 below.

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The test will consist of five, three-hour play sessions. And then a final nine-hour long session to wrap things up. Unlike the Halo Infinite technical test from last weekend, participants of the Battlefield 2042 playtest will sign an NDA. So, there will be no footage for you to check out from the event. You’ll need to wait until the open beta for that, which should take place in September.


How to sign up for the Battlefield 2042 technical playtest

The only way to get into the test is with an invite from EA. To get that, you need to register for EA Playtesting. If you haven’t created an EA account, you will need to do that first. Just remember, only a few thousand players will get to participate. So, your chances are low. However, if your PC meets the requirements for Battlefield 2042, you should take a shot. You never know your luck.


  • CPU: AMD FX-8350 or Core i5 6600K
  • RAM: 8 GB
  • GPU: 4 GB AMD Radeon RX 560 or Nvidia GeForce GTX 1050 Ti


  • CPU: AMD Ryzen 5 3600 or Intel Core i7 4790
  • RAM: 16 GB
  • GPU: 8 GB AMD Radeon RX 5600 XT or Nvidia GeForce RTX 2060

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In the announcement for the technical playtest, EA did warn players that it will not be a full experience. Basically, don’t come in thinking it will be like a beta test. It will have limited features focused on technical performance.

Battlefield 2042 is scheduled to release on October 22. If you’d like early access to the open beta, and a few other cosmetics perks, you can pre-order Battlefield 2042 now. The Standard Edition will cost you $59.99 USD.

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Logan is an enthusiastic player of games (sometimes too enthusiastic according to his wife at 2 AM), and a video game reviewer, esports writer and gaming news writer. Originally from South Africa, he started out as a writer in advertising agencies, but has since moved on to a much higher calling: video games.