Star Wars Battlefront II System Requirements

Can I Run Star Wars Battlefront II?

To play Star Wars Battlefront II, your PC will need to at least meet the minimum specifications provided by publisher EA, so as a first step, find out exactly what hardware you have, paying close attention to the processor, graphics card, and RAM in particular. If you’re unsure how to do this, you can refer to our easy guide that will walk you through the process.

From there, cross-reference your findings to the specifications we’ve listed below. Ideally, you’ll want to match the recommended specifications for a better in-game experience, but in the case of Star Wars Battlefront II, the minimum specifications are more than sufficient to run the game in a more than acceptable form.

To simplify the process for our readers, we’re developing a utility to scan your machine for its components automatically. As of writing, it’s not quite fit for purpose, but we’ll issue an update once its ready to go.

Star Wars Battlefront II Game Details

  • Release Date: 17th November 2017 (PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One)
  • System Requirements: Medium-High
  • Genre: First-person action shooter
  • Developer: EA Dice
  • Publisher: Electronic Arts

Star Wars Battlefront II is a first-person action shooter themed on the Star Wars universe canonically set between The Force Awakens and The Last Jedi films. It’s the sequel to the 2015 Star Wars Battlefront series reboot.

Players engage in intense gun battles using a customizable character class system, vehicles, and maps based on locations from the Star Wars franchise. Familiar faces in the form of Han Solo, Yoda, Darth Vader, and Leia Organa are playable in either a single-player campaign, quick-fire battle arcade mode, or online multiplayer in a litany of different modes.

The single-player campaign follows the story of Iden Versio, the leader of an elite Imperial squadron following the destruction of the second iteration of the Death Star. With morale low and the Empire in tatters, Versio must raise the fighting spirit of her troops as she embarks on a 30-year epic fraught with twists and turns to serve the Emperor and take on the Rebel Alliance. Alongside Versio, players can also play as a cast of characters from the Star Wars universe, including Luke Skywalker, Kylo Ren, and Lando Calrissian, among others.

Star Wars Battlefront II’s multiplayer component includes no less than eleven different modes for up to forty players such as Galactic Assault, Heroes Vs. Villains, Blast, and Extraction.

Despite a shaky launch that saw EA and DICE targeted for the questionable practices underlying the game’s monetization systems, Star Wars Battlefront II is in the midst of a resurgence thanks in part to significant patching efforts and new content.

Star Wars Battlefront II Minimum System Requirements

  • CPU: AMD FX-6350 | Intel Core i5 6600K
  • RAM: 8 GB RAM
  • HDD: 15 GB available space
  • GPU: AMD Radeon HD 7850 2GB | NVIDIA GeForce GTX 660 2GB
  • OS: Windows 7 64 Bit, Windows 8.1 64 Bit, Windows 10 64 Bit
  • Screen Resolution: 800×600 or better
  • Network: Broadband Internet connection

Star Wars Battlefront II Recommended System Requirements

  • CPU: AMD FX 8350 Wraith | Intel Core i7 6700 or equivalent
  • RAM: 16 GB RAM
  • HDD: 15 GB available space
  • GPU: AMD Radeon RX 480 4GB | NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 3GB
  • OS: Windows 7 64 Bit, Windows 8.1 64 Bit, Windows 10 64 Bit
  • Screen Resolution: 800×600 or better
  • Network: Broadband Internet connection

Optimal Hardware Suggestions

Unlike many games that set the minimum specifications bar low in order to entice players and then let them down with sub-par performance, Star Wars Battlefront II works remarkably well with the basic specifications. At 1080p, with settings pushed to ultra, players can expect a stable 25 to 30 FPS.

EA and DICE have done well to provide a wealth of tweaking options, and it’s entirely possible to up the FPS quite considerably by lowering some of the settings, even marginally. A small adjustment such as hopping down to medium-high settings results in FPS near enough 60, if not higher. Battlefront II scales beautifully on lower-spec systems and is a testament to good optimization efforts on DICE’s part.

As for the recommended specifications, you can expect a solid 70-80 FPS on ultra settings at 1080p, while also reaching a respectable 50 FPS even if you push the resolution up to 1440p. Once again, toying with the settings, even by jumping down to high yields FPS gains between 10 and 20 FPS.

The 16 GB of RAM is high even by today’s standard, and much the same can be said for the Core i5 and I7 requirements, but reasonable GPU needs cushion the blow. At the time of release, the requirements were pretty demanding, but in the intervening years, hardware tech, especially on the GPU front, has advanced so much that a GTX 1060 3 GB is no longer the big ask it once was.

What Gaming PC Do We Recommend?

The recommended specifications above are fundamentally all you need to get the best out of Star Wars Battlefront II. However, for the sake of example and pushing those high 1440p FPS; we’d point towards the following setup.

  • CPU: Intel Core i7 6700
  • RAM: 16 GB
  • GPU: NVIDIA GTX 1070 6 GB
  • HDD: SSD

Our $600 is a good foundation for Star Wars Battlefront II, especially if you are on a budget. The price is interesting thanks in part to using equivalent AMD protects that, as we all know, retail at a much more user-friendly price than Intel and NVIDIA counterparts.