Battlefield 2042 (system requirements)

How to get stable 60 FPS in the highly anticipated sequel to the Battlefield series

The new Battlefield is mixed. There is very little futurism in it, despite the year 2042 in the name, plus the cards turned out to be too huge even for 128 players, and the replacement of classes with specialists made it difficult for the squads to interact.

Nevertheless, the new Battlefield is a real event. And right now it is being played by hundreds of thousands, if not millions. Unfortunately, most of those who bought Battlefield 2042 on PC do not have the most powerful hardware. In this guide, we tried to understand the settings of this demanding game to help you get a beautiful picture at high FPS.

What computer do you need for Battlefield 2042 (system requirements)

The game can load up to 16 processor threads. Therefore, even an Intel Core i9 or AMD Ryzen 9 cannot be considered redundant. In addition, for a stable 60 FPS at maximum settings, even at 1080p, a video card of at least a GeForce GTX 1080 or Radeon RX 5700 is required.

As for the official system requirements, they are designed only for 1080p (1920×1080) and 2K (2560×1440) resolutions. We reviewed independent game benchmarks and added recommendations for 4K (3840×2160) playability.

Official minimum system requirements (1080p @ 60 FPS, low preset):

  • Operating system:Windows 10 (64-bit only!).
  • Processor:Intel Core i5-6600K / AMD Ryzen 5 3600.
  • Video card:NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti / AMD Radeon RX 560.
  • RAM:8 gigabytes.

Official Recommended System Requirements (1080p @ 60 FPS, high preset):

  • Operating system:Windows 10 x64.
  • Processor:Intel Core i7-4790K / AMD Ryzen 7 2700X.
  • Video card:NVIDIA GeForce GTX 3060 / AMD Radeon RX 6600 XT.
  • RAM:16 gigabytes.

Tests of the game on the most popular video card among Steam users

Computer for gaming at 1440p @ 60 FPS (according to tests):

  • Operating system:Windows 10 x64.
  • Processor:Intel Core i7-8700K / AMD Ryzen 7 2700X.
  • Video card:NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 / Radeon RX 5700 XT.
  • RAM:16 gigabytes.

4K @ 60 FPS PC (Tested):

  • Operating system:Windows 10 x64.
  • Processor:Intel Core i7-9700K / AMD Ryzen 7 3700X.
  • Video card:NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 / Radeon RX 6800 XT.
  • RAM:16 gigabytes.

Battlefield 2042 Optimization Tips

Comparison of graphics in beta and on release

Here’s a quick breakdown of each setting and give tips on how to boost your FPS in Battlefield 2042.

  • “Full screen mode”. Full screen mode is always better than windowed mode – this frees up the maximum resources for the game itself.
  • Full Screen Resolution. Set it to 1920×1080 for a standard Full HD monitor, 2560×1440 for a WQHD screen, or 3840×2160 for a 4K panel. The first option is most likely suitable for you.
  • “Viewing angle”. It is best to leave the standard value at 55 to avoid distortion in the standard 16: 9 aspect ratio. If you increase it, then more surrounding space will be removed into the frame, but the performance will also drop accordingly.
  • “Viewing angle from a third person when controlling equipment.” Similar to the previous parameter.
  • “Angle of view – sight”. It is better to turn it off so that changing the angle of view does not interfere with aiming.

Shot from Far Cry 5: New Dawn, but the essence, we think, is clear

  • “Quality of textures”. The recommended value depends on the amount of video memory on your video card. If there are less than 2 gigabytes, set it to “Low”, if you have 2–4 – “Medium”, and if you have 6 gigabytes, you can set it to “High”.
  • “Filtering textures”. This is a fix for oblique blurred surfaces (a feature of 3D graphics rendering). Here you can set a high quality, since filtering consumes very few resources.
  • Lighting quality. A high value makes the image look more natural, but consumes a lot of frames per second. On a weak video card, it is better to downgrade to medium quality or lower.
  • “Effects quality”. Additional visual effects of lighting and particles. During battles, performance can drop dramatically. Therefore it is worth downgrading on weak machines to medium quality or even low quality.
  • “Post-processing quality”. Color correction and refinement of visual effects, as well as shadows. There is no noticeable effect on performance on modern video cards. Therefore, it is better to reduce only on outdated hardware.
  • “Mesh quality”. Responsible for detailing distant objects. Medium quality is not much different from Ultra if you are playing on a small monitor at a resolution no higher than 1920×1080. Therefore, you can downgrade.
  • Vegetation quality. Responsible for the detailing of vegetation: grass and tree crowns. Significantly affects the quality of the picture. Better to leave it high or at least medium.
  • Post-Processing: Anti-Aliasing. Anti-aliasing removes jagged “ladders” around the edges of 3D objects. This makes the picture smoother. In Battlefield 2042, you can only set different levels of anti-aliasing using the TAA method. Set it low if you have a weak video card.
  • Background shading. Adds shadows at joints and inside grooves, which makes the picture more voluminous. For older video cards, it is better to choose SSAO or disable it altogether, and for modern video cards enable the maximum value.
  • “Dynamic scaling of resolution”. Regular upscaling – stretching the image to the screen resolution from a lower one, without processing (unlike DLSS for GeForce RTX video cards). It is better to leave this parameter off, otherwise the whole picture will immediately become “soapy”.
  • “Low latency NVIDIA Reflex.” A useful option for owners of powerful latest generation NVIDIA processors and video cards. It is better for everyone else to turn it off, otherwise slowdowns will begin due to processor overload.
  • Rendering Subsequent Frames. Almost the same as the previous parameter – it is better not to turn it on if you have little video memory, RAM or a weak processor.
  • “Vertical sync”. It is best to always disable it in online games to avoid input lag.
  • “The number of high quality objects.” You can free up a significant amount of CPU and GPU resources by setting this to a minimum value. Moreover, in the heat of battle, you are unlikely to consider distant objects and landscapes.

Final optimal settings for Battlefield 2042 for a weak (and not only) PC

IMPORTANT: all recommendations below are for 1920×1080 resolution.

Optimal settings for a weak PC (GTX 1050 Ti / RX 560):

  • Full Screen Mode:Full screen.
  • Viewing angle:
  • Third-person viewing angle when driving equipment:
  • Viewing angle – sight:
  • Texture quality:
  • Filtering textures:
  • Lighting quality:
  • Effects quality:
  • Post-processing quality:
  • Mesh quality:
  • Vegetation quality:
  • Post-processing: anti-aliasing:TAA low.
  • Background shading:
  • Resolution Dynamic Scaling:
  • Low Latency NVIDIA Reflex:
  • Rendering of Subsequent Frames:
  • Vertical sync:
  • Number of high quality objects:

Optimal Settings for Starter Gaming PC (GTX 1660 / RX 590):

  • Full Screen Mode:Full screen.
  • Viewing angle:
  • Third-person viewing angle when driving equipment:
  • Viewing angle – sight:
  • Texture quality:
  • Filtering textures:
  • Lighting quality:
  • Effects Quality:
  • Post-processing quality:
  • Mesh quality:
  • Vegetation quality:
  • Post-processing: anti-aliasing:TAA high.
  • Background shading:
  • Resolution Dynamic Scaling:
  • Low Latency NVIDIA Reflex:
  • Rendering of Subsequent Frames:
  • Vertical sync:
  • Number of high quality properties:

Optimal settings for a medium power PC (RTX 2070 / RX 5700 XT):

  • Full Screen Mode:Full screen.
  • Viewing angle:
  • Third-person viewing angle when driving equipment:
  • Viewing angle – sight:
  • Texture quality:
  • Filtering textures:
  • Lighting quality:
  • Effects quality:
  • Post-processing quality:
  • Mesh quality:
  • Vegetation quality:
  • Post-processing: anti-aliasing:TAA high.
  • Background shading:
  • Resolution Dynamic Scaling:
  • Low Latency NVIDIA Reflex:
  • Rendering of Subsequent Frames:
  • Vertical sync:
  • Number of high quality objects:

Optimal settings for a pre-top PC (RTX 3070 / RX 6700 XT):

  • Full Screen Mode:Full screen.
  • Viewing angle:
  • Third-person viewing angle when driving equipment:
  • Viewing angle – sight:
  • Texture quality:
  • Filtering textures:
  • Lighting quality:
  • Effects quality:
  • Post-processing quality:
  • Mesh quality:
  • Vegetation quality:
  • Post-processing: anti-aliasing:TAA high.
  • Background shading:
  • Resolution Dynamic Scaling:
  • Low Latency NVIDIA Reflex:
  • Rendering of Subsequent Frames:
  • Vertical sync:
  • Number of high quality objects:

That’s all. Write in the comments if you still have questions about setting up graphics in Battlefield 2042 or if you have technical problems with the game – we will try to help you

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