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With Titanfall 2’s release just over a month away, developer Respawn Entertainment have revealed the PC version’s system requirements via a blog post on the official site

So, what does it mean when we say “minimum” or “recommended”? Since this is a variable standard across the entire industry I think it is important for me to detail the kind of experience you can hope to expect. In the past minimum specs were literally the minimum bar to launch the game – your experience once in the game was probably not going to be ideal. Our goal for minimum PC specs on Titanfall 2 is that you can play at a 1600×900 resolution with most details turned on and average around 60fps.

For recommended PC specs we’re aiming for details nearly maxed out, 1920×1080 resolution (2560×1440 is also very playable), and again an average of 60fps or higher. We chose the minimum specs with 60fps in mind for the pure gameplay benefits you get once at 60fps (and beyond!).

Minimum

OS – Win 7/8/8.1/10 64bit
CPU – Intel Core i3-3600t or equivalent
RAM – 8GB
HDD Free Space – 45GB
GPU – NVIDIA Geforce GTX 660 2GB, AMD Radeon HD 7850 2GB
DirectX – 11
Internet Connection – 512Kbps or faster

So it’s official: playing Titanfall 2 doesn’t necessarily have to break the bank! You probably won’t be getting the perfect performance many people prefer, but you’ll be able to join the fun with a relatively underpowered machine. 

Recommended

OS – Win 7/8/8.1/10 64bit
CPU – Intel Core i5-6600 or equivalent
RAM – 16GB
HDD Free Space – 45GB
GPU – NVIDIA Geforce GTX 1060 6GB, AMD Radeon RX 480 8GB
DirectX – 11
Internet Connection – 512Kbps or faster

The recommended specs are also pretty reasonable with the game only needing more RAM than expected. If you recently bought one of the newer budget cards from AMD and NVIDIA you’ll be able to comfortably run the game on high settings on HD resolutions. 

Ultra 4K60

OS – Win 7/8/8.1/10 64bit
CPU – Intel Core i7-6700k or equivalent
RAM – 16GB
HDD Free Space – 45GB
GPU – NVIDIA Geforce GTX 1080 8GB
DirectX – 11
Internet Connection – 512Kbps or faster

If you want to play the game on maximum settings at 4K you will need a pretty beefy machine to do that. The graphics card alone will cost you quite a few hundreds of dollars and the CPU will also cost a bit more than most people are willing to pay. While playing the game on this level of graphical fidelity will probably be a price too steep for most people, the players that do have a PC like this will probably have a great time with the game! Here’s some footage of the PC version at max settings: 

The ‘Attrition’ game mode, which was the most iconic mode in Titanfall, will also be coming to Titanfall 2 with some additional tweaks. This time around, the point target has been increased to 400 points, 100 more than in Titanfall. There are probably a few new tweaks and fixes coming to the ‘Attrition’ mode in Titanfall 2, but those haven’t been divulged yet. 

Along with the updated modes, the game also features some pretty big graphical upgrades like a new renderer and texture streaming engine, in-house developed temporal supersample anti-aliasing, better bloom, a new physics system, an upgraded audio system that goes a long way to help you being more aware of your surroundings, faster matchmaking and revamped netcode, a ton more server support to handle all the games and the ability to play custom and private matches. 

If you love to tweak your games to get the best performance out of your machine you will be able to tweak to your heart’s content with a comprehensive list of options you can configure. This list includes all the basics like AA, AO, FOV sliders, 6 kinds of V-Sync, amongst others. The PC version will also have an uncapped frame rate (up to 144fps), fully reconfigurable key bindings, the ability to turn mouse acceleration on or off, gamepad support and FairFight anti-cheat, which is also used in other games like Battlefield 4 and Titanfall. You can scroll down on the blog post to find benchmarks for their minimum, recommended and ultra settings. If you have additional questions about the PC version of Titanfall 2, you can also take a look at a QnA thread on the EA forums.

Titanfall 2 is scheduled to release on October 28 for PC, Xbox One and PlayStation 4. 

Are you looking forward to playing Titanfall 2? Let us know in the comments below! 

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Chris Anderson

Assoc. News Editor

I've been playing games since I was just barely able to walk, and I never really stopped playing them. When I'm not fulfilling my duties as assistant news editor and tech reviewer, I'm either working on music, producing one of two podcasts or doing freelance work.