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Battlefield 1 runs incredibly well on PC, and looks just as good

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Battlefield 1 multiplayer footage showcases gorgeous visuals2

I never got to actually play Battlefield 1 at E3 just a few weeks ago, but the buzz around the World War 1 shooter could certainly be felt. DICE were captivating players with their new setting, offering up a slice of history with new weapons, vehicles and gadgets to play with. The gameplay itself though seemed pretty similar, and that’s all that can really be said about some new multiplayer footage from the imminent title.

Recorded by many parties at a private event during the week of E3, EA has started allowing footage of the PC version of the game to trickle out on the internet. The footage comes from the multiplayer alpha that was available at the show, with all games being run on some pretty high-end setups. Digital Foundry dived deep into the settings here, pushing the Skylake Core i7 and GTX 1080 builds they were playing on to their limits.

The results are a little surprising. Battlefield 1, in this early state, seems incredibly well optimised (at least for DirectX 12 enabled Nvidia hardware), with the game even able to push out playable (but not optimal) framerates when rendered at 5K. Scaling down provided some stability, but overall the game looks as gorgeous as it runs.

If you’re not too concerned about performance and just want to see some multiplayer action, there’s a number of YouTube personalities that got their mitts on some footage to share. Stodeh took a particularly close look at the Sniper classes in Battlefield 1 – which have a surprisingly large amount of intel to go with them. Bullet velocities, drop times and reload speeds are all explored in-depth.

If you’re just looking for pure Conquest gameplay though, the 25 minutes or so below should be to your fancy. No analysis, just shooting.

Battlefield 1 is certainly shaping up nicely if you’re a fan of the franchise, but at least on the multiplayer side doesn’t look to be trying to attract any new, interested onlookers. I’m personally far more excited for the campaign, which we have yet to properly see in action.


Last Updated: June 28, 2016


  1. Ottokie

    June 28, 2016 at 10:05

    It was looking good. Until they used the word “premium DLC”



    • Hammersteyn_hates_Raid0

      June 28, 2016 at 10:26

      Apparently the French are part of that DLC, would be funnier if it was Brittain


    • Fox1 - Retro

      June 28, 2016 at 12:13

      Premium comment approved.


  2. Kromas GG

    June 28, 2016 at 10:09

    Say what you will about EA but the frostbite engine is extremely well optimized thanks in small part to MS and AMD chipping in their two cents. (This statement does not include how terrible the engine handles its netcode however. I am just talking everything else.Cause EA sucks at netcode)

    Can’t wait for them to roll it out in Mass Effect:Andromeda.


    • Admiral Chief Maximum Effort

      June 28, 2016 at 10:27

      I’m so happy for ME:A


    • Greylingad[He Charges!]

      June 28, 2016 at 10:34

      But this is like a showcase of a fully grown sperm whale cuddling a bear, chances of actually seeing a GTX 1080 in real life, literally standing on a shelf is already close to a miracle…


      • Kromas GG

        June 28, 2016 at 12:05

        Yet the showcase of BF4 ran pretty close to the real thing at launch on mid range pcs. Frostbite is really that good and with the upcoming integration of Vulcan things are going to explode.


        • Greylingad[He Charges!]

          June 28, 2016 at 12:09

          This is true, I’m sure you’ll still need quite a rig to run it like the above video, but as far as general hardware requirements, mid range should still look quite beautiful


  3. Jonah Cash

    June 28, 2016 at 10:13

    Titanfall 2 launching a week after this… yeah I will just stick to that then!


  4. Hammersteyn_hates_Raid0

    June 28, 2016 at 10:26

    Is not supposed to run well on PC?


    • Greylingad[He Charges!]

      June 28, 2016 at 10:32

      If by PC you mean, one that was bestowed on the gamer by the Uber gods that combined all of their devices to create one machine to rule them all, then yes, but taking into account that the GTX 1080 costs literally the price of three PS4s, then it bloody better…


  5. Fox1 - Retro

    June 28, 2016 at 12:14

    Just BRING IT…to EA Acess 😉


  6. ScubaDynamo

    December 26, 2016 at 19:14

    Not for me. Keeps crashing whenever I put it into full screen. Already got my refund, not putting up with EA’s shit again.


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