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Star Wars: Battlefront Alpha PC requirements revealed…

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Applications for the PC Alpha of Star Wars: Battlefront are open and if you want to apply, you can head on over here and sign up. Of course, your PC needs to be up to scratch in order to play, so here are the minimum requirements for the Alpha.

  • CPU: Quad Core CPU e.g. Intel Core i5-2400 @ 2.8 GHz or AMD Phenom II x4 955 @ 3.2 GHz or AMD FX-8350 @ 4.0 GHz
  • RAM: 6 GB
  • OS: Windows 7 SP1, Windows 8/8.1 (64-big operating system required)
  • Video Card: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 680 or AMD Radeon HD 7970 with 2 GB of Video Memory

That’s not that ridiculously high. I mean, it’s sort of in line with where games are going; PC gamers need to ensure that they have high enough RAM, a 64-bit OS and a decent CPU in general. These aren’t unreasonable minimum specs to see in a game, especially for an Alpha. It’s important to note that these specifications are not the final specifications for the game; the community manager keeps stressing this on reddit.

I think we should probably assume that the minimum specs will go down when the final game releases. The Alpha is usually way before any kind of optimization that would allow the game to run on less powerful machines. Just remember, entry into the Alpha is random, so if you don’t get invited, please don’t take it personally.

I will avoid playing this game in early stages. I think I’d rather wait and get the full experience when the game is released rather than spoil it for myself by playing all the early versions. Are you desperate to just get your hands on it ASAP, or will you wait until it’s released in November?

Last Updated: June 29, 2015

84 Comments

  1. Admiral Chief's Adventure

    June 29, 2015 at 12:32

    Moer, since when did my rig become minimum?

    Reply

    • Hammersteyn

      June 29, 2015 at 12:43

      • Captain JJ Browmehn

        June 29, 2015 at 12:45

        Where’d you get that pic of Admiral?

        Reply

        • Hammersteyn

          June 29, 2015 at 12:47

          @Ranting Raptor:disqus sent it because he always gets trolled on Evo points

          Reply

          • Captain JJ Browmehn

            June 29, 2015 at 12:49

            Ah. I see.
            It really captures his character. πŸ˜‰

          • Admiral Chief's Adventure

            June 29, 2015 at 12:49

            Cannot be me, I don’t use a coffee coaster drive!

          • Pariah

            June 29, 2015 at 12:50

            It’s a neanderthal who spells correctly. It’s you.

          • Hammersteyn

            June 29, 2015 at 12:50

            True, your PC is older.

          • Admiral Chief's Adventure

            June 29, 2015 at 12:51

            You have me mistaken for Rince. His still works with a floppy

          • Pariah

            June 29, 2015 at 12:52

            5 1/4″?

          • Admiral Chief's Adventure

            June 29, 2015 at 12:53

            I have no idea how tall he is, but you seem correct

          • Pariah

            June 29, 2015 at 12:54

          • Pariah

            June 29, 2015 at 12:49

            Yeah but he gets trolled everywhere. LG, Twitter, Evo Points.

          • Admiral Chief's Adventure

            June 29, 2015 at 12:50

            Especially at certain times of the day…between 6 and 8

          • Admiral Chief's Adventure

            June 29, 2015 at 12:54

            You know what is funny? This week was his seventh loss, in a row!

          • Pariah

            June 29, 2015 at 12:57

            Interestingly, the 7th month starts this week. Coincidence?

          • Admiral Chief's Adventure

            June 29, 2015 at 13:00

            I THINK NOT!

          • Hammersteyn

            June 29, 2015 at 12:57

            So you can never win again until he comments first. Or else it’s eight losses

          • Admiral Chief's Adventure

            June 29, 2015 at 13:01

            Well one of these weeks 2015 will be a total loss for him, so, what is more important? Me winning, or me trolling him?
            [Ceases commenting first on EVOPOINTS]

          • Pariah

            June 29, 2015 at 12:59

            Also, I suggest we make tomorrow Llew’s special day. It’s 7 days until the 7th day of the 7th month.

          • Admiral Chief's Adventure

            June 29, 2015 at 13:00

            ^This

          • Ottokie

            June 29, 2015 at 13:05

            I will use it again!

      • Ottokie

        June 29, 2015 at 13:00

        Just ordered my 980 Ti an hour ago…my body is ready!

        Reply

        • Admiral Chief's Adventure

          June 29, 2015 at 13:02

          Nice!

          I still have a 7870 OC, so, yeah, might need to upgrade end of the year, might

          Reply

          • Ottokie

            June 29, 2015 at 13:02

            The Fury and 390x are looking really good on team red’s side

          • Admiral Chief's Adventure

            June 29, 2015 at 13:06

            Aye, the FURY of my monthly expenses is not looking to good

          • Ottokie

            June 29, 2015 at 13:06

            Had to sell my superbike to do this… so sad and happy at the same time

          • Admiral Chief's Adventure

            June 29, 2015 at 13:20

            What did you have?

          • Ottokie

            June 29, 2015 at 13:21

            CBR 600 Rossi edition

          • Pariah

            June 29, 2015 at 13:21

            Why would you sell that?

          • Ottokie

            June 29, 2015 at 13:21

            …for gaming master race

          • Pariah

            June 29, 2015 at 13:22

            Not a good enough reason. I’d rather play indies and laugh at people while riding my beauty than play a shiny new game at full settings. Not even kidding. O_O

          • Ottokie

            June 29, 2015 at 13:23

            True, but the cost of services and insurance will probably make you see my way πŸ˜› and also driving between these western cape people is already dangerous, even in an armored truck…

          • Pariah

            June 29, 2015 at 13:25

            I live in CT and ride. I’ve had fewer close calls than in jhb. Far fewer. Either way, while I wouldn’t have the Rossi edition (it’s yellow, not my colour), I wouldn’t sell my bike for pc parts. XD

          • Admiral Chief's Adventure

            June 29, 2015 at 13:26

            ^This

          • Ottokie

            June 29, 2015 at 14:00

            Only buying the 980 Ti, the rest is going into my house bond. The faster the house gets paid of the better πŸ˜› Times have changed for me unfortunately

          • Admiral Chief's Adventure

            June 29, 2015 at 13:28

            That is why I got my Ninja at out local dealer, they have a promo on for any new bike bought from them, will get LIFETIME service plan (tyres, brakes, chain, sprocket, clutch NOT included)
            My commute is down from between 1hr to 1hr30mins to just 30-40mins

          • Pariah

            June 29, 2015 at 13:28

            And the petrol bill. Mine is around R350 a month.

          • Admiral Chief's Adventure

            June 29, 2015 at 13:29

            Aye, I’m down from R500-R600 per week to R200 per week

          • Ottokie

            June 29, 2015 at 13:30

            Mine just came from a R6k service Monday, this breaks me even by a far margin on fuel savings

          • Admiral Chief's Adventure

            June 29, 2015 at 13:31

            Masehare, R6k service, eina.

            What year model was it and how many did you get for it?

          • Ottokie

            June 29, 2015 at 13:32

            I still have the yellow Rossi, so oldish 2003 model with 45k kilometers (F5 since I know there are a lot of models)

          • Admiral Chief's Adventure

            June 29, 2015 at 13:39

            Oh nice!

            I bought my Ninja new this year (to take advantage of the free servicing offer)

            http://i.ytimg.com/vi/EFGMSdAiI8Q/hqdefault.jpg

          • Ottokie

            June 29, 2015 at 13:40

            Its for the best, that service offer is gonna be a saving grace someday. Ninja always had a soft spot in my heart, team green and all that πŸ˜›

          • Admiral Chief's Adventure

            June 29, 2015 at 13:48

            LOL. I’ve been diagnosed with a severe case of Traffic-Allergy, so my doctor recommended a motorbike. My doctor is wise

          • Ottokie

            June 29, 2015 at 13:49

            True. The traffic around here is terrible, not even JHB gets this clogged up

          • HairyEwok

            June 29, 2015 at 14:02

            Ok let me get this right…. You A) Sold something that can be used outside of your home and females actually like for B) Something that will never even leave the comfort of your home unless you go LAN.

          • Ottokie

            June 29, 2015 at 14:04

            Yes. but this is also helping me pay for “my” own home. Need to start somewhere πŸ™‚

        • Hammersteyn

          June 29, 2015 at 13:02

          O_o dayum

          Reply

          • Ottokie

            June 29, 2015 at 13:03

            Still nauseous after the EFT… but this is a known side effect of PC gamers

          • Splooshypooh

            June 29, 2015 at 13:11

            Aye, them be well travelled waters matey

        • HairyEwok

          June 29, 2015 at 14:00

          So what will you do when pascal comes out next year?

          Reply

          • Ottokie

            June 29, 2015 at 14:05

            Look the other way xD I always jump 2 generations before I upgrade again.

          • HairyEwok

            June 29, 2015 at 14:07

            That’s one way of dodging that, I’m patiently waiting for next year. Will upgrade my i5 2500 and GTX 780 then with the new processors (hopefully they will be a wee bit cheaper too by then) and a pascal HBM card. Also mainly holding back so I can see what damage Star Citizen will do to my wallet with specs needed.

          • Ottokie

            June 29, 2015 at 14:08

            I upgraded everything last year except my GPU, and that started to bug me, so i caved πŸ˜›

          • HairyEwok

            June 29, 2015 at 14:11

            Absolutely hate the tick tock cycle intel gives us. But at least I’ll always have to upgrade on the tock cycle so thats in my favor. I take it you upgraded to a i5 4 series?

          • Ottokie

            June 29, 2015 at 14:13

            i7 4770K on the Gigabyte Sniper 5 board,SSD, with new modular PSU and water cooling. And I’m still running a 680, so this is gonna be a double power boost for me graphics wise.

          • HairyEwok

            June 29, 2015 at 14:24

            Your PC will just absolutely smile when DX 12 comes out, especially with that i7 of yours and Ti coming to say hai.

          • Ottokie

            June 29, 2015 at 14:26

            Dx12 is probably the leading cause of this spontaneous buying of mine this morning.

  2. Captain JJ Browmehn

    June 29, 2015 at 12:38

    Nice. That’s not so bad for a new game these days.

    Quite looking forward to playing Fallout 4 and not this.

    Reply

    • Viking Of Science

      June 29, 2015 at 12:40

      speaking of Fallout 4… MS had better move the release date of that there Tomb Raider game…. It’s freaking stupid to try and release it THE SAME DAY as Fallout….

      Reply

      • Captain JJ Browmehn

        June 29, 2015 at 12:41

        Haha. That is really a bad idea. And this for a “timed exclusive.”

        Reply

  3. Alien Emperor Trevor

    June 29, 2015 at 12:38

    I’ll wait until it’s released, and then I’ll play something else. ;P

    Reply

    • Hammersteyn

      June 29, 2015 at 12:43

      lol

      Reply

  4. Ranting Raptor

    June 29, 2015 at 12:41

    I’m sure that 680 will drop to something more like a 660 on release

    Reply

    • Captain JJ Browmehn

      June 29, 2015 at 12:42

      I think it’s become a rule that the requirements always drop on release

      Reply

      • Ranting Raptor

        June 29, 2015 at 12:56

        hahhaha. Dat dig

        Reply

        • Captain JJ Browmehn

          June 29, 2015 at 13:19

          πŸ˜€

          Reply

    • Viking Of Science

      June 29, 2015 at 12:43

      I’m pretty sure it’ll fall in line with Battlefield Hardline at release…

      Reply

      • Captain JJ Browmehn

        June 29, 2015 at 12:44

        You mean, big hype, big marketing and then non-existent within a few weeks?
        Sounds about right.

        Reply

        • Viking Of Science

          June 29, 2015 at 12:45

          Ha! Zing!

          Reply

      • Ranting Raptor

        June 29, 2015 at 12:56

        Yeah, I reckon that’s entirely possible

        Reply

    • Admiral Chief's Adventure

      June 29, 2015 at 12:52

      I like how you avoid the SEVENty

      Reply

      • Ranting Raptor

        June 29, 2015 at 12:56

        FFFFFFFFFFFFFFFF

        Reply

  5. Pariah

    June 29, 2015 at 12:47

    I feel so sad when I see specs for games released these days. My CPU and RAM meet or exceed recommended specs every time, but my damn GPU barely (and in some cases doesn’t) meet minimum. :/

    And saving for it isn’t an option right now, other stuff is more important.

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    • Admiral Chief's Adventure

      June 29, 2015 at 12:52

      You said it

      Reply

    • Matthew Holliday

      June 29, 2015 at 13:11

      heres what I call bullshit
      the 680 is technically still a R5000 card
      and here it is compared to my pretty much brand new 970

      http://www.hwcompare.com/18057/geforce-gtx-970-vs-geforce-gtx-680/

      these are the minimum spec? yet they are still releasing this for consoles that are using redundant and outdated tech?
      bullshit man.

      why? why are these meeting the requirements for console, yet PC min spec is listing a card that costs as much as an entire console?

      Reply

      • Knowles2

        June 29, 2015 at 15:31

        The console version of the game can be further optimise than a PC because they are only dealing with 2 set of hardware combinations, instead of thousands on the PC side, and the machines themselves are optimise to squeeze every bit of juice out of their components as well,

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        • Matthew Holliday

          June 30, 2015 at 00:45

          so what? our tech options are now so vast that the minimum requirements should be limited to a R5000 card, while the cpu and other parts are limited to R1500 components?
          that isnt less optimised, its not optimised at all.

          we get game ready drivers and the devs work hand in hand with nvidia and AMD during the developement process. i read an article a while back by one of the nvidia guys saying that the devs take little to zero interest in optimisation, ignoring the nvidia/amd guys and leaving all the work down to the drivers. the current devs have no concept of optimisation.
          a 250mb driver update can not an optimised game make.

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  6. Aries

    June 29, 2015 at 12:54

    You have to have a American origin account or it wont work

    Reply

  7. Klipkop1980

    June 29, 2015 at 13:51

    So….my i3 wont run it? I can run Bad Company 2 on medium!!!! My OS is 64 bit, SURELY that will help. Shoddy development if you ask me.

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    • rocketmonkie

      June 29, 2015 at 13:51

      Alpha’s are generally like that. They’re still busy with the game so optimisation isn’t a thing yet.

      Reply

      • Klipkop1980

        June 29, 2015 at 13:56

        If they can optimise it to work on my rig I will be impressed.

        Reply

  8. HairyEwok

    June 29, 2015 at 13:59

    If you could run watch dogs then you’ll be fine with playing Star Wars: Battlefront

    Reply

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