Titanfall 2 PC Specifications Announced

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Titanfall 2 PC Specifications Announced
Highlights
  • Titanfall 2's PC requirements appear to be on the higher side
  • This is in order to allow gamers to play it at 60 frames per second
  • Titanfall 2 is out on October 28 of this year

With sci-fi shooter Titanfall 2 out on October 28, developer Respawn Entertainment has revealed what kind of PC you’d need to play the game.

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

(Also see: Titanfall 2 Developer Explains Why It's Slower Than the First Game)

 

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

(Also see: Titanfall 2 Open Multiplayer Tech Test Is the Best Advertisement for the First Game)

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

These specifications appear to be on the higher side. Odd considering the game uses the Source Engine - the same technology powering the likes of Half-Life 2 and Team Fortress 2. However there’s a good reason for this too. Respawn has outlined what kind of performance you can expect with the aforementioned configurations.

“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 1600x900 resolution with most details turned on and average around 60fps,” a post from the company reads. “We strongly believe that if you at least match the posted requirements you should have an excellent visual and gameplay experience playing the game, so don’t be alarmed if you boot it up and don’t need to turn all the settings to Low for playable framerates – our artists would actually like if you could see their work! Because of this you will probably be able to actually run the game on a lower-than-minimum spec PC, but the quality and performance won’t quite be ideal.”

At recommended PC specs Respawn is aiming for details nearly maxed out, 1920x1080 resolution (2560x1440 is also very playable), and at an average of 60fps or higher. The studio selected the minimum specs with 60fps in mind for the pure gameplay benefits you get once at 60fps or above.

Finally if it didn’t tip you off, the Ultra requirements allow you to achieve 4K resolution at 60fps.

We found Titanfall 2’s multiplayer beta to be a damp squib, hopefully the single-player campaign has enough going for it to warrant a purchase. What are your thoughts on Titanfall 2? Do you plan to pick it up at launch or do you prefer the likes of Battlefield 1 and Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare? Let us know in the comments.

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