Bad Company 2 and BF1943 get system specs

Wednesday, 2nd December 2009 11:10 GMT By Patrick Garratt


Unflustered by the fact Bad Company 2′s beta’s been pushed into 2010, DICE just released system specs for both the shooter sequel and Battlefield 1943.

And here they are:

Minimum Frostbite PC Specifications for BFBC2 & BF1943

  • Processor: Core 2 Duo @ 2.0GHz
  • Main memory: 2GB
  • Graphics card: GeForce 7800 GT / ATI X1900
  • Graphics memory: 256MB
  • OS: Windows XP
  • Free HDD space: 15GB for Digital Version, 10GB for Disc Version (BFBC2), 10GB for Digital Version, 4GB for Disc Version (BF1943)

Recommended Frostbite PC Specifications for BFBC2 & BF1943

  • Processor: Quadcore
  • Main memory: 2GB
  • Graphics card: GeForce GTX 260
  • Graphics memory: 512MB
  • OS: Windows Vista or Windows 7
  • Free HDD space: 15GB for Digital Version, 10GB for Disc Version (BFBC2), 10GB for Digital Version, 4GB for Disc Version (BF1943)

Bad Company 2 hits North America on March 2 and Europe on March 5. Not quite sure when 1943′s out on PC, to be honest.



  1. Hunam

    Wow, that is… excessive..

    #1 5 years ago
  2. No_PUDding

    Can’t believe my card is almost minimum specs….


    Wow, that was such a waste. It’s why I will never bother with PC gaming.

    7800GTX is now minimum.

    #2 5 years ago
  3. Grimrita

    And then they will complain that PC sales were low. Its alot of bollocks really, the BF series owes it success to the PC format and here we are, some months later STILL waiting for 1943.

    For most Battlefield gamers I think the specs will be fine

    #3 5 years ago

    Buying a PC at reccomended spec just to play this game is going to cost you about £400 for the system, plus about £140-160 for the GTX 260.

    That’s if you already have a monitor.

    #4 5 years ago
  5. Grimrita

    the GTX260 is only recommended. Besides, ATi offer better cards at alot cheaper prices, so people can always upgrade. Its a fact of life of PC gaming, so the majority are used to that.

    #5 5 years ago
  6. OlderGamer

    Got it covered no probs. A bit of irony really, I am buying the XB360 version tho.

    #6 5 years ago
  7. endgame

    oh shut your mouths and go buy some consoles u newbies. f**king hell, i’m so fed up with u.

    anyways the sys specs r ok. gj dice.

    #7 5 years ago
  8. loki

    Wow another news about stupid PC ports for NERD

    #8 5 years ago
  9. Hunam

    What do you mean they are ok, they are more needy that Crysis!

    Most PC games had started to cool down on required specs but this is probably the most demanding game I’ve seen in terms of power.

    #9 5 years ago
  10. Hakkiz

    Well, at least Battlefield 1943 must include some serious improvements since it was only 560 megs on a console.

    #10 5 years ago
  11. Grimrita

    @ Hakkiz -thats because the PC isnt limited like the console version. More hard drive space, better graphics, better everything.

    Crysis came out at a time when Vista was new, as was the whole new dual core phase. Most will have upgraded by now so the specs arent that much of a worry.

    Besides, if someone buys a pc from PC world, they deserve to be stuck with lame games like the Sims 1

    #11 5 years ago
  12. _S_E_R_G_

    as always – stfu loki :)

    #12 5 years ago
  13. Dralen



    #13 5 years ago
  14. blackdreamhunk

    this friday I am going to preorder the CE. I pretty much know what games I want gor next year.

    battle fied for sure

    #14 5 years ago
  15. blackdreamhunk

    Oh one more thing I would like to see the f 35 fighting jets in the game

    with drive about air craft carrier lol

    #15 5 years ago
  16. endgame

    Hunam! graphics r kick ass, sound is, actually there r no words to describe how good the sound is and the world (as in the maps) is simply ginormeus. is that even a word? ;p anyways, these r the reasons why i think the sys reqs r ok. cheers. :)

    #16 5 years ago
  17. SwiftRanger

    Dunno what you guys have been eating but these are pretty reasonable specs. If you got a PC lower than these minimum specs then you haven’t been changing your machine for more than three years or so. There were even games of last year which had the same minimum requirements.

    My only fear is that PC specs usually aren’t indicative of a solid framerate, especially not when we’re talking about Dice. The BF2 engine was pure horror from every point of view imaginable so Frostbite hopefully improves that.

    #17 5 years ago
  18. Yoshi

    @G1GAHURTZ care to enlighten me on where it would cost that much :P

    #18 5 years ago

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