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Battlefield 4 alpha phase begins, recommended specs and details inside

Monday, 17th June 2013 12:03 GMT By Dave Cook

Battlefield 4 developer DICE will open the shooter’s alpha trial today to seasoned players, and a recommended spec list has been made public. Get the details here.

The following specs come from this Battlefield 4 alpha invite, care ofMP1st:

  • OS: Vista SP2, Win7 (Win8 not supported)
  • 64 bit (32 bit not supported)
  • Dx10 or Dx 11 GPU with 1+GB of RAM, Dx 11 highly recommended
  • 25GB HDD free space required
  • Latest Origin version required

This morning we reported on a batch of screenshots that have leaked from the alpha phase, showing boat customisation options and more.

What do you make of the specs and the images? Let us know below.

Battlefield 4 hits PC, PS3 and Xbox 360 on October 29 Stateside, and November 1 across Europe. It’ll launch on PS4 and Xbox One in due course.

Thanks PC Gamer.

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  1. Max Payne

    Windows 8 not supported LOL!
    I am glad they are ditching 32 bit . FINALLY !

    #1 1 year ago
  2. Yoshi

    ‘to seasoned players’ And this means? XD

    #2 1 year ago
  3. Dave Cook

    @2 people who have been playing Battlefield for years and are recognised by the community team.

    #3 1 year ago
  4. Yoshi

    Ahh cool. Fingers crossed for me then :D Only thing I don’t qualify is being a recongnised community member :P However I did gain access to the BF3 alpha.

    #4 1 year ago
  5. wickedcricket

    @4 invites were sent out, yesterday.

    #5 1 year ago
  6. Tavarish

    @2 It was more and less confirmed that it was “random” draw from newsletter mailing list.

    @3 That is very debatable. There has been some backtracking of people that got into this Alpha and some of them have barely touched Bf 3 and only other Bf game on account is F2P one.

    Hopefully there is healthy amount actual vets in for that point of view feedback.

    #6 1 year ago
  7. Crussong

    No Windows 8 support?
    Is it for the Alpha or in general?
    Not asking for me, but my father is using Windows 8 for a few weeks now and is playing Battlefield 3 a lot.

    #7 1 year ago
  8. Keivz

    Wow, I hope these aren’t the final system requirements. I have win-8 64 bit and vista 32 bit. What’s with no support of the newest operating system? Win-8 handles games just fine and certainly better than vista! And why no listing of system RAM requirements? Is V-ram becoming the most important factor for the next gen?

    #8 1 year ago
  9. Max Payne

    @8 Considering its 64 bit only , I think minimum is 4gb to have.
    And for windows 8 , I think is just for alpha , because vista/7/8 are pretty much identical in architecture/kernel.

    #9 1 year ago
  10. CyberMarco

    @8

    I suppose that the minimum recommended RAM is 4GB, because the 64bit requires so.

    #10 1 year ago
  11. backup

    BF4 still unable to do wat MAG did
    256 players
    MAG>>>>>>>>>>>>>>BF4

    #11 1 year ago
  12. Yoshi

    @11 Actually it’s more like players aren’t able to do that. Just look at the graphics of MAG versus BF4. It’s a lot more to process. I know for a fact a lot of people who can barely run BF3 would lag like fuck.

    #12 1 year ago
  13. OwnedWhenStoned

    I’ve got MAG and it’s nowhere near as good as BF or even CoD.

    Whilst it is technically impressive, having more players doesn’t necessarily make it a better game.

    #13 1 year ago
  14. macronia

    @10 then BF4 may require 4GB minimum – 6GB recommended at launch ?

    #14 1 year ago
  15. backup

    ppl have their own taste
    i enjoyed it few months
    but still 256>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>24
    power of PC lol

    #15 1 year ago
  16. Tavarish

    @11 MAG can’t do what Planetside 2 is doing. 2000 players / continent, 3 continent and growing ^.^ And PS 2 actually has graphics engine to go with that.

    @14 That would be glorious. WTF, game that would actually use memory! I know right?

    #16 1 year ago
  17. backup

    @16 it’s also coming to PS4
    DIce is failure who can’t even beat MAG hahaha
    256 >>>>>>>>>> 24 BF fans cry more

    #17 1 year ago
  18. OwnedWhenStoned

    @15 True. Although, BF is 64 player on the PC.

    #18 1 year ago
  19. macronia

    @16 , :/ , i hope not more than 4 , right now i have 4gb and maxed BF3 easily with minimum 50fps , i have no intention getting another 4 right now :)

    #19 1 year ago
  20. Crussong

    @backup, try to troll more, idiot. We’re still not convinced MAG is so much better than BF4. Go!
    You seem to know Battlefield pretty well, since you assume BF has 24 player max. I’m impressed.

    #20 1 year ago
  21. NeoSquall

    People are really replying to backdown?
    SRSLY?

    #21 1 year ago
  22. OwnedWhenStoned

    It’s a guilty pleasure.

    #22 1 year ago
  23. JopDiga

    ps3fanboy and backup are the same person.
    MAG is shiiiiiit and so is PS3 and PS4. PS4 is just a PC packed inside a console case nothing more. Games are still better on PC with GTX Titan, GTX 780 and GTX 690 raping your PS4 everyday. Also higher resolution than 1080p (which is btw 7+ years old) and 60+fps. We can choose if we want to play with mouse/keyboard OR with a controller, you console-fuckers cant. We can plug in our PCs also with TVs and we pay less for more graphics and better game overall.

    #23 1 year ago
  24. JopDiga

    MAG on Metacritic = 76% low score haha
    Battlefield 3 on Metacritic = 89% high score you bitch ps3sucker and fuckup guy!

    #24 1 year ago
  25. GrimRita

    Had an invite, hell knows why – I havent touched BF3 because its on Origin and have zero interest in BF4 because it’s on Origin and, I own Windows 8!

    #25 1 year ago
  26. undermyrules

    @23 you just won the internet for today + 1….console peasants are always some braindead kids who trolling on the net and dont have anything to do..

    #26 1 year ago
  27. backup

    @23
    JopDiga and undermyrules are the same person.

    don’t need shitty alt to take down beggars

    #27 1 year ago
  28. backup

    @24
    jopdick

    U2= 96
    any PC exclusive near that ? wait a minute do PC have any exclusive

    and 76 is not bad u know that jogdick

    #28 1 year ago
  29. backup

    @20
    as i said i am talking about power not game u idiot beggar
    256>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>32/64 watever
    ppl have different taste u may like BF3 much more i don’t care

    #29 1 year ago
  30. JopDiga

    You fucking retard backup (fuckedup) you compare a Singleplayer game with a Multiplayer game?? And you did the comparison with MAG and BF3 first now you throw Uncharted 2 in the fight you pussy! Well the original Half Life has 96 too and is PC exclusive you cocksucker.

    MAG IS SHIT, NO ONE GIVES A SHIT ABOUT THAT FAIL GAME. MAG IS DEAD AND THOSE GRAPHICS ARE LIKE PS2 UGLY AND IT LAGS (MAG = LAG = PSN).

    #30 1 year ago
  31. GrimRita

    Does Mag actually have 256 players playing?

    #31 1 year ago
  32. backup

    @30 You fucking retard jopdick (fuckedup)
    you compare a Singleplayer game with a Multiplayer game??
    No but this proves u are blind idiot
    i repeated said 256>>>>>>>>>>64/32

    And you did the comparison with MAG and BF3 first now you throw Uncharted 2 in the fight you pussy!
    no mr JopussyDiga u first bought meta score

    Well the original Half Life has 96 too and is PC exclusive you cocksucker.

    lol 15 yrs ago that is best u can come up with u pussy sucker

    MAG IS SHIT, NO ONE GIVES A SHIT ABOUT THAT FAIL GAME. MAG IS DEAD AND THOSE GRAPHICS ARE LIKE PS2 UGLY AND IT LAGS (MAG = LAG = PSN).

    it depends on taste it has vast players that for sure
    PC – pirates= killing developers = shameless a**holes

    #32 1 year ago
  33. JopDiga

    Yes but only one game mode (Domination), others have less player count. What a FAIL!

    #33 1 year ago
  34. backup

    yes power PS3 to support 256 players and power of PC to support 64
    wat a fail

    #34 1 year ago
  35. JopDiga

    That backup guy is 12 years old and got fucked by his father while his mother watched how the penis got inside his ass. His father is a smart one and played PC and thats why he hates PC. Also he has no money and cant afford a PC. Well thats sad but you should STFU and go get fucked again by your father. Maybe he will let you suck his cock this time.

    #35 1 year ago
  36. JopDiga

    PlanetSide 2 has 2000 players you sucker.

    #36 1 year ago
  37. backup

    @36

    how many times i need to owned u ?

    PS4 also getting game with 2000 player support

    #37 1 year ago
  38. backup

    @35

    That JopDiga guy is 70 years old and got fucked by his grandfather’s dog while his grandmother watched how the pussy got inside his ass. His father is a smart one and played Ps and thats why he hates Ps. Also he has no money and cant afford a Ps4 . Well thats sad but you should tombstone and go get fucked again by your grandfather’s dog. Maybe he will let you suck his cock this time.

    #38 1 year ago
  39. JopDiga

    Who the fuck said PS4 will also have 2000 players support you cocksucker? It only will be released also on the PS4 nothing more. And why it will also be released on the PS4? Because its basicly a PC and not a console. They just downgrade it so PS4 players can also play it. They were begging for it like other F2P and MMO games like Elder Scrolls Online (now also on PS4 because they sucked the cocks of the developers so hard, begging).

    PS4 = low graphics PC nothing more.

    #39 1 year ago
  40. JopDiga

    Hey can you not come with something which you dont copy and paste? Thats just bad, you just take mine and cant even get it right haha you dickhead. You like it licking your fathers hairy ass dont you? Your mother does it, she camps the whole time on your fathers dick and plays PS3.

    #40 1 year ago
  41. backup

    @39

    u were fucked by dog that’s why u don’t know about new news

    just do search and u will get the answer

    not able to post the link

    #41 1 year ago
  42. backup

    @40

    ey can you not come with something which you dont copy and paste? Thats just bad, you just take mine and cant even get it right haha you pussyhead. You like it licking your fathers’s dog hairy ass dont you? Your mother does it, she camps the whole time on your fathers’s dog dick and plays PC.

    #42 1 year ago
  43. JopDiga

    You dont have a link because no one said it will have 2000 players on PS4 you cock-licking-assfucked-bastard thats why hahahahaha. You cant even prove that it will have 2000 players like you said hahaha. You couldnt find a source thats because you buttasshole is so hard fucked and red with white cream and you cant sit anymore. HAHAHA you gay pussy.

    #43 1 year ago
  44. JopDiga

    backup is one of those CoD players which get angry and using their headsets, they sound like girls.

    #44 1 year ago
  45. JopDiga

    He has skipped school and is only be able to copy like a fag. His father didnt care and fucked him really hard.

    #45 1 year ago
  46. backup

    @44
    backup is one of those sims 3 players which get angry and using their headsets, they sound like girls.

    #46 1 year ago
  47. backup

    @43
    http://us.gamespot.com/news/mmofps-planetside-2-coming-to-playstation-4-6409316

    now u can cry all the day

    #47 1 year ago
  48. Hcw87

    Oh man, you guys win the fail of the month of the entire internet.

    #48 1 year ago
  49. backup

    @45

    JopussyDiga has skipped school and is only be able to copy like a fag. His father’s dog didnt care and fucked him really hard.

    #49 1 year ago
  50. JopDiga

    You idiot in your source no one says its 2000 players like on PC you fag hahahaha you just pwned your self really hard in your ass fisted.

    PS4 = low shit version of a PC which outperforms it in every game.

    #50 1 year ago
  51. JopDiga

    Like I said he is copy and paste because he is 12 years old and cant speak and write. His hands are full of sperm and he is licking it while ctrl+c and +v it.

    #51 1 year ago
  52. backup

    @50

    http://n4g.com/news/1282953/planetside-2-on-ps4-looks-like-pc-on-max-settings-supports-vita-remote-play

    start crying now

    #52 1 year ago
  53. backup

    @51

    still better than bad mouthers like u who never went to school

    #53 1 year ago
  54. JopDiga

    Still no one said 2000 players on PS4 hahahaha you cant read.

    #54 1 year ago
  55. backup

    @54
    u never went to school sorry u can’t read it

    atleast listen now http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Swy0_w8SnxA

    #55 1 year ago
  56. JopDiga

    Yeah yeah we know it now everyone on this site knows you can only copy and paste like a FAG. backup you are the biggest cocksucker in the world and when I find you I will teach you how to have respect and will hurt you that you wish you never were born, now go and suck your fathers cock, he waits for you in this room, he is using your mother for now.

    I wont click on your gay porns on that youtube link sorry. Show it to your father maybe he likes it and will take you now really hard.

    #56 1 year ago
  57. JopDiga

    MAG players = FAG players = LAG = PSN got fucked up April 2011 for more than one month without online play hahaha.

    #57 1 year ago
  58. backup

    @57

    after owning bad mouther comes
    can’t accept defeat lol

    watever same to u

    #58 1 year ago
  59. JopDiga

    Dont write like you are fingering your pussy with one hand, you bastard. You got fucked up that hard you should jump out of the window/bridge and do us a favor. Thank you for your 12 years cocksucking so your father was happy.

    #59 1 year ago
  60. NeoSquall

    Dave (or whoever manages moderation in these boards), would you kindly clean up this mess?

    #60 1 year ago
  61. backup

    @59
    cry more

    #61 1 year ago
  62. JopDiga

    Well you are the one who is crying. Going to BF4 news and telling others how good your MAG is but instead of playing it you write bullshit here. You wanted it, you got it, dick-licking-fag. Cry hard when your father gets in your anus again. He will for sure, he will come to you even when he dies.

    #62 1 year ago
  63. backup

    @62

    my point was why Dice not going for 256 players

    but u bad mouther created the whole mess

    #63 1 year ago
  64. Hcw87

    Dissociative identity disorder.

    #64 1 year ago
  65. JopDiga

    “BF4 still unable to do wat MAG did
    256 players
    MAG>>>>>>>>>>>>>>BF4″

    MAG<<<<<<<<<<<<<<BF4
    MAG = LAG = for FAG = no destruction = ugly PS2 graphics = PS3 ugly graphics, Xbox 360 is better multiplatform console.

    #65 1 year ago
  66. backup

    @65

    watever ppl have different taste i like MAG more player made it soooo fun
    it would be cool to have 256 players for BF4

    don’t even get me started about graphics i can list PC games with ugly graphics

    better not get RROD while playing those multiplats lol

    #66 1 year ago
  67. JopDiga

    No one plays MAG dont you fucking realize. BF4 with 64 players is perfect, not getting spawn killed like in MAG. And hey I have a PC, PS3 and 360, and I like Uncharted but thats it nothing more. But sadly I got a YLOD on my PS3 Launch 60GB version but that console sucked anyone, wasnt like the old nice PS2. This generation Xbox 360 had better multiplatform games with better graphics and framerates but PC is still best, you can use Mouse/Keyboard and Controller and Games are cheap on Steam.

    #67 1 year ago
  68. backup

    @66
    kudos for derailing thread
    from BF to planetside and to 360 and then to steam

    it was just my opinion that BF4 should have 256 players

    i don’t care wat u think and wat games u like as i said ppl have different taste in gaming and i enjoy MAG

    #68 1 year ago
  69. splashofartstudios

    @66- Wow man…your kinda an idiot…It seems with every pc game that gets a story on this site…you and your ps3fanboy bitch comes here and talks trash about it… Pc is the superior gaming experience… It will ALWAYS be..you know why? Because games are made on pc, thus more powerful than your dumbed down shit consoles.

    #69 1 year ago
  70. NightCrawler1970

    I played MAG, at least the map is 5x bigger that all those 4×4 maps from COD/MW1.2.3 ops ect ect…

    And i never had LAG during the game…

    #70 1 year ago