Battlefield 4 PC specs on Uplay were place-holder – report

Monday, 22nd July 2013 15:15 GMT By Dave Cook

Battlefield 4′s recommended and minimum PC specs were believed to have appeared in the unlikeliest of places; Ubisoft’s digital store Uplay. An alleged EA employee has now debunked the specs as place-holder.

UPDATE: BF4blog has reported that a Reddit user called Offspring – who is listed as EA employee / Origin producer – has debunked the specs.

They said, “I don’t believe the final system requirements have been decided yet, and this looks a lot like placeholder system requirements from BF3 with a couple of tweaks. I know everyone’s excited for BF4 news, but I wouldn’t trust an Ubisoft page with system requirements for it just yet.”

Thanks MTS91. The wait for actual specs continues.

ORIGINAL STORY: Spotted by Redditors, the Uplay store client was said to have been updated with a list of specs for Battlefield 4. We’ve listed them below, but do treat these as place-holder and rumour until EA confirms them officially.

Minimum Requirements:

  • OS: Windows Vista (Service Pack 1) 32-bit
  • Processor: 2 GHz Dual Core (Core 2 Duo 2.4 GHz or Althon X2. 2.7 GHz)
  • Memory: 2 GB System RAM
  • Hard Drive: 20 GB
  • Video Card: DirectX 10.1 compatible with 512 MB RAM
  • Sound Card: DirectX 9.0c compatible

Recommended Requirements:

  • OS: Windows 7 64-bit
  • Processor: Quad-core CPU
  • Memory: 4 GB
  • Hard Drive: 20 GB
  • Video Card: DirectX11 compatible with 1024 MB RAM (NVIDIA GeForce GTX 560 or ATI Radeon 6950)
  • Sound Card: DirectX 9.0c compatible

We’ve asked EA if these specs are legitimate.

Battlefield 4 hits PC, PS3 and Xbox 360 on November 1 here in Europe, and October 29 in North America.

Thanks MP1st.



  1. MTS91

    Fake: (vide update)

    “Origin Producer Redditor Offspring said, “I don’t believe the final system requirements have been decided yet, and this looks a lot like placeholder system requirements from BF3 with a couple of tweaks. I know everyone’s excited for BF4 news, but I wouldn’t trust an Ubisoft page with system requirements for it just yet.”

    #1 1 year ago
  2. OnionPowder

    Yeah, I doubt the recommended card is still going to be a 560.

    #2 1 year ago
  3. Badumtsss

    Video Card: DirectX 10.1 compatible with 512 MB RAM

    Yet Frostbite 3 only supports DX11. It’s fake and placeholder.

    #3 1 year ago
  4. Dave Cook

    @1 thanks mate, I’ve given you a shout out in the revised piece. Much appreciated.

    #4 1 year ago
  5. CPC_RedDawn

    I doubt it will be much higher than a GTX560 or 6950 for reccomended GPU. The game looks only marginally better than BF3 its only the faces that look better.

    Also there is no mention of AMD CPU’s as its being made with them in mind I would of thought they would mention their CPU’s in the specs sheet as that is why its an AMD FX and Gaming Evolved title.

    #5 1 year ago
  6. Mjorh

    Its utterly fake ! this is the specs for BF3 which is for 2011!

    #6 1 year ago
  7. lakshay.venom

    Will the new Alienware 14 be able to play it on good settings?
    Specs : 16 GB DDR3 @ 1600MHz, i7-4800mq (3.8 turbo), nvidia gtx 765m 2 GB DDR5.
    Is this good enough to play on high settings? I ll decrease to lesser resolution (not full HD)

    #7 1 year ago
  8. OnionPowder

    @5 Yeah they won’t put 560 though, they’d put 660 or 760.

    #8 1 year ago
  9. CPC_RedDawn


    That is a very nice spec laptop although I would stay away from Alienware as much as possible as they were brought out years ago now by DELL and they have gone pretty shit to be honest they skimp too much on other hardware such as motherboard, RAM, and hard drives. I would personally save up around £1k and just build a desktop your self or get one custom build for you. You will get way better performance than any laptop. Or if portability is your thing and you need a laptop then go for something like an MSI, Razer, Asus, or other more reputable brands. Alienwares name means nothing now and hasn’t done so for about five years.


    Yep that is what I was thinking, but with AMD rumored to be releasing their GCN2.0 architecture 9000 series cards at the end of the year which just so happens to be in time for BF4 launch and with BF4 being a free game in the gaming evolved series I wouldn’t be at all surprised if they slap on a 9790 as the recommended specs in order to try and sell more units of their new high end GPU. Seen as the first demo shown of BF4 was running on a 7990 which is a near £1k GPU. Also they just released the absurd AMD FX 9590 CPU which has a MASSIVE TDP of 220W and is a 5GHz 8 core CPU for near £700 that as well wouldn’t surprise me if they slapped that on the recommended specs either to entice the gullible people out there to buy them. When an AMD FX 8350 can be had for around £180 and overclocked easily to 5GHz which is essentially the same chip just cherry picked by AMD.

    #9 1 year ago
  10. lakshay.venom

    @9 bro, I was going for Razer Blade 14 inch. Portability is my priority.
    I have already ordered and waiting for.the delivery of my Alienware.
    It has blue ray slot loading, fast ram, ssd (64 gb) and 7200 rpm 750 gb HDD. All new architecture and pretty good lighting system.
    It’s IPS panel is just AMAZING!

    Whereas Razer has a lot of issues.
    Heating issues, no dvd rom, keyboard keys getting sticked in, less resolution (1600 X xxx), Poor display with really poor quality and very less viewing angles.
    And moreover, it had 8 GB Ram and 4702mq processor instead of 16 gb and. 4800mq.

    I already own an.MSI laptop and it has an extremely poor support and overall build quality.
    It’s parts are difficult to find and it really sucks.

    So Alienware was the best choice.


    Frostbite 3 engine has better destruction, better textures, better water physics, building destruction physics, more polycounts (you can even see the sweat on the faces of people), tree physics with respect to wind, etc.
    So it’s a nice leap from fb2.
    I guess recommend would be 8 GB RAM, quad core processor, gtx 650 or HD7850.

    #10 1 year ago
  11. Max Payne

    BF4 will also be 64 bit only.

    #11 1 year ago
  12. CPC_RedDawn


    Let me know the manufacturer of that RAM they used, and also the manufacturer of the motherboard they use inside there as well oh and that HDD and SSD as well. Cause I can bet you as much money as you like that those parts will be skimped on. Plus IPS panels are not very good for gaming they are meant for productivity work such as video rendering and photo editing. A TFT is much better suited for gaming due to better grey to grey and response times nearing 1ms where as most IPS panels have 5+ms which can cause tearing in games without vsync enabled. Sure Razer has some issues with their laptops as well as other do too but their support is second only to Asus, try and contact Alienware technical support and speak to someone about a problem good luck with that. Also, good luck upgrading any of the parts in that laptop other than HDD or RAM. Oh and if you upgrade those parts then your warranty is void.

    Also about BF4 having better destruction, yes but from the trailer A LOT of this is scripted destruction, and the other destruction looks pretty minimal to what they are claiming. Its still 64 players online when the hardcore BF2+3 fans want a jump up to 128 players. The sweat on the characters faces is simply a different texture map over the mesh face diagram. Any 3d artist knows this, you wont see individual beads of sweat on their faces trickle down their cheeks dynamically not even the highest end PC could do something like that whilst trying to render a complete battle scene.

    Oh one more thing, good luck with the battery life on that Laptop maybe carry a few extra packs around with you or just stay by a wall socket ;) happy 2 hours gaming on the go where you clock speeds will decrease due to +/-20%(?) battery life left and your fps will half :)

    #12 1 year ago
  13. lakshay.venom

    FPS halves only because it switches to intel graphics. And I don’t play in the bus or anywhere else.
    IPS pannel has better textures, contrast and colours. TFT on Razer is said to be the worst display.
    It’s not even full HD. There’s no DVD Rom.
    I can’t build my own PC because I may shift to a different country in 2 years (maybe) so I didn’t want to take a chance with my PC.
    Razer had a lot of issues and on the same price I got Blu-Ray, twice the RAM, lighting, better keyboard, full HD display, better CPU.
    So yes I made a good choice.
    AW14 performs better than Razer Blade. As I have opted for CS, I can even do other stuff like rendering.
    the only thing is it’s a bit thick and heavy, but I got no problems.

    Battlefield 4 on the other hand will be my first new game for my laptop.
    Though I expected it to have much better graphics compared to the leap they made from BF2 to BF3. But I m still happy.

    #13 1 year ago
  14. smartalves

    My AMD Phenom X4 3,60 Ghz, 8 GB Ram Corsair LP, Gigabyte OC 7870 and Win7 64-bit his still good for BF3 and it be good for BF4. I had AMD’s and ATI’s in the last ten years so I’m happy with it.
    If your Intel or AMD system can run BF3 it run BF4!

    #14 1 year ago

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