Learn what sort of hardware you’ll need in order to enjoy 4K resolution at 60fps.

By Jason Venter

Titanfall 2 is due to arrive on October 28, 2016. That will put it right in the thick of things, competing with the next Call of Duty and Battlefield games, but the developers at Respawn Entertainment don’t seem particularly concerned by the competition they’ll face. Rather, their public face is one of excitement, and this week the team shared the game’s system requirements.

“Today I am extremely excited to share with you a plethora of tech and PC-specific information for Titanfall 2,” notes an official blog post by Drew McCoy, the game’s producer. “From required specs, to options, benchmarks, and more I’m going to go deep on what Titanfall 2 on the PC has to offer. As an avid PC gamer I hope I’m able to cover the topics that matter most to you.”

The post is quite detailed indeed, and you should definitely read it if you want to learn about the game’s finer points. It starts by sharing some of the most important information of all: the PC system requirements and recommendations, with a separate set of specs for those who are looking forward to running the game at Ultra 4K resolution.

At a minimum, you’ll need to be running Windows 7, with an Intel Core i3-3600t or equivalent processor. 8GB of RAM are also required, and you should have at least an NVIDIA Geforce GTX 660 2GB or equivalent. That’s not what most would consider a hefty rig at all.

Recommended specs specify an Intel Core i5-6600 or equivalent processor, with 16GB of RAM and the Geforce GTX 1060 6GB GPU or equivalent.

Finally, for those who are anxious for first-rate performance that includes 4K resolution, an Intel Core i7-6700k or equivalent processor is required, along with 16GB of RAM and the NVIDIA Geforce GTX 1080 8GB GPU.

McCoy also explains what the company means by “minimum specs,” since traditionally there are a variety of possible definitions when developers share such information.

“Our goal for minimum PC specs on Titanfall 2 is that you can play at a 1600×900 resolution with most details turned on and average around 60fps,” he notes. “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!”

The first Titanfall game currently enjoys a Metascore of 86 out of 100 after reviews from 26 critics, so expectations for the sequel are high indeed. Will you be purchasing Titanfall 2 at launch?

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