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Published on September 20th, 2011 | by Dan


BF3 Beta Prep Guide

>So you are all excited for September 27th or 29th to get here. Make sure you have all the stuff necessary to run the game.

First make an Origin account and download the client. I know, I know, it sucks, but just do it. The game is located (or will be) in the demos section. If you pre-ordered or bought MOH: Limited Edition, it should be available on the 27th.
Almost there, but can you run the game? ObviouslyJesus was running this on a GT220 on a 640×480 window. That’s not ideal. Here are the minimum specs:
OS: Windows Vista (Service Pack 2) 32-Bit
Processor: 2 GHZ Dual Core (Core 2 Duo 2.4 GHZ or Althon x2 2.7 GHZ)
Memory: 2GB
Hard Drive: 20 GB
Graphics Card (AMD): DirectX 10.1 Compatible with 512 MB Ram (ATI Radeon 3000-6000 Series, with ATI Radeon 3870 or Higher Performance)
Graphics Card (NVidia): DirectX 10.0 Compatible with 512 MB Ram (NVidia GeForce 8, 9, 200, 300, 400 or 500 Series with NVidia GeForce 8800 GT or Higher Performance)
Sound Card: DirectX Compatible
I know it says dual core there, but trust me, you want none of that. once you have it running, get ready for the mistake that is Battlelog. You’ll deal with it though, because OMG BF3!
Good luck out there next Monday!
Source: Kotaku


14 Responses to BF3 Beta Prep Guide

  1. TheDillsterr says:

    >We know Jesus haha

  2. Obviously Jesus says:

    >My GT220 is a legend.

  3. TheDillsterr says:

    >I have a Geforce Gtx 280 and I haven't seen this thing flinch yet on games except stuff like huge battles in total war and even then it doesn't go below 20 fps. I really want to buy bf3 for my PC and not my PS3 but I'm scared I'll waste my money on something I can't handle honestly :/

  4. NipNops says:

    >@bax was in alpha have used battlelog.

  5. santorum says:

    >It's really nice to hear from people with computers more like mine after hearing about John's bro cave. Let's hope a laptop can do this. It has a 6770 for some reason, but I'm still scared.

  6. Fargo says:

    >@jordan You won't be able to run it well. Look at the minimum specs in the OP, 5650 is way below 5870.

  7. jordan says:

    >Can this computer run BF3
    I5 2.53GHz
    5650 1gb graphics card
    8gig ram

    I can run BFBC2 at around 30-40fps at medium settings.

  8. Behemoth says:

    >My GT 240 ran the alpha in fullscreen and at low settings. It's a beast.

  9. Fargo says:

    >20 gb install.

    My pc can handle it, just not sure if I can handle battlelog/origin. Maybe though- for the jets.

  10. David says:

    >Why would you want to have a server browser that isn't in the game client? Battlelog may be the evolution of server browsers, but only because it's being forced on us, not because it's a wonderful new advancement in server browser usability.

  11. Bax says:

    >I don't see why you guys think battlelog is a mistake. I hear all your reasons but you have yet to actually try the full game. How can you criticize what you haven't tried? I think battlelog will be the evolution of server browsers. It's not going to be in firefox, it'll be in the origin browser not taking up any ram and youll be able to instantly SHIFT+F1 between the game and battlelog. Also, like google, facebook and twitter ect. they will be able to make easy updates to it to give the players the customizations and tweaks they want for managing or choosing a server. It's ingenious imo.

    Love you guys,
    just got my quad core, 8 gigs of ram and a 6950 so ill see ya'll on the battlefield!

  12. David says:

    >These are the recommended specs (for people who are too lazy to look them up)

    OS: WINDOWS 7 64-BIT
    MEMORY: 4 GB

  13. ApotheosisNemesis says:

    >I had basically the minimum specs for BC2 and it ran absolutely shitty. 32player-servers ran at ~15fps, messed up my k/d completely lol.
    Now I know BF3 will be optimized for PC, but you should always have something better than minimum spec, it'll be runnable, but unplayable.

  14. ConJoKen says:

    >Will 6870 run this on 1440X900 res? ;S



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