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EA update's Star Wars: Squadrons' PC system requirements - Can you run it?

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EA update's Star Wars: Squadrons' PC system requirements - Can you run it?

EA update's Star Wars: Squadrons' PC system requirements - Can you run it?

EA has released an updated set of PC system requirements for Star Wars: Squadrons, making heavy alterations to the game's CPU and storage requirements. 

THankfully, PC gamers with low-end systems will be glad to know that Squadrons' minimum CPU requirements have been lowered from an i5-7600 to an i5-6600K, a processor which offers users a lower boost clock speed. Storage-wise, the game has now been listed with a 40GB storage requirements, a 10GB increase over what was previously listed. 

Other alterations include a change from GPUs with DirectX 11 support to graphics cards with DirectX 11.1 support, as well as an upgraded set of recommended CPU requirements. Now EA recommends AMD's Ryzen 7 2700X instead of AMD's Ryzen 3 3200G. Otherwise, EA's PC system requirements for Star Wars Squadrons remain unchanged. 

PC gamers will be happy to know that this game features VR support, a feature which is exclusive to the platform. The PC version of the game will also feature flight stick/HOTAS support. 

On Origin, this game has been given a £34.99 price tag, making this release much cheaper than most of EA's AAA library. Given this fact, gamers shouldn't expect this game to be as wide in scope as Star Wars: Battlefront II. Star Wars: Squadrons will release on October 2nd. 

 
On PC, Star Wars: Squadrons will have separate minimum and recommended system requirements for VR and non-VR systems. VR users will need to have stronger PCs than non-VR players, which makes sense given the high framerate requirements of VR headsets. 

For non-VR PCs, AMD's RX 480 and Nvidia's GTX 1060 graphics cards are recommended. These GPUs aren't high-end by today's standards, which means that most PC gamers will be able to enjoy this game with smooth framerates. 

 

Minimum (non-VR)

OS: Windows 10 
Processor (AMD): Ryzen 3 1300X
Processor (Intel): Intel i5-6600K  (Was Intel i5-7600)
Memory: 8GB
Graphics Card (AMD): Radeon HD 7850 or Equivalent
Graphics Card (Nvidia): GeForce GTX 660 or Equivalent
DirectX: 11.1 (Was 11)
Multiplayer Online Connection Requirements: 512 KBPS or faster Internet connection
Hard Drive Space: 40GB (Was 30GB)

Recommended (non-VR) / Minimum (VR)

OS: Windows 10
Processor (AMD): Ryzen 7 2700X (Was Ryzen 3 3200G)
Processor (Intel): Intel i7-7700
Memory: 16GB
Graphics Card (AMD): Radeon RX 480 or Equivalent
Graphics Card (Nvidia): GeForce GTX 1060 or Equivalent
DirectX: 11.1 (Was 11)
Multiplayer Online Connection Requirements: 512 KBPS or faster Internet connection
Hard Drive Space: 40GB (Was 30GB)

Recommended (VR)

OS: Windows 10
Processor (AMD): Ryzen 7 2700X (Was Ryzen 3 3200G) 
Processor (Intel): Intel i7-7700
Memory: 16GB
Graphics Card (AMD): Radeon RX 570 or Equivalent
Graphics Card (Nvidia): GeForce GTX 1070 or Equivalent
DirectX: 11.1 (Was 11)
Multiplayer Online Connection Requirements: 512 KBPS or faster Internet connection
Hard Drive Space: 40GB (Was 30GB)

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