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How to Get Your Gaming Setup Ready for Star Wars Battlefront 2

It’s time to replace some of that old tech and upgrade to some shiny new pieces of hardware.

Prepare to master the force with a great gaming headset from Turtle Beach.Players all around the world are preparing to dive into a story set a long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away, but there are a few things you will want to do before you crack open Star Wars Battlefront 2. If you’re gaming setup is looking a bit dusty and rusty, perhaps it’s time for an upgrade?

Star Wars Battlefront 2 is looking to refine a lot of what the original game got right, and fix a lot of the things that missed the mark. As we mentioned in our beta breakdown, Star Wars Battlefront 2 looks absolutely incredible. At any given moment, there might be hundreds of effects happening on-screen – sparks from blasters showering the ground, leaves and debris swirling through the air, the game is gorgeous, which means you might need to consider upgrading your rigs.

Gaming PC

PC gamers, is your build looking a bit dated? Perhaps now is the best time to look at upgrading to a new graphics card or even a new CPU. EA has revealed the minimum and recommended system requirements for PC, with the lower-end of the spectrum being fairly forgiving. Obviously, if you want the best experience, you’re going to need to aim for the recommended list of tech.

Minimum Requirements

  • OS: 64-bit Windows 7 SP1/Windows 8.1/Windows 10
  • Processor (AMD): AMD FX 6350
  • Processor (Intel): Intel Core i5 6600K
  • Memory: 8GB RAM
  • Graphics card (AMD): AMD Radeon™ HD 7850 2GB
  • Graphics card (NVIDIA): NVIDIA GeForce® GTX 660 2GB
  • DirectX: 11 Compatible video card or equivalent
  • Online Connection Requirements: 512 KBPS or faster Internet connection
  • Hard-drive space: 60GB

Recommended Requirements

  • OS: 64-bit Windows 10 or later
  • Processor (AMD): AMD FX 8350 Wraith
  • Processor (Intel): Intel Core i7 6700 or equivalent
  • Memory: 16GB RAM
  • Graphics card (AMD): AMD Radeon™ RX 480 4GB
  • Graphics card (NVIDIA): NVIDIA GeForce® GTX 1060 3GB
  • DirectX: 11.1 Compatible video card or equivalent
  • Online Connection Requirements: 512 KBPS or faster Internet connection
  • Hard-drive space: 60GB

AMD has released a new line of Ryzen CPUs, which are pretty astounding by anyone’s standards, and if you’re an Intel fan, their Core i7 chipsets are still has good as ever. In terms of graphics cards, you can’t really go past a GTX 1070 or even a 1080 if you’ve got the credits. Although, designing a new build is always a personal experience, so go with what you like.

So Many Pixels

Star Wars Battlefront 2 will be able to utilize HDR technology on the Xbox One X, so if you want to exploit all those rich colors and deep blacks, now might be the perfect time for a 4K TV or computer monitor. There are a lot of brands out there, and with Black Friday around the corner, retailers everywhere will be hocking them off at some outrageous prices. PC gamers, if you decide to upgrade that graphics card to one with a display port, you just have to get yourself a 4K monitor, it only makes sense.

Appreciate the Audio

When you think of Star Wars, what comes to mind? Maybe: the story and the characters. Perhaps: the dozens of movies and written work. Definitely: the incredible sound of lightsabers, blasters, ships, and other pieces of tech in the universe. In order to match these pieces of technology, you need equally high-tech audio equipment.

Stealth 700

The Stealth 700 is one of the latest additions to the Turtle Beach line-up of headsets, with one designed for use with the Xbox One and another with the PlayStation 4. What makes this headset so phenomenal is that it can wirelessly connect to your Xbox One console – no base station, no wires, no adapters, just directly to the console.

Furthermore, on Xbox One, the Stealth 700 uses Microsoft’s Windows Sonic system to transform it into a virtual 7.1 surround sound device. Meanwhile, over with the Stealth 700 on the PlayStation 4, DTS Headphone:X surround sound technology is used to create realistic sound environments. Audio moves around your head as if it was actually happening to you first-hand.

Elite Pro with Tactical Audio Controller

If you’re serious about audio, and just as serious about winning, you need to add the Elite Pro and TAC to your gaming setup. This headset can function on your PC as well as your Xbox One and PlayStation 4, and when paired with the Tactical Audio Controller, becomes as much a tool for your victory as your controller or keyboard and mouse.

When using one of the best chat programs out there, the Elite Pro will have your voice coming through with precision while your allies’ communiqués will be crystal clear. Plus, the ear cushions use Aerofit technology, keeping your ears nice and frosty during long gaming sessions.

Take Control(lers)

Console gamers know that there’s nothing worse than a controller that can’t keep up with your reaction speed. Are your thumbsticks sagging? Are the triggers not as tight as they used to be? Is the X Button a bit sticky? Time get your mitts on a new controller.

Xbox One players can upgrade their gaming setup for Star Wars Battlefront 2 by transitioning to an Xbox One Elite Controller. Thanks to the programmable paddles on the underside of the controller, you’ll never have to take your thumb off the right stick again. Each of the four paddles can be programmed to function in any way you please. Simply map a paddle for each of the face keys and use your middle and ring fingers to do all the work. People in Battlefront 2 will legit think you’re cheating.

Star Wars Battlefront 2 Release Times

All of these upgrades aren’t worth a damn if you don’t have the perfect game to play, so it’s a good thing Star Wars Battlefront 2 is right around the corner. Starting November 17, Star Wars Battlefront 2 will be open to the public, so mark your calendar and prepare to spend a lot of time buried deep within the Star Wars universe.

However, anyone who has pre-ordered the Star Wars Battlefront 2 Elite Trooper Edition will be able to play the game up to 3 days early! This means there are currently gamers out there with early access to the game. They’re already finishing the campaign, earning characters, and figuring out what class they like the best.

So the short of it is:

  • November 14th: Elite Trooper Edition owners begin playing Star Wars Battlefront 2
  • November 17th: Star Wars Battlefront 2 is available to all

There are only a couple of days before Star Wars Battlefront 2 is available to all players around the world. Once the floodgates open, there will be no turning back, so now is the time to strike. If you’ve been looking for a good reason to upgrade your gaming setup, this is the perfect opportunity, with DICE’s vision of Star Wars shaping up to be a truly gorgeous experience. Whether it’s a 4K TV, a new graphics card for your PC, a kick ass Turtle Beach headset, or a controller for your console, any upgrade to your gaming setup will take your Star Wars Battlefront 2 experience to the next level.