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Battlefield V going into closed alpha testing on PC, specs are in

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EA and DICE have decided to let the PC master race representatives take Battlefield V out for a proper spin, hopefully without noticing the pesky immersion breaking features like prosthetic wielding super women we all remember from WWII.

Okay, I'll stop with the cyber-women jabs, because you've surely had enough of them, what with the world and its cybernetic dog jumping aboard the Battlefield V mock-wagon. I know, I just did it again but no more, I promise.

If you're among those who have registered for the closed alpha, you've probably received a Battlefield V PC testing invite by now. As you probably already know, Battlefield V is still on track for release on 19 October, 2018, but there's plenty of work to be done by then.

You may recall Battlefield V PC specs causing quite a ruckus at the time, because the ones posted on Steam turned out to be a ringer, since EA just used Battlefield 1's specs as a placeholder. The companies since removed these specs, announcing them to come at a later date.

And here they are - Battlefield V's minimum specs will require 64-bit Windows 7, AMD FX-8350 or Core i5 6600K, 8GB of RAM, Nvidia GTX 1050/GTX 660 2GB or AMD HD 7850 2GB. The game will require 50GB of free space and of course at least a 512Kbps connection. 

As for the recommended side of things, it's enough to mildly threaten your pockets. EA and DICE recommend AMD Ryzen 3 1300X or Intel Core i7 4790, 16GB of RAM and Nvidia GTX 1060 3GB or Radeon RX 480 4GB.

Needless to say, the minimum specs are in stark contrast to the placeholder ones, which mentioned AMD's FX 6350 and Intel's i5 6600K. On the other hand, let's hope that specs are the only problem Battlefield V has.

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In case you haven't received an invitation yet, you may want to check the following list, seeing as how Battlefield V closed alpha is accepting testers from the following countries: Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Switzerland, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Germany, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Great Britain, Georgia, Greece, Croatia, Hungary, Ireland, Isle of Man, Iceland, Italy, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Latvia, Moldova, Montenegro, Macedonia, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Serbia, Sweden, Slovenia, Svalbard & Jan Myen, Slovakia, Spain, San Marino, Turkey. North Canada, Mexico and United States.