Electronic Arts and DICE have launched the Open Beta phase for Battlefield 2042. The game uses the latest version of Frostbite Engine and looks absolutely glorious on PC at 4K/Ultra.
In order to capture the following screenshots, we used an Intel i9 9900K with 16GB of DDR4 at 3600Mhz and NVIDIA’s RTX 3080. We also used Windows 10 64-bit, the GeForce 472.12 driver.
Unfortunately, the beta is not compatible with MSI Afterburner. As such, we can not show any performance figures. For what it’s worth, our NVIDIA RTX3080 was able to run the game with framerates between 54fps-70fps. It’s perfectly playable, and some overclocked models may be able to achieve a constant 60fps experience.
Now while the beta is quite demanding, it looks absolutely glorious. Coming from Far Cry 6, Battlefield 2042 looks significantly better in every way. From its physics to its lighting, Battlefield 2042 displays some of the best visuals we’ve seen to PC to date.
I seriously hope that DICE will not downgrade its graphics in an attempt to “optimize” the game. The game comes with numerous graphics settings so PC gamers can lower some settings in order to improve overall performance. Furthermore, the game will launch with NVIDIA DLSS. Unfortunately, the beta does not support so we can’t comment (at least for now) on its implementation.
Enjoy the screenshots and stay tuned for more!
John is the founder and Editor in Chief at DSOGaming. He is a PC gaming fan and highly supports the modding and indie communities. Before creating DSOGaming, John worked on numerous gaming websites. While he is a die-hard PC gamer, his gaming roots can be found on consoles. John loved – and still does – the 16-bit consoles, and considers SNES to be one of the best consoles. Still, the PC platform won him over consoles. That was mainly due to 3DFX and its iconic dedicated 3D accelerator graphics card, Voodoo 2. John has also written a higher degree thesis on the “The Evolution of PC graphics cards.”