EA didn't surprise us with yesterday's Plants vs Zombies: Battle for Neighborville announcement but the release date definitely did take us by surprise. PvZ: Battle for Neighborville is out right now in early access form, with a full launch planned for October 18th. It's more of the same manic multiplayer third-person shooter action, this time with a whole lot more of everything. If you want to risk giving it a shot right now, here are the PvZ: Battle for Neighborville PC system specs.

Plants vs Zombies: Battle for Neighborville Minimum System Requirements

  • OS: Windows 10 64-bit
  • CPU: Intel Core i3-3220 2-Core 3.3 GHz or AMD FX-4350 4-Core 4.2 GHz
  • RAM: 4 GB System Memory
  • GPU RAM: 2GB Video Memory
  • GPU: GeForce GT 640 or Radeon HD 7730
  • HDD: 15 GB Available Space
  • DX: DirectX 11

Plants vs Zombies: Battle for Neighborville Recommended System Requirements

  • OS: Windows 10 64-bit
  • CPU: Intel Core i5-3570 4-Core 3.4 GHz or AMD FX-6100 6-Core 3.3 GHz
  • RAM: 8 GB System Memory
  • GPU RAM: 2 GB Video Memory
  • GPU: GeForce GTX 970 or Radeon R9 285
  • HDD: 15 GB Available Space
  • DX: DirectX 11

Interestingly, in comparison to PvZ: Garden Warfare 2, the system requirements for Plants vs Zombies: Battle for Neighborville have actually dropped across the board. Visually we're not really seeing any drop, Battle for Neighborville is a great looking game, but EA has clearly been working some optimisation magic underneath the hood.

The good news then is you'll only need a PC that's around five years old to meet the recommended requirements for PvZ: BfN, which is very rare for a AAA title. EA suggests you'll need a quad-core processor, 8GB RAM, and either a GeForce GTX 970 or a 2GB Radeon R9 285 (down from an R9 290 for Garden Warfare 2). That's very reasonable and should ensure Plants vs Zombies: Battle for Neighborville runs very well even on comparatively low-end systems.

If your PC is right at the lower-end though, then PvZ: Battle for Neighborville still has you covered. The minimum specs are absolutely ancient. Even the newest hardware here is seven years old so we really don't envisage many folks struggling to run Battle for Neighborville in a playable form.

The one thing you do need to keep an eye out for is the OS requirement. For whatever reason, EA are suggesting the minimum OS you'll need is Windows 10 64-bit, ruling out Windows 7 users entirely. We'd be surprised if this is actually the case, particularly since Windows 7 supports DirectX 12 these days, but it's certainly something we hope to explore.

Remember, you can always check out how well your PC can run the Plants vs Zombies: Battle for Neighborville System Requirements here, where you can check benchmarking and performance from other users. Compare your graphics card to the Plants vs Zombies: Battle for Neighborville benchmark chart.