‘Need for Speed: Unbound’ system requirements and launch times confirmed

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EA has confirmed the system requirements for Need for Speed: Unbound, along with information on when the racing game will launch across the globe.

In a blog published yesterday (November 22), EA outlined everything fans need to know about Need for Speed: Unbound‘s launch – including details on preloading and early access, system requirements for PC players, and what time the game will release.

For PC and Xbox Series X|S platforms, preloading for Need for Speed: Unbound will begin on November 24 at 4PM GMT. For PS5, there are two separate times – Palace Edition owners can start their preload from November 27 at 7AM GMT, while standard edition users can preload the game from November 30 at 7AM GMT.

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Need for Speed: Unbound. Credit: EA.

As for when Need for Speed: Unbound launches, Palace Edition and EA Play users can start playing the game from November 29 at 7AM GMT, with a regional map for the launch available to check here. For everyone else, the game launches on December 2 at 7AM GMT / 8AM CET / 2AM ET.

Minimum and recommended system requirements have also been shared, which PC users can check out below.

Need for Speed Unbound minimum PC requirements

  • OS: Windows 10 64-bit
  • CPU: AMD Ryzen 5 2600 / Intel Core i5-8600 or equivelant
  • RAM: 8 GB
  • Graphics card: AMD RX 570 / Nvidia GTX 1050 Ti or equivalent
  • DirectX: 12 Compatible video card
  • Online Connection Requirements: 1 Mbps or faster internet connection
  • Hard-drive space: 50GB+

Need for Speed Unbound recommended PC requirements

  • OS: Windows 10 64-bit
  • CPU: AMD Ryzen 5 3600 / Intel Core i7-8700 or equivalent
  • RAM: 16 GB
  • Graphics card: AMD Radeon RX5700 / Nvidia GeForce RTX 2070 or equivelant
  • DirectX: 12 Compatible video card
  • Online Connection Requirements: 1 Mbps or faster internet connection
  • Hard-drive space: 50GB+

For console players, EA has confirmed that Need for Speed: Unbound will run in 4K resolution at 60FPS on PS5 and Xbox Series X platforms, while the Xbox Series S version will run at 60FPS in 1280p.

Earlier in the month, EA shared footage of A$AP Rocky getting a first-look at his custom car from the game.