EA Reveals PC Requirements for Need for Speed Unbound

The entirely next-gen Need for Speed experience, Need for Speed Unbound, is less than a week away only, and the hype for the game is building up to new highs mostly due to the recently leaked gameplay footage of Need for Speed Unbound days before its release. 

The leaked footage got promising reviews; some fans loved the new aesthetic, while others appreciated EA’s decision to bring back the old-school street racing to the franchise. Although the pre-load for the game will start tomorrow, today, the PC requirements for Need for Speed Unbound were revealed. You can have a look at the minimum and recommended PC requirements for the game below.

Need for Speed Unbound PC Requirements


  • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
  • OS: Windows 10 64-bit
  • Processor: Ryzen 5 2600, Core i5-8600
  • Memory: 8 GB RAM
  • Graphics: RX 570, GTX 1050Ti
  • DirectX: Version 12
  • Network: Broadband Internet connection
  • Storage: 50 GB available space


  • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
  • OS: Windows 10 64-bit
  • Processor: Ryzen 5 3600, Core i7-8700
  • Memory: 16 GB RAM
  • Graphics: Radeon RX5700 (8GB), GeForce RTX 2070 (8GB)
  • DirectX: Version 12
  • Network: Broadband Internet connection
  • Storage: 50 GB available space

The PC requirements are not that hardware hungry considering the fact that the game is next-gen only and will be released for Xbox Series X|S, PlayStation 5 and PC only. The gamers on the last-gen consoles will miss the adrenaline rush of drifting off the streets of Lakeshore city. Still, the overall PC requirements are not that wild if we look at the current-gen of GPUs and the game is playable on a decent rig.

About Need for Speed Unbound 

The world is your canvas in Need for Speed Unbound. Prove you have what it takes to win The Grand, Lakeshore’s ultimate street racing challenge. Across four intense weeks of racing, earn enough cash to enter weekly qualifiers, beat the competition, and make your mark on the street racing scene while outdriving and outsmarting the cops. 

Pack your garage with precision-tuned, custom rides and light up the streets with your unique style, exclusive fits, and a vibrant global soundtrack led by A$AP Rocky and AWGE that bumps in every corner of the world. 

Express yourself to the fullest with the freshest new art styles and signature tags that represent what you’re all about. With separate single- and multiplayer campaigns, this latest edition in the Need for Speed franchise from Criterion Games delivers hours of electric, adrenaline-pumping action. 


Need for Speed Unbound is now available for pre-order across all major gaming marketplaces, and EA Play subscribers will enjoy the game 10 hours earlier before its global launch. Furthermore, the game’s standard edition will cost you only $69.99, while the Palace edition is priced at $79.99.

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Pre-order Need for Speed Unbound Palace Edition and get 3 days early access plus exclusive Palace branded content including:

  • 4 stunningly intense, new Custom Cars including:
  • Mercedes-AMG GT Black Series 2020
  • VW Mk1 Golf Gti 1976
  • BMW E30 M3 1988
  • Mercedes-AMG G 63 2017
  • Palace Driving Effects
  • Palace Decals and License Plate
  • Palace Character Pose and Banner Artwork
  • Palace Clothing Pack containing 20 items

Plus exclusive Unbound pre-order* content: 

  • Driving Effect
  • License Plate
  • Banner Artwork and Sticker
  • $150,000 Bank (multiplayer-use only)

*Exclusive Pre-order content is available for both Standard and Palace Edition.

Need for Speed Unbound will be released on 2nd December 2022, and the game’s pre-load will start on 29th November 2022 for PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X|S and PC. 

So what are your thoughts about the PC requirements for Need for Speed Unbound? Have you pre-ordered the game? Let us know in the comment section below.


Farhan Ali

Farhan is a passionate writer with an undying love for games, PC hardware, and technology. With nearly 5 years of experience in blogging and over 14 years of experience in gaming, this is what he loves and does best.
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