Battlefield 1, Battlefield V, and Battlefront 2 Windows OS Support Ending for Older Versions

EA and DICE will no longer support Windows 8.1 and below for Battlefield 1, Battlefield V, and Star Wars Battlefront 2 later next month, potentially rendering the games unplayable for some players.

If you’re one of the many reluctant to move over to a newer version of Windows, we have some bad news for you today if you play any of the listed titles above, as EA and DICE will no longer promise functionality for those running on older OS. EA confirmed this on their official support site, and the reasoning is due to potential security risks as Microsoft no longer provides updates on older operating systems.

As of November 30th 2023, we’re ending support for playing Battlefield 1, Battlefield V, and Star Wars: Battlefront II while on Windows 7, 8 and 8.1 operating systems to ensure safe play for all players.

That means that we can no longer guarantee functionality of these titles while playing on these operating systems after this date.

Microsoft has already ended security updates and technical support for Windows 7 in January 2020 and for Windows 8.1 in January 2023, and we highly recommend updating to the latest supported version of Windows, so you can continue to enjoy these games.

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Considering that these titles don’t receive frequent updates and aren’t getting any new content, it’s surprising to see the company ending support for older Windows users. These games are also plagued with cheaters, and we’re going to take a guess and say this doesn’t help much with that despite older vulnerabilities.

Perhaps this will allow DICE to combat it better. That is doubtful, as the team is focused on Battlefield 2042 with Season 6 and its Halloween Event and all, and even that is plagued with cheaters on PC.