F1 23 PC: System requirements, VR, release date, mods & more

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Racers are eagerly awaiting the F1 23 PC version to see what the new game holds. The first details were leaked in April and F1 23 has now had its official reveal released by EA and Codemasters.

Last year was the first time a Codies Formula 1 title had official VR support for PC players, but what new features can we expect from F1 23?

We've got everything you need to know about F1 23 right here. Everything from where to find and how much the game will cost, to the game's required and recommended specs is detailed below!

Latest news: F1 23 officially revealed!

F1 23 has been officially revealed! There were a lot of important announcements in this reveal trailer, not least confirmation of the game's release date.

Braking Point, one of the most popular game modes in F1 2021, is confirmed to be making a very welcome return in F1 23. There's also a revamped handling model, which is very welcome given how unpopular F1 22's was.

F1 World is going to replace the controversial F1 Life game mode, with more of an emphasis on racing rather than time trial challenges. Red flags, which we haven't seen in the official F1 game since F1 2014 are also set to return for F1 23.

The new tracks for the Las Vegas and Qatari Grands Prix are also confirmed to be in F1 23 from launch, despite the former not being raced on yet.

How accurate was the leak?

Ahead of the official reveal, we got some spicy F1 23 details that leaked online towards the end of April. So, did Insider Gaming hit the target with their report?

Well, the Las Vegas and Qatar circuits being included is correct, as was the return of the Braking Point story mode. However, these are calls that most F1 fans were making before the game was revealed.

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The reveal of F1 Life being changed to F1 World was also correct, as was the earning of car parts and upgrades through completing objectives. There's no word on that new R&D system yet, though.

F1 23 PC

F1 22 was a good time for PC players, with official VR support featuring as the major upgrade that PC players enjoyed over those on console.

Otherwise, the usual benefits of modding and creativity were huge for PC players, but F1 22 did a good job of delivering the kind of racing PC players have come to expect.

VR

After its successful integration to F1 22, VR will once again feature prominently in F1 23. The following VR headsets should be compatible with F1 23:

  • Valve Index
  • Oculus Quest 2 and Link Cable
  • Oculus Rift S
  • HTC Vive
  • HTC Vive Cosmos
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System requirements

With the official reveal of F1 23 already taken place, the minimum and recommended PC specs have been confirmed.

If you go onto the game's Steam page, you can see what you'll need your machine to output in terms of power and storage to play F1 23:

Minimum
Recommended
OS
Windows 10 64-bit (VersioN 21H1 or higher)
Windows 10 64-bit (VersioN 21H1 or higher)
Processor
Intel Core i3-2130 or AMD FX4300 | For VR: Intel Core i5-9600k or AMD Ryzen 5 2600X
Intel Core i5 9600K or AMD Ryzen 5 2600X
Memory
8 GB RAM
16 GB RAM
Graphics
NVIDIA GTX 1050 Ti or AMD RX 470 | For Ray Tracing: GeForce RTX 2060 or Radeon RX 6700 XT | For VR: NVIDIA GTX 1660 Ti or AMD RX 590 | Driver NVIDIA 522.25 or AMD 23.2.1
NVIDIA GTX 1660 Ti or AMD RX 590 | For Ray Tracing: GeForce RTX 3070 or Radeon RX 6800 | For VR: NVIDIA RTX 2070 or AMD RX 6700 XT | Driver NVIDIA 528.49 or AMD 23.2.1
DirectX
Version 12
Version 12
Network
Broadband Internet connection
Broadband Internet connection
Storage
80 GB available
80 GB available
Sound Card
DirectX Compatible
DirectX Compatible
VR Support:
Keyboard and mouse required
Keyboard and mouse required

F1 23 PC price and editions

F1 23 is available to be pre-ordered on the Steam Store right now! As usual, the PC versions of F1 23 are slightly cheaper than the console editions.

The standard version comes with the F1 World Starter Pack and 5,000 PitCoins. This version will cost £59.99.

The Champions Edition of F1 23 is more expensive at £79.99. You do get a lot more bang for your buck though, including three days of early access for F1 23.

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The Champions Edition also comes with three days of early access from 13th June, 18,000 PitCoin, exclusive Las Vegas and Max Verstappen content, as well as an XP boost.

On top of all that, there's an F1 World Bumper Pack and exclusive icons for both My Team and Braking Point.

Release date

F1 23's release date is the 16th June, with early access for the Champions Edition going live three days early on 13th June. That's the case for all systems and worldwide!

If you want to play F1 23 even earlier though, you can sign up to test the closed beta.

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