Bethesda releases Fallout 4 PC system requirements
October 9, 2015 // 12:15 p.m.
Bethesda has released official specifications for upcoming post-apocalyptic action role-playing shooter Fallout 4, confirming that the game will be a 64-bit Windows exclusive on PC.
The third Fallout game to be published by Elder Scrolls creator Bethesda, Fallout 4 promises much improved visuals compared to predecessors Fallout 3 and Fallout: New Vegas. These are, naturally, reflected in the system specifications - including requiring a minimum of 8GB of RAM and a 64-bit copy of Windows 7 or higher to even consider playing the title.
Those who do meet that requirement will also need an Intel Core i5-2300 2.8GHz or AMD Phenom II X4 945 3.0GHz CPU or better, an Nvidia GTX 550 Ti or AMD Radeon HD 7870 GPU with at least 2GB of dedicated graphics memory, and 30GB of hard drive space. While it's likely the game will run on systems with lower specifications with a little tweaking, these are Bethesda's official minimum specs to have an enjoyable experience in the wasteland.
If you're interested in cranking up the settings, though, you'll need an Intel Core i7-4790 3.6GHz or AMD FX-9590 4.7GHz processor or better and an Nvidia GTX 780 with 3GB or Radeon R9 290X with 4GB or better graphics card. Interestingly, Bethesda has indicated that 8GB is still good enough at the recommended settings level, suggesting that the new game engine doesn't greatly benefit from having more system RAM.
Fallout 4 launches on the 10th of November for Windows PCs, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One.