While most games get their PC system requirements in order a few weeks in advance, it has taken a short while longer to get things in order for Wolfenstein 2: The New Colossus. The game launches in just a few days and now, the PC system requirements have been unveiled, with a surprisingly high barrier to entry.
The good news is that Wolfenstein 2 is based on a newer version of the id Tech engine, which means no more ‘mega-textures’, which have caused issues in multiple games. This allows the developers to have more control over texture streaming, paving the way for better performance and hopefully less judder for some configurations.
Given that this is a Wolfenstein game, 60 frames per second is the target for all platforms. The minimum requirements are based on getting 720p and 60 frames per second at low settings. Meanwhile the ‘recommended’ requirements are based on 1080p and 60 frames per second gameplay at high graphics settings.
Here are the minimum requirements:
- CPU: Intel Core i7-3770/AMD FX-8350 or better
- GPU: Nvidia GTX 770 4GB/AMD Radeon R9 290 4GB or better
- RAM: 8GB
- OS: Win7, 8.1, or 10 (64-Bit versions)
- Storage: 55GB
Here are the recommended requirements:
- CPU: Intel Core i7-4770/AMD FX-9370 or better
- GPU: Nvidia GTX 1060 6GB/AMD Radeon RX 470 4GB or better
- RAM: 16GB
- OS: Win7, 8.1, or 10 64-Bit
- Storage: 55GB
CPU and GPU requirements are quite high this time around, which is concerning. It will be interesting to see how the game runs when it launches on Friday, particularly with this new information coming to light.
KitGuru Says: Wolfenstein: The New Order was an excellent game and brought the franchise back to the forefront of gaming. However, those system requirements don’t give a great first impression of the PC version. It might be worth waiting to see what reviews say on launch day.