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World of Warcraft: Shadowlands system requirements call for SSD storage and beefier GPUs

It looks like World of Warcraft players may want to consider moving the long-running MMO over to an SSD soon, as Blizzard has updated the minimum requirements for World of Warcraft: Shadowlands. According to the new expansion's minimum system requirements, players should ideally be using an SSD. 

This is likely a shift that we'll see with most games over the next couple of years, as next-gen consoles will make SSDs standard for gaming. Given the sheer amount of content in WoW, an SSD certainly wouldn't hurt, particularly when travelling between zones and instances.

Here are the minimum system requirements for WoW: Shadowlands:

  • OS: Windows 7 64-bit
  • CPU: Intel Core i5-3450 or AMD FX 8300
  • GPU: Nvidia GeForce GTX 760, AMD Radeon RX 560, or Intel UHD 630 (45W) (DirectX 11 compatible GPU with 2GB VRAM)
  • RAM: 4GB (8GB if using integrated graphics)
  • Storage: SSD, 100GB available space

Meanwhile, the recommended specs call for:

  • OS: Windows 10 64-bit
  • CPU: Intel Core i7-6700K or AMD Ryzen 7 2700X
  • GPU: Nvidia GeForce GTX 1080 or AMD Radeon RX Vega 64 (DirectX 12 compatible GPU with 8GB VRAM)
  • RAM: 8GB
  • Storage: SSD, 100GB available space

World of Warcraft: Shadowlands is currently due to launch on the 27th of October, complete with ray-traced shadows for RTX GPU owners.

KitGuru Says: Are many of you looking forward to World of Warcraft: Shadowlands? Are you already using an SSD for gaming, or are you sticking to HDDs for the extra space and lower cost? 

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