Bethesda Reveals Fallout 76 PC Requirements

Bethesda Reveals Fallout 76 PC Requirements

It was a little surprising to be this close to the launch of Fallout 76 without seeing the PC requirements. Bethesda has updated the official site for the game, detailing what you can expect from the next Beta. The first stress test solely launched on the Xbox One. This time around, PlayStation 4 and PC owners can finally take the game for a spin.

Can I Run Fallout?

The minimum and required specs aren’t all too demanding. GPU-wise, it looks like the game isn’t all that taxing. The recommended specs allow for cards like the Nvidia GTX 970 (4GB) and the AMD R9 290X (4GB) to still be able to run it. Both the minimum and recommended, though, state that you will need 8GB of ram in order to play. Judging by one of Valve’s most recent Steam hardware surveys, it looks like the vast majority gamers on the platform have fulfilled at least this requirement.

Vault Prep

If you head to the official page for the Fallout 76, there are a number of frequently asked questions and answers to prepare you for the online-only experience. Simple things like having a Bethesda.net account prior to playing is something you’ll have to create if you haven’t done so already.

The next Fallout 76 Beta will start on October 30, 2018. That should give you enough time if you need to free up the 60GBs of space needed for the full game. The FAQ states that the Beta should be “approximately¬†45GB in size.”

Fallout 76 will officially launch on November 14, 2018, releasing on PC, Xbox One, and PlayStation 4.

Fallout 76 (minimum):
Requires 64-bit processor and operating system
OS: Windows 7/8/10 (64-bit OS required)
Processor: Intel Core i5-6600k 3.5 GHz /AMD Ryzen 3 1300X 3.5 GHz or equivalent
Graphics: NVIDIA GTX 780 3GB/AMD Radeon R9 285 2GB or equivalent
Memory: 8 GB RAM
Storage: 60 GB of free disk space

Fallout 76 (recommended):
Requires 64-bit processor and operating system
OS: Windows 7/8.1/10
Processor: Intel Core i7-4790 3.6 GHz / AMD Ryzen 5 1500X 3.5 GHz
Graphics: Nvidia GTX 970 4GB / AMD R9 290X 4GB
Memory: 8 GB RAM
Storage: 60 GB of free disk space

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  • gregbargas

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    • Evan Lazer

      The recommended specs allow for cards like the Nvidia GTX 970 (4GB) and the AMD R9 290X (4GB) to still be able to run it. yet your fellow writers and still using hdd lul