The official StarCraft II Beta system requirements have been released. Blizzard has obviously aimed as low as possible, to include a significant portion of PC users.

Update 29 January 21:00:
The system requirements have been removed, and Blizzard has contacted us to ask us to amend this news. The system requirements below are incorrect and Blizzard posted them by mistake. StarCraft: IncGamers say it’s most likely this is a copy-paste job from old WoW requirements, and it was just reworded for SC2 in preparation for the beta. Bob Colayco of Blizzard PR told us Blizzard “will have more information about beta system requirements once the beta starts.”

StarCraft: IncGamers report on the system requirements for StarCraft II. They are surprisingly low, and it seems the StarCraft 2 team really has outdone itself in trying to make it accessible to all. This is obviously another important step in a long line of recent steps for the StarCraft II beta. Here are the specs:

Minimum Requirements:
Operating System
Windows XP / XP64 (Service Pack 3)
Windows Vista / Vista64 (service Pack 1)
Windows 7 Home Premium
Intel Pentium IV 1.3GHz
AMD XP 1500+
(Windows XP) 512mb
(Windows Vista) 1024mb
(Windows 7) 1024mb
3D graphics processor with Hardware Transform and Lighting with 32 MB VRAM
such as an ATI Radeon 7200 or NVIDIA GeForce 2 class card or better
Hard Drive
15Gb (of free space)  –

Recommended Requirements:
Intel Pentium D
AMD 64 X2
(Windows XP) 1024mb
(Windows Vista) 2048mb
(Windows 7) 2048mb
3D graphics processor with Vertex and Pixel Shader capability with 128 MB VRAM
such as an ATI Radeon X1600 or NVIDIA GeForce 7600 GT class card or better

Further details are available at StarCraft: IncGamers.

Paul Younger
Founder and Editor of PC Invasion. Founder of the world's first gaming cafe and Veteran PC gamer of over 22 years.

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