Watch Dogs Legion

Ubisoft has kept up a fairly steady flow of information regarding Watch Dogs: Legion in the last year. The game was featured during the all-digital presentation of Ubisoft Forward┬álast week. Although this was an ideal platform to announce the return of Aiden Pearce from the original Watch Dogs game, it wasn’t necessarily the right place to talk PC specs. However, today Ubisoft took to Twitter (of course) to announce the official hardware requirements you’ll need to hack London.

Last week, Nvidia revealed a few images showcasing what ray-tracing could look like in Watch Dogs: Legion. Of course, there was some substance behind this, being that Nvidia’s Series 30 cards will release on September 17, further driving home the rise of ray tracing in future games. Ubisoft isn’t forgetting about all the other potential players out there, amassing a list of min/recommended specs for various setups.

Watch Dogs Legion Pc Specs

For 1080p

The entry for 1080p (or full HD) players isn’t all too demanding. Prior generations of both AMD and Nvidia branded are supported without having to shell out monies for a new RTX card. But, if you are in that camp, scroll down to see what those specs look like.

1080p / Low Settings

  • CPU: Intel Core i5-4460 / AMD Ryzen 5 1400
  • GPU: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960 or AMD Radeon R9 290X
  • VRAM: 4 GB
  • RAM: 8 GB
  • Storage Space: 45 GB
  • OS: Windows 10 (x64)

1080p / High Settings

  • CPU: Intel Core i7-4790 / AMD Ryzen 5 1600
  • GPU: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 or AMD Radeon RX 480
  • VRAM: 6 GB
  • RAM: 8 GB (Dual-channel setup)
  • Storage Space: 45 GB
  • OS: Windows 10 (x64)

For 1440p and above

Ubisoft is providing some options to tweak and make changes to settings at the 1440P resolution without having to necessarily upgrade your GPU just for Watch Dogs: Legion. Although, hitting the 4K mark means you’ll need at least 11 GB of VRAM, which puts you at about the 2080 Ti range. Also, apologies if you bought them right before the 30 Series announcement.

1440p / High Settings

  • CPU: Intel Core i7-7700K / AMD Ryzen 5 2600
  • GPU: NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060S or AMD Radeon RX 5700
  • VRAM: 8GB
  • RAM: 16 GB (Dual-channel setup)
  • Storage Space: 45 GB
  • OS: Windows 10 (x64)

4K / Ultra Settings

  • CPU: Intel Core i7-9700K / AMD Ryzen 7 3700K
  • GPU: NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Ti or AMD Radeon VII
  • VRAM: 11 GB
  • RAM: 16 GB (Dual-channel setup)
  • Storage Space: 45 GB (+ 20 GB HD Textures Pack)
  • OS: Windows 10 (x64)

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Ray-tracing expectations

If you have at least an RTX 2070, you should be good to go to play Watch Dogs: Legion at 1080P with ray tracing enabled. However, if you’re wanting to get all of the flashing lights, then the entry point for 4K with ray-tracing is an RTX 2080 Ti at the least. This doesn’t sting as much for those who just upgraded and will most likely miss the boat on anything toting an RTX 3000 tagline. There is still a question as to what this means for the potential release of either 3070/3060 model.

Ray Tracing On – 1080p / High Settings

  • CPU: Intel Core i5-9600K / AMD Ryzen 5 3600
  • GPU: NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070
  • VRAM: 8 GB
  • RAM: 16 GB (Dual-channel setup)
  • Storage Space: 45 GB
  • OS: Windows 10 (x64)

Ray Tracing On – 4K / Ultra Settings

  • CPU: Intel Core i7-9700K / AMD Ryzen 7 3700X
  • GPU: NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Ti
  • VRAM: 11 GB
  • RAM: 16 GB (Dual-channel setup)
  • Storage Space: 45GB (+20 GB HD Textures Pack)
  • OS: Windows 10 (x64)

Watch Dogs: Legion will release for PC on October 29.

Greg Bargas
A console gamer gone rogue. Collector of retro games, pun , and dad joke enthusiast. For the most part, you can find me stressing over platformers, shooters, puzzlers, horror, and the occasional racer. Sometimes, action RPGs squeak their way into my library. Sorry, my eyes say yes to JRPGs, but my brain, my brain says, "Nah." My Spotify playlists are out of control. Sometimes powerlifter and podcast guest. Rocket League anyone? Twitter: @enthusiast_greg

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