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What are the Borderlands 3 system requirements?

Unsurprisingly, the cel-shaded style of Borderlands 3 isn’t making use of Nvidia’s real-time ray tracing RTX technology.

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Borderlands 3 system requirements

Unsurprisingly, the cel-shaded style of Borderlands 3 isn’t making use of Nvidia’s real-time ray tracing RTX technology.

Borderlands 3 releases in a couple of weeks. Along with Control, Man of Medan, and Gears 5, it’s turning into a very busy little release window between the end of summer and the start of the regular autumn rush.

On the one hand, it’s something we’ve been looking forward to for a long time. Borderlands 2 released in September 2012, and while we have seen Borderlands: The Pre Sequel and Tales from the Borderlands in the interim, this is the proper continuation to the story everyone’s been waiting for.

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(Then we played Borderlands 3 at E3 2019 and completely forgot about it. Sorry! It’s because we had to play the show floor demo solo, and if you’re not playing Borderlands with friends? You’re not really playing Borderlands. We are still excited to play Borderlands 3 properly – it just wasn’t showing its best feature during E3.)

Borderlands 3 has also upset some folks by going exclusive on the Epic Games Store. If there’s anything that’s bound to get people upset, it’s a perceived slight against their darling Steam. But if you are still planning on playing the game on PC, you’re going to need to know the Borderlands 3 system requirements.

Minimum Borderlands 3 system requirements

  • OS: Windows 7/8/10
  • Processor: AMD FX-8350 / Intel Core i5-3570
  • Memory: 6GB RAM
  • Graphics card: AMD Radeon HD 7970 / Nvidia Geforce GTX 680 2GB
  • Drive space: 75 GB

Recommended Borderlands 3 system requirements

  • OS: Windows 7/8/10
  • Processor: AMD Ryzen 5 2600 / Intel Core i7-4770
  • Memory: 16GB RAM
  • Graphics card: AMD Radeon RX 590 / Nvidia Geforce GTX 1060 6GB
  • HDD: 75 GB

Gearbox has also written a blog post that details all of the visual settings and options you’ll have with the game, including the oft-requested field of view and frame rate limits.

It’s worth pointing out that the minimum Borderlands 3 system requirements are targeting a 1080p resolution, where the recommended specs are for a 1440p resolution. It’s not confirmed by the specs from 2K and Gearbox, but if you’re planning on targeting Borderlands 3 in 4K, you’re probably going to need one of the big beasts, like an RTX 2080 or GTX 1080 Ti.

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