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Fallout 4 PC requirements revealed

Nerd Rage!



Fallout 4 PC requirements announced

Nerd Rage!

With almost exactly one month to go until the release of Fallout 4, Bethesda have today released a helpful Q&A-style blog post to cover off some of the niggly pre-release details that people will no doubt be asking every two minutes on social media until the game drops.

Chief among this, for PC gamers at least, are the Fallout 4 PC requirements. There’s always that moment of dread, where you wonder if your rig is going to do the game justice – or even be able to run it at all, if you’re overdue an upgrade – but fear not! The results are in.


The Fallout 4 PC requirements are as follows:

Minimum Fallout 4 PC requirements:

  • Windows 7/8/10 (64-bit OS required)
  • Intel Core i5-2300 2.8 GHz/AMD Phenom II X4 945 3.0 GHz or equivalent
  • 8 GB RAM
  • 30 GB free HDD space
  • NVIDIA GTX 550 Ti 2GB/AMD Radeon HD 7870 2GB or equivalent

Recommended Fallout 4 PC requirements:

  • Windows 7/8/10 (64-bit OS required)
  • Intel Core i7 4790 3.6 GHz/AMD FX-9590 4.7 GHz or equivalent
  • 8 GB RAM
  • 30 GB free HDD space
  • NVIDIA GTX 780 3GB/AMD Radeon R9 290X 4GB or equivalent

The stand-out figures from the Fallout 4 PC requirements are not the graphics cards required (or recommended) as they are relatively modest. It is going to want 8GB RAM as a bare minimum, though.

It reminds us of when GTA V’s PC requirements were first announced – while it was fine with 4GB RAM as part of the minimum requirements, it insisted upon a quad-core processor – it feels slightly out of balance with the rest of the relatively modest minimum Fallout 4 PC requirements.

There’s nothing too horrendous though, which is a plus. The disk requirement of 30GB is for the English-only version of the game, by the way; if you’re playing a European multi-language version, the game files are going to be bigger to support English, French, Italian, German and Spanish.

The Russian and Polish-language versions will have English voice, but localised subtitles, for reference.

Oh, and your Xbox One and Xbox 360 PC controller will work just fine out the box. Anything else you might have could need custom mappings creating, but that’s not unusual either.

Fallout 4 is released on November 10, 2015. Pre-order it now from Amazon.

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