Connect with us

News

What are the Middle Earth: Shadow of War system requirements?

What are the Middle Earth: Shadow of War system requirements? No, they don’t include a bow, or an axe.

Published

on

Middle Earth: Shadow of War system requirements

What are the Middle Earth: Shadow of War system requirements? No, they don’t include a bow, or an axe.

There’s been a lot written about Middle Earth: Shadow of War, which launches on October 10th, 2017. From the promotion of lead voice actor, Troy Baker, to Performance Capture Director, to the Nemesis Forge – the ability to import your Nemesis from the first game, Shadow of Mordor – to the introduction of the dreaded microtransactions, and the frankly absurd decision to make Shelob a woman.

A sexy woman.

Advertisement

Yes, Shelob, the terrifying spider, friend of Sauron, conspirer with Gollum, who waylays Frodo and Samwise and nearly scuppers the whole Fellowship saving the world thing? She’s a sexy woman in Shadow of War. You can read that Eurogamer article for an explanation about her parentage as a spirit who can choose any forms, but honestly, I’m calling bullshit on that.

I’d rather they just admitted that they thought a sexy woman would help sell more copies than a big ol’ spider. It wouldn’t be a good reason, and lord knows, we should be better as an industry than that, but at least it would make sense.

Anyway, where was I? Oh right, yes, sorry; here are the Middle Earth: Shadow of War system requirements:

Advertisement

Minimum Shadow of War system requirements

  • OS: Windows 7 SP1 with Platform Update
  • Processor: AMD FX-4350, 4.2 GHz / Intel Core i5-2300, 2.80 GHz
  • Memory: 6 GB RAM
  • Graphics: AMD HD 7870, 2 GB / NVIDIA GTX 660, 2 GB
  • DirectX: Version 11
  • Network: Broadband Internet connection
  • Storage: 70 GB available space

Recommended Shadow of War system requirements

  • OS: Windows 10 Creators Update
  • Processor: AMD FX-8350, 4.0 GHz / Intel Core i7-3770, 3.4 GHz
  • Memory: 12 GB RAM
  • Graphics: AMD RX 480, 4 GB / NVIDIA GTX 970, 4 GB
  • DirectX: Version 11
  • Network: Broadband Internet connection
  • Storage: 70 GB available space

Optional Shadow of War requirements

  • An exhaustive knowledge of the lore of the Rings, including The Silmarillion, you masochist
  • Fluent in Elvish, Orcish, Dwarvish, and the language of Mordor
  • A weird lady spider boner

Interesting that the Windows 10 Creator’s Update has been specified in the recommended Shadow of War system requirements; we’re yet to see definitive proof of the performance boost offered by this monstrous Windows update, but in theory, it should grant a little extra oomph.

Oh, and we were kidding about the lore and the languages. You won’t need those. The weird lady spider boner could come in handy, though… does that make you a furry? Shelob is a furry spider, right?

Recommended for you


A request from Thumbsticks

If you like what we do and want to support free, quality games writing, then please consider supporting us via Patreon, buying us a coffee, or subscribing to our newsletter.


Tom is an itinerant freelance technology writer who found a home as an Editor with Thumbsticks. Powered by coffee, RPGs, and local co-op.