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Want to know the Middle-earth: Shadow of War PC system requirements? Read these words.

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Middle-earth: Shadow of War

Want to know the Middle-earth: Shadow of War system requirements? Read these words.

Middle-earth: Shadow of War is the follow up to Monolith Productions’ Shadow of Mordor and continues the story of Talion, and the forging of a new Ring of Power. The game was only revealed last month but there’s not long to go until its release in August.

If you watched IGN’s Minas Ithil gameplay walkthrough video you’ll have seen that it’s an impressive looking game, and one that appears to tap into the extra power of the PS4 Pro, and upcoming Xbox Project Scorpio, very nicely.

But what kind of spec do you need if you want to play on PC? We undertook a dangerous mission to Mount Doom to find the answer – well, we looked at the game’s Steam listing – and here’s what you need if you want to defeat the forces of evil on PC.

Minimum Shadow of War System Requirements

  • OS: Windows 7 SP1 with Platform Update for Windows 7
  • CPU: Intel i5-2550K, 3.4 GHz
  • RAM: 8GB
  • GPU: GeForce GTX 670 or Radeon HD 7950
  • DirectX: Version 11
  • HDD: 60GB available space

Recommended Shadow of War System Requirements

  • OS: Windows 10 version 14393.102 or higher required
  • CPU: Intel Core i7-3770, 3.4 GHz
  • RAM: 16GB
  • GPU: GeForce GTX 970 or GeForce GTX 1060 / Radeon R9 290X or Radeon RX 480
  • DirectX: Version 11
  • HDD: 60GB available space

Really Recommended Requirements

  • 4 x Hobbits
  • 1 x Dwarf
  • 1 x Wizard
  • 1 x Elf
  • 2 x Humans
  • 1 x Magic Ring

Middle-earth: Shadow of War is scheduled for release on August 22 in North America, and August 25 in Europe and Australia. It will be coming to PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Microsoft Windows. The game will also be part of the Microsoft Play Anywhere program for Windows 10 and Xbox One.


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