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What are the Metro Exodus system requirements?

What sort of equipment will you need to cobble together to play Metro Exodus on PC?

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Metro Exodus system requirements

What sort of equipment will you need to cobble together to play Metro Exodus on PC?

First things first, a message to the guy on Twitter who keeps responding to our system requirements posts with replies like “LOL just get a PS4” – this is a test.

If you’re actually reading these posts, then hopefully you’ll see this message (that we’ve included especially for you) and come up with a new “joke”. If you’re not reading them, then we’re going to have to block you because you’re getting a bit annoying.

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Right, now onto the actual details.

Minimum Metro Exodus system requirements

  • OS: Windows 7 | 8 | 10
  • CPU: Intel Core I5-4440 or equivalent
  • RAM: 8GB
  • GPU: Geforce GTX 670 | Geforce GTX 1050 | AMD Radeon HD 7870
  • VRAM: 2 GB
  • DirectX: 11 | 12
  • Notes: Target 1080p / 30fps / low preset

Recommended Metro Exodus system requirements

  • OS: Windows 7 | 8 | 10
  • CPU: Intel Core I7-4770K or equivalent
  • RAM: 8GB
  • GPU: Geforce GTX 1070 | Geforce RTX 2060 | AMD RX VEGA 56
  • VRAM: 8 GB
  • DirectX: 12
  • Notes: Target 1080p / 60fps / high preset

High Metro Exodus system requirements

  • OS: Windows 7 | 8 | 10
  • CPU: Intel Core I7-8700K or equivalent
  • RAM: 16GB
  • GPU: Geforce GTX 1080 Ti | Geforce RTX 2070 | AMD RX VEGA 64
  • VRAM: 8 GB
  • DirectX: 12
  • Notes: Target 1440p / 60fps / ultra preset

“Extreme” Metro Exodus system requirements

  • OS: Windows 7 | 8 | 10
  • CPU: Intel Core I9-9900K or equivalent
  • RAM: 16GB
  • GPU: Geforce RTX 2080 Ti
  • VRAM: 11 GB
  • DirectX: 12
  • Notes: Target 4K / 60fps / extreme preset

There are, as usual, a couple of interesting caveats to note in the Metro Exodus system requirements.

Firstly, there are some minimum windows build versions required, both to play the game (and to enable RTX features on Nvidia’s new ray tracing graphics cards):

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  • Windows 10 RS5 (Build 1809) or newer and DirectX 12 (to enable Nvidia RTX features
  • Win 8.1 requires build 9600 or newer
  • Win 8 requires build 9200 or newer
  • Win 7 requires SP1 or newer

Presumably those are all 64-bit operating systems, too, though the press release doesn’t actually specify.

And secondly, the most unusual omission from these system requirements is the install size. It’s very unusual for that not to be included. According to the Steam listing for Metro Exodus, the install size is 59GB, but we’ve asked the PR team to clarify for us before we add that to the specs for definite.

Metro Exodus launches for PC, PS4 and Xbox One on February 15, 2019.

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