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Fallout 4 PC requirements revealed

Bethsoft reveals the minimum and recommended PC settings required to play Fallout 4, and they're actually pretty flexible

By: Derek Strickland from Oct 8, 2015 @ 11:07 CDT

With little more than a month away from its release, Bethesda has just announced the minimum and recommended specs for Fallout 4, revealing what kind of rig you'll need to play the game in all of its post-apocalyptic glory.



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


30 GB free HDD space

NVIDIA GTX 550 Ti 2GB/AMD Radeon HD 7870 2GB or equivalent


Windows 7/8/10 (64-bit OS required)

Intel Core i7 4790 3.6 GHz/AMD FX-9590 4.7 GHz or equivalent


30 GB free HDD space

NVIDIA GTX 780 3GB/AMD Radeon R9 290X 4GB or equivalent

All in all the specs are pretty great, and it looks like gamers with PC systems from 2011 will be able to play Bethesda's new Fallout. This isn't exactly a surprise as Bethsoft has admitted to having to "water down" the game's graphics to fit the open-world scope and fluid FPS mechanics. Fallout 4 will reportedly last for about 400 hours per playthrough, and Todd Howard said that the game "feels like a modern shooter".

The studio also revealed that digital copies of Fallout 4 will become available at exactly 12:01 am on November 10. The game will also be anywhere from 28GB to 35GB on Xbox One and PlayStation 4, depending on the region and language support.

Bethsoft has also released the latest SPECIAL video that highlights the merits of Intelligence, which you can check out below.