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Fallout 76 B.E.T.A. PC system requirements revealed

By Shawn Knight · 7 replies
Oct 26, 2018
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  1. Bethesda launched a beta for Fallout 76 on October 23 but only Xbox One gamers were invited. PlayStation 4 and PC players will get their chance to recolonize the Wasteland starting on October 30.

    Ahead of next week’s expansion, Bethesda has published the minimum and recommended system requirements for PC gamers as part of its overall FAQ. They are as follows:

    • Fallout 76 (minimum):
    • Requires 64-bit processor and operating system
    • OS: Windows 7/8/10 (64-bit OS required)
    • Processor: Intel Core i5-6600k 3.5 GHz /AMD Ryzen 3 1300X 3.5 GHz or equivalent
    • Graphics: NVIDIA GTX 780 3GB/AMD Radeon R9 285 2GB or equivalent
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM
    • Storage: 60 GB of free disk space
    • Fallout 76 (recommended):
    • Requires 64-bit processor and operating system
    • OS: Windows 7/8.1/10
    • Processor: Intel Core i7-4790 3.6 GHz / AMD Ryzen 5 1500X 3.5 GHz
    • Graphics: Nvidia GTX 970 4GB / AMD R9 290X 4GB
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM
    • Storage: 60 GB of free disk space

    Fallout 76 lands on November 14 on PlayStation 4, Xbox One and Windows PC. For an idea of what you can expect from Bethesda’s new online multiplayer game, be sure to check out our hands-on impression round-up.

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  2. GreenNova343

    GreenNova343 TS Guru Posts: 373   +258

    Wait...so a minimum is a 6th-gen 4C/4T CPU from Intel, but the recommended is a 4th-gen 4C/8T CPU? If the i7-4790K is recommended, then why isn't the i5-4690K enough as a minimum?

    Guess I won't be playing it anyway, though -- I just have an FX-8320 CPU, so I don't meet the minimum...

    EDIT: Just as a comparison: https://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/cpu-hierarchy,4312.html

    Note that all 4 minimum/recommended CPUs are in the 1st tier of the list (although, as I pointed out, for some reason you won't be able to play with an i5-4690/4690K, despite being in the same tier). That either means they're expecting to bring a whole lot of CPU-burning greatness to the game...or they just wanted to limit it to only those that have upgraded within the past year or 2.

    And now that I look at it, the minimum/recommended GPU selections make zero sense whatsoever. https://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/gpu-hierarchy,4388.html

    There's really very little difference between a GTX 780 & a GTX 970 anyway when testing on games (which is why they're at the same tier), & at least the R9 290X is at the same tier. But I guess it's good news for AMD, as the minimum (R9 285) is 2 tiers below the others (I.e. roughly equal to the GTX 960/1050TI). Wonder why they don't think that even a GTX 960/1050TI could handle this as a minimum...
     
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  3. Nobina

    Nobina TS Evangelist Posts: 2,045   +1,561

    Minimum CPU: AMD Sempron or i9 9999 9.99GHz, makes no sense.
     
  4. Deny Grinchman

    Deny Grinchman TS Rookie

    It's mostly online garbage anyway.
     
  5. mcborge

    mcborge TS Guru Posts: 585   +473

    The lack of a single player campaign makes this game a no no for me regardless of the system specs.
     
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  6. Thorney

    Thorney TS Enthusiast Posts: 57   +18

    Im sure an i5 4th gen will have no problem with it, thats what I use and for 1080p gaming it copes with everything
     
  7. mrjgriffin

    mrjgriffin TS Evangelist Posts: 349   +163

    I hit some bumps with my 4690k. I won't be able to play this game how I want to with my gtx 980 regardless.
     
  8. ShObiT

    ShObiT TS Maniac Posts: 184   +173

    I'm always looking at requirements and at the end of the day, I still got the game running with my old Fx-8320e and R9 380 2G... now with my re-purposed old server chip (Xeon E3 1270) still the same old card, games still plays, and some of them even at High if I target 25-30fps just like consoles.
     

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