Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus PC Requirements Revealed

Is your PC up to the challenge?


Bethesda and MachineGames will be launching Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus in less than a week and you’ll need to make sure that your rig has what it takes to stand up to the fascist punks. The the folks over at PCGamer are BJ-enthusiasts just like us and have managed to get the scoop on the hardware required to help Mr. Blazkowicz eliminate the Nazi scum infesting this great land.

Minimum PC Requirements

To ensure a smooth 60fps at 720p with low settings, your PC will need to meet these requirements:

  • CPU: Intel Core i7-3770/AMD FX-8350 or better
  • GPU: Nvidia GTX 770 4GB/AMD Radeon R9 290 4GB or better
  • RAM: 8GB
  • OS: Win7, 8.1, or 10 (64-Bit versions)
  • Storage: 55GB

Recommended PC Requirements

To ensure a smooth 60fps at 1080p with high settings, your PC will need to meet these requirements:

  • CPU: Intel Core i7-4770/AMD FX-9370 or better
  • GPU: Nvidia GTX 1060 6GB/AMD Radeon RX 470 4GB or better
  • RAM: 16GB
  • OS: Win7, 8.1, or 10 64-Bit
  • Storage: 55GB

Advanced Graphics Settings

Additionally, Bethesda and MachineGames have revealed some information about the PC version of The New Colossus. The game has been built on the idTech 6 engine and will feature full support for the Vulkan API, like its cousin Doom 2016. It will feature unlocked framerates and an adjustable FoV slider. Anti-aliasing option will include TAA, FXAA, SMAA, and TSSAA. The full set of graphics options are listed below:

  • Lights
  • Shadows
  • Directional Occlusion
  • Reflections
  • Decals
  • Motion Blur
  • Image Streaming
  • Volumetric Quality
  • Decal Filtering
  • Deferred Rendering
  • Chromatic Aberration
  • Depth of Field
  • Resolution Scaling

While you wait for the October 27 release of Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus to come around, check out our extended preview, our commentary on “what BJ stands for”, and the official launch trailer.

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    October 23, 2017 9:50 AM

    Chris Jarrard posted a new article, Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus PC Requirements Revealed

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      October 23, 2017 12:44 PM

      That's a bit more steep compared to DooM's system requirements especially on the RAM front (16GB compared to 8GB)

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      October 23, 2017 12:51 PM

      Welp, I guess I wont be running this in 4k.

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      October 23, 2017 1:02 PM


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      October 23, 2017 1:05 PM

      Shit. I'm still on an i5-2500k... I have the rest of it (980 Ti, 16GB), tho.

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        October 23, 2017 1:35 PM


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        October 23, 2017 5:49 PM

        same here...Will this be the game that finally puts Sandy Bridge to pasture?

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        October 23, 2017 7:45 PM

        Blow the dust off, crank the voltage and set that shit to 5.0Ghz. The best processor ever deserves a proper send off.

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      October 23, 2017 1:33 PM

      My pc is going to crush this... but I gotta wonder why they stop at 1080p/60 with the requirements tho Id like to see 2k and 4k requirements without having to watch hardware dorks on youtube

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      October 23, 2017 1:39 PM

      Hope my 970 can still pull its weight

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      October 23, 2017 1:42 PM

      i7 4790 and 1070 gtx should be able to handle this at 1440p right?

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        October 23, 2017 3:06 PM

        Click link and read, you might just find out.

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      October 23, 2017 2:10 PM

      Vulkan API 100% confirmed! \m/ YES!

      “We’re also taking full advantage of Vulkan, allowing us to push improved performance across the board in ways that simply weren’t possible before. The minimum hardware requirements are set to ensure a high-quality experience, and with Vulkan players should see solid performance on a variety of system configurations. However, if you’re aiming for 1080p with high framerate and settings, you would need to bump towards our recommended specs.”

      \m/ My body is READY! \m/ :)

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      October 23, 2017 2:57 PM

      Is this before or after the 50GB MP addon?

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      October 23, 2017 3:04 PM

      Bet my phenom can still run it.

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      October 23, 2017 5:27 PM


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        October 23, 2017 5:30 PM


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        October 23, 2017 5:36 PM

        PC > * for shooters.

        I don't see a reason for Switch unless playing it handheld is a very high priority

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        October 23, 2017 5:37 PM

        Can't tell if serious...

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        October 23, 2017 5:48 PM


        Remember that the Switch version isn’t out until like next year. I’m liking the idea of Bethesda’s games on the Switch but they’re absolutely going to be inferior experiences. The Xbox/PS4 are inferior experiences. If you’ve got the PC for it go PC. Next year if you want to play it again on the go get it for the Switch.

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        October 23, 2017 5:59 PM

        PC: 2017
        NS: 2018

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        October 23, 2017 6:02 PM

        PC. If the game is a graphical powerhouse or in a PC-centric genre, PC.

        Switch for almost everything else.

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        October 23, 2017 6:17 PM

        PC, if you dont start buying PCs they will stop making them.

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      October 23, 2017 5:32 PM

      Looking forward to killing the fuck out of Nazi shitbags!

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      October 23, 2017 5:50 PM

      My Coffee is ready!

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      October 23, 2017 7:29 PM

      Praying for 60fps at 1080p, on High settings with a 970. That's all I need, baby!

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