The Elder Scrolls Online System Requirements

Written by Felix Nova on Wed, Jan 29, 2014 10:56 PM
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Following on from the epic The Elder Scrolls Online Arrival Trailer from earlier, we have our hands on the specs to see what you might need to play it

Bare in mind that this title is an MMORPG, which usually means they aim the PC requirements at as broad a range of PCs as possible so they can get as many players as possible on the same screen. Well while the Elder Scrolls Online system requirements are pretty mild on the minimum spec end, they certainly are not shy in other areas. Lets take a look to see if we can run it shall we...

The Elder Scrolls Online Minimum System Requirements

OS: Windows XP 32

CPU: Intel Core 2 Duo or Dual core AMD processor

RAM: 2GB of system memory

HD : 60GB of free hard disk

GPU RAM: 512MB VRAM with Shader Model 4.0 or higher

GPU: nVidia GeForce 8800GT or AMD Radeon HD2600

DX: 9c

NET: Internet connection, ideally 1Mb or greater

 

The Elder Scrolls Online Recommended System Requirements

OS: Windows Vista 64-bit | Windows 7 64-bit | Windows 8 64-bit

CPU: Quad core 2.3 GHz

RAM: 4GB of system memory

HD : 60GB of free hard disk

GPU RAM: 2GB VRAM

GPU: nVidia GeForce 560 Ti or AMD Radeon HD 6950

NET: Internet connection, ideally 2Mb or greater

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The Elder Scrolls Online System Requirement Breakdown Analysis

Wait what? Did you just see that? It said, 60GB free hard disk space. Err that means I cant actually run it on my tiny 128GB SSD. Basically its time for a ruthless hard drive spring clean people. Those games that are gathering wishful thinking dust on your drive, waiting for you to one day play them again, drop them into the recycle bin. And then dont forget to clear out that recycle bin. The Elder Scrolls Online needs a huge amount of hard drive space and the chances are, it will need even more once the patches and updates start flowing. Get a year into this title and as long as it hasnt been canned already, it will likely need around 80-100GB free disk space.

As usual the GPU minimum requirement for this online title is low end, as is the CPU requirement. So you will likely find a PC that is 6 years old will scrape through to get the Elder Scrolls Online up and running, if you really want it to. But it seems like they are going to open up the graphical settings to let us PC gamers do what we like best, tweak and adjust the settings to suit our hardware. The high end GPU requirements are still a few years old now, but are pretty solid never the less. With the 2GB VRAM requirement being a little peculiar. We dont think there is much purpose in adding that sort of requirement. If you have a GPU that is comparable to the 560 Ti or even a little weaker you will get a great visual performance from The Elder Scrolls Online. It wont be long until GD tucks into this feast to check what it really runs like on various machines.

In the mean time, check out if your rig can run The Elder Scrolls Online system requirements

Compare your graphics card to the The Elder Scrolls Online GPU benchmark chart

Special thanks goes to AlextheDaedra for the news feed. Always appreciated.

Is this title going to tempt you into its huge 60GB realms on its 4th April 2014 release date? Bare in mind it will be a subscription fee of around $15 a month, once you have bought the title.

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21:02 Feb-04-2014

I don't believe that the game will take up an entire 60GB of storage. Well at least not initially. That 60GB storage requirement more than likely includes future expansions.

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23:08 Feb-05-2014

I got a beta invite today. Well the download sure isnt 60 gbs. But its still pretty hefty.

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01:35 Feb-06-2014

I got another beta invite today. Probably download tomorrow.

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14:45 Feb-04-2014

Woaw 60GB. .??
Its huge :-(
Gonna upgrade storage :-(

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16:19 Feb-04-2014

and internet speed

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20:55 Feb-04-2014

Hah i remember when i was amazed when 1 tb hdd:s came now they are starting to looks small O-o.

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06:23 Feb-10-2014

@Larppa666 hahaha yeah 1TB looks small now,,

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00:52 Feb-03-2014

Can i run this?

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19:54 Feb-03-2014

Medium easily or high with some tweaking if it is optimized well.

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19:01 Feb-02-2014

Not very demanding. That's great.

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19:40 Feb-02-2014

Nice lappy i was about to buy it but then decided to build desktop after all.

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19:43 Feb-02-2014

Aye, desktop is always better than a laptop. Building one myself as well, though the laptop is still great to use for me on occasion.

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19:46 Feb-02-2014

I know my friend convinced me but im still kind of a laptop guy. i even bought small screen because i was used to my msi 15 inch :D.

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18:30 Feb-02-2014

settings?

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19:39 Feb-02-2014

Max definitely.

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23:44 Feb-06-2014

Yeah, I played it everything max.

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16:52 Feb-02-2014

can i run it?

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19:39 Feb-02-2014

Ofcourse

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22:38 Feb-01-2014

"The pimp hand is strong with this one" hahahaha im dying i hope they make gamer poops of this game too :DDDDD https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gawughIGjK0

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19:56 Feb-01-2014

CAn i run this on any settings?

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16:55 Feb-01-2014

Can i max?

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20:35 Feb-01-2014

Yes

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22:13 Feb-01-2014

Will I be able to run on it on high?

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22:28 Feb-01-2014

Should be. :)

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22:28 Feb-01-2014

BTW any bottlenecks with that pair 6300+290X?

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23:54 Feb-01-2014

i think that in games that cant divide the load to the multiple cores of the cpu there may be some.

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23:41 Feb-02-2014

@Talhkora- Hell to the Fing yes. Going to buy the 8350 when the price drops.

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21:09 Feb-04-2014

Have you tried OCing the the 6300 for better performance?

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02:30 Feb-05-2014

Going for the 8350 so i feel like i don't need to

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02:34 Feb-05-2014

I love my 8350. :)

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14:10 Feb-01-2014

can i run ???

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14:20 Feb-01-2014

sure low-med

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07:05 Feb-01-2014

no more games for me...the 60gb too big and i only have 500gb hdd...

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17:32 Feb-01-2014

1TB HDD isn't too expensive I belive?

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23:35 Jan-31-2014

60Gigs of HDD space? I thought Ghosts was bad enough. Funnily enough, I only have 70GB of my terabyte drive remaining. Its amazing how much space videos add up to (I love quality a bit too much, about 200GB of videos I've made for YT but still haven't uploaded yet).
Really looking forward to TESO as long as the quests are meaningful and not generic missions like seen in other MMO's. I also hope its worth the subscription is worth it or I'm going back to Guild Wars 2.

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03:08 Feb-01-2014

O man I know that quality love. Got some blu ray movies that I don't want to compress. Perhaps someday when I run out of space.

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22:04 Jan-31-2014

Even WoW isn't that massive.

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22:41 Jan-31-2014

Not surprising since that game is old. People still talk about that game?

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09:45 Feb-01-2014

Better than TESO.

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13:09 Feb-01-2014

I heard that they're going to make a huge update, a complete overhaul of the game (talking about world of warcraft)

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20:59 Jan-31-2014

Lets hope it stays faithful to the elder scrolls quests and doesn't use the typical "go here and kill X amount of that" quests that MMO's love so much

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14:25 Jan-31-2014

60GB HDD space
brb, gonna delete windows to clear out space


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15:29 Jan-31-2014

haha nice

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00:06 Feb-01-2014

Lmfaoooo!

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13:01 Feb-01-2014

lol hahaa

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01:14 Jan-31-2014

The Elder Scrolls Online: $60
First Month's Sub: $15
New 500gb Hard Drive: $60
Total: $135
If you love the Elder Scrolls as much as I do then that amount of money isn't going to be hard for you to save up before the game comes out.

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13:08 Jan-31-2014

I love elder scrolls but i just see another mmo with elder scrolls paint with this game.

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22:42 Jan-31-2014

I agree, the market is a bit oversaturated with MMO games atm

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00:13 Feb-01-2014

Problem is i thought this game would be something new something different than "norm" off mmo`s but i was wrong it looks just a normal mmo to me.

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00:36 Feb-01-2014

On the other hand, how different can games really get while in the same genre? For instance, if a new FPS is coming out involving modern warfare, how different from COD and BF do you really think it's going to be?

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03:20 Feb-01-2014

Why cant they make mmo with real time combat that something like you hit and miss in real time stuff like that huge open world lots of players like other mmos etc etc.

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04:59 Feb-01-2014

They said something about lag and hackers,that's why they use-targeting combat.

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00:50 Jan-31-2014

Oh...my...goodness. 60GB of Hard Drive Space? WTF!?

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21:43 Jan-30-2014

Time to pick up a new HDD this tax season!

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18:42 Jan-30-2014

it is 60 Gb of installation space, that doesnt mean the download will be that much, probably around 30Gb

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lol you are right noone thought of that.

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60Go??

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