Watch Dogs Updated Minimum System Requirements

Written by Andrew Moynihan on Wed, Mar 12, 2014 8:03 PM
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It’s a case of system requirements round two for Watch Dogs, as Ubisoft has once again revealed the Watch Dogs minimum system requirements for the heavily delayed title.

The open-world adventure from Ubisoft Montreal has undergone quite a change in appearance since we first saw it way back at E3 2012, and now finally the Watch Dogs dev team are talking updated system requirements…

Creative director Jonathan Morin revealed the specs view Twitter, writing “Min:
IntelCore 2 Quad Q8400 2.66Ghz or AMDPhenom II X4 940 3.0Ghz, 6GB RAM, 1024 VRAM DirectX 11 Shader 5.0 SCard: DirectX9 25 GB.

The goods news is, these are exactly the same as the Watch Dogs specs we revealed way back in April. The bad news is you’re still going to need 6GB minimum RAM if you want any chance of exploring a future vision of Chicago.

Watch Dogs Minimum System Requirements

OS:  Win Vista SP2 64bit / Win 7 SP1 64bit / Win 8 64bit

CPU:  Intel Core 2 Quad Q8400 2.66Ghz / AMD Phenom II X4 940 3.0Ghz

RAM:  6GB of System Memory

GPU RAM:  1024 VRAM and DX 11 capable GFX with Shader Model 5.0 capable tech

GPU:  NVidia GTX 460 or AMD Radeon HD 5770

AUDIO:  DX9 capable audio card

No word on the recommended Watch Dogs system requirements yet, but judging from the lack of changes to minimum requirements for Watch Dogs we’d expect them to be unchanged. Check out the full Watch Dogs System Requirements here.

For those worried about the appearance of the recently released Watch Dogs trailer, Morin also wrote that this wasn't a good point of reference for how the final product would appear, saying "Guys... Trailer wasn't a good GFX ref. E3 2012 was PC as we always said and E3 2013 is PS4 reference. Was always the case..."

Remember, you can always check out how well your PC can run the Watch Dogs System Requirements here, where you can check benchmarking and performance from other users.

Compare your graphics card to the Watch Dogs GPU benchmark chart.

Watch Dogs is arriving worldwide on 27th May for PC, PS4, PS3, Xbox One and Xbox 360.

The old system requirements have pretty much been confirmed now, what do you think of them?

Let us know!

 

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11:13 May-16-2014

Just need to get an i5 2500k then i'll be set.

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01:20 Mar-24-2014

highly doubt i can run this game :/

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21:39 Mar-22-2014

gonna get it for my ps3 then

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04:19 Mar-22-2014

Gonna run it at 720p high - medium settings AA x2, Feild of view low and cinematic blur off at a lovely 30 fps or so. Anyone says otherwise I will find you and put my hand in ur pants -_-

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12:14 Mar-15-2014
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12:21 Mar-15-2014

no clue sorry friend :(

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12:28 Mar-15-2014

i think its from a MW series but dont know which one

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12:29 Mar-15-2014

Looks like cod4

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12:32 Mar-15-2014

But there isn't a pistol like that in CoD4...at least not without mods.

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12:31 Mar-15-2014

I also think it's a CoD game, could be MW2, G18 in MW2 looks a lot like the gun in that pic.

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12:40 Mar-15-2014

i still need to find that picture but thanks for the help guys

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04:55 Mar-16-2014

It's not COD right top corner you can see it says 36. WeapGlock and in the middle of the screen it says 84. Motorcycle which are definitely not in COD.
the only FPS with motorcycles and a Glock i know is War Rock.

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06:15 Mar-15-2014

watchdogs specs still not final yet...
link

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08:53 Mar-15-2014

haha. yeah and the graphics downgrades a lot it say. lol

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09:15 Mar-15-2014

No, these latest trailers were on console. And it will look epic on pc :D

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09:38 Mar-15-2014

Yeah the PC graphics aren't being downgraded at all!! xD it only looks crap because it was done on PS4 :D

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09:42 Mar-15-2014

Waiting for a Console Fanboy to break your jaw LOL :D

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09:42 Mar-15-2014

dont you meant the psfail hehehe

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09:42 Mar-15-2014

yeah!!:P

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10:30 Mar-15-2014

DuToit04@ if it done it PS4 how about the gameplay? it done on PS 4 too last year then the new trailer its downgrade if it not. don't thinks console will last longer in the next 6 years!!! lol

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10:32 Mar-15-2014

I think that 14 min ps4 gameplay was on pc

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10:43 Mar-15-2014

E3 2012 was on PC
E3 2013 was on PS4

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10:45 Mar-15-2014

link to the e3 2013 vid plz

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10:46 Mar-15-2014
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10:46 Mar-15-2014

www.youtube.com/watch?v=kPYgXvgS6Ww
IMO the game looks great on PS4, don't understand the reason for console hating...

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10:58 Mar-15-2014

Well maybe it's the lighting i guess, but look at this gameplay, it's meant to be on the ps4: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s1JQ5ZATbEs

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11:02 Mar-15-2014

So...what about that gameplay? To me it looks good, though on night time Watch dogs looks better thanks to great lightning and rain effects even the daytime looks good.

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11:06 Mar-15-2014

Yeah, agreed. Also it does look good but some of the textures in the gameplay link that i sent look really bad. Also PC is the lead so it will probs be better on PC. Also Fudge you may have a chance at running WD on ultra :D

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11:10 Mar-15-2014

Well, they cant do miracles with 400$ machine, and i'm already pretty sure that i'll get this for PS4. The PC that i have on my profile is at my dad's place and i can only use it for every third or fourth week.

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11:19 Mar-15-2014

Okay then, ps4 is the best option and it will be better on ps4 than xbox one

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12:31 Mar-15-2014

Ya probably better....
960p on Xbox 1 and 1080p on PS4 (30fps capped).

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14:58 Mar-15-2014

They say all the reviewers that posted about watch dogs, have played watch dogs on PS4 and the reason why we haven't seen another PC trailer is because like they said they have improved the game and some of the graphics and added more variety to the game because they thought it was becoming repetitive :D :P

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19:28 Mar-14-2014

I wanna share something with you guys....
I was just checking Flipkart for Watchdogs info and i happen to come across something...
in the system reqs section the minimum specs are same as mentioned and the recommended are also same but the recommended GPU is GTX 560ti and HD 7850....
I mean wtf?
If that is true then il be dancing now.....

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20:09 Mar-14-2014

do you think the minimum specs will be changed ??

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23:42 Mar-14-2014

Yes, they most likey will, also i think it says on gamedebate it is a 560 ti.

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11:00 Mar-15-2014

560 ti. its Ultra Requirements dude i meant about the minimum, will they change them ??? TNX

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15:42 Mar-14-2014

Can i Run the Game ? Thank you

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15:45 Mar-14-2014

Low to tweaked medium depending on optimisation :)

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15:48 Mar-14-2014

if i change resolution, turn off AA will i run it ok ?

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15:53 Mar-14-2014

Yes...lower the resolution turn off AA and you can increase the settings till you find it running smoothly...
I would say that 30 fps is playable for an open world game if you can..:)

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17:53 Mar-14-2014

don't get to the res. man until the game is released maybe it will be well optimized or maybe not :) i think you will not face much problem with that rig. that gpu is good though

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17:55 Mar-14-2014

I wish what you just said about optimisation is really true :)

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18:07 Mar-14-2014

which one good one or bad one :P

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18:09 Mar-14-2014

good optimisation ofc :P

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19:02 Mar-14-2014

Dipankar were you talking about my rig ???

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13:24 Mar-14-2014

Can my current CPU run this game or not ?

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13:25 Mar-14-2014

Its just below minimum but i say it can run it..

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13:27 Mar-14-2014

yes, but lowest settings at that gpu and resolution...good luck :)

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13:29 Mar-14-2014

What? that GPU is 2x weaker than those at minimum so not even lowest forget about it.

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17:58 Mar-14-2014

oops sorry...he maybe can run this game lowest at lowest resolution...i don't recommend buy this game though(i say maybe)

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19:19 Mar-14-2014

The question is:If this game supports directX 11 GPUs and my GPU is full support directX 11.So,what is the problem that Prevents me to play the game ?!!

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19:26 Mar-14-2014

sorry, your gpu

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09:52 Mar-15-2014

The performance of your gpu is just to slow-

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10:52 Mar-14-2014

Can i run it?

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10:55 Mar-14-2014

a bit early but most likely high at your res

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10:58 Mar-14-2014

that GPU cant lead his rig to high tweaked med or med will be great if optimized well :)

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11:01 Mar-14-2014

i still think med. setting will give you much better perfomance and still not sure as the game official req. aren't announced :)

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11:21 Mar-14-2014

Okay thanks. I was a bit scared of my Graphic card. And it's a laptop so i cant change it :(

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11:26 Mar-14-2014

it's good gpu mate don't worry :)

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11:31 Mar-14-2014

Low settings on that res :D

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11:54 Mar-14-2014

how about me friends ?? can i run this ?

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12:00 Mar-14-2014

Low settings at a lowered res

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10:46 Mar-14-2014

I think that it will be better optimized for next-gen consoles and a bad port to PC.

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12:28 Mar-14-2014

Might be, judging from some recent Ubisoft PC ports...

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12:31 Mar-14-2014

Haha, funny. This game is not a PC port, PC is the lead for this game :D

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12:35 Mar-14-2014

Sorry, didn't know that. I hope that they manage to do the PC version right for once :)

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12:39 Mar-14-2014

With all the time we gave them, they better or else

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09:44 Mar-14-2014

damn high-min sys reqs.:-(

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09:47 Mar-14-2014

Well that's next gen for ya

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09:36 Mar-14-2014

Hey guyz...turns out that Jonathan Morin tweeted in reply to someone that the minimum specs were posted by him on the site but later he was told that nothing have been confirmed completely.

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09:41 Mar-14-2014

So they could still change? ugh could they give us a straight answer??

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09:43 Mar-14-2014

yes...the minimum may change.

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09:43 Mar-14-2014

Pretty sure the min specs are the same, I asked Jonathan Morin about the ultra specs but he said more to come

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09:43 Mar-14-2014

can i run the game ???

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09:44 Mar-14-2014

Maybe if ya oc a little bit

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09:45 Mar-14-2014

explain OC what ???

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09:47 Mar-14-2014

Over clocking

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08:09 Mar-14-2014

Has anyone wondered one thing that this game will be on X360 and PS3 which have very weak/Much weaker hardware compared to min reqs.

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08:15 Mar-14-2014

yes they have indeed,but since they have APIs they get to harness the whole hardware power...

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08:16 Mar-14-2014

But whatever API is there doesnot make those ancient 7800GTX and X1800=GTX460/HD5770..They are 4x stronger..

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08:19 Mar-14-2014

You are right...but what can we do bro?
The Last Of US looks so pretty in PS3 yet it would have some high configs if it were meant to be on PC..
Its just how consoles differ from PC on this aspect...
I agree with you that the minimum specs are high....

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08:36 Mar-14-2014

Well the ps3 and 360 may have really bad gfx

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08:43 Mar-14-2014

yes they do...but they could have lowered the minimum settings.

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08:44 Mar-14-2014

@Kaunain now we can only hope these specs are bogus because if we need to have GTX460 to run at crappy X360 quality..Then i am sure we unfortunately have another unoptimized mess at our hands.

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08:47 Mar-14-2014

I cannot agree more...they raised the specs because it may be another unoptimised piece from ubisoft.
people with lower config will face problems so they raised it to evade the circumstances.

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08:48 Mar-14-2014

Agreed^^

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08:53 Mar-14-2014

Il wait for the game to release and gain feedback from others...
Then i can decide whether il buy or not.
Well,so many people have hopes on this one..if they screw this up then surely this will affect the upcoming games.

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08:55 Mar-14-2014

Guys, you dont get it, it'll look better on low settings on PC than lsat gen, jezzz

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08:56 Mar-14-2014

And also when a new console comes out it means that the min req will go higher

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08:59 Mar-14-2014

I will agree with Kaunain on that one and wait for the release I dont want Ubi to rip us off once again..

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09:11 Mar-14-2014

Ubisoft can't they have taken forever to make this game, and if it's a fail, well then.

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09:17 Mar-14-2014

yes,they took 5years to develop this game.They also delayed the game from being releasing last year to this year...After all these if they screw up optimization,then oh boy i dunno how will i react....!!!

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09:32 Mar-14-2014

Heres a thought does anyone remember Splinter Cell: Double Agent? Didnt it look better on the original xbox than the xbox 360?

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05:46 Mar-14-2014

Having good gpus are proving to be ineffective here since the demand for cpu is high...
A nice gpu paired with a decent quad core is getting kicked from achieving ultra....
I still think people with powerful quads can reach ultra...
Lets see,time will tell.

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06:16 Mar-14-2014

Well, they aren't finalized yet, if you look at my post on the Watch Dogs page

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06:30 Mar-14-2014

I know buddy....These are last year's pre-release specs...
This year's officials are yet to come,but seeing that the minimum specs remained unchanged so we cannot put hopes now...

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01:27 Mar-14-2014

Lol, am I the only one who feels that Watchdogs has already come out already. Watch Dogs looks like a game that they have developed very well, and I look forward to its release.

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00:32 Mar-14-2014

It's just nonsense to me Ubisoft..!!
Its like AC 4 Black Flag it says has to more than GTX 280 but I can play it smoothly on I5 3317U and Intel HD 4000 at lowest settings got 20+ fps.
Only time will tell

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00:37 Mar-14-2014

How? friend of my can't get more than 15fps on a hd6670 with i5-750

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00:47 Mar-14-2014

it could be he pirate it cuz I play with the new patch

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00:43 Mar-14-2014

But have he tried play it yet..??

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00:45 Mar-14-2014

Yes he did, but was rather unplayable

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23:57 Mar-13-2014

Will I be able to play it? D:

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00:26 Mar-14-2014

on low settings

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19:57 Mar-13-2014

Why is it still so surprising that games are making a jump in system requirements? It happens every time a new console gen drops.. way back when the PS1 and other 3D consoles hit many games started coming out with a 3D GPU required not just option. I remember when 640Kb ram and DOS was king of the hill for so long then almost overnight you needed 1 or 2Mb and Windows 3.1 to play a AAA game.

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18:45 Mar-13-2014

in two to three years these recommended requirements will become the minimum requirements ... it's scary how fast technology grows... :/

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