The Borderlands series has always been pretty manageable when it comes to running the titles on lower-end PCs, so unlike some of the more machine-killing titles slated for release this fall, we've always been pretty confident that Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel shouldn't have us crying over underpowered hardware too much.

The official Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel System Requirements were just unveiled, so we can now see how they measure up to previous Borderlands games. Like Borderlands 2, The Pre-Sequel is running on a modified version of Unreal Engine 3, so unsurprisingly we see that both minimum and recommended requirements have barely budged.

Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel! Minimum System Requirements

  • OS: Windows XP SP3
  • CPU: Core 2 Duo E4600 2.4GHz/ Athlon X2 64 Dual Core 4600+
  • RAM: 2 GB RAM
  • GPU: NVIDIA GeForce 8500/ Radeon HD 2600 XT
  • VRAM: 256 MB
  • HD: 13 GB
  • DX: 9

Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel! Recommended System Requirements

  • OS: Windows 7/ 8
  • CPU: Intel Core 2 Quad 2.3 GHz or AMD equivalent.
  • RAM: 2 GB RAM
  • GPU: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 560/  Radeon HD 5850
  • VRAM: 512 MB
  • HD: 20 GB
  • DX: 9

As we predicted, the requirements are completely identical to Borderlands 2, with the exception of a minuscule boost in clock speed for recommended CPU. That won't make any difference in terms of playability, however, so optimization-depending, any machine that handled previous Borderland games should most likely cope with this on identical settings.

That's good news for those gaming on low-end rigs and laptops. Those tiny minimum GPU settings mean that even integrated graphics and low-end or very old cards should get this running. Unlike an increasing number of modern games, Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel will still run on Windows XP, so there will be very few who will miss out solely due to their hardware or OS. What do you think of these low Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel system specs? Will you be picking up this game when it launches in October? Let us know what you think.