Wolfenstein: The Old Blood System Requirements

Written by Jon Sutton on Fri, Apr 24, 2015 12:45 PM
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Welcome back, Mr Blazkowicz, it's been a while. The no-holds-barred godfather of first-person-shooters in back in a fortnight with Wolfenstein: The Old Blood. The official system requirements for Wolfenstein: The Old Blood are out now, and you can get a look at exactly what gaming rig you'll need for MachineGames latest adventure.

A standalone expansion pack for The New Order, Wolfenstein: The Old Blood is set before the events of its predecessor, spanning two interweaving narratives leading up to the storming of General Deathshead's compound. Nazi zombies, maniacal schemes, and robotic nightmares are the order of the day here, where we find out the secrets begin Helga Von Schabbs. It's out on May 4th, but ahead of then be sure to check out the Wolfenstein: The Old Blood system requirements.

Wolfenstein: The Old Blood Minimum System Requirements

  • OS: Windows 7 64-bit
  • CPU: Intel Core i5-2600 2.8 GHz or AMD FX-8320 3.5 GHz
  • RAM: 4 GB System Memory
  • GPU: GeForce GTX 560 or Radeon HD 6870 
  • GPU RAM: 1GB Video Memory
  • HDD: 38GB Available Space
  • DX: DirectX 11

Wolfenstein: The Old Blood Recommended System Requirements

  • CPU: Intel Core i7-930 2.8GHz or AMD FX-8350 4.0GHz
  • RAM: 8 GB System Memory
  • GPU RAM: 3GB Video Memory
  • GPU: Nvidia GeForce GTX 660 or AMD Radeon R9 280

These system requirements for Wolfenstein: The Old Blood are surprisingly quite a leap up from those of the base game - The New Order. It's not clear what the reasons are for this, unless MachineGames is looking to included more expanded, open areas to explore. So far we've seen the snow covered bridge crossing but there plenty of impressive set-pieces in the original. 

Whatever the case, the difference between Wolfenstein: The Old Blood's minimum and recommended requirements are actually extremely small, offering just incremental leaps up. When The New Order's system requirements came out these were swiftly followed by some far lower minimums, and we'd expect Wolfenstein: The Old Blood to be perfectly playable with far lesser hardware. If you could play the original without a hitch then we don't foresee any problems for you here, and if you haven't got round to it then it's definitely worth a shot. One of the top, top games of last year.  

Remember, you can always check out how well your PC can run the Wolfenstein: The Old Blood System Requirements here, where you can check benchmarking and performance from other users. Compare your graphics card to the Wolfenstein: The Old Blood benchmark chart

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08:40 May-07-2015

can i run this ?

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17:27 Apr-24-2015

Is it a DLC?

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17:38 Apr-24-2015

Kind of. Its a standalone expansion. Which means it can run without you having the new order but its length isnt that of a whole game.

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22:04 Apr-24-2015

+1, its like Far Cry 3s Blood Dragon... a Standalone DLC ^^


(wait a second)


Old BLOOD
BLOOD dragon ... is there some kind of a pattern here?

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22:38 Apr-24-2015

its in the blood :O

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13:47 Apr-24-2015

since when gtx 660 = R9 280?

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13:51 Apr-24-2015

Maybe they don't have anything similar to GTX 660 to test it...

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13:57 Apr-24-2015

It is like i7-930 = FX-8350. It looks like someone from Wolfenstein doesn't like AMD :D
But the GPU is maybe because RAM, not because performance itself :-)

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13:59 Apr-24-2015

Che Dan ,right

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14:10 Apr-24-2015

Since Reccomend requirement don't reflect performance at and are general just pulled out of the tophat. I personally ignore them all the time, since benchmark always prove it's just bulls*it

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15:48 Apr-24-2015

I was wondering the same thing as it should be a gtx 760 to match a r9 280.

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13:44 Apr-24-2015

these seem to be a bit exaggerated but since i started playing the new order this very week let me tell you some stuff about how it runs. On open spaces my rig cant keep a steady 60 fps on any settings, the ultra textures with the compression setting off require just a bit over 2GB VRAM. The same goes for nvidia GPUs if you are wondering since i read a technical analysis on the game running on a gtx 680. As far as CPU reqs go you DO need a quad core if you want 60 fps too. The game looks good but not anything spectacular so I believe the performance is a bit poor. You need these 60 fps since its a shooter.

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13:47 Apr-24-2015

So overall what I want to say is that the requirements of Old blood seem pretty accurate to me (on 1080p) in order to achieve 50-60 fps if it performs similarly to the new order. The game sadly performs a bit poorly (also doesnt support SLI or crossfire at all) but the awesome gameplay compensates for that. I love the game so far. Sorry for the long post


P.S. Again this is no speculation, this is coming from real tests I performed myself and confirmed by reading articles on the internet.

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19:49 Apr-24-2015

I'm more concerned about it not supporting SLI... I don't really care as much, I suppose, since it runs perfectly fine on Ultra 1080p at 60fps on a single card for my (mind you - a laptop!) but I do still hate games that don't support SLI, like the Mortal Kombat X

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19:53 Apr-24-2015

Yeah a single GPU of yours should still do the job but its annoying. and whats more the new order is capped on 60 fps and i havent found a way to remove the cap with a console command or something. There was one but it didnt do anything. its really a shame becasue this game has such good gameplay and its value is getting lowered by such technical issues.

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02:02 Apr-25-2015

True! I'd love some games to be able to push it to 105fps! (my monitor is clocked from 60 to 105Hz)

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02:12 Apr-25-2015

yeah i dont see why games have fps caps. its just stupid. in this case i think its because of this id tech engine. its kind of problematic. other problems are that some textures look weird and there is some texture popping which almost stops if you increas the FOV a bit.

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23:44 Apr-29-2015

it's probably that megatexture thing Carmack was so excited about. It backfired. But having said that, idTech5 is not a bad-looking engine overall!

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13:29 Apr-24-2015

could it get any worse than this

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13:14 Apr-24-2015

Bullsh!t... Wolfenstein: New Order ran at 28-32 fps average on low at 1280x720 on Intel HD 4000 and 40 fps average on Intel HD 4600... GTX 560 and HD 6870 manage high settings at 1920x1080 and 40 fps average... But those recommended requirements are pretty accurate (except for the 3 GB VRAM requirement - that is bullsh!t)... If this game is running on the exact same engine, then I don't see how the minimum requirements are comparable to the high settings requirements of Wolfenstein: New Order...

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14:21 Apr-24-2015

The minimum system requirements here aren't going to be absolute lowest you can get away with, they're going to be what MachineGames thinks you should have to enjoy the game as it's meant to be played. Dialling the resolution right down is always a possibility, but these specs will no doubt be for 1080p.

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16:26 Apr-24-2015

As I said, GTX 560 and HD 6870 managed New Order on high settings and 40+ fps at 1080p... For low settings at 1080p, I imagine you need something along the lines of GT 640 or HD 6670 so seeing those in the requirements would have made more sense... Also, I bet you anything this game will run on old Core 2 Duos and Phenom II X2 CPUs...

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16:32 Apr-24-2015

yeah it will run on 30-40 fps. i believe the requirements listed above are for 60fps on 1080p. read my comment for more info if you want.

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12:49 Apr-24-2015

There's no such thing as an i5 2600S. But those requirements seem very high, anyway.

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12:57 Apr-24-2015

Maybe he meant the i7 2600S ?

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