Fatshark Games has finally announced a release date for Warhammer: End Times - Vermintide, confirming it will launch on PC on October 23rd, which, from the looks of my calender, is four weeks away. If you hadn't guessed by the name yet it's a Warhammer Fantasy title, casting groups of co-operative players into the world of the rat-like Skaven. Like any rodent problem they need sorting out, preferably with the sharp end of an axe, but the blunt end will do if you're in a bind. 

It's from the folks behind War of the Vikings so effect much blood-spewing slashery, but the first person action game also has a hefty focus on shooting. In Warhammer: End Times - Vermintide players can use bows, muskets and more to bring down the Skaven. Before you go and grab the rat poison however, be sure to check out Vermintides' official system requirements to see if your gaming rig is up to the task. 

Warhammer: End Times - Vermintide Minimum System Requirements

  • OS: Windows 7 64-bit 
  • CPU: Intel Core 2 Quad Q9500 2.83GHz or AMD Phenom II X4 940 3.0 GHz
  • GPU RAM: 1024MB Video Memory
  • GPU: Nvidia GeForce GTX 460 or AMD Radeon HD 5770 1024MB
  • DX: DirectX 11
  • HDD: 20GB Free Hard Drive Space
  • Audio: Sound Card: Direct X-compatible sound card

Unfortunately Fatshark Games hasn't been too forthcoming about the recommended requirements for Warhammer: End Times, so we've only got the minimum to work with. As it is these minimum system requirements aren't at all disimilar to Fatshark's previous game, War of the Vikings. Visually Vermintide looks a little stronger, but I think it's safe to say if you're a fan War of the Vikings you can expect similar performance here in End Times - Vermintide. 

As system requirements go these are fairly middle of the road, with low-end processors and ageing graphics cards needed to get it up and running. Whether online or offline with AI teammates, you're always going to have a team of four causing carnage, so Vermintide's performance is going to vary significantly depending upon how hectic the on-screen action is.

 In terms of what to expect from the recommended system requirements for Vermintide, I wouldn't go expecting anything drastically stronger than this - probably into GTX 570 territory with an i5 processor or equivalent, along with 8GB RAM.  

Remember, you can always check out how well your PC can run the Warhammer: End times System Requirements here, where you can check benchmarking and performance from other users. Compare your graphics card to the Warhammer: End Times GPU benchmark chart.