Just Cause 3 System Requirements Revealed

Written by Jon Sutton on Mon, Nov 23, 2015 10:16 AM
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Finishing the holiday gaming rush with a bang, Just Cause 3 launches on December 1st in all its over-the-top glory. Rico Rodriguez is back, and this time he's retaking his homeland from evil dictator General di Ravello. The Mediterranean island of Medici stretches out across over 1000 square kilometres of traversable land, in one of the largest open worlds ever. Getting across is a breeze now with the all new wingsuit, allowing Rico to clip the daisies as he swoops down low, before stylishly blowing a bridge to smithereens with a well-aimed rocket barrage.

As you'd expect, Just Cause 3 is looking stunning, with an unprecedented sense of scale that should hopefully make it an action-packed tour de force. Everything we've seen points to one of the most visually impressive open worlds this year, but at what cost? Have a look at the official Just Cause 3 system requirements to find out. 

Just Cause 3 Minimum System Requirements

  • OS: Windows Vista 64-bit 
  • CPU: Intel Core i5-2300 2.8GHz 2.93GHz or AMD Phenom II X6 1055T 2.8GHz
  • RAM: 6 GB System Memory
  • GPU RAM: 2GB Video Memory
  • GPU: Nvidia GeForce GTX 660 or AMD Radeon HD 7870
  • DX: DirectX 11
  • HDD: 45GB Free Hard Drive Space

Just Cause 3 Recommended System Requirements

  • OS: Windows 7 64-bit
  • CPU: Intel Core i7-3770 3.4 GHz or AMD FX-9370 4.4 GHz
  • RAM: 8 GB System Memory
  • GPU RAM: 3GB Video Memory
  • GPU: Nvidia GeForce GTX 760 or AMD Radeon R9 280X

As you'd expect, Just Cause 3 is a pretty demanding game to get up and running, but on first impressions those recommended requirements also seem reasonable. Down at the low end you're going to need a moderately recent mid-range gaming rig, which puts Just Cause 3 in pretty much the same ball park as Mad Max earlier this year. In fact, they're almost identical, which is great news. Just Cause 3 runs on a slightly modified version of the Mad Max engine, which to my mind was one of the best performing and well optimised games this year. 

Provided you've got a semi-decent DirectX 11 card from the last four or so years then you should be sorted, with Avalanche claiming a GeForce GTX 660 or Radeon HD 7870 should be more than enough. If Mad Max was anything to go by then you should be sorted; that demanded a GTX 660 Ti as a minimum but ran like a dream on a 750 Ti. One thing to look out for is the memory demands. Just Cause 3 ask for 6GB RAM as a minimum, and we'd expect 4GB to cause some performance issues.

Moving up to the recommended system requirements for Just 3, and these really aren't too demanding in an age of Assassin's Creed Syndicate and Batman: Arkham Knight. There's a suspiciously tiny leap in GPU performance, which suggests you can get away with far less as a minimum, while Avalanche recommend some hefty processors. In a massive open-world like Just Cause 3, it's a time for CPUs to shine. If you really want to have a lot going on at one time, without a dip in performance, then a high-end processor is probably a must. 

Remember, you can always check out how well your PC can run the Just Cause 3 System Requirements here, where you can check benchmarking and performance from other users. Compare your graphics card to the Just Cause 3 GPU benchmark chart.

Cheers to everyone that pointed these system requirements out as well, including Mrrobin and the TheCaucasianAsian!

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08:55 Nov-24-2015

New Requirements have been released, you can find them HERE :)

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07:10 Nov-24-2015

Let`s hope 980Ti will be enough for 1440P :P

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03:50 Nov-24-2015

Woah...That's way lower than I was expecting.

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03:15 Nov-24-2015

could i max this game out at 1440p?

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03:51 Nov-24-2015

Most likely I don't see how you wouldn't be able to max it with 2x 290s

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01:08 Nov-24-2015

Max setting for me? So exited for this game!

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11:23 Nov-24-2015

If the optimisation is good, yeh, pretty much max. If not, very high will do.

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23:14 Nov-23-2015

Can I max it out? ,without any bottleneck?

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00:23 Nov-24-2015

Yes, ultra 60fps :)

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02:32 Nov-24-2015

Yay! By extension that means I can too!

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02:34 Nov-24-2015

Although actually slightly higher, the ones on Steam are a little higher.

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18:54 Nov-24-2015

Aha you're good to go no matter what :P

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22:04 Nov-23-2015

Recommended requ in steam are an i7 and gtx 780 3gb and minimum i5 with a gtx 670 2gb O.O

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19:04 Nov-24-2015

scary

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20:31 Nov-23-2015

I'm starting to not trust "system requirements" anymore, I mean just look at what EA/Dice said about battlefront: you would need a 970 to run it on medium settings for 60fps. UM no...
When I played the beta, I had 770 on high: solid 75fps

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19:09 Nov-23-2015

I hate my cpu so much...

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19:10 Nov-23-2015

stuck with lga 775...

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20:43 Nov-23-2015

At least it's quad core.

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05:48 Nov-24-2015

yeah...

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19:03 Nov-23-2015

Not the official anymore. They released new ones
RECOMMENDED:
OS: Vista SP2 / Windows 7.1 SP1 / Windows 8.1 (64-bit Operating System Required)
Processor: Intel Core i7-3770, 3.4 GHz / AMD FX-8350, 4.0 GHz
Memory: 8 GB RAM
Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 780 (3GB) / AMD R9 290 (4GB)
Hard Drive: 54 GB available s

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19:04 Nov-23-2015

MINIMUM:
OS: Vista SP2 / Windows 7.1 SP1 / Windows 8.1 (64-bit Operating System Required)
Processor: Intel Core i5-2500k, 3.3GHz / AMD Phenom II X6 1075T 3GHz
Memory: 6 GB RAM
Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 670 (2GB) / AMD Radeon HD 7870 (2GB)
Hard Drive: 54 GB available space

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19:05 Nov-23-2015

REALLY?

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19:05 Nov-23-2015

Yes, they announced on steam. Pretty demanding for recommended.

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19:08 Nov-23-2015

thats like ac unity

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19:06 Nov-23-2015

Well, my chance of running the game is gone ;)

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09:58 Nov-24-2015

I think you will be able to get it playable at low on that resolution with likely 30 fps if it is optimised well :D

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19:06 Nov-23-2015

Can i than get at least 30fps at medium settings? (i get 25 on low and 25 on high in ac syndicate)

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19:08 Nov-23-2015

You should be fine on medium. 35+fps.

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20:00 Nov-23-2015

I think it's just a marketing stunt. Won't really need a 290.

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22:15 Nov-23-2015

thanks bud, I thought I had to overclock my cpu but I feel fine. still the gpu part of 290 is weird since a 280x, 380x can fight against a 290, not a 290x but a 280x vs 290 are really close. Id suggest recommended might have some settings on that people do not need. like for me I usually have AA off or x2. but if I notice fps going down I will sacrifice AA

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22:26 Nov-23-2015

You will be fine but I think the recommended is an overkill and probably over exaggerated just like they did with battlefront so it should be good.

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18:38 Nov-23-2015

Well, this is very interesting, as I am well below the minimum requirements for Mad Max, and yet it runs absolutely solidly for me on medium, with some settings on high, even. Now, I expect JC3 could be significantly more punishing (mostly due to draw distances), but still I think this is a good sign. Requirements probably overstated.

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18:22 Nov-23-2015

What settings on my current rig and resolution to run this game on ?

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19:12 Nov-23-2015

i want your cpu...

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19:34 Nov-23-2015

In someday you will get what you want,i hope you a better life.

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17:42 Nov-23-2015

umm, they're wrong? Steam page says the specs are different

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17:26 Nov-23-2015

Can i run low everything off 1024x768 30 fps ???

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17:48 Nov-23-2015

By looking at the system requirements, if you had a better CPU you would run the game really well on your resolution.


What i'm saying is, even if you turn everything off it won't help you much. So if you get this game, you should try bumping things up to make the game pretty (if you're ok with 30 fps). Good luck! :)

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18:08 Nov-23-2015

ffs i can't run the good games :(

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17:08 Nov-23-2015

what do u think about me ?

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I think you are an amazing person! :D


But seriously, at your resolution, I'd expect you to run this pretty well. Possibly High to Very High settings for a good framerate.

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LoL :D i understand BUT why sO AMAZING ? :D

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18:24 Nov-23-2015

????

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16:33 Nov-23-2015

These requirements aren't bad, but still don't think I will be paying full price. I was very let down with Arkham Knight, and this year ports have not been so good. I will probably wait or get it off a grey market site with Rainbow Six Siege, since Ubisoft I will never trust with PC ports again. JC3 still looks really fun though.

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15:50 Nov-23-2015

not trying to start war but ive been thinking of getting i3 soon but is fx line better option for same money? i cant get i5 budget to tight

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16:05 Nov-23-2015

i think you can better wait a year for zen
but if you want a cpu now i say take the fx its better then a i3

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16:38 Nov-23-2015

will my system even last a year? and why would fx be better? i hear the 8350 stutters when gaming but then again i dont see how the i3 is good either?

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18:46 Nov-23-2015

I can assure you the 8350 doesnt stutter a bit.... I max everygame I have, and I have alot... No OC, stock frequencies. Fall out 4, Blops 3, AC Syndicate most recently. Get it much more bang for your buck than the I series Intels.

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14:59 Nov-23-2015

Sweet, cant wait :D

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13:49 Nov-23-2015

hmm prob i could 40+ fps maxed out if its optimized :)

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Any chance for me on 768p?

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That processor is holding you back a bit but try for Ultra settings and turn a couple of things down, you should get 60 FPS.

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