Blade And Soul System Requirements

Written by Jon Sutton on Tue, Jan 19, 2016 5:30 PM
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This one's come a bit out of the blue, having originally launched on PlayStation 3 a few years ago. I'm talking about Blade & Soul, a martial arts inspired fantasy MMORPG which arrives on PC today. As you'd expect it's been souped up a little visually, so provided you've got the horsepower this is the best-looking version out there. 

This wasn't even a blip on my radar until I saw the launch trailer and caught wind of some impending hype, but NCSoft's MMO is actually looking pretty awesome and unique. Most of the PvP seems to revolve around 1 v 1 duals, and the speed and variety of abilities lends itself more to fighting game mechanics than the usual cooldown monitoring clickfests. Anyway, it's free-to-play so there's nothing to stop anyone hopping in and giving it a go right now. Before you start that 22GB download though, you'd best make sure your rig's up to the task...

Blade And Soul Minimum System Requirements

  • OS: Windows XP 32-bit
  • CPU: Intel Core 2 Duo E6600 2.4 GHz or AMD Athlon 64 X2 Dual Core 4600+ 2.4 GHz
  • RAM: 2 GB System Memory (3GB with Windows Vista and up)
  • GPU: GeForce 8600 GT or Radeon HD 4650
  • HDD: 22GB Available Space
  • DX: DirectX 9

Blade And Soul Recommended System Requirements

  • OS: Windows 7 64-bit
  • CPU: Intel Core 2 Quad Q6400 2.13GHz or AMD Phenom II X4 8805 2.5GHz
  • RAM: 4 GB System Memory
  • GPU: Nvidia GeForce 8800 GT or AMD Radeon HD 4850

If you're still rocking the ancient GeForce 8800 GT, which remains one of the most well regarded graphics cards of all time, then here's a game perfectly tailored towards it. Blade and Soul began life as a PS3 MMO, which means its system requirements really are nice and low. What it does offer though is potential for hundreds of hours of gameplay, making it a great choice for playing with your current system while saving up cash for an upgrade. It's also free-to-play, so you could potentially spend nothing - depending on how the dreaded in-game store works.  

Despite its age, Blade and Soul is still pretty good looking for an MMORPG, and its Eastern martial arts focus helps is stand out from the crowd. There's nothing here to worry all but the oldest of gaming rigs though, with the minimum specs being just about as low as you can go these days. Once you migrate to the end game with 24-man raids though, expect the minimum CPUs to struggle a little. 

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

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22:29 Jan-20-2016

Good luck playing, the queue is ing insane. Made two characters on two different servers and the fastest queue time is ing an hour and a half, the other is 3 hours. Only way to login faster is to get a premium account. Like hell i'm going to pay to play a mmo that i have not even tried yet.

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00:05 Jan-21-2016

I played this around 9:30-10:20 (EET) in the morning for first time and had no queue. Then i played from 00:00-01:50 and again i had no queue.

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16:52 Jan-22-2016

they made 4 more servers and they are all instant get in.

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08:59 Jan-20-2016

I've played the game for six hours yesterday and it seems pretty decent. Reminds me a bit of TERA Online, but the story hasn't managed to pique my interest so far.
It looks and feels like your average Korean (duh!) MMORPG with awesome graphics- optimized for nvidia users yet again?


What I loved about the game was the in depth character creation system. Ended up choosing a Lyn, of course. :')

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07:53 Jan-20-2016

where can I play this game? it isn't on steam

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09:06 Jan-20-2016

Ofc it isn't, it's a MMO. Go to http://www.bladeandsoul.com, create an account, then download the client from here http://www.bladeandsoul.com/en/download

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19:07 Jan-20-2016

"Of course it isn't, it's a MMO" Why would it matter that it is MMO?! There a plenty of MMO's on steam.

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07:45 Jan-20-2016

win xp as minimum
long time havent heard of this lovely OS
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21:27 Jan-19-2016

Might as well give this game a shot, I haven't really been keeping up with it but hopefully the combat is good enough to get me hooked.

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20:44 Jan-19-2016

Is this one free to play?

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20:56 Jan-19-2016

Yes it is. And you will be able to max it with 70+ fps (it's an mmo it's unoptimized as hell in some places)

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21:18 Jan-19-2016

Ok, ty. In amazon i saw it cost some pounds.. dont remember how much, but from the off site im downloading it for free. And i told myself as long as i run games at 1920x1080 i don't mind on what settings i play.

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21:19 Jan-19-2016

But the game is still new, so normal to have some fps drops... it'll be fix i think.

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21:39 Jan-19-2016

In Amazon it must be fake, because you can only purchase the premium pack on their website (which only gives you 10% exp boost + some other items that doesn't affect the pay2win concepts and it let you play on 15th february instead of 19th)

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22:04 Jan-19-2016

(i think it's anime series, my mistake if it is).

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22:17 Jan-19-2016

Yes, it's an anime, but it's alright, everyone can make a mistake. I hope you are enjoying this game as much as I am ;)

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02:01 Jan-20-2016

Well the game came out first in Korea and then the anime was a promotion for the game which you do take over the place of Alka but a different adventure.

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20:22 Jan-19-2016

This MMO is amazing, I'm getting between 45-60 fps (depending on the zones) maxed out, with my APU.

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19:25 Jan-19-2016

The last thing I need is another MMO to take my time, but this one looks pretty cool.


But it is F2P so I guess I might as well try it out.

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18:28 Jan-19-2016

I remember how amazed I was when I was into MMOs and saw this game for the first time. Said to myself, "gonna play this for sure!". If only I knew the release date back then...

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18:21 Jan-19-2016

you can see from this video how sweet the game looks also it is my video which i have uploaded last night just to show that the game is not that demanding.

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18:01 Jan-19-2016

Not bad.

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