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Bethesda has published details of a brand spanking new high resolution texture pack which is due to drop for Fallout 4 next week. Much like the Skyrim texture pack this means Fallout 4 will be kitted out with much sharper textures throughout its post-apocalyptic world. The catch? Some lofty system requirements, including an additional 58GB of storage space. Oh, and the small matter of a Radeon RX 490 8GB.

The Fallout 4 official High-Resolution Texture Pack is a totally free download for PC owners of Fallout 4. Bethesda said to "Consider this free download a love letter to our amazing PC fans that have supported us – not just with Fallout 4, but across multiple decades and games." And you can't really say fairer than that, can you?

Onto the system requirements then, and the Fallout 4 High-Res Texture Pack demands an absolute beast of a PC to run it.

Fallout 4 High Resolution Texture Pack Recommended System Requirements

  • OS: Windows 7/8/10 64-bit
  • CPU: Intel Core i7-5820K
  • RAM: 8 GB System Memory
  • GPU VRAM: 8 GB Video Memory
  • GPU: Nvidia GeForce GTX 1080 8GB or AMD Radeon RX 490 8GB
  • DX: Direct X 11
  • HDD: 58GB available hard drive space (on top of base game installation)

Now, you'd do well to raise an eyebrow at the sight of the Radeon RX 490 8GB. This graphics card doesn't actually exist yet, at least officially. Within moments Bethesda had altered the requirements and deleted an AMD recommendation entirely. Was it just an honest typo? Or could Bethesda know something we don't?

Regardless of the specs, we'll be sure to give Fallout 4 a run through in some benchmarks next week in order to check out just how fantastic it looks with its shiny new textures. From the sounds of things I might to switch my trusty Radeon R9 380 out for a while...