Dauntless was only recently announced in Dec 2016 and there is talk of its release as early as the end of 2017. To lend weight to this release date we have just been passed the first Dauntless system requirements by Phoenix Labs. Phoenix Labs, is a mid sized development studio, who are making Dauntless. Among their ranks are ex Blizzard and Bioware employees. The Dauntless recommended requirements are mid level by todays hardware standards, with a GTX 970 graphics card ear marked as the graphics card for 1080p and around 60 FPS at high graphics settings.
Dauntless Minimum System Requirements
- OS: Windows 7 32-bit
- CPU: i5 Sandybridge
- RAM: 4GB System Memory
- GPU: Nvidia GeForce GTX 660Ti
- DX: DirectX 11
Dauntless Recommended System Requirements
- OS: Windows 7 64-bit
- CPU: i7 Haswell
- RAM: 8 GB System Memory
- GPU RAM: 4 GB Video Memory
- GPU: Nvidia GeForce GTX 970
- DX: DirectX 11
Dauntless is a PC exclusive title, being built by developers who have a pedigree in free to play. Dauntless draws inspiration from WoW, Dark Souls and of course, Monster Hunter. Which is basically a PC Cooperative Monster Hunter, thats free to play and will include micro transactions for cosmetics and temporary performance boosts. If you want to get in and sample it then we think there is a beta scheduled for later this year.
In Dauntless you are a warrior known as a Slayer on the Shattered Isles. Basically an elite warriors given the responsibility of taking down Behemoth monsters as they emerge across land. Behemoth are diverse and pose a great challenge to a group of slayers trying to defeat one.
Those Dauntless system requirements above are pretty easy going when you consider you can get the game running on an aging laptop, if you are prepared to play Dauntless at 720p, low graphics settings and 30FPS. The Nvidia GTX 970 recommended graphics card for Dauntless will get the game running solidly, providing a PC gamer up to 1080p resolution and high graphics settings at around the 60 frames per second area. As the year goes by these system requirements might get revised as they benchmark more and more hardware, especially once Dauntless goes into alpha and beta phases. Thats when the real system requirements data will start to flow and these PC specs may see a final tweak.
Comparing Dauntless to today's Average AAA game recommended system requirements
Take a look to the right of this article and you will see how Dauntless compares to today's current AAA recommended system requirements. You can quickly see that its the GTX 970 requirement that is pushing the graphics card bar above other AAA Avg system requirements. The RAM and CPU requirement for Dauntless are coming in under the average AAA game requirement.
As ever, remember you can always check out how well your PC can run the Dauntless System Requirements here, where you can check benchmarking and performance from other users. Compare your graphics card to the Dauntless GPU benchmark chart and we also have a Dauntless Frames Per Second system performance chart for you to check.
Source: Official Phoneix Labs Reddit Thread