Achtung! It's time for the Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus system requirements, arriving just four days before its October 27th launch. Better late than never MachineGames. Here are the system specs you'll need to make America Nazi-free again in Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus.

Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus Minimum System Requirements

  • OS: Windows 7 64-bit 
  • CPU: Intel Core i7-3770 3.4 GHz or AMD FX-8350 4.0 GHz
  • RAM: 8GB System Memory
  • GPU RAM: 4GB Video Memory
  • GPU: Nvidia GeForce GTX 770 4GB or AMD Radeon R9 290 4GB
  • DX: DirectX 11
  • HDD: 55GB Available Hard Drive Space

Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus Recommended System Requirements

  • OS: Windows 7 64-bit
  • CPU: Intel Core i7-4770 3.4 GHz or AMD FX-9370 4.4 GHz
  • RAM: 16 GB System Memory
  • GPU RAM: 4 GB Video Memory
  • GPU: Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060 6GB or AMD Radeon RX 470 4GB
  • DX: DirectX 11
  • HDD: 55GB Available Hard Drive Space

Uncapped Framerate

Aspect Ration

  • 4:3
  • 16:9
  • 16:10
  • 21:9 (ultra widescreen)

Advanced Visual Settings

  • Lights
  • Shadows
  • Directional Occlusion
  • Reflections
  • Decals
  • Motion Blur
  • Image Streaming
  • Volumetric Quality
  • Decal Filtering
  • Deferred Rendering
  • Chromatic Aberration
  • Depth of Field
  • Resolution Scaling

Anti-Aliasing Options

  • TAA
  • FXAA
  • SMAA
  • TSSAA

Resolution

Supports 4K resolution

Field of View Slider
70 FOV to 120 FOV

Vulkan

Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus uses the Vulkan graphics API. "Using Vulkan when developing has allowed us to utilize the power of AMD's VEGA graphics chips in ways that were not possible before, giving us fine-grained control over the performance and feature set of the GPU without having to sacrifice artistic intent," says MachineGames. "Combined with the flexibility of AMD's hardware, Vulkan gives us the artistic freedom to deliver Wolfenstein without compromise."

System Requirements Analysis

Wolfenstein 2 uses the same idTech 6 as last year's DOOM reboot but this doesn't mean the system requirements are staying the same. While there are some broad similarities, Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus has the more demanding specs of the two.

Beginning with the minimum requirements for Wolfenstein II, you're looking at 4GB VRAM on your GPU as a minimum. That's quite surprising to hear, and if you meet these minimum specs you'll only be able to play Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus at 720p screen resolution, 60 frames per second.

The minimum CPUs for Wolfenstein 2 are also pretty lofty. Both the Core i7-3770 and the AMD FX-9370 were at the top of their game when they came out. For modern equivalents, look towards the Ryzen 5 1400 and the Intel Core i5-6600. These are both pretty high-end even by today's standards though, so we're hopeful during testing to find out weaker processors will still do.

The recommended system requirements for Wolfenstein 2 will allow you to play at 1080p resolution, 60 frames per second. The jump up to Wolfenstein 2: The New Colossus recommended system specs isn't that huge though. In fact, there's barely any performance difference between the minimum and recommended CPUs, a sign that there's probably some wiggle room. 

It's a similar tale with the graphics cards. On paper, the recommended Radeon RX 470 GPU is actually slightly weaker than the Radeon R9 290, which is the minimum spec GPU. It's also noticeably weaker than the Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060 GPU recommended alongside it. That's probably because Wolfenstein II is heavily optimised for modern AMD Radeon graphics cards, a result of a partnership between AMD and idtech 6 creator id Software.

As ever, remember you can always check out how well your PC can run the Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus System Requirements here, where you can check benchmarking and performance from other users. Compare your graphics card to the Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus GPU benchmark chart and we also have a Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus Frame Per Second system performance chart for you to check.