The unstoppable juggernaut that is World of Warcraft is hurtling towards its 7th expansion pack with Battle for Azeroth, raising the level cap to 120, adding the Kul Tiras and Zandalar continents, three new races, multiple dungeons, raids, and the 20-player PvE Warfront mode. There'll be heaps for long-time WoW players to get busy with then, and a major graphical upgrade means it's never looked better. This comes at a price, naturally, and World of Warcraft: Battle for Azeroth's PC system specs are significantly more demanding than Legion

World of Warcraft: Battle for Azeroth Minimum System Requirements - 1024 x 768 Resolution

  • OS: Windows 7 64-bit
  • CPU: Intel Core i5-760 2.8GHz or AMD FX-8100 2.8 GHz
  • RAM: 4 GB System Memory
  • GPU RAM: 1GB Video Memory
  • GPU: GeForce GTX 560 or Radeon HD 7850
  • HDD: 70GB Available Hard Drive Space (7200 RPM)
  • DX: DirectX 11

World of Warcraft: Battle for Azeroth Recommended System Requirements

  • OS: Windows 7 64-bit
  • CPU: Intel Core i7-4770 3.4GHz or AMD FX-8300 3.3GHz
  • RAM: 8 GB System Memory
  • GPU RAM: 2GB Video Memory
  • GPU: Nvidia GeForce GTX 960 or AMD Radeon R9 280
  • HDD: 70GB Available SSD Space
  • DX: DirectX 11

If you're a World of Warcraft stalwart still plugging away on an aging laptop or PC, these system requirements may be a cause for concern. Battle for Azeroth features yet another graphical makeover and it's meant a significant bump in system requirements compared to WoW: Legion. Fortunately, the system requirements are still comparatively low for a modern AAA title, yet it's still considerably more demanding than the previous WoW expansion.

Beginning with the minimum requirements, players will now need a 1st-gen Core i5 as a minimum, up from a Core 2 Duo 3.1GHz. AMD users are suggested the FX-8100 vs the previous Phenom II X3 720. That's a sizeable difference in performance, so World of Warcraft players with ancient processors are going to have to spec up.

On the GPU front, both the minimum and recommended requirements take a generational leap. As a minimum you'll need a low-end GeForce GTX 560 or Radeon HD 7850, while recommended is the mid-range Geforce GTX 960 or Radeon R9 280. We would imagine the previously recommended GTX 750 Ti and R7 260X should still be able to run WoW: BFA without a hitch.

Last but not least, and expansion's worth of content plus revamped visuals can mean only one thing - an increased install size. You'll now need a whopping 70GB available space, and Blizzard recommends you cram this onto an SSD if you can.

Remember, you can always check out how well your PC can run the World of Warcraft: Battle for Azeroth System Requirements here, where you can check benchmarking and performance from other users. Compare your graphics card to the WoW: Battle for Azeroth benchmark chart.