Crytek has long been the master at pushing graphics to the max, regardless of the consequences. Hunt: Showdown looks no different. Available on Early Access today, it's a blend of PvP bounty hunting with significant PvE elements. Sort of like a Battle Royale but there are also giant spiders that can impale you. It looks pretty awesome, and graphically it's stunning. So if you want to be playing Hunt: Showdown rather than Hunt: Slowdown, be sure to give its system specs a once over first.

Hunt: Showdown Minimum System Requirements

  • OS: Windows 7 64-bit
  • CPU: Intel Core i5-6400 2.7GHz or AMD Ryzen 3 1200 3.1 GHz
  • RAM: 8 GB System Memory
  • GPU RAM: 2 GB Video Memory
  • GPU: GeForce GTX 660 Ti or Radeon R9 370 (OEM)
  • HDD: 20GB Available Hard Drive Space
  • API: DirectX 11

Hunt: Showdown Recommended System Requirements

  • OS: Windows 10 64-bit
  • CPU: Intel Core i5-6500 3.2 GHz or AMD Ryzen 5 1400 3.5 GHz
  • RAM: 12 GB System Memory
  • GPU RAM: 4 GB Video Memory
  • GPU: GeForce GTX 970 or Radeon R9 390X
  • HDD: 20 GB Available Hard Drive Space
  • API: DirectX 11

As far as CPU requirements go, Hunt: Showdown is one of the most demanding in existence, at least on paper. As a bare minimum, Crytek is suggesting an Intel Core i5-6400 or Ryzen 3 1200, which is a little on the extreme side, to say the least. We'll have to see for ourselves whether this actually the case, but in terms of gaming performance, these are both extremely capable of processors that shouldn't hugely affect frame rates in any fashion.

Along with the lofty CPUs, you'll also be needing a GeForce GTX 660 Ti or Radeon R9 370 (R7 370 should do the job) graphics, which for modern GPUs equates to a GeForce GTX 1050 or Radeon RX 460. Again, this is very demanding as far as minimum specs go. They'll also need to be paired with 8GB RAM. Crytek games tend to be RAM-hungry from my experience, so it's certainly a risk to try playing Hunt: Showdown with 6GB RAM, particularly while it's in Early Access.

If you're one of the lucky few looking to max out Hunt: Showdown's graphics settings, the CPUs needed are only a minor step up. We're looking at GeForce GTX 970 or Radeon R9 390X graphics cards though, which are right up there with what we expect from AAA games' system requirements. 

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