World War Z PC System Requirements Flood In

Written by Jon Sutton on Tue, Dec 11, 2018 11:43 AM
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One of the handful of games 'lucky' enough to be chosen for the Epic Games store, World War Z is an adaptation of the terrible movie which itself was adapted from the cult book. It's third-person co-op zombie slaying, albeit this time with literal hordes of zombies. Hundreds of them, all trying to rip your guts out. It sounds like a recipe for low frame rates, so here's Saber Interactive's recommend requirements for World War Z on PC.

World War Z Minimum System Requirements

  • OS: Windows 7 64-bit
  • CPU: Intel Core i5-750 2.66 GHz or AMD Phenom II X4 810 2.6 GHz
  • RAM: 8 GB System Memory
  • GPU RAM: 2 GB Video Memory
  • GPU: GeForce GT 730 or Radeon R7 240
  • DX: DirectX 11
  • HDD: 20 GB Available Hard Drive Space

World War Z Recommended System Requirements

  • OS: Windows 10 64-bit
  • CPU: Intel Core i7-3970X 3.5 GHz or AMD Ryzen 5 2600 3.4 GHz
  • RAM: 16 GB System Memory
  • GPU RAM: 2 GB Video Memory
  • GPU: Nvidia GeForce GTX 960 or AMD Radeon R9 280
  • DX: DirectX 11
  • HDD: 20 GB Available Hard Drive Space

As far as system requirements go, they rarely lean quite so heavily on the CPU as they do for Saber Interactive's World War Z. You can see on the WWZ game page that the minimum specs for World War Z pair a 5-star CPU with a 2-star GPU, while the recommended specs for WW2 match a 9-star CPU with a 5-star GPU.

It looks as if your CPU is going to be a lot of the legwork in World War Z, no doubt due to the sky-high count of zombies that can be on-screen at any point in time. It's difficult to gauge precise numbers from the footage, but we're talking a good few hundred zombies at any one time, with potentially thousands being tracked across an entire level.

In order to avoid your CPU bottlenecking performance in World War Z, an Intel Core i7-3970 is recommended. Now, there's no such CPU, so we're going to assume they mean the Core i7-3970X, although Saber could actually also mean the more modest Core i7-3770. The Intel Core i7-3970X may be old but it's still pretty damn fast even in this day and age. AMD users will be looking towards an AMD Ryzen 5 2600 or equivalent.

The good news though is that World War Z should be too demanding on your graphics cards at all. A very low-end GeForce GT 730 or Radeon R7 240 is capable of running WWZ. Your only barrier to entry is having 2GB video memory. From there it jumps to a GeForce GTX 960 or Radeon R9 280, both of which meet World War Z's recommended system requirements and should be great for playing at 1080p screen resolution.

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

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08:48 Dec-12-2018

So this game is not coming to steam right?

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08:14 Dec-12-2018

Whatever. Just finish it already i want to play it. Ok i dont think it will be a l4d2 successor but still

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01:55 Dec-12-2018

Hmmm.... Who knew they would make a game.
Also, those requirements are not that harsh.
Surprisingly...

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18:36 Dec-11-2018

I wouldn't say it was a terrible movie.. It was average to me. I enjoyed it when I seen it, but don't think I'd really ever watch it again. Also fun story about the movie. My brother won early viewing tickets and took my mom because she's always been a fan of zombie films. Brad Pitt ended up showing up, gave a speech, and threw my mom a T-Shirt before leaving. So needless to say, she's a fan.

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22:02 Dec-11-2018

I thought it was, in isolation, average. On a relative basis, actually pretty decent compared to other pointless big budget movies.

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23:59 Dec-11-2018

I think compared to the source material it's not quite up to par, but as a stand alone movie (as someone under me says) and if you changed the name to something unrelated to WWZ, it would be a decent movie. Thought Brad Pitt was good in it. The action was fun. The story wasn't bad. The ending wasn't bad either. Just all in all maybe a solid 6/10, 7/10 MAYBE

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17:15 Dec-11-2018

the movie could be viewed as a precursor to the book. it was a good movie but it didnt deserve the name.


i honestly dont have high hopes for the game. im expecting a graphically different l4d/move tie-in.


on a side not - "The good news though is that World War Z should be too demanding on your graphics cards at all. " i think you mean "shouldn't" instead of "should."

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15:25 Dec-11-2018

finally something new with coop that reminds me of l4d

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15:52 Dec-11-2018

My thoughts exactly!

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15:22 Dec-11-2018

"Your only barrier to entry is having 2GB video memory."
This thing hits performance like getting hit by a truck. Even when playing at low resolution like 720p or lower the VRAM demand is still way above 1.5 GB. I could squeeze a decent amount of performance, but the 2 GB minimum gives a kick in the nuts to my GPU.

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14:21 Dec-11-2018

I prefer zombies much like in World War Z. They are brutal, agile, relentless. Not like those silly zombies in The Walking Dead.

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14:44 Dec-11-2018

exactly , those zombies were metal asf. It felt different from any other zombie movie released before that time

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14:18 Dec-11-2018

Jon you take that back, it was a good film! I am looking forward to this game though...I'm a bit concerned there will be no variation though

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14:09 Dec-11-2018

how was World War Z a terrible movie?

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14:52 Dec-11-2018

My general movie scale is: would I rather just have a nap than spend more time watching this? If yes, then it goes into the awful category. Then I have a nap.

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14:03 Dec-11-2018

Terrible movie? I hope this is not "I read the book and it's nothing like the book and I hate it" type review. As a standalone film it was well written and had enough dynamics between the scenes to keep it homogeneous and entertaining, whilst engaging you in a mystery virus story. Not a great film but definitely not terrible. An OK 7/10 film.

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14:45 Dec-11-2018

Nope, not read the book! Still an awful movie...

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lol

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