Wasteland 3 system requirements revealed

Written by Jon Sutton on Sat, Aug 24, 2019 12:09 PM
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Arriving under the watchful gaze of Microsoft following its acquisition of inXile Entertainment, Wasteland 3 welcomes the pioneering post-apocalyptic RPG for a third bite at the nuclear stockpile. In Wasteland 3, players will embark on an epic quest in the American Southwest full of turn-based combat, mad cultists, and a branching storyline. It should, fingers crossed, be a fantastic follow-up to Wasteland 2, and here are the PC specs needed to run Wasteland 3.

Wasteland 3 Minimum System Requirements

  • OS: Windows 7 64-bit
  • CPU: Intel Core i5-2500K 4-Core 3.3 GHz or AMD FX-8320 8-Core 3.5GHz
  • RAM: 8 GB System Memory
  • GPU RAM: 2GB Video Memory
  • GPU: GeForce GTX 760 or Radeon HD 7970
  • HDD: 55GB Available Hard Drive Space
  • DX: DirectX 11

Wasteland 3 Recommended System Requirements

  • OS: Windows 10 64-bit
  • CPU: Intel Core i5-4590 4-Core 3.3 GHz or AMD Ryzen 5 1400 4-Core 3.5 GHz
  • RAM: 16 GB System Memory
  • GPU RAM: 4 GB Video Memory
  • GPU: Nvidia GeForce GTX 970 or AMD Radeon R9 290 4GB
  • HDD: 55GB Available Hard Drive Space
  • DX: DirectX 11

These specs really are a remarkable step up from Wasteland 2's, which you can see here. That's to be expected though, it's been five long years since it first stepped out into the nuclear winter. That said, Wasteland 3 errs on the demanding side for a tactical strategy game. Fortunately, a stable frame rate isn't an absolute necessity in a turn-based title, although it's certainly preferable.

For Wasteland 3's minimum specs you'll need a quad-core processor paired up with a 2GB DirectX 11 video card. The GTX 760 and Radeon HD 7970 are cited as the minimum requirement, although we'd be interested to see if something like the GTX 750 Ti can still hold its own.

Moving up to the recommended system requirements for Wasteland 3 and you'll need a fairly typical 4-year-old mid-range system. That's good news for those of you who've got lower-end modern components such as GTX 1050 or a Radeon RX 560 as these are both butting up against the recommended requirements.

As ever, remember you can always check out how well your PC can run the Wasteland 3 System Requirements here, where you can check benchmarks and performance from other users. Compare your graphics card to the Wasteland 3 GPU benchmark chart and we also have a Wasteland 3 Frames Per Second system performance chart for you to check.

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01:40 Aug-25-2019

ouch, i hope i can at least get 30 fps on lowest setting with 768p :(

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03:04 Aug-25-2019

considering the specs you have and optimization you shouldn't have any issues even at high settings

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07:30 Aug-25-2019

The game will do fine at 24 FPS, it's unlikely you'd notice any major change from 60 to 30 FPS in this game, since it's mostly turn based.

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15:53 Aug-24-2019

Very nice! I can't wait for this game!

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15:27 Aug-24-2019

ive been waiting for this game, cant wait to sink hours into it!

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12:38 Aug-24-2019

Epic!

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