Vampire: The Masquerade Bloodhunt PC system requirements updated and they are pretty demanding

Written by Chad Norton on Fri, Jul 2, 2021 3:19 PM
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The upcoming free-to-play Battle Royale set in the Vampire: The Masquerade universe is having its first Closed Alpha this weekend, and in anticipation for the Alpha, developers Sharkmob have updated the official PC system requirements to something a bit more demanding.

Originally, the minimum requirements for Vampire The Masquerade: Bloodhunt asked for a GTX 970 or RX 590 graphics card, but that has since been updated to a GTX 1070 or RX 5600 XT instead. Minimum CPU requirements haven't changed, but it does now strongly recommend an SSD.

As for the recommended requirements? The CPUs have changed around a bit, so those rocking Intel processors will be glad to know instead of needing a Core i7-10700K you will now need at least a Core i7-8700K, which is a little more achievable at least.

For the GPU side of things, it is now recommended to have an RTX 2060 Super or RX 5700 XT instead of a GTX 1080 or RX Vega 64. Which is a slight upgrade, on that end, and quite high for a F2P title that will obviously aim for as many players as possible.

So it's likely that the spec updates for the Closed Alpha are simply to do with optimization issues, and we'll surely see these requirements go down over the coming months/year before the official launch.

So here's the full and updated official Vampire The Masquerade Bloodhunt PC system requirements...

Vampire The Masquerade: Bloodhunt minimum system requirements

Vampire The Masquerade: Bloodhunt recommended system requirements

The best chance for playing Vampire The Masquerade: Bloodhunt at the recommended system requirements will be if your PC has at least an RTX 2060 Super or RX 5700 XT graphics card. The processors required to meet the recommended specs is either a Core i7-8700K or Ryzen 5 3600X. This type of system should then deliver around 60fps on High graphics settings at 1080p resolution. You will also need 16GB of RAM to get the best performance.

Vampire The Masquerade: Bloodhunt will need a GPU that is at least as powerful as a GTX 1070 or RX 5600 XT in order to match the minimum system requirements. This should then be paired with either a Core i5-8600 or Ryzen 5 1600X CPU along with 16GB of RAM. This setup should then deliver around 60fps on Low graphics settings at 1080p.

Overall, looking at the system requirements above we suggest at least a 2 year old PC in order to play VTM Bloodhunt at its best.

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

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20:16 Jul-05-2021

At least let it be "selective" that way.


I'd never thought i would see "Vampire: The Masquerade", "free-to-play" and "battle royale" words in the same sentence. To hell with the system requirements. As a veteran PC and pen-and-paper role-playing gamer/storyteller, the very existence of this "game" felt just like watching a Raphael statue, a relic of the past being raped live on TV.


Sorry for the rant if you feel this is not the place for it. World of Darkness indeed...

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23:40 Jul-05-2021

Agreed this is pure blasphemy! bring me the heavy flamer brother! If some asked me what the next Battle Royale game would be i would never have gussed in my life it would be this series. Im never touching it.

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15:10 Jul-08-2021

Agreed this is truly sickening. Getting tired of garbage being released en-mass when the market is already saturated heavily with the same battle royale games.

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08:02 Jul-05-2021

What engine is this game running on?


This and the Stalker 2 requirements are insane. But I remember when Witcher 3 also came out with then insane requirements and people lost their minds. Far weaker systems than these requirements will probably manage the game just fine on low or even medium.

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16:48 Jul-03-2021

How much is FSR going to help with the GPU requirement though? They claim to have it, could alleviate a lot of the pressure

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19:42 Jul-03-2021

It will entirely depend on settings you will want to use and how much quality you will sacrifice. Realistically, I would say you would get extra about 30% to 40% FPS, if you will want to use quality or ultra quality FSR. Like I saw benchmarks where they doubled performance using performance mode on 4k, but lets be realistic, that way too much sacrifice.

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19:44 Jul-03-2021

But then again, I also think those requirements will likely be on very conservative site, so they don't really have to optimize for older hardware, since they promised nothing, but it will run fine with bit of sacrifice to visual quality of course. And since this is multiplayer title, we will likely turn settings down anyway. Like combination of low with far draw distance and maybe high textures.

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20:02 Jul-02-2021

Yes they are very demanding indeed. Why all of the new games don't have DX12 or Vulkan and they still have DX11 i will never understand.

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22:15 Jul-02-2021

I would guess it is between three reasons. More familiarity with older stuff, developers know more tricks and stuff. Legacy, using upgraded versions of older engine or game started development wen DX11 made more sense. Decision of higher ups, because sometimes those aren't tech enthusiasts, love to play it safe and will only go early on new stuff, if it make big difference average Joe will see.

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22:17 Jul-02-2021

Like for example, average Joe doesn't care how DX12 allows developers to better utilize high core count CPU. They are more about simpler stuff, like if it makes fire look way better in obvious way. Think of difference between DX9 and 10. Plus DX12 and Vulkan come at price of some low level optimizations shifting from driver to developers, which can be seen as extra cost by higher ups.

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19:28 Jul-03-2021

Ok

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19:19 Jul-02-2021

rx 580 will do fine with this game in high

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23:05 Jul-02-2021

Not according to the requirements

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17:45 Jul-02-2021

Got access to the game. Getting over 90 fps on ultra dx12 (1080p).

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06:39 Jul-03-2021

Could you try out the game on low settings 1080p ? I'm wondering whether I can get at least 160-180fps

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09:00 Jul-04-2021

There seems to be a bug where if you set FPS to unlimited it hard caps to 120, even though the 144 works as well. There are no graphics settings as well, just presets before you launch the game and only DX11 available for Low and framerate seems to be a lot less stable on it, but i do get capped at 144 with up to 60% GPU usage, so i think later on 160+ should be doable. Also your CPU is way better in terms of clocks and IPC, so you'd definitely see better results than I did.

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17:42 Jul-02-2021

The recommended requirements seem pretty ok, but those minimums are really hitting a high mark since a normal 2060 would have around the same performance as a 1070.

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17:01 Jul-02-2021

That's exaggerating, I've tested the closed beta on both of Vega 8 and Gt 710, I had no issue and it's playable on both cards

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GT 710? Really? That's a surprise.

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11:30 Jul-05-2021

yes bro

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15:55 Jul-02-2021

this is bloody demanding

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15:56 Jul-02-2021

either way sooner or later the minimum req would be 6gb of video ram

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03:36 Jul-04-2021

I think the new coming stalker game requires a 1060 minimum

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15:54 Jul-02-2021

I saw some gameplay, and it isn't justified. The game isn't looking that good to be this demanding.
Everybody will forget about this game in a year, it's another "oh look a battle royale game which will be crushed by the current ones"

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15:28 Jul-02-2021

My 580 really falling behind but with current GPU situation it's better than nothing.

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15:40 Jul-02-2021

I feel you bro. And i have no idea when i'll be able to upgrade to a new GPU

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17:41 Jul-02-2021

Me three, but not only do i not have the cash to upgrade, my PSU is also lacking if i want a 6800XT for example... 750W Gold and i thought it was gonna be more than enough while i was looking at the 850 one for a bit more...

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23:30 Jul-02-2021

We must be strong.

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22:05 Jul-03-2021

you all are ok with 580 for this year and maybe 2022 ...2023 will be the that day 580 will be minimum to play

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14:53 Jul-06-2021

maybe by then we will be able to buy a RTX at a reasonable price

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Can They Run... |

| 30FPS, High, 1080p
Ryzen 5 2600X 6-Core 3.6GHz Radeon RX 5600 XT Sapphire Pulse 6GB 16GB
0% No [1 votes]
| 60FPS, Medium, 720p
Core i3-4030U 1.9GHz Intel HD Graphics 4400 Mobile 2GB
0% No [1 votes]
| 60FPS, Low, 1080p
Ryzen 5 2600X 6-Core 3.6GHz Radeon RX 570 4GB 16GB
100% Yes [3 votes]
| 60FPS, Low, 1080p
Ryzen 5 3600 6-Core 3.6GHz Radeon RX 570 4GB 16GB
100% Yes [2 votes]
| High, 1080p
Ryzen R5 1600 GeForce GTX 1070 Ti MSI Gaming 8GB 16GB
Ryzen 9 5900HX 8-Core 3.3GHz GeForce RTX 3080 16GB Mobile 32GB
| 60FPS, Medium, 1080p
Ryzen 5 2600 GeForce GTX 1660 Ti 6GB 8GB
100% Yes [1 votes]
| Low, 1080p
Core i5-4570 3.2GHz Radeon HD 7970 OC Sapphire Edition 16GB
Core i5-9600K 6-Core 3.7GHz Radeon RX Vega 64 Gigabyte 8GB 16GB
| 60FPS, Ultra, 1440p
Ryzen 5 5600X 6-Core 3.7GHz GeForce RTX 3060 Ti Zotac Gaming Twin Edge 8GB 16GB
| 60FPS, Ultra, 1080p
Ryzen 5 3600 6-Core 3.6GHz GeForce RTX 2060 Super 8GB 16GB