StarCraft II: Heart of the Swarm System Requirements

Written by Stuart Thomas on Mon, Jan 7, 2013 5:45 PM
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Starcraft II is a little game you might have heard of, particularly if you follow the pro gaming leagues. The latest addon for Starcraft II, entitled Starcraft II: Heart of the Swarm, is due out in March.

The Starcraft II: Heart of the Swarm system requirements are below, so read on and let's see if you can run it...

Starcraft II: Heart of the Swarm Minimum System Requirements

OS: Win XP / Win Vista / Win 7 / Win 8

CPU:  AMD Athlon™ 64 X2 / Intel Pentium D

RAM: 1.5 GB Memory

GPU:ATI Radeon X800 XT /  NVIDIA GeForce 7600GT

DX: 9.0c

HD: 20 GB Free Hard Drive Space

Starcraft II: Heart of the Swarm Recommended System Requirements

OS: Win 7 / Win 8

CPU: AMD Athlon 64 X2 5000+ / Intel Core 2 Duo E6600

RAM: 2 GB Memory

Graphics: ATI Radeon HD 4850 /  NVIDIA GeForce 8800GT

HD: 20 GB Free Hard Drive Space

So just like in the previous addon pack, recommended specs have dropped Windows XP altogether. It's worth checking out the mammoth 20GB HD space you're going to need, though.

Despite suggestions that Starcraft II: Heart of the Swarm was going to have the same requirements as Starcraft II: Wings of Liberty, there has been a slight hike in requirements. So if you're a keen Starcraft II player, be sure to tread with care.

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08:47 Jan-09-2013

is this really? the requirements? wow!!. and good graphics!

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21:50 Jan-08-2013

And there we have it again, the legendary 8800 ;)

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13:14 Jan-08-2013

The 20 gig hdd space is only for people who have there games recorded as these can take up alot of space as if now by beta folder is at about 12 gig with some matches recorded in there also if anyone's looking into getting into the beta anyone who pre purchased the normal addition before 17th of December can get in and I think any who get digital deluxe can dl it
Happy gaming
P.s. Correct me if I'm wrong about digitaldeluxe

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17:47 Jan-08-2013

Thanks for the additional info!

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23:54 Jan-09-2013

anytime :) love your articles btw squee

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12:39 Jan-08-2013

I can not wait for this expansion. We want the new enhancements to the Zerg.

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04:53 Jan-08-2013

really excited for the campaign and all the pro level games going to be cast

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21:48 Jan-07-2013

This isn't out yet?
My god.
I thought this was already released.
Wasn't this add-on announced like forever ago?

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21:53 Jan-07-2013

It's in closed beta right now. By Starcraft standards, this a quick release, WoL took 12 years from the time the first game came out.

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20:26 Jan-07-2013

It has monthly fee or only buy?

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20:49 Jan-07-2013

Purchase only.

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08:29 Jan-08-2013

Thx man!

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19:32 Jan-07-2013

I wish I could purchase this game... but after the customer support I have experienced with Blizzard, I am done buying their games.

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17:48 Jan-07-2013

Hmm, a bit higher than expected, but still reasonable. Also, the optimization of this game is superb, since it's a pc-only title.

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18:21 Jan-07-2013

since what ?
it's not about exclusiveness, the main platform counts (which means that pc-only game may have less customization than pc / ps3 / x360 game just because it's main platform happens to be pc)

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20:22 Jan-07-2013

If a title is pc-exclusive, it is likely that the devs spent more time making it run smooth on the pc. I was not talking about customization. :)

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