Here’s what you’ll need for Gears of War Ultimate Edition on PC

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Gears of War PC specs leak

Gears of War Ultimate Edition might be a reworking of a game over a decade old, but it’s still a great, polished version of arguably the best Gears of War title around. Released last year for the Xbox One, I enjoyed revisiting our introduction to what would become one of the premier titles for Xbox. That, and the multiplayer is still a hell of a a lot of fun too.

It’s a love letter to the most potent parts of a multiplayer mode that still has so many fans smitten, and in a way a fitting view on the Ultimate Edition as a whole. Not without faults, Gears of War makes a resounding debut on Xbox One with truly worked from the ground effort to reproduce the first stunning game, at it’s a success when looking at the reduced price.

Gears of War UE was supposed to come to PC soon afterwards, but nearly six months one we don’t even have a confirmed release window. One thing we do know is that closer to launch, PC specifications tend to start surfacing – and that’s exactly what happened last night. Thanks to a premature listing on the Windows Store, here’s what you’ll need to get Gears of War up and running at 60FPS on your PC.


  • OS 64 bit Windows 10 (v. 1511),
  • Processor: Intel Core i5 @ 2.7Ghz / AMD FX 6-core
  • Memory: 8 GB RAM (2 GB VRAM)
  • GPU: AMD R7 260x / NVIDIA GTX 650 Ti
  • HD Space: 60GB, DirectX12


  • OS 64 bit Windows 10 (v. 1511)
  • Processor: Intel Core i5 @3.5GHz+ / AMD FX 8-core,
  • Memory: 16 GB RAM (4 GB VRAM)
  • GPU: AMD R9 290X / NVIDIA GTX 970
  • HD Space: 60GB, DirectX12

IDEAL SPECS: OS 64 bit Windows 10 (v. 1511)

  • Processor: Intel Core i7 @4GHz+ / AMD FX 8-core
  • Memory: 16 GB RAM (6 GB VRAM)
  • GPU: AMD R9 390X / NVIDIA GTX 980 Ti
  • HD Space: 60GB, DirectX12

Just to make it a little clearer, that middle set of specifications is what you’ll want to hit for 1080p/60FPS, with Ideal being more in line with getting the game running at 4K (since there’s support for that too). Unsurprisingly you’ll need Windows 10 to run the game too, similarly to the requirements of Quantum Break. Microsoft wants to push their new OS hard, so don’t expect that to change anytime soon.

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What is unclear right now is whether the game will be sold outside of the Windows Store. We know for a fact Quantum Break won’t be coming to Steam, so is it safe to assume the same for Gears of War? Probably, but hopefully we’ll know that for sure – as well as a release date – soon.

Last Updated: February 24, 2016

Alessandro Barbosa

You can all call me Sandy until I figure out how to edit this thing, which is probably never. Sandy not good enough? Call me xXx_J0k3R_360degreeN0Sc0pe_xXx. Also, Geoff’s a bastard.

  • Commander Admiral Chief

    Holy Hand Grenade Batman!

  • Greylingad[CNFRMD]

    hehe, “IDEAL SPECS”… Did some near sighted guy fall into a pot of condensed milk?

    • Hammersteyn


  • Marcus

    Also, you will need the game.

  • oVg

    1 months rent for a bachelors in the city of Cape Town R5500. That is 5 Quantum Breaks excluding Internet Providers and AAAccess service plans for future content.

    Am I the only one that sees the problem? You do all remember that a AAA off-line game cost R599 in 2013? DO YOU? DO YOU? Are you all happy paying an extra R500 for Quantum Break let alone R900 for a fighting game with 16 fcuking characters?

    GITS, it seems Canada and Australia are also feeling it. How do you all afford this hobby? Do you buy 1 game a month?

    • Greylingad[CNFRMD]

      I am wondering if the PC version will be retailing at the same price…

    • Alien Emperor Trevor

      Don’t be so entitled, think of the guys who only own one Lambo, why must they suffer?

      • oVg

        Cliffy B FTW

    • Mossel

      Didn’t you read your bible? You are suppose to make provision during the 7 fat cows (years of abundance) so that you have enough meat during the 7 skinny cows (years of famine). This has been prophesized millennia ago!

      • Hammersteyn

        Zuma stole my cows

        • Mossel

          Joke’s on him, I don’t have any cows!

          • Hammersteyn


        • oVg

          hee hee hee hee hee

      • oVg

        All I remember was 2 fish and 5 loaves of bread being split up into Micro transactions for the promise of future content.

    • Hammersteyn

      Last AAA game I bought was Fallout 4. The most I can spend on games is R500 so I rely a lot on trade ins or sales

      • oVg

        R600 and 250hours spent in cripple Kates brothel. Now that is how it was and how it should be. The reason why I always rant about value for money every year is because Gamers are FROGS who loved to be boiled slowly.

        Remember how mad we all got when the R699 price tag for Max Payne 3 was announced. I dread to think what its like a year from now.

        • Hammersteyn

          Well, the budget speech is today

          • oVg

            Dont need no budget speech. Basically every South African is fcuked until Jesus comes.

          • Marcus

            hahahahaha Fucked until Jesus comes… comes… who’s doing the fucking??? WWJF? – South Africans.

          • oVg

            Best line from Snatch “The words of the Virgin Mary, COME AGAIN?”

          • Hammersteyn

            I see no problem with a Spanish president 😛

          • oVg

            Or Greek

  • oVg

    Gamers being offered free DLC after paying R900 for a season pass like the digital key code called Street Fighter V. As Jim Sterling calls it “AAAccess”

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