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Everything you need to Pirate on PC

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Man, this joke, again? Yes, I’m afraid so; it was a temptation far too good to pass up on. Once again, no, we’re not going to tell you how to download files illegally, nor a handy step-by-step guide on how to pillage ships off the coast of Somalia. Instead, we’ve got a list of all the requisite PC gaming hardware you’ll need to get the most out of the PC version of Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag on the PC.

Here are the specs, from PCGamesN

Minimum specs:

  • Operating System: Windows Vista SP SP1 or Windows 7 or Windows 8 (both 32/64bit versions)
  • Processor: Intel Core 2 Quad Q8400 2.6 GHz or AMD Athlon II X4 620 2.6 GHz
  • RAM: 2GB for Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8
  • Video card: Nvidia GeForce GTX 260 or AMD Radeon HD 4870 (512MB VRAM with Shader Model 4.0 or higher)
  • DirectX: DirectX June 2010 Redistributable
  • Disk Space: 30 Gb
  • Sound: DirectX compatible sound card with latest drivers
  • Peripherals: Windows-compliant keyboard and mouse required, optional controller

Recommended specs:

  • Operating System: Windows Vista SP2 or Windows 7 SP1 or Windows 8 (both 32/64bit versions)
  • Processor: Intel Core i5 2400S 2.5 GHz or AMD Phenom II x4 940 3.0 GHz or better
  • RAM: 4GB or more
  • Video card: Nvidia GeForce GTX 470 or AMD Radeon HD 5850 (1024MB VRAM with Shader Model 5.0) or better
  • Supported video cards at the time of release: Nvidia GeForce GTX 260 or better, GT400, GT500, GT600, GT700 or AMD Radeon HD4870 series or better, HD5000, HD6000, HD7000 series*
    Note: Latest GeForce drivers tested: 320.49 for all series. Latest Radeon drivers tested: 13.1 for Radeon HD4000, 13.4 for Radeon HD5000 and above.

Those are actually less demanding specs than those required by Watch Dogs, though it does seem like it needs a fair bit more HDD space.

I recently got some time with the game, and I liked what I saw. I’d really have to play the game for a considerably longer time to form a solid opinion though.

Assassin’s Creed 4: Black Flag is coming to on PS3 and Xbox 360 on November 1 across Europe. The PC version is due on November 19, while the PS4 and Xbox One versions will be available once those systems release.

Last Updated: October 4, 2013

24 Comments

  1. Sir Rants-a-Lot Llew

    October 4, 2013 at 13:14

    Woah woah woah. Don’t just skip over that so quick. Go back a bit.

    30GB of HDD space?!?! Seriously?

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    • Jim Lenoir (Banana Jim)

      October 4, 2013 at 13:17

      30gigs….. hell’s bells…

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      • Sir Rants-a-Lot Llew

        October 4, 2013 at 13:19

        I know right? And Geoff just goes over it like “though it does seem like it needs a fair bit more HDD space.”

        So calm, so collected and so unphased.

        If I were writing the article I’d be like “Did you see that HDD requirements? No? Seriously? Go look again. yeah look up there… This is madness!”

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        • Bob the Zealot

          October 4, 2013 at 13:30

          Arrr, we be pirates and we be commandeering this ‘er ‘arddrive.

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          • Sir Rants-a-Lot Llew

            October 4, 2013 at 13:35

            hehehe

        • Brady miaau

          October 4, 2013 at 14:05

          Um, why stress. HDD space does not seem to be much of a problem these days. Yes, it is a fair bit bigger than other games, but it should not be a problem.

          My LAPTOP has 1.5TB HDD.

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          • Sir Rants-a-Lot Llew

            October 4, 2013 at 14:06

            I’m running outa space. 4TB of space and only about 180GB free

          • John's better judgement

            October 4, 2013 at 14:12

            Steam Sales and Humble Bundles have really eaten my hard drive space

          • Sir Rants-a-Lot Llew

            October 4, 2013 at 14:13

            Yeah lol. That it would

          • John's better judgement

            October 4, 2013 at 14:14

            Worth it though. I’m a terrible person when it comes to my steam games. I just can’t get myself to uninstall any. Except for GRID 2. Did that with a smile.

          • Sir Rants-a-Lot Llew

            October 4, 2013 at 14:17

            Was it bad? I’m still considering it. Loved the first one

          • John's better judgement

            October 4, 2013 at 14:19

            If you loved the first one, like me, you’ll probably hate the second one. I’m a big codemasters fan and I’ll never think the same of them again after GRID 2. Super Americanized and Super arcade.

          • Sir Rants-a-Lot Llew

            October 4, 2013 at 14:21

            That makes me very, very sad to hear 🙁

          • John's better judgement

            October 4, 2013 at 14:25

            I pre-ordered it. With the extra DLC’s. Couldn’t get myself to even play halfway. It doesn’t have that codemasters feeling anymore.

          • Sir Rants-a-Lot Llew

            October 4, 2013 at 14:26

            You’re breaking my heart man

          • John's better judgement

            October 4, 2013 at 14:37

            It broke my heart too. The whole thing about the game is “drift around corners to increase speed” which is very NFS and completely opposite to what codemasters used to be and you don’t save up for better cars, you just get them. Sorry, but that’s the sad truth.

            I’m still looking to find something to fill the hole they left me with.

    • ToshZA

      October 4, 2013 at 13:34

      Imagine downloading that on a mobile internet. Oh wait.

      Reply

      • Sir Rants-a-Lot Llew

        October 4, 2013 at 13:35

        lol

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    • Brian Murphy

      October 6, 2013 at 16:03

      Not a huge amount really, a 1TB drive is less than 80 bucks at the moment. As games get bigger, so do the installs.

      Reply

  2. Alien Emperor Trevor

    October 4, 2013 at 13:17

    There was another article earlier this morning about the Watchdog specs not being right.

    http://www.incgamers.com/2013/10/watch-dogs-pc-specs-may-demanding

    Hooray for recommended!

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  3. ElimiNathan

    October 4, 2013 at 13:23

    Laaaaame. Ultra spec for me

    Reply

  4. ToshZA

    October 4, 2013 at 13:36

    As a side note: This one’s for the PS4 / Xbone (when I get one). PC specs won’t matter for me on this game. AC has always felt right on the couch with the big screen tv and a controller. With next gen, I won’t have to sacrifice graphics any more either.

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    • Brian Murphy

      October 6, 2013 at 16:05

      I know, when will they start putting HDMI outs on PC’s, and when will controllers be compatible with PC….oh wait.

      Reply

  5. To Your Scattered Bodies Go

    October 4, 2013 at 13:40

    What’s this gonna retail for on the PS4/Xbox One? Also 20hrs gameplay? Sounds a bit on the light side to me, I was hoping for a massive open world to explore/plunder/pillage.

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