Here’s a look at the minimum and recommended PC requirements for Fallout 76

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Fallout 76 drops next month, giving players a chance to take a scenic tour of a very scorched Earth. Set in an irradiated world of crumbling ruins, bandit gangs and gruesome mutants, it’s safe to say that you’re going to need a fair bit of processing power to see the game at its prettiest. Pretty ugly that is. HAW! With a beta arriving soon on PC as well, now’s a great time to see if your rig has what it takes to render the post apocalypse in all of its horrific glory.

Good news: If your PC was capable of running Fallout 4 a few years ago, you’ll probably have no real difficulty in running Fallout 76. While the game is more demanding on the graphical side, you shouldn’t have to spend too many bottle caps to ensure that your machine is up to scratch. Here’s the list of minimum and recommended requirements from good ol’ Bethesda:

Fallout 76 Minimum PC Requirements

Requires 64-bit processor and operating system

  • OS: Windows 7/8/10 (64-bit OS required)
  • Processor: Intel Core i5-6600k 3.5 GHz/AMD Ryzen 3 1300X 3.5 GHz or equivalent
  • Graphics: NVIDIA GTX 780 3GB/AMD Radeon R9 285 2GB or equivalent
  • Memory: 8GB RAM
  • Storage: 60GB of free disk space

Fallout 76 Recommended PC Requirements

  • Requires 64-bit processor and operating system
  • OS: Windows 7/8.1/10
  • Processor: Intel Core i7-4790 3.6 GHz/AMD Ryzen 5 1500X 3.5 GHz
  • Graphics: Nvidia GTX 970 4GB/AMD R9 290X 4GB
  • Memory: 8GB RAM
  • Storage: 60GB of free disk space

Meanwhile, console owners will need to ensure that their machines have the following gear to ensure a smooth gameplay experience

  • A smug sense of self-satisfaction at being able to merely pop a disc in and get the game rolling with minimum tinkering fuss

Oh, I think I more than fit the bill for the console requirements. That, and I don’t think my Voodoo 3000 graphics accelerator on my Pentium II can handle the game at maximum graphics. Hell, I doubt I can even play a Fallout 76 Boy song on that hunk of junk.

Last Updated: October 26, 2018

Darryn Bonthuys

Word-slinger at Critical Hit. Inventor of the macho Swiss gym chocolate known as Testoblerone. That's...that's about it really.

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