The Division has some pretty demanding PC specifications

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The Division PC Requirements leaked

A handful of journalists got to play The Division at a press event in Sweden last week, and while most of what we’ve heard came from the Xbox One version there was a PC present at the event too. Impressions of the port are yet to be released, but the underlying opinion is that it’s miles ahead of its console counterparts in terms of visual fidelity. And looking at the System Requirements, I can see why.

Ubisoft has been coy with this type of information, but it seems Ubisoft Russia doesn’t like to play by the rules. They casually replied to a customer request with the full list of requirements, which was then picked up by Steam Forum users and translated to make more sense. What it paints is a scary picture for those a little behind on their PC upgrading, with The Division requiring some of the best hardware on the market.

At least for the beta, which these requirements are representative for:

Minimum Requirements:

  • Operating System: Windows 7 SP1, Windows 8.1, Windows 10 (only 64-bit versions)
  • Processor: Intel Core i5 2400 3.1 GHz or AMD FX @ 6100 @ 3.3 GHz
  • RAM: 6 GB
  • Video Card: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 560 or Radeon HD 7770 AMD (2GB VRAM)
  • Hard Drive: 40 GB
  • DirectX: DirectX June 2010
  • Sound Card: DirectX compatible
  • Input Devices: Windows-compatible keyboard, mouse, controller (optional)
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Recommended Requirements

  • Operating System: Windows 7 SP1, Windows 8.1, Windows 10 (only 64-bit versions)
  • Processor: Intel Core i7-3770 @ 3.5 GHz or AMD FX-8350 @ 4.0GHz
  • RAM: 8 GB
  • Video Card: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970 (4 GB) or AMD Radeon R9 290 (4 GB) or better
  • Hard Drive: 40 GB
  • DirectX: DirectX June 2010
  • Sound Card: DirectX 9.0c support
  • Input Devices: Windows-compatible keyboard, mouse, controller (optional)

Glancing at the recommended requirements alone it’s plain to see just how taxing The Division might get, with Steam’s new most popular card (and still relatively high-end) GTX 970 being listed. That’s ignoring the Core i7 Processor too, which pairs up with the usual 8GB of RAM and massive 40GB of HDD space. And as is common with most PC games now, 64-bit versions of Windows are required even at the lowest level – although you should be there already.

We should be getting a look at some PC footage for Ubisoft’s upcoming MMO shooter before the beta kicks off next weekend, but even then it’s just a few short days before you can test for yourself how well your rig fares against the desolate wasteland of New York in the near future. The Division is out on March 8th.

Last Updated: January 21, 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.

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