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.

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

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