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Just four months ago, Bethesda announced Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus at E3, and we’re approaching the release of B.J. Blazkowicz’s newest Nazi-killing adventure. In a post on Steam today, the system requirements, as well as some of the PC-specific features of the title, were revealed.

Regardless of whether you’re going for the minimum or recommended specs to run this game, you’ll need 55 gigabytes of storage space to house the game, and it should go without saying that you’ll need an internet connection to download and activate the game via Steam. You’ll need to be running Windows 7 or newer (64-bit) to run the game, but the specs also make a point to mention that AMD graphic drivers are no longer supported by Windows 8.1, in case anyone is still willingly running that OS.

Below are the requirements broken down by minimum and recommended.

Minimum

  • CPU: Intel Core i7-3770/AMD FX-8350 or better
  • GPU: NVIDIA GTX 770 4GB/AMD Radeon R9 290 4GB or better
  • RAM: 8 GB

Recommended

  • CPU: Intel Core i7-4770/AMD FX-9370 or better
  • GPU: NVIDIA GTX 1060 6GB/AMD Radeon RX 470 4GB or better
  • RAM: 16 GB

The developers at MachineGames mention that they are huge PC players, so they like to go the extra mile “to make sure the PC version of the game is as solid as any console version.” As such, there are a plethora of advanced settings they’re adding, including 4K resolution support, an uncapped frame rate, and Vulkan support for AMD hardware. Wolfenstein II will also support a variety of aspect ratios, including 4:3, 16:9, 16:10, and 21:9. For colorblind gamers, the game can be played in three modes: protanopia, deuteranopia, and tritanopia. The first-person shooter will come with a field of view slider that ranges from 70 to 120 FOV, and the anti-aliasing options include TAA, FXAA, SMAA, and TSSAA.

What this all boils down to is that MachineGames clearly cares enough to cater to the PC experience by making Wolfenstein II a very flexible game that’s playable on a wide range of machines in whatever way the player wants. If you want to rid the world of Nazi scum, you can tweak the graphics to make it look as good as you want.

Wolfenstein II is the sequel to the critically acclaimed 2014 release of Wolfenstein: The New Order. As per usual, the game features Blazkowicz, a mountain of Nazi-hating muscle, blasting through hordes of soldiers from the Third Reich. The sequel, like the previous, is set in an alternate history 1960s, but this time it’s America that’s been taken over by Adolf Hitler’s regime. Aside from the single-player campaign, MachineGames did announce a season pass called The Freedom Chronicles, which puts the player in the shoes of three other characters who fight the Nazis in their own way.

Are you going to be playing Wolfenstein II on the PC? How do these required specs and settings sit with you? Let us know your thoughts below.


Robert Scarpinito

Staff Writer

On the occasions when I'm not talking about how good the Persona series is, I'm probably playing video games. When I'm not playing games, I'm probably talking about them on the Tiny Disc Podcast. I also enjoy practicing my cooking, mixology, and comedy.


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