We’re less than a month away from the release of Total War: Warhammer 2, and the lovely people over at TotalWar.com have revealed the system specifications you’ll need to run the game, as well as what they’ve included to make the sequel that little bit prettier than Total War: WARHAMMER.

And before we let you know, do note that all these predictions come from computers with fresh OS installations and no major background applications. And as two computers rarely are the same, you may find that your mileage will vary when you get your hands on the game in a month.

Minimum specifications:

Expected around 25-35 FPS on campaign map and in a 1v1, 20 units vs 20 units battle, default graphics preset set to “Low”, running at 1280×720
Operating System: Windows 7 64Bit
Processor: Intel® Core™ 2 Duo 3.0Ghz
RAM: 4GB/5GB*
Install size: 60 GB
Video Card: NVIDIA GTX 460 1GB | AMD Radeon HD 5770 1GB | Intel HD4000 @ 720p
*PC integrated graphics chipsets, e.g. Intel HD series, will require 5GB system RAM

Total War: Warhammer 2 fighting

Recommended specifications:

Expected around 45-55 FPS on campaign map and in a 1v1, 20 units vs 20 units battle, default graphics preset set to “High”, running at 1920×1080
Operating System: Windows 7/8.1/10 64Bit
Processor: Intel® Core™ i5-4570 3.20GHz
RAM: 8 GB
Install size: 60 GB
Video Card: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 770 4GB | AMD Radeon R9 290X 4GB @ 1080p

60+ FPS recommendations:

Expected 60 FPS+ on campaign map and in a 1v1, 20 units vs 20 units battle, default graphics preset set to “Ultra”, running at 1920×1080
Operating System: Windows 7/8.1/10 64Bit
Processor: Intel® Core™ i7-4790K 4.0 GHz
RAM: 8 GB
Install size: 60 GB
Video Card: Nvidia GTX 1070 8GB

Total War: Warhammer 2 Skaven

Total War: Warhammer 2 is going to be something of a system specification juggernaut when it releases – but what’s new for a Total War game? We’re talking about the series that made it onto a British TV show as the première battle simulator. The post also had something to say about the improvements to the engine that you can expect come September 28th:

Improved Screen Space Ambient Occlusion (SSAO)
New volumetric fog system which thickens the air, producing god-ray effects
New sharpening filter
Impressive wet-look surfaces, appropriate to certain models and model features

If you’re looking for a full rundown of what graphical options will be available, you can find them at this blog post, which goes into great detail.

Total War: Warhammer 2 will launch on September the 28th, on the PC via Steam.

Are you ready for Total War: Warhammer 2? Which new race are you looking forward to the most, or are you going to play the mega-campaign and roll over everyone with the Vampire Counts again? What do you think of the Total War: Warhammer 2 system specs? Let us know, down below! To read more about this game, check out our collection of Total War: Warhammer 2 articles, and stay tuned for our review!


Mark Jansen

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