Bethesda reveals Fallout 76 system requirements ahead of PC beta [Update]

Sticking to the previously announced schedule by Bethesda, Xbox One owners have already gotten access to the Fallout 76 beta but PC and PlayStation 4 players still have to wait until October 30 for their turn. Today, the company updated its FAQ with the official PC system requirements so prospective players can size up their hardware against them.

Here are the minimum and recommended requirements for the open-world multiplayer title:

Fallout 76 (minimum):
Requires 64-bit processor and operating system
OS: Windows 7/8/10 (64-bit OS required)
Processor: Intel Core i7 4790 3.6 GHz/AMD Ryzen 3 1300X 3.5 GHz or equivalent
Graphics: NVIDIA GTX 780 3GB/AMD Radeon R9 285 2GB or equivalent
Memory: 8 GB RAM
Storage: 60 GB of free disk space
Fallout 76 (recommended):
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: 8 GB RAM
Storage: 60 GB of free disk space

For comparison's sake, Fallout 4 from 2015 asked for at least an i5-2300 at 2.8GHz or a Phenom II X4 945 at 3.0 GHz, while the graphics card had to be a GTX 550 Ti 2GB or a Radeon HD 7870 2GB minimum.

As Bethesda considers the closed beta primarily a stress test, players will have the full game at their disposal when servers are up and running. However, these servers will not be active continuously, with the company saying that "On any given day the game might be up for anywhere between four to eight hours. Focusing as many players as we can into these windows is our prime objective."

Access to the beta run is only given to those who pre-order the game and just like the full release, the PC version is exclusively available through the Bethesda.net Launcher.

Fallout 76 will be launching in full on November 14 for PC, Xbox One, and PlayStation 4.


UPDATE: Bethesda has now corrected the Intel CPU displayed in the FAQ's minimum requirements section to be a "Core i5-6600k 3.5 GHz" from the original "Core i7 4790 3.6 GHz."

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