If you’re nervous about how the PC version of Fallout 4 will run due to the flawed titles of the past few months, you’re not alone. It’s a good time to talk system specs before you choose what version of the game to preorder ahead of it’s November 10 release, because if your PC specs don’t meet those recommended you may be better off going for a console instead.
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Depending on your language settings, you’ll need between 28GB and 35GB of storage for the initial release of Fallout 4. This will grow over time with updates, new released, and DLC if you get that as well.
The minimum PC specs are: Windows 7/8/10 (64-bit OS), Intel Core i5-2300 2.8 GHz or equivalent, 8GB RAM, 30GB hard drive space, NVIDIA GTX 550 Ti 2GB or equivalent.
The recommended PC specs are: Windows 7/8/10 (64-bit OS), Intel Core i& 4790 3.6 GHz or equivalent, 8GB RAM, 30GB hard drive space, NVIDIA GTX 780 3GB or equivalent.
Fallout 4’s official release times across all consoles have also been released. In general, the game will release at 12:00 a.m. local time on November 10. There are, however, a few exceptions to note. In North America, all time zones will gain access to the game at 12:01 a.m. EST on November 10 (or 9:01 PST on November 9). Asia, with the exception of Japan, gets the game at 12 a.m. November 11. And Japan has the longest wait by over a month, with Fallout 4 not launching until 12 a.m. on December 17.
– Lindsay M.