Elden Ring’s Minimum PC Requirements Are Interesting to Say the Least

Earlier today, Elden Ring’s Steam page was updated to include the minimum system requirements needed to run the PC version.

As the the bare minimum needed for a gaming PC to run FromSoftware’s highly-anticipated action RPG, the specs raised some eyebrows due to their heft requirements: an Intel Core i5-8400 or AMD Ryzen 3 3300X for the CPU, and an Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060 or AMD Radeon RX 580 as the graphics card.

A screenshot of Elden Ring's minimum PC requirements | Image: Mifec/ResetEra

A screenshot of Elden Ring’s minimum PC requirements | Image: Mifec/ResetEra

More surprising was the fact the minimum PC requirement asked for 12GB of RAM. While 12GB of RAM is not out of the realm of possibility for the majority of PC gamers, many systems still roll with about 8GB of RAM. By comparison, Dying Light 2 — which was released earlier this month — only requires 8 GB of RAM.

Elden Ring‘s minimum PC requirements are also far more demanding than previous FromSoftware titles. Including 2019’s Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice, which lists an Intel Core i3-2100 or AMD FX-6300 for the CPU, 4GB of RAM, and an Nvidia GeForce GTX 760 or AMD Radeon HD 7950 as some of the minimum specs needed to run the game.

Elden Ring’s minimum PC system requirements have since been removed from the game’s Steam page at the time of writing. IGN has reached out to Bandai Namco for comment.

With Elden Ring out in two weeks, Bandai Namco should hopefully be sharing the full list of system requirements needed to run the PC version soon.

For more on Elden Ring, check out our final preview ahead of the game’s February 25 release date.

Taylor is the Associate Tech Editor at IGN. You can follow her on Twitter @TayNixster.



Related Posts

Star Ocean The Divine Force Launches October 27 on Xbox

Get ready for an adventure that’s out of this world… literally! Star Ocean The Divine Force launches October 27 on Xbox! This latest entry in the Star …

Read more

House Flipper – Renovating Old Fixer-Uppers is Available Now with Xbox Game Pass!

I feel like summer is always a busy season when it comes to the gaming industry – it’s no different in our company, so I wasn’t surprised …

Read more

Master Chief Dives into Fall Guys with the Spartan Showdown Challenges

The time has come, we’re finally doing it, the big Bean-117… Our team here at Fall Guys HQ is so excited to be collaborating with the incredible …

Read more

The Xbox App is Available Today on Samsung 2022 Smart TVs

Today, we’re excited to celebrate the launch of the Xbox App on Samsung 2022 Smart TVs, enabling you to play hundreds of cloud-enabled Xbox Game Pass games …

Read more

Cooking up a New Composition for Cuphead – The Delicious Last Course

Summary We chat with Composer Kris Maddigan and Studio MDHR Creative Director Chad Moldenhauer about the collection of brand-new songs for Cuphead – The Delicious Last Course. …

Read more

Seek ‘The Forsaken Hunter’ in Sea of Thieves’ Fifth Adventure, Live Until July 14!

Summary Search for the missing Merrick in ‘The Forsaken Hunter’, Sea of Thieves’ latest narrative-driven Adventure, from June 30 to July 14. Swap your pirate’s hat for …

Read more

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.