Ubisoft reveals Watch Dogs: Legion PC hardware specs

Ubisoft reveals Watch Dogs: Legion PC hardware specs

Ubisoft has kept up a fairly steady flow of information regarding Watch Dogs: Legion in the last year. The game was featured during the all-digital presentation of Ubisoft Forward last week. Although this was an ideal platform to announce the return of Aiden Pearce from the original Watch Dogs game, it wasn’t necessarily the right place to talk PC specs. However, today Ubisoft took to Twitter (of course) to announce the official hardware requirements you’ll need to hack London.

Last week, Nvidia revealed a few images showcasing what ray-tracing could look like in Watch Dogs: Legion. Of course, there was some substance behind this, being that Nvidia’s Series 30 cards will release on September 17, further driving home the rise of ray tracing in future games. Ubisoft isn’t forgetting about all the other potential players out there, amassing a list of min/recommended specs for various setups.

For 1080p

The entry for 1080p (or full HD) players isn’t all too demanding. Prior generations of both AMD and Nvidia branded are supported without having to shell out monies for a new RTX card. But, if you are in that camp, scroll down to see what those specs look like.

1080p / Low Settings

    CPU: Intel Core i5-4460 / AMD Ryzen 5 1400 GPU: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960 or AMD Radeon R9 290X VRAM: 4 GB RAM: 8 GB Storage Space: 45 GB OS: Windows 10 (x64)

1080p / High Settings

    CPU: Intel Core i7-4790 / AMD Ryzen 5 1600 GPU: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 or AMD Radeon RX 480 VRAM: 6 GB RAM: 8 GB (Dual-channel setup) Storage Space: 45 GB OS: Windows 10 (x64)

For 1440p and above

Ubisoft is providing some options to tweak and make changes to settings at the 1440P resolution without having to necessarily upgrade your GPU just for Watch Dogs: Legion. Although, hitting the 4K mark means you’ll need at least 11 GB of VRAM, which puts you at about the 2080 Ti range. Also, apologies if you bought them right before the 30 Series announcement.

1440p / High Settings

    CPU: Intel Core i7-7700K / AMD Ryzen 5 2600 GPU: NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060S or AMD Radeon RX 5700 VRAM: 8GB RAM: 16 GB (Dual-channel setup) Storage Space: 45 GB OS: Windows 10 (x64)

4K / Ultra Settings

    CPU: Intel Core i7-9700K / AMD Ryzen 7 3700K GPU: NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Ti or AMD Radeon VII VRAM: 11 GB RAM: 16 GB (Dual-channel setup) Storage Space: 45 GB (+ 20 GB HD Textures Pack) OS: Windows 10 (x64)

Ray-tracing expectations

If you have at least an RTX 2070, you should be good to go to play Watch Dogs: Legion at 1080P with ray tracing enabled. However, if you’re wanting to get all of the flashing lights, then the entry point for 4K with ray-tracing is an RTX 2080 Ti at the least. This doesn’t sting as much for those who just upgraded and will most likely miss the boat on anything toting an RTX 3000 tagline. There is still a question as to what this means for the potential release of either 3070/3060 model.

Ray Tracing On – 1080p / High Settings

    CPU: Intel Core i5-9600K / AMD Ryzen 5 3600 GPU: NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 VRAM: 8 GB RAM: 16 GB (Dual-channel setup) Storage Space: 45 GB OS: Windows 10 (x64)

Ray Tracing On – 4K / Ultra Settings

    CPU: Intel Core i7-9700K / AMD Ryzen 7 3700X GPU: NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Ti VRAM: 11 GB RAM: 16 GB (Dual-channel setup) Storage Space: 45GB (+20 GB HD Textures Pack) OS: Windows 10 (x64)

Watch Dogs: Legion will release for PC on October 29.