Thursday, September 17th 2020

Watch Dogs: Legion PC System Requirements Revealed

Ubisoft released the PC system requirements lists of its upcoming open-world cyberpunk game, Watch Dogs: Legion. When it releases on October 29, 2020, "Legion" will be among the first to feature new NVIDIA technologies such as DLSS 8K, letting you take advantage of GeForce RTX 30 series GPUs to play the game at 8K. It also features support for NVIDIA RTX real-time raytracing, and DLSS 2.0 performance-enhancing image quality features. Other PC-specific technical features include an uncapped frame-rate, support for various ultra-widescreen display aspect-ratios, a selection of in-game graphics settings, and an internal benchmark that also tests NVIDIA RTX performance.

With raytracing off, Watch Dogs: Legion doesn't call for particularly exotic hardware. A 1080p "High" preset experience can be had with a sub-$150 processor such as the Ryzen 5 1600, GeForce GTX 1060 6 GB or Radeon RX 480 8 GB graphics; 8 GB of dual-channel main memory, and 45 GB of storage. 4K UHD without raytracing takes something like a Core i7-9700K or Ryzen 7 3700X processor, GeForce RTX 2080 Ti or Radeon VII graphics, 16 GB of dual-channel memory, and 65 GB of storage (45 GB base + 20 GB HD textures pack). For 1080p gameplay with raytracing, you'll need at least an RTX 2070 graphics card, and modern mid-range chips such as the i5-9600K or R5 3600. Want to truly max out the game with 4K + raytracing? Get ready with at least an i7-9700K or R7 3700X, and an RTX 2080 Ti.
The complete system requirements lists follow.

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
  • Operating System: 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
  • Operating System: Windows 10 (x64)
1440p / High Settings
  • CPU: Intel Core i7-7700K / AMD Ryzen 5 2600
  • GPU: NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060S or AMD Radeon RX 5700
  • VRAM: 8 GB
  • RAM: 16 GB (Dual-channel setup)
  • Storage Space: 45 GB
  • Operating System: Windows 10 (x64)
4K / Ultra Settings
  • CPU: Intel Core i7-9700K / AMD Ryzen 7 3700X
  • 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)
  • Operating System: Windows 10 (x64)
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
  • Operating System: 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: 45 GB (+20 GB HD Textures Pack)
  • Operating System: Windows 10 (x64)
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10 Comments on Watch Dogs: Legion PC System Requirements Revealed

#2
pky
I find it interesting how they always recommend higher-tier CPU for the higher resolutions when it's kinda the other way around in reality - higher resolutions put more stress on the GPU, so even a lower-tier CPU isn't really a problem.



I mean, you get within 2% difference even all the way down to the i3 8300.
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#3
ZoneDymo
5700 for 1440p
Radeon VII for 4k, yep makes sense.
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#4
kaspar737
So the just released RTX 3080 can't run HD textures?
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rtwjunkie
PC Gaming Enthusiast
kaspar737
So the just released RTX 3080 can't run HD textures?
Can’t find where you deduced that from. It’ss just not a requirement. Any game that releases right now that “requires” a 3080 would be a certain money loser.
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kaspar737
rtwjunkie
Can’t find where you deduced that from. It’ss just not a requirement. Any game that releases right now that “requires” a 3080 would be a certain money loser.
"VRAM: 11GB"
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rtwjunkie
PC Gaming Enthusiast
kaspar737
"VRAM: 11GB"
Maybe you missed the GPU listed in those requirements which stated 11GB VRAM: 2080Ti
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#8
kn00tcn
rtwjunkie
Can’t find where you deduced that from. It’ss just not a requirement. Any game that releases right now that “requires” a 3080 would be a certain money loser.
what he's saying is the requirements state 11GB, the 3080 has less even though it's a more powerful gpu

but i think the reason is simple... the specs were written before 30 series launched, the only available model above 8GB was 11GB
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rtwjunkie
PC Gaming Enthusiast
kn00tcn
what he's saying is the requirements state 11GB, the 3080 has less even though it's a more powerful gpu

but i think the reason is simple... the specs were written before 30 series launched, the only available model above 8GB was 11GB
And I repeat, no game developer is going to list a GPU jist now coming out and barely available for the next eight months as a REQUIREMENT. That would guarrantee the game is a flop. So by inferring that the listed requirement means the 3080 can’t do HDR is reading a great deal too much into it.
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kn00tcn
rtwjunkie
And I repeat, no game developer is going to list a GPU jist now coming out and barely available for the next eight months as a REQUIREMENT. That would guarrantee the game is a flop. So by inferring that the listed requirement means the 3080 can’t do HDR is reading a great deal too much into it.
flop is really stretching it... this is about the 4K ULTRA setting, an optional luxury for most people, completely irrelevant to the minimum requirements for normal settings at normal resolutions

the radeon is listed in the non-rtx section with the same 2080ti as the rtx section instead of the 2080, so it's perfectly reasonable for someone to have a concern about 8GB being too little
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