Tuesday, October 13th 2020

Ubisoft Updates Watch Dogs: Legion PC System Requirements

Ubisoft has today updated the PC system requirements for its Watch Dogs: Legion game. Set to release on October 29th this year, we are just a few weeks away from its release. With the arrival of NVIDIA's GeForce RTX 3000 series Ampere graphics cards, Ubisoft has decided to update the official PC system requirements with RTX-on capabilities. The inclusion of raytracing in the game requires a faster CPU, as well as an RTX-capable GPU. At 1080p resolution, you need at least an RTX 2060 GPU to play with high settings, and raytracing turned to the medium, including DLSS. Going up to 1440p, Ubisoft recommends gamers to use at least an RTX 3070 GPU for very high preset, raytracing on high, and DLSS set to quality. If you want to max everything out and play with the highest settings at 4K resolution, you will need an RTX 3080 GPU.
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12 Comments on Ubisoft Updates Watch Dogs: Legion PC System Requirements

#1
Vayra86
Oh wow, so they're going Saint's Row goofy style on it now? Or did they already with part 2, I lost track
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#2
Gungar
The game needs a i7-4790 for 1080p but a i7-9700 for 1440p. I see that system requirements are still a big joke.
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#3
Chomiq
Vayra86
Oh wow, so they're going Saint's Row goofy style on it now? Or did they already with part 2, I lost track
Nah, this time almost every npc can be controlled by the player. It's still trying to be realistic when it comes to game world.
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#4
Vayra86
Heh I just noticed Ubisoft is already asking for 10GB to run 4K ultra for this game. 2020. That's a pretty long lifecycle for 10GB cards then eh?

And this is one of the companies in close collaboration with Nvidia too, very interesting indeed. Not sure what message they want to convey, but I don't see it as a good one.
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#5
Calmmo
Ya'all reading too much into recommended specs. Same with other pre 3000 card requirements with 2080ti's referenced where they used "11gb" as recommended. They are literally just replicating their recommended card's model specs, not commenting on amount of VRAM required or not.
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#6
ZoneDymo
man that rtx2000 series is forgotten soon
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#7
Vayra86
Calmmo
Ya'all reading too much into recommended specs. Same with other pre 3000 card requirements with 2080ti's referenced where they used "11gb" as recommended. They are literally just replicating their recommended card's model specs, not commenting on amount of VRAM required or not.
You're forgetting that the way memory is used now is changing with the new consoles, keeping all that data in VRAM might be much more important than it has been until now. But it already WAS important, to prevent stutter and other minor niggles in smoothness.

Nothing new really. VRAM was always something you'd better have too much of, and never too little. Much like RAM. I think its clear that when rec. specs only a month post-launch already ask for 10GB, it won't be getting less and its the envelope only for Ubisoft as a close Nvidia partner. Not necessarily everyone else, most notably console ports.
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#8
Calmmo
Well it's been like that with the old consoles too, unified memory won't change much, I personally dont buy into the VRAM doom theory. Vram req's will increase but they wont double instantly. Maybe by the end of the generation, in which case we're looking at 6-7 years down the line, at which point ampere will be irrelevant for reasons that go way beyond vram on the PC market. We have the much snappier RAM on top on PC's as well.

It's all speculation anyway, but with all the new console will do this or that theory anyone without a 16gb video card and 8c/16t CPU is absolutely doomed in the immediate future, I just don't personally believe that will come to pass, not anytime soon anyway.
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#9
Mordeafaca
Knowing that the game runs xbox one and a ps4 and asking for a nvidia 970 / r9 290x just to run on 1080p low makes me wonder what kind of optimization the game has or if there is lower presets.
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#10
ratirt
I find these recommendations weird.
4k RT off 2080Ti 3080 for GPUs (no 3070) and there is a noticeable gap between 2080 Ti and 3080 with RT off.
1440p RT on 3070 no mentions of the 2080 Ti and the 4k RT on is 3080.
Does this mean the 3070 is way faster than 2080 Ti with RT on or slower?
Vayra86
Heh I just noticed Ubisoft is already asking for 10GB to run 4K ultra for this game. 2020. That's a pretty long lifecycle for 10GB cards then eh?

And this is one of the companies in close collaboration with Nvidia too, very interesting indeed. Not sure what message they want to convey, but I don't see it as a good one.
Are you saying, or suggesting that the 10GB variants of the Ampere cards are obsolete already due to small Vram?
Maybe they just recommending 10gb to be on the safe side. Will the game need as much I doubt it but who knows. Maybe you're onto something.
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#11
Lionheart
So demanding yet still looks like a launch title for PS4 & Xbox One.
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#12
Fluffmeister
Lionheart
So demanding yet still looks like a launch title for PS4 & Xbox One.
Next gen look shit too, hey ho.
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