System requirements for Shadowlands increased again


from Paul Duke
WoW Shadowlands slightly increases the demands on your computer. What is exciting this time is the minimum requirement for a "Solid State Drive" (SSD), which, however, is very popular these days from a performance point of view.

Last week, the developers of Blizzard Entertainment revealed the secret of the upcoming WoW Shadowlands release as part of the opening light live show for Gamescom 2020. At the October 27, 2020 the WoW clocks are moved an extension to the front shortly after midnight.

But with Shadowlands and the associated technical adjustments, the demands on the players' hardware also increase. Among other things, we can enjoy the ray tracing light effects. We have therefore summarized the current minimum requirements and recommended hardware specifications below.

System requirements for WoW Shadowlands

Due to the technical adjustments, the requirements have increased again compared to Battle for Azeroth. Of particular interest here is the minimum requirement for a "Solid State Drive" (SSD), which has slowly but surely replaced conventional "Hard Disk Drives" (HDD) in recent years. This ensures significantly faster data transfer rates and thus drastically reduces loading times, especially in games.

Requirements for Windows

For Windows computers, the developers recommend at least one NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 760 (or comparable AMD graphics card) and at least one Intel® Core ™ i5-3450. However, if you don't want to play at the limit, at least an Intel® Core ™ i7-6700k (or a comparable AMD processor) and an NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 1080 (or a comparable AMD graphics card) are recommended.

Minimum requirementsRecommended
operating systemWindows® 7 64-bitWindows® 10 64-bit
processorIntel® Core ™ i5-3450, AMD FX ™ 8300Intel® Core ™ i7-6700k, AMD Ryzen ™ 7 2700X
graphicNVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 760, AMD Radeon ™ RX 560, Intel® UHD 630 (45W). DirectX® 11 compatible GPU with 2GB VRAM.NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 1080, AMD Radeon ™ RX Vega 64. DirectX® 12 compatible GPU with 8GB VRAM.
random access memory4GB Ram (8GB for integrated graphics)8GB RAM
Storage spaceSolid State Drive (SSD), 100GB availableSolid State Drive (SSD), 100GB available
InternetBroadband internet connection
Input devicesKeyboard and mouse are required. Other input devices are not supported.Multi-button mouse with scroll wheel.
resolution1024 x 760 screen resolution

Requirements for Mac

So that you can enjoy Shadowlands to the fullest on your Mac, you should have at least an Intel® Core ™ i5-4670 in your computer – ideally an Intel® Core ™ i7-6700k. On the graphics card side, you are already included with an NVIDIA® GeForce® GT 750M; ideally, it should be an AMD Radeon ™ RX Vega 64.

Minimum requirementsRecommended
operating systemmacOS® 10.12 (latest version)macOS® 10.14 (latest version)
processorIntel® Core ™ i5-4670Intel® Core ™ i7-6700k
graphicNVIDIA® GeForce® i5-4670, AMD Radeon ™ R9 M290 or Intel® UHD 630 (macOS 13.13 or higher, 45W). GPU with support for Metal and 2GB VRAMAMD Radeon ™ RX Vega 64. GPU with metal support and 8GB VRAM
random access memory4GB RAM (8GB for integrated graphics)8GB RAM
Storage spaceSolid State Drive (SSD), 100GB availableSolid State Drive (SSD), 100GB available
InternetBroadband internet connection
Input devicesKeyboard and mouse are required. Other input devices are not supported.Multi-button mouse with scroll wheel
resolution1024 x 768 screen resolution
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