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Far Cry 6 won't require a high-end PC to play

With Far Cry 6 now just over a month away, it is once again time for PC gamers everywhere to grapple with the age-old question, "Will this hot new game run on my machine?" Ubisoft unveiled the official system requirements today, and the good news is that for most of us, the answer to that question is, "Actually, yes."

Admittedly you're not going to get the most mind-melting eye candy ever at the bottom end of the scale, but 30 fps at 1080p is perfectly playable. That's what you'll get with the minimum spec:

1080p, 30 FPS, DirectX Raytracing Off

  • CPU: AMD Ryzen 3 1200 3.1GHz or Intel i5-4460 3.2GHz
  • GPU: AMD RX 460 4GB or Nvidia GTX 960 4GB
  • RAM: 8GB (Dual-channel mode)
  • Storage: 60GB HDD (SSD Recommended)

Of course, if you have more horsepower under the hood, you'll be able to do more with it.

1080p, 60 FPS, DirectX raytracing off

  • CPU: AMD Ryzen 5 3600X 3.8GHz or Intel i7-7700 3.6GHz
  • GPU: AMD RX VEGA64 8GB or Nvidia GTX 1080 8GB
  • RAM: 16GB (Dual-channel mode)
  • Storage: 60GB HDD (SSD Recommended)

1440p, 60 FPS, DirectX raytracing off

  • CPU: AMD Ryzen 5 3600X 3.8GHz or Intel i7-9700 3.6GHz
  • GPU: AMD RX 5700XT 8GB or Nvidia RTX 2070 Super 8GB
  • RAM: 16GB (Dual-channel mode)
  • Storage: 60GB HDD (SSD Recommended) + 37GB for HD textures (optional)

1440p, 60 FPS, DirectX raytracing on

  • Storage: 60GB HDD (SSD Recommended) + 37GB for HD textures (optional)
  • CPU: AMD Ryzen 5 5600X 3.7GHz or Intel i5-10600 4.1GHz
  • GPU: AMD RX 6900XT 16GB or Nvidia RTX 3070 8GB
  • RAM: 16GB (Dual-channel mode)

4K, 30 FPS, DirectX raytracing on

  • CPU: AMD Ryzen 7 5800X 3.7GHz or Intel i7-10700k 3.8GHz
  • GPU: AMD RX 6800 16GB or Nvidia RTX 3080 10GB
  • RAM: 16GB (Dual-channel mode)
  • Storage: 60GB HDD (SSD Recommended) + 37GB for HD textures (optional)

The PC version of Far Cry 6 will also support uncapped framerates, widescreen and multi-monitor setups, "in-depth customization options," AMD FidelityFX Super Resolution, a built-in benchmarking too, and other advanced options.

Far Cry 6 is set to launch on October 7 and despite what Giancarlo Esposito may have told you, his character Anton Castillo is very definitely a bad guy. You can get a closer look at what's in store during your jaunt to the island of Yara in our recent hands-on preview.

Andy Chalk

Andy has been gaming on PCs from the very beginning, starting as a youngster with text adventures and primitive action games on a cassette-based TRS80. From there he graduated to the glory days of Sierra Online adventures and Microprose sims, ran a local BBS, learned how to build PCs, and developed a longstanding love of RPGs, immersive sims, and shooters. He began writing videogame news in 2007 for The Escapist and somehow managed to avoid getting fired until 2014, when he joined the storied ranks of PC Gamer. He covers all aspects of the industry, from new game announcements and patch notes to legal disputes, Twitch beefs, esports, and Henry Cavill. Lots of Henry Cavill.