Fallout 76 system requirements announced by Bethesda

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Fallout 76's system requirements have been announced by Bethesda ahead of next week's beta on PC. Today, the publisher added them to the game's FAQ page, but rather than scrolling through all of that, we've captured them for you right here. 

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Minimum
Requires 64-bit processor and operating system
OS: Windows 7/8/10 (64-bit OS required)
Processor: Intel Core i5-6600k 3.5 GHz/AMD Ryzen 3 1300X 3.5 GHz or equivalent
Graphics: NVIDIA GTX 780 3GB/AMD Radeon R9 285 2GB or equivalent
Memory: 8GB RAM
Storage: 60GB of free disk space

Recommended
Requires 64-bit processor and operating system
OS: Windows 7/8.1/10
Processor: Intel Core i7-4790 3.6 GHz/AMD Ryzen 5 1500X 3.5 GHz
Graphics: Nvidia GTX 970 4GB/AMD R9 290X 4GB
Memory: 8GB RAM
Storage: 60GB of free disk space

It's probably no surprise that the system requirements for Fallout 76 are slightly more demanding than Fallout 4 was. Indeed, the minimum specs here are roughly similar to the recommended specs for 2015's 3D Fallout game. The beta begins next week on PC, but we've been playing the Xbox One early beta, and Chris wrote a little bit about his adventures hunting down outlaws here. I, meanwhile, climbed up to a bridge and played the banjo, then went to bed, because the beta started at the slightly ludicrous time of midnight in the UK. 

Look out for further fun pieces about the game over the coming weeks. 

Correction: we previously listed the minimum spec Intel processor as an Intel Core i7 4790 3.6 GHz. This has since been updated to an Intel Core i5-6600k 3.5 GHz.