Mortal Kombat X system requirements revealed

Mortal Kombat X

So you're gripped with an urge to rip somebody's jaw off, thumb out their eyes, smash their skull into pieces, and then melt their face with your burning acid breath. Fair enough—we all need to blow off some steam now and then. But do you have what it takes to actually do it? No, I don't mean the hardened heart of a stone-cold killer. I mean your PC, which needs to be this tall if you want to ride Mortal Kombat X:

Minimum system requirements:

  • OS: 64-bit: Vista, Win 7, Win 8
  • Processor: Intel Core i5-750, 2.67 GHz | AMD Phenom II X4 965, 3.4 GHz
  • Memory: 3 GB RAM
  • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 460 | AMD Radeon HD 5850
  • DirectX: Version 11
  • Network: Broadband Internet connection
  • Hard Drive: 25 GB available space

Recommended system requirements:

  • OS: 64-bit: Win 7, Win 8
  • Processor: Intel Core i7-3770, 3.4 GHz | AMD FX-8350, 4.0 GHz
  • Memory: 8 GB RAM
  • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 660 | AMD Radeon HD 7950
  • DirectX: Version 11
  • Network: Broadband Internet connection
  • Hard Drive: 40 GB available space

I'd say that's not terrible. The recommended spec is getting up there a bit, but the minimum is fairly baseline for a gaming PC these days.

And since we're all here anyway, here's the official Ermac trailer, released earlier this week, in which he beats on Sub-Zero until candy comes out. Enjoy!

Mortal Kombat X comes out on April 14.

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.