Official Outriders system requirements demand an RTX 3080 for ultra

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If you want to run Outriders at its very best, you’ll need an RTX 3080 or RX 6800XT, the finalized system requirements confirm. That’s about as demanding as it gets right now, and most people still can’t get their hands on the latest GPUs. But as long as you're not trying to run the game at 4K ultra, the requirements are pretty reasonable.

That Ultra setting lists the hardware it takes to run Outriders at 4K and 60 fps. The rest of the specs are below, but you’ll be after an i7-10700K / Ryzen 7 3700X on the CPU side of things to max everything out. The low preset should be manageable for most players: to run it at 720p and 60 fps, you’ll just need a GTX 750Ti / R9 270x, 8GB RAM, and a decent CPU made in the last eight years.

 Without further ado, here are system requirements in all their detail: 

Minimum requirements for Outriders | Low preset (720p, 60fps) 

  •  CPU: Intel i5-3470 / AMD FX-8350 
  •  Memory: 8GB 
  •  GPU: GeForce GTX 750Ti / Radeon R9 270x 
  •  DirectX: 11 
  •  Storage: 70GB 
  •  CPU: Intel i7-7700 / AMD Ryzen 5 2600X 
  •  Memory: 16GB 
  •  GPU: GeForce GTX 1070 8GB / Radeon RX Vega 56 8GB 
  •  DirectX: 12 
  •  Storage: 70GB 

 Ultra requirements for Outriders | (2160p, 60fps) 

  •  CPU: Intel i7-10700K / Ryzen 7 3700X 
  •  Memory: 16GB 
  •  GPU: GeForce RTX 3080 10GB / Radeon RX 6800XT 
  •  DirectX: 12 
  •  Storage: 70GB 

If you can run it, and are keen to jump into the game the moment it launches on April 1, here are the Outriders unlock times per region. If you're wondering about builds, here are the best Trickster builds in Outriders.

Based on the demo, Outriders is in a pretty good place. “A generic-looking bunch of sci-fi supersoldiers darting between cover might not scream Next Big Thing in 2021,” Andi wrote, “but it's the stuff they're capable of once you start tinkering with builds and see the crazier end of the loot spectrum that makes Outriders one to watch. 

Shaun Prescott

Shaun Prescott is the Australian editor of PC Gamer. With over ten years experience covering the games industry, his work has appeared on GamesRadar+, TechRadar, The Guardian, PLAY Magazine, the Sydney Morning Herald, and more. Specific interests include indie games, obscure Metroidvanias, speedrunning, experimental games and FPSs. He thinks Lulu by Metallica and Lou Reed is an all-time classic that will receive its due critical reappraisal one day.