EA changes Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order's 'recommended' RAM requirement

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Update: EA has sent out a notification that the 32GB RAM recommendation has been reduced to 16GB, and is now indicated as such on the Origin page. It didn't say why the change was made, but I've asked and will update again if I receive a reply. 

The updated system requirements are below. The original post follows after.

The Peter Serafinowicz (minimum):

  • OS: 64-bit Windows 7/8.1/10
  • Processor (AMD): FX-6100 or Equivalent
  • Processor (Intel): i3-3220 or Equivalent
  • Memory: 8 GB
  • Graphics card (AMD): Radeon HD 7750 or Equivalent
  • Graphics card (NVIDIA): GeForce GTX 650 or Equivalent
  • DirectX: 11 Compatible video card or equivalent
  • Hard-drive space: 55 GB

The James Earl Jones (recommended):

  • OS: 64-bit Windows 7/8.1/10
  • Processor (AMD): Ryzen 7 1700 or Equivalent
  • Processor (Intel): i7-6700K or Equivalent
  • Memory: 32 GB
  • Graphics card (AMD): RX Vega 56 or Equivalent
  • Graphics card (NVIDIA): GTX 1070 or Equivalent
  • DirectX: 11 Compatible video card or equivalent
  • Hard-drive space: 55 GB

Original post:

The system requirements for Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order are now up on the Origin game page, and if you're hoping to play at recommended settings then you better be packing a lot of RAM in your rig.

The recommended specs are pretty high-end all the way around, but 32GB of RAM is a real eye-popper. Time flies and things change, but this is the first time I can recall seeing that number thrown around. At a glance, Gears 5, Ghost Recon Breakpoint, Division 2, Borderlands 3, and Control all top out at 16GB, even at the "Elite Ultra" spec in the case of Breakpoint. Making it even more surprising is that the minimum required hardware is quite accessible, and comes in lower than the nearly two-year-old Final Fantasy 15.

The requirements page doesn't suggest what kind of performance players can expect at either level, but I would expect (or at least hope) that if you're running at or higher than the Vader machine, it should basically be like having your monitor plugged into a tiny little ILM lab.

Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order comes out on November 15.

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.