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Watch Dogs Legion system requirements covers everything from low 1080p to 4K ultra

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Watch Dogs Legion (opens in new tab) is set to arrive at the end of October, which gives you about a month and a half to figure out if your PC is up to the task of running it, and to do something about it if not. But how will you know? Easy—check out the newly-posted system requirements below, covering everything from low-quality 1080p to the eye-popping 4K Ultra Ray Tracing Blast-o-Rama.

Full credit to Ubisoft for covering the bases on what you can expect from different configurations:

1080p / Low Settings

  • CPU: Intel Core i5-4460 / AMD Ryzen 5 1400
  • GPU: Nvidia GeForce GTX 960 or AMD Radeon R9 290X
  • VRAM: 4 GB
  • RAM: 8 GB
  • Storage Space: 45 GB
  • Operating System: Windows 10 (x64)

1080p / High Settings

  • CPU: Intel Core i7-4790 / AMD Ryzen 5 1600
  • GPU: Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060 or AMD Radeon RX 480
  • VRAM: 6 GB
  • RAM: 8 GB (Dual-channel setup)
  • Storage Space: 45 GB
  • Operating System: Windows 10 (x64)

1440p / High Settings

  • CPU: Intel Core i7-7700K / AMD Ryzen 5 2600
  • GPU: Nvidia GeForce RTX 2060S or AMD Radeon RX 5700
  • VRAM: 8GB
  • RAM: 16 GB (Dual-channel setup)
  • Storage Space: 45 GB
  • Operating System: Windows 10 (x64)

4K / Ultra Settings

  • CPU: Intel Core i7-9700K / AMD Ryzen 7 3700K
  • GPU: Nvidia GeForce RTX 2080 Ti or AMD Radeon VII
  • VRAM: 11 GB
  • RAM: 16 GB (Dual-channel setup)
  • Storage Space: 45 GB (+ 20 GB HD Textures Pack)
  • Operating System: Windows 10 (x64)

Ray Tracing On - 1080p / High Settings

  • CPU: Intel Core i5-9600K / AMD Ryzen 5 3600
  • GPU: Nvidia GeForce RTX 2070
  • VRAM: 8 GB
  • RAM: 16 GB (Dual-channel setup)
  • Storage Space: 45 GB
  • Operating System: Windows 10 (x64)

Ray Tracing On - 4K / Ultra Settings

  • CPU: Intel Core i7-9700K / AMD Ryzen 7 3700X
  • GPU: Nvidia GeForce RTX 2080 Ti
  • VRAM: 11 GB
  • RAM: 16 GB (Dual-channel setup)
  • Storage Space: 45GB (+20 GB HD Textures Pack)
  • Operating System: Windows 10 (x64)

Those are some fairly beefy specs, I think: My own rig (which, I have to admit, is getting rather long in the tooth) will definitely fall on the low side of the 1080 scale on this one. Fortunately, PC players will be able to fiddle with a number of customization options in order to strike whatever balance they prefer between graphical quality and performance. For those with the hardware to handle it, the PC version will also feature support for multi-monitor setups, DLSS 2.0, Tobii eye tracking, and MSI Mystic Light integration and voice command features.

In case you hadn't heard, Ubisoft announced last week that Watch Dogs Legion will feature appearances by award-winning British rapper Stormzy (opens in new tab) and, in post-launch content, OG Watch Dogs psycho killer Aiden Pearce (opens in new tab). It comes out on October 28.

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.