World War Z is coming in April with some surprisingly light system requirements

The four-player co-op zombie shooter World War Z was announced in late 2017, and became an Epic Games Store exclusive in 2018. Now it's 2019, and we've got both a release date—April 16—and the system requirements, which are pleasantly undemanding. 

World War Z sounds not too far off of Left 4 Dead—four survivors banding together in a world overrun by zombies—but features a new, and arguably more realistic, twist of PvPvZ gameplay: In the midst of a world-ending cataclysm of undead hordes, two teams of four players decide that the best way to preserve humanity is to wipe each other out. There will be other modes, including Swarm Deathmatch, Swarm Domination, and King of the Hill—again, because what's the point of being alive if you can't kill somebody else? 

Now, as promised, the system requirements. 


  • OS: Windows 7 or later
  • CPU: Core i5-750 / Core i3-530 / AMD Phenom II X4-810
  • RAM: 8GB
  • Video card: AMD R7 240 GB / Nvidia GT 730 2GB / Intel HD 530
  • HDD: 20GB


  • OS: 64 bit Windows 10, DX11
  • CPU: Intel Core i7-3970 @ 3.50GHz
  • RAM: 16GB
  • Video card: GeForce GTX 960 / Radeon R9 280
  • HDD: 20GB

World War Z is available for pre-purchase for $40 from the Epic Games Store.

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.