Hardware Requirements Revealed For 'Middle-earth: Shadow Of War'

It hasn’t even been a week since the reveal of Middle-earth: Shadow of War, but we now have minimum and recommended hardware specs for the game. However, it should be noted that it doesn’t seem complete.


For instance, there doesn’t seem to be a listing for an AMD CPU in either category. But there’s no need to fear, as you can always browse our CPU hierarchy chart to see which AMD processor is required to venture into Mordor once again.

Middle-earth: Shadow of WarMinimumRecommended
CPUIntel Core i5-2550K (Sandy Briidge, 3.4 GHz)Intel Core i7-3770 (Ivy Bridge, 3.4 GHz)
GPU
  • Nvidia GeForce GTX 670
  • AMD Radeon HD 7950
  • Nvidia GeForce GTX 970
  • Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060
  • AMD Radeon R9 290X
  • AMD Radeon RX 480
RAM8 GB16 GB
Storage60 GB60 GB
OSWindows 7 SP1 (with platfrom update for Windows 7)Windows 10 (version 14393.102 or higher)
DirectX Version1111

If you’re ready to go with your current build, then you’ll just have to wait until next week for new content to come from the studio. The game’s announcement trailer teased that the first batch of gameplay footage comes on March 8. The release date is set for August 22.

NameMiddle-earth: Shadow of War
TypeOpen-world, RPG, Action/Adventure
DeveloperMonolith Productions
PublisherWarner Bros. Interactive Entertainment
Platforms
  • PC
  • Xbox One
  • Project Scorpio
  • PlayStation 4
  • PlayStation 4 Pro
Where To Buy
Release DateAugust 22, 2017
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  • eglass
    I wish they'd tie resolution/general settings to "minimum" and "recommended". Is minimum for 1080p medium settings at 30fps? Would the recommended setup give you 60fps at 4K? What hardware can attain a smooth rate on ultra at 1440p?
  • dstarr3
    86012 said:
    I wish they'd tie resolution/general settings to "minimum" and "recommended". Is minimum for 1080p medium settings at 30fps? Would the recommended setup give you 60fps at 4K? What hardware can attain a smooth rate on ultra at 1440p?


    These specs are mostly just advertising. Since this is a console port, I would assume they're following the console standard of Almost-1080P @ Sometimes-30 FPS.
  • cknobman
    You know its time to upgrade when your once top end GPU is listed as "minimum" for games, LOL

    Time to put my old 7950 out to pasture.