World of Warcraft: Legion has higher system requirements than previous expansions

    
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World of Warcraft: Legion has higher system requirements than previous expansions

If you’ve been assuming that World of Warcraft: Legion will run just fine on your current machine, you might want to take a minute to reassess that thought. According to Blizzard, the system requirements for the upcoming expansion are “much higher” than those for Warlords of Draenor.

How much higher? MMO Champion has a list comparing the previous requirements to the new one, and it’s worth checking out if you’re planning on playing Legion later this year. Is it time to splurge for an upgrade on your rig? Check out the list after the break.

Minimum
Intel CPU: Intel Core2 Duo E6600 increased to Intel Core2 Duo E8500
AMD CPU: AMD Phenom X3 8750 increased to AMD Phenom II X3 720
Drive Space: 35 GB increased to 45 GB.
Nvidia GPU: 8800 GT increased to GT 440
AMD GPU: Radeon HD 4850 increased to Radeon HD 5670
Intel GPU: HD Graphics 3000 increased to HD Graphics 5000

Recommended
Operating System: Windows 7, 8, or 10 increased to Windows 10.
Intel CPU: Intel Core i5-2400 increased to Intel Core i5-3330
AMD CPU: AMD FX-4100 increased to AMD FX-6300
Nvidia GPU: GTX 470 increased to GTX 750 Ti
AMD GPU: Radeon HD 5870 increased to R7 260X

Source: MMO Champion

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MyNameIsIllegal
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Ironwu MyNameIsIllegal DigitalQ *shrugs* I don’t really see those as issues, hence my leaving them out.

AGx
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AGx

JudgeDavid101 It shouldn’t. If you’ve bought your PC in like the last 4 or 5 years (probably a bit longer) you should be able to run this.

Havekk
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Havekk

I believe the gt 440 came out in 2010 or 11

Havekk
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Havekk

From first glance it appears that they’ve taken a lot of 8-10 year equip and changed the requirement to 4-5 year old equipment. Seems pretty fair. I typically wait about 4-5 years to make upgrades… Unless a game forces me lol

JudgeDavid101
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One of the biggest pulls of WoW is its low spec requirements. I hope these new specs don’t put people off and subs take a further hit in the long term. Fortunately the spec increase isn’t that bad or extreme.

Ironwu
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MyNameIsIllegal DigitalQ
It is more than just that.  There are settings in the OS that cannot be changed if you have the free upgrade version.  Like how updates are done and what data is automatically transferred to Microsoft from your system.  Lots of other stuff is restricted as well.

Murmillo
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It’s still really low requirements. I understand that there are some people who play on ancient tech, and I’m sorry if you’re one of them, but WoW needs to move forward as well.

MyNameIsIllegal
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Denice J Cook Yeah, but now it’s a FANCY pine cone :P

MyNameIsIllegal
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Ironwu DigitalQ Specifically, the upgrade and OEM versions do not allow changing of you Motherboard. If you change your mobo, you need a new copy of Win10. If, however, you buy a retail copy, it is transferable between mobos.

pepinocantador
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The changes aren’t really all that major, save for the integrated graphics. In some scenarios, that’s as much as double the performance they’re requiring. There’s some laptop users in for a big purchase soon. :D