Fallout 76 System Requirements Announced

Just a few days apart from the Fallout 76 beta test running live on PC. With progress from the beta carrying over to the main release on November 14th, next Tuesday is definitely a soft launch for Fallout 76. Before you drop down the cash for a Fallout 76 pre-order though. Bethesda‘s Fallout 76 System Requirements Announced, and it’s quite a change from Fallout 4.

Fallout 76 System Requirements Announced

Fallout 76 Minimum System Requirements

  • OS: Windows 7 64-bit
  • CPU: Intel Core i7-4790 3.6 GHz or AMD Ryzen 3 1300X 3.5 GHz
  • RAM: 8 GB System Memory
  • GPU RAM: 2 GB Video Memory
  • GPU: GeForce GTX 780 or Radeon R9 285
  • DX: DirectX 11
  • HDD: 60 GB Available Hard Drive Space

Similar to all Bethesda Game Studios titles, Fallout 76 works on an advanced version of the Creation Engine. It is the same engine used for Fallout 4. However, Bethesda declares it’s been heavily remodeled with new lighting models, better terrain mapping, and improved rendering processes. This transmutes to 16x the detail of Fallout 4, supposedly.

The Creation Engine enhancements mean a fairly large rise in the system specs for Fallout 76 as compared to Fallout 4. The recommended requirements for Fallout 4 are now the minimum specification for Fallout 76.

Fallout 76 Recommended System Requirements

  • OS: Windows 7 64-bit
  • CPU: Intel Core i7-4790 3.6 GHz or AMD Ryzen 5 1500X 3.5 GHz
  • RAM: 8 GB System Memory
  • GPU RAM: 4GB Video Memory
  • GPU: Nvidia GeForce GTX 970 or AMD Radeon R9 290X
  • DX: DirectX 11
  • HDD: 60 GB Available Hard Drive Space

Besides that, the initial thing that comes to mind in terms of the Fallout 76 PC system requirements is the minimum and recommended CPUs. Those are the Intel Core i7-4790 and the AMD Ryzen 3 1300X has risen up to a Rysen 5 1500X. The Core i7-4790 is at around the same in case of performance level as the Ryzen 1500X, and it is much faster than a Ryzen 3 1300X. Therefore, we can fairly assume, this can only mean the actual minimum spec Intel CPU should be much lower. Something like a Core i5-4570 should be able to run Fallout 76 just fine as its gaming performance is on par with AMD’s budget processor.

Aside from the CPUs, Fallout 76’s requirement for RAM stays the same from 3-7 GB, the hard drive space required is 60-85 GB. Also, there is a minor boost to the graphics cards required to run Fallout 76 at 1080p resolution with steady frame rates. Earlier, Fallout 4 would easily run on a GTX 780, but now you’ll need a GeForce GTX 970 or AMD Radeon R9 290X. It is not a major change, but Fallout 76 is clearly a game that’s going to serve from having at least 4GB VRAM available.

You Can Pre-Load the Fallout 76 Beta Free Right Now on PC

Put on your pipboy and prepare for bugs: it’s nearly time for the Fallout 76 beta test on PC. The Break It Early Test Application kicks off on all major platforms including PC from 30th October. Though, those of you with access can now pre-load the application to ensure you’re prepared and ready for launch.


PC beta session dates and times

Bethesda has released its first schedule for the Fallout 76 beta on PC next week. Times may be subject to change, but if all things stay the same, here’s when we’ll be able to play the Fallout 76 beta on PC:

  • Tuesday, October 30: 4 pm – 8 pm PT / 7 pm – 11 pm ET
  • Thursday, November 1: 11 am – 4 pm PT / 2 pm – 7 pm ET
  • Saturday, November 3: 2 pm – 6 pm PT / 5 pm – 9 pm ET
  • Sunday, November 4: 11 am – 6 pm PT / 2 pm to 9 pm ET


How to Get Free Beta Access for PC Only

  • Step One: Visit this link
  • Ensure you are signed in and on the American Amazon not any other
  • Step two: Add the pre-order of the standard edition to your cart
  • Step three: After adding it, click continue to cart
  • Step four: Proceed to the checkout and make the purchase
  • Step five: Wait 48 hours and check the email linked to the Amazon address and you will receive the B.E.T.A code
  • Step six: After receiving the code, redeem it on the bethesda.net then go back to Amazon(the American version)
  • Go to my orders then click cancel pre-order you can buy if you want 😉

Amazon will not take payment until the item is in shipping



As a reminder, the beta test is only accessible to those who pre-order the game. If you do plan on playing the beta, we’d suggest you take advantage of the pre-load, as Bethesda says the file size is approximately 45GB. You’ve got a good few days to get it downloaded ahead of the start date, so you shouldn’t need to worry about missing out.

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