Can Your PC Handle Bethesda’s Fallout 4?


Brace yourselves, folks, we’re now a little over a month away from the release of Fallout 4, and Bethesda’s marketing machine is beginning to fire on all cylinders to welcome the arrival of the long-awaited sequel. Part and parcel of that campaign has been the inventive S.P.E.C.I.A.L. video series, detailing the various personal traits one would require to survive out in the Massachusetts wasteland.

Now, though, the esteemed developer has switched gears to cover all bases when it comes to Fallout 4‘s multi-platform release. First, that involves revealing the game’s install size across PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, with Bethesda confirming that the file itself will run anywhere between “28-35 GB depending on territory and languages supported.” This largely comes down to the exhaustive voice acting and script that forms the backbone of the studio’s open-world title.


As for PC, many have wondered about the technical specifications required to run the post-apocalyptic game on their own personal rig. Well, wonder no more. Below you’ll find the minimum and recommended specs for Fallout 4 which are, by all accounts, largely manageable.

Windows 7/8/10 (64-bit OS required)
Intel Core i5-2300 2.8 GHz/AMD Phenom II X4 945 3.0 GHz or equivalent
30 GB free HDD space
NVIDIA GTX 550 Ti 2GB/AMD Radeon HD 7870 2GB or equivalent

Windows 7/8/10 (64-bit OS required)
Intel Core i7 4790 3.6 GHz/AMD FX-9590 4.7 GHz or equivalent
30 GB free HDD space
NVIDIA GTX 780 3GB/AMD Radeon R9 290X 4GB or equivalent

For those who pre-ordered the Pip-Boy edition of the sequel, which flew off shelves shortly after the game’s official unveiling at E3, Bethesda notes that the physical device that comes packaged with the premium bundle will be compatible iPhone 6/6s, iPhone 5/5s, iPhone 4/4S, Samsung Galaxy S5, Samsung Galaxy S4, and Samsung Galaxy S3, though any smartphone bigger than the models specified won’t fit the mould.

Fallout 4 launches across PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC on November 10.