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Age of Empires 4 system requirements are low enough for Bronze Age gaming PCs

Whatever’s in your system, we now know what system specifications it’ll take to run your empire

Key artwork from Age of Empires 4, showing various historical figures

Age of Empires 4 is finally here, and our review finds this latest entry in the beloved RTS series one worthy of its kingly stature. Prior to the game’s imminent release, Microsoft has updated its system requirements which should aid players with ageing gaming PCs get started on building their own empires.

Changing the course of history won’t need the best graphics card or best gaming CPU, as the game accommodates rigs of all ages. In fact, you might not need an upgrade at all thanks to the new minimum system requirements.

Following the Age of Empires 4 stress test earlier this year, the developer noted a large portion of its player base were still playing previous Age of Empires titles on older gaming laptops and rigs. This meant the game “needed to support a diverse set of PC configuration”, according to Michael Mann, executive producer at World’s Edge, in an interview with Xbox.

Here are the Age of Empires 4 system requirements:

Minimum Low Recommended Ideal
CPU Intel i5-6300U
AMD Ryzen 5 2400G
Intel i5-4460T
AMD Ryzen 3 1300X
Intel i5-8400
AMD Ryzen 5 2600
 Intel i7-9700
AMD Ryzen 5 3600
GPU Intel HD 520
AMD Radeon RX Vega 11
Nvidia Geforce GTX 760
AMD Radeon HD 7950
Nvidia Geforce GTX 970
AMD Radeon RX 570
Nvidia Geforce RTX 2070
AMD Radeon RX 5700 XT
Storage 50GB 50GB 50GB 50GB

You can purchase Age of Empires 4 on the Microsoft Store and Steam, or you can access the game via Xbox Game Pass in addition to all other AoE titles and countless great PC games.

Take the Age of Empires 4 system requirements test over on PCGameBenchmark to answer the question… Can I run Age of Empires 4?