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Assassin’s Creed Shadows system requirements predictions

The AC franchise is finally telling a story set in Feudal Japan, but will the minimum and recommended specs be more than your PC can handle?

Assassin's Creed Shadows system requirements

What are the Assassin’s Creed Shadows system requirements? Each new game in the Assassin’s Creed franchise has arrived with a decent step up in the hardware required to run the game, and we expect this will be the same for Shadows.

The Assassin’s Creed Shadows release date is confirmed, but we’re still waiting to find out the best graphics card needed to make the most of your time with Yasuke and Naoe as they navigate Feudal Japan. It’s worth noting that the system requirements for Assassin’s Creed Shadows have been posted to the Epic Games Store, but this specs list appears to be a placeholder until Ubisoft announces the official specs.

Here are our Assassin’s Creed Shadows system requirement predictions:

Minimum (1080p, 30fps, low presets) Recommended (1440p, 60fps, high presets)
OS Windows 10 or later Windows 10 or later
GPU Nvidia GeForce GTX 1650
AMD Radeon RX 580
Nvidia GeForce RTX 3070
AMD Radeon RX 6700 XT
CPU Intel Core i7 7700K
AMD Ryzen 5 3600
Intel Core i7 10700K
AMD Ryzen 7 3800X
RAM 16GB 16GB
Storage TBC TBC

Take our Assassin’s Creed Shadows system requirements PC benchmark test to answer the question… Can I run Assassin’s Creed Shadows?

We expect the Assassin’s Creed Shadows minimum requirements to still call upon the Nvidia GTX era of cards for entry-level pixel pushing. Alongside your GPU, you’re likely to need a quad-core gaming CPU with a decent clock speed at the bare minimum.

As for the Assassin’s Creed Shadows recommended specs, we expect a sharp jump up in demands to the Nvidia GeForce RTX 3070 or AMD Radeon RX 6700 XT as the starting points. As for your CPU, we predict you’ll need at least an eight-core processor with a decent clock speed.

The Assassin’s Creed Shadows download size is hard to determine, given that the install size for Assassin’s Creed games has varied quite substantially over recent releases. Mirage came in at only 40GB, while Valhalla demanded 160GB. You’ll want to be using one of the best SSDs for gaming to ensure a faster download time and shorter loading times in the game. Or just check the latest, best deals on SSDs. Or just check the latest, best deals on SSDs.