Fallout 4 release details: system requirements, disk space, exact times and more

What are the Fallout 4 system requirements? Bethesda has set the minimum and recommended set up: can you run it?

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Roll up, roll up, we’ve got the Fallout 4 system requirements, release time and other details for you right here. Given you’re a person with access to the internet and exploiting that to read a gaming website, it’s a pretty fair bet you’re excited for Bethesda’s latest wasteland-em-up. Well here’s your chance to see how your PC stacks up and what time you’ll be staying up until to play it.

All this information and much, much more is also available in our Fallout 4 everything we know article.

Here’s the minimum system specs:

  • 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
  • 8 GB RAM
  • 30 GB free HDD space
  • NVIDIA GTX 550 Ti 2GB/AMD Radeon HD 7870 2GB or equivalent

Gee whizz is it ever time for an upgrade. I miss four gigs of RAM being more than enough, and processors measured in MHz. And simple, easy to understand graphics card numbers. And Freddos that were onl-[Let’s move it along –Young Ed]. Meanwhile the recommended camp needs some of this:

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

If you’re locked in on those, the release times are as follows:

  • 12:01am Monday, November 10th local time everywhere except…
  • Americans will all use EST, so congrats on your earlier night, west coast.
  • Asia will be at 12am on Tuesday, November 11th.
  • Japan is, uh, a month later at 12am on Thursday, December 17th. Sorry.

In the announcement post, Bethesda have also clarified other details. Naturally they’ve got gamepad support ready to go on PC and Steam achievements for those of you who love a good popup. It’s also mentioned that the companion Pip-Boy app will work on Windows, iOS and Android phones and be available as soon as the 10th rolls around. If you’ve dropped mad cash on the physical Pip-Boy edition, there’s details on which phones will fit in it there too.

Anyone else just realised how badly that upgrade they’ve been putting off is needed?

Can you run it? Test your PC against the Fallout 4 system requirements 2020 over on PCGameBenchmark