Paragon system requirements won’t break the bank

Paragon hands-on

Epic Games have put out a few answers to the vast number of questions accompanying the paid alpha release of their free-to-play MOBA Paragon earlier this week.

Want to know what we thought of the new MOBA? Here’s our Paragon hands-on which explains a bit more about how the game plays.

Alongside details of how to join the early access fun, via purchase of a Founder’s Pack, they’ve slipped in the technical specifications of systems able to play so you don’t waste your money.

For the baseline, no frills experience, you’ll need:

  • Nvidia GeForce GTX 460 or AMD Radeon HD 6870 equivalent DX11 GPU
  • 1 GByte VRAM
  • Core i5 2.5 Ghz
  • 4 GByte RAM
  • Windows 7/8/10 64-bit

But if you want the misty mountaintops and jungles of Agora to look their shiniest, you’ll be wanting:

  • Nvidia GTX 660 or AMD Radeon HD 7870 equivalent DX11 GPU
  • 2 GByte VRAM
  • Core i5 2.8 Ghz
  • 8 GByte RAM
  • Windows 7/8/10 64-bit

There is also a list of almost every single GPU on the market and their FPS performance on various graphics quality settings to have a look down, just in case you want to check you make the grade. In general, if you want to hit that magic 60 and you don’t care too much what the world looks like, a 650Ti or R9 200 Series is the barest of bare minimums.

That said, this is still early access and there’s a long road to open public beta coming this summer full of optimisation passes and compliance summits, so you could always save your money if you’re still on the borderline. In our professional experience, games usually get better the closer they are towards release.

If you can’t wait to throw a giant boulder at a group of other inexplicably super-powered humanoids, access begins at $19.99 over three tiers of challenge content (which reward you with skins for each hero mastered) up to $99.99 for the full pack.