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Red 5 Studios reveal Firefall system specs


Wondering if your ‘rig’ can ‘handle’ Red 5’s upcoming free-to-play shooter Firefall? Is your ‘PC ‘bad’ enough? By which we mean: is it good enough? Well stop wondering and take a look at the freshly revealed minimum and recommended specs for Firefall. The shooter is currently entering the second stage of its closed beta run, having amassed 500,000 players so far. To celebrate, the studio (famously founded by a gaggle of ex-Blizzard devs) are busy throwing out beta invites over on Firefall’s official website. If your ‘machine’ is ‘up to it’, you might consider signing up.

Here are those specs, you lovely sausage:


  • OS: Windows XP (32/64-bit)
  • CPU(AMD): Dual Core @ 2.6 Ghz (Athon 64 x2, Athlon II x2, Phenom II x2)
  • CPU(Intel): Dual Core @ 2.2 Ghz (Core 2, Core i3, Pentium Dual Core)
  • Graphics: DirectX 9 compatible AMD or Nvidia video card with 1GB RAM (AMD/ATI Radeon HD 4550 or Nvidia Geforce 8600)
  • Memory: 4 GB


  • CPU(AMD): Quad Core @ 2.8 Ghz (Athlon II X4, Phenom, Phenom II X4)
  • CPU(Intel): Quad Core @ 2.4 Ghz (Core 2 Quad, i5, i7)
  • Graphics: AMD/ATI Radeon HD 4850 or Nvidia Geforce GTS 450
  • Memory: 4 GB

Here’s something way more interesting than PC specs, though. Red 5 Studio’s Jon Olick has been working on an independent project that blends Firefall’s world with reality using canny real-time AR trickery. “It should be known that this is not a real game in development,” Red 5 clarify, “but a prototype and experiment done as a side project, and not by Red 5 Studios.” Check it out below.