Baldur’s Gate III gets increased system requirements for PC

It will now require a little bit more power to get it running beautifully and smoothly.

by Jeremy Cheong

Larian Studios has made plenty of changes and tweaks to Baldur’s Gate III throughout its four years in Early Access. Many of these changes were made to give gamers the best experience possible. With it being in Early Access for such a long time, the studio also shared one major change when they announced the game’s official release date during Sony’s State of Play, which is the minimum system requirement for the PC version.

The reason for the increase in system requirement was explained at the very bottom of the game’s Steam news page, “One last thing: Baldur’s Gate III‘s graphical fidelity and complexity has improved quite a bit as it’s grown throughout Early Access. We’ve been keeping an eye on its minimum system requirements, and as the game nears release we’ve raised the minimum system requirements listed on Steam to better reflect the realities of the launch version.”

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If you want a more detailed look at the changes, we have listed them below:

Minimum Requirements:

OldNew
ProcessorIntel i5-4690 / AMD FX 4350Intel I5 4690 / AMD FX 8350
Memory8GB RAM8GB RAM
GraphicsNVIDIA GTX 780 / AMD Radeon R9 280XNVIDIA GTX 970 / RX 480 (4GB+ of VRAM)
Storage70 GB available space150 GB available space

Recommended Requirements:

OldNew
ProcessorIntel i7 4770k / AMD Ryzen 5 1500XIntel i7 8700K / AMD Ryzen 5 3600
Memory16GB RAM16GB RAM
GraphicsNVIDIA GTX 1060 6GB / AMD RX580NVIDIA 2060 Super / RX 5700 XT (8GB+ of VRAM)
Storage70 GB available space150 GB available space

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Last but not least, your PC will also need to be running on Windows 10 64-bit with DirectX 11 support to play the game. So far, Larian Studios hasn’t made any mention of official support for the Steam Deck but we will just have to wait and see if it actually gets certified for the handheld or not.

Source: PCGamer & Steam

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