What are the Overwatch System Requirements

The average gamer, 13 years or older, spends 6.3 hours per week playing video games. Most of the time they require a console, like a Playstation or Xbox, or a PC. Either way, it can sometimes be a hit to the wallet to buy the hardware for video gaming. This is especially true when it comes to PCs.

If you're looking to play a newer game like Overwatch on your PC, you'll need up-to-date computer components. Or perhaps, your computer is stocked with enough power on its own.

Let's see if your system meets the Overwatch system requirements.

Minimum Overwatch Requirements

To run Overwatch, you'll need a WIndows 7 / 8 / 10 PC running at least a Core i3 or AMD Phenom X3 8650 processor with 4GB of RAM and an NVIDIA GeForce GTX 460, an ATI Radeon HD 4850, or an Intel HD 4000 graphics card.

Let's go into this specs in more detail:

  • Operating System: For Overwatch, you need a Windows 7,8, or 10 operating system at the minimum.
  • Processor: For the processor, you'll need an Intel Core i3 or an AMD Phenom X3 8650. The processor will help run all the functions that the game will need. This is a fast-paced game and a lot goes on at once, so your computer can get easily overwhelmed.
  • Graphics Card: For the graphics card, or GPU, you'll need at least an NVIDIA GeForce GTX 460, an ATI Radeon HD 4850, or an Intel HD 4000 graphics card. The graphics card will help determine the visual quality of the game. The sharper, the better.
  • RAM: For RAM, or Random Access Memory, you'll need at least 4 GB. RAM functions like your brain's short-term memory, in a sense. With RAM, your computer will store information that the game only needs for a short period of time. But because the game is so large, your computer needs a lot of space.

It's important to note, however, that all of these requirements are the absolute minimum specifications your computer can have. If your computer only has these components, your gameplay experience will likely be pretty poor.

If you want to actually enjoy the game and compete with the 30 million other Overwatch players out there, you'll want to have your computer meet the Overwatch recommended system requirements.

Recommended Overwatch Requirements

To run Overwatch, you'll need a WIndows 7 / 8 / 10 PC running an Intel i3 to an i5 processor to get the best performance with 6GB of RAM and an NVIDIA GeForce GTX 660 or AMD Radeon HD 7950 or better graphics card.

Let's go into this specs in more detail:

  • Operating System: To meet the Overwatch recommended system requirements, you need a Windows 7,8, or 10 operating system at the minimum.
  • Processor: An Intel Core i5 or AMD Phenom II X3, 2.8 GHz processor will have sufficient performance to run Overwatch perfectly.
  • Graphics Card: For the graphics card, or GPU, you'll need at least an NVIDIA GeForce GTX 460, an ATI Radeon HD 4850, or an Intel HD 4000 graphics card. The graphics card will help determine the visual quality of the game. The sharper, the better.
  • RAM: 6GB of RAM is recommended here to accommodate any additional memory requirements the game may have for small increments of time.

Ready to Play?

Hopefully, your system already meets most of the Overwatch requirements and you won't have to buy too many extra computer components.

Remember that you also have to have a good broadband internet connection, and a 1024 x 768 computer monitor resolution. Neither of these should be a problem for most modern computer systems.

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