World of Warcraft: Battle for Azeroth game details
Updated August 14, 2018: World of Warcraft: Battle for Azeroth is the seventh expansion pack for the biggest MMORPG and directly picks up where Legion left off. You can run BFA with a video card that is at least as strong as a GeForce GTX 560 or Radeon HD 7850! It even runs on Intel HD Graphics 530 or better so laptop users can still enjoy some solid MMORPG fun! Power up your Heart of Azeroth and unlock all of those Azerite traits as you grind out item levels in your pursuit of glory.
Here are the World of Warcraft: Battle for Azeroth System Requirements (Minimum)
- CPU: Intel Core i5-760 or AMD FX-8100 or later
- CPU SPEED: Info
- RAM: 4 GB RAM (8GB for integrated graphics such as Intel HD Graphics)
- OS: Windows 7 / Windows 8 / Windows 10 64 bit
- VIDEO CARD: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 560 2GB or AMD Radeon HD 7850 2GB or Intel HD Graphics 530 (45W)
- PIXEL SHADER: 5.0
- VERTEX SHADER: 5.0
- FREE DISK SPACE: 70 GB
- DEDICATED VIDEO RAM: 2 GB
World of Warcraft: Battle for Azeroth Recommended Requirements
- CPU: Intel Core i7-4770 or AMD FX-8310 or later
- CPU SPEED: Info
- RAM: 8 GB
- OS: Windows 10 64 bit
- VIDEO CARD: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960 or AMD Radeon R9 280 or later
- PIXEL SHADER: 5.1
- VERTEX SHADER: 5.1
- FREE DISK SPACE: 70 GB
- DEDICATED VIDEO RAM: 4 GB
Can my PC run World of Warcraft: Battle for Azeroth?
By Cliff Henjum July 12, 2019
Without a doubt the largest and most successful MMORPG of all time, World of Warcraft, released its 7th overall expansion back in August of 2018 called Battle for Azeroth, which picks up directly after World of Warcraft: Legion. It still outshines any of its competitors like The Elder Scrolls Online or Guild Wars 2. Blizzard’s MMORPG recently pushed out its second major content patch and is now officially in version 8.2. The update featured a complete rework of the Azerte trait system, a new Heart of Azeroth Essence system, the ability to unlock flying in all BFA zones, and a brand new raid called Azshara’s Eternal Palace! In fact, the Mythic version of the raid won’t even be available for almost another week so there’s still time to join in on the fun. If you’re looking to try out WoW for the first time, or you’re returning after a long hiatus, the newest expansion increased the system requirements by at least a little bit, depending on when you last played. Take the system requirements test in order to find out if your PC/laptop can run World of Warcraft: Battle for Azeroth.
The minimum system requirements for BFA are nothing to be scared of if your PC was built in the last five or so years. The required video cards, GeForce GTX 560/Radeon HD 7850, are both midrange cards that hit the market over five years ago. Even though they’re slightly older cards in the midrange level, they can still run over 80% of the computer games on the market currently. Blizzard also officially supports Intel HD Graphics 530 and above which is always good news for laptop users out there! Moving over to the CPU in your rig, BFA needs it to be at least a Core i5-760 or an AMD FX-8100. That’s almost the most basic Core i5 on the market, so there are a lot of newer, more powerful CPUs readily available. BFA also requires 4 GB of RAM and an OS that is Windows 7 or newer. While BFA has relatively passable minimum requirements, they are still a good amount higher than the non-subscription based Guild Wars 2.
Azeroth (and all of the zones connected to it) are some of the most stunning landscapes in the video game world, so it’d be a waste to not crank those graphics up when you’re flying over Un’Goro Crater or battling for your life against Yazma in Atal’Dazar. In order to do that, your PC will need to pass the recommended requirements which are a big step up from the minimum specs. The recommended CPUs to play BFA on High Graphics are the Core i7-4770 and the AMD FX-8310. For the recommended video cards, you’re looking at needing at least a GeForce GTX 960 or Radeon R9 280. Along with those video cards, you’ll need 2 GB of VRAM and 8 GB of system RAM. If your computer passes these requirements, you’re basically set to load up an Oculus Rift or a different Virtual Reality setup. As a side note, how cool would that be to fight Ragnaros up close and personal in a fully immersed VR rig?!
World of Warcraft: Battle for Azeroth is not done pushing out content so there’s still plenty of time to join the fight! And if you’re just looking for some good old fashioned nostalgia, World of Warcraft Classic is right around the corner.