World of Warcraft minimum system specs are changing with Legion expansion

By Stephany Nunneley
18 February 2016 22:19 GMT

Blizzard has updated the system requirements for World of Warcraft ahead of Legion’s release.

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Granted, the specs haven’t changed yet, because Legion isn’t out until “on or before September 21“.

Here are the minimum requirements:

OS: Windows XP/Windows Vista/Windows 7/Windows 8/Windows 10 with latest service pack
Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo E8500 or AMD Phenom II X3 720
Card: NVIDIA GeForce GT 440 or AMD Radeon HD 5670 or Intel HD Graphics 5000

Here’s the recommended specs:

OS: Windows 10 64-bit with latest service pack
Processor: Intel Core i5-3330, AMD FX-6300, or better
Card: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 750 Ti or AMD Radeon R7 260X or better

The specs changed with the release of Cataclysm as well, and as graphics the game engine and all the other stuff under the game hood improves, so will the specs. Or something like that, we imagine.

Blizzard noted that due to “potential programming changes,” the minimum system requirements may change over time. And they have. The specs for Warlords of Draenor are through here, and you can use them to compare the changes.

Mac specs were also listed. To have a look at those, head over to and click the Mac button.

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