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World of Warcraft: Shadowlands minimum requirements updated to include HDDs

Blizzard has updated the minimum PC requirements for World of Warcraft: Shadowlands to include HDDs.

World of Warcraft: Shadowlands' minimum specs have been updated to include both SDD and HDDs.

The change comes after players complained this week about the minimum requirements, known since December 2019, that required users to have an SSD.

Blizzard has since updated the minimum specs to allow HDD support but states that "player experience may be impacted on HDD” depending on the drive’s performance (thanks, RPS).

So, it may be prudent to upgrade to an SSD, and you can get a rather decent one for a good price now and days. Still, if you don't want to upgrade, at least you are still able to play the game.

The updated requirements are listed below.

Minimum Specs

  • CPU: Intel Core i5-3450 / AMD FX 8300
  • RAM: 4GB (8GB if using integrated graphics)
  • GPU: Nvidia GeForce GTX 760 / AMD Radeon RX 560 / Intel UHD 630
  • VRAM: 2GB
  • DirectX: 11
  • Storage: HDD or SSD (100GB available space)
  • Internet: Broadband internet connection
  • OS: Windows 7 64-bit

Recommended Specs

  • CPU: Intel Core i7-6700K / AMD Ryzen 7 2700X
  • RAM: 8GB
  • GPU: Nvidia GeForce GTX 1080 / AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
  • VRAM: 8GB
  • DirectX: 12
  • Storage: SSD (100GB available space)
  • Internet: Broadband internet connection
  • OS: Windows 10 64-bit

World of Warcraft: Shadowlands releases on October 27


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