The official system requirements for the PC version of For Honor arrived over the weekend, just a week before the launch of the multiplayer beta.
Against popular assumption, For Honor is not completely unplayable on aging systems. The minimum specifications require a Core i3-550 or Phenom II X4 955, 4 GB of RAM, and a GTX 660 or HD 6970. Owners of such a system will be able to play the game at 30 frames-per-second on a resolution of 720p with Low settings.
On the other hand, a system with i5-2500K or FX-6350, along with 8 GB of RAM and at least a GTX 680 or R9 280X, will be enough to run the game at “about” 60 frames-per-second on a resolution of 1080p. However, Ubisoft notes that these estimates are with v-sync disabled. Obviously, those interested in running For Honor with everything at high and enabled will require significant horsepower to do so.
- OS: Windows 7, Windows 8.1, Windows 10 (64-bit versions only)
- CPU: Intel Core i3-550 | AMD Phenom II X4 955 or equivalent
- Video Card: Nvidia GeForce GTX 660/GTX 750ti/GTX 950/GTX 1050 with 2 GB VRAM or more | AMD Radeon HD 6970/HD 7870/R9 270/R9 370/RX 460 with 2 GB VRAM or more
- RAM: 4 GB
- Resolution: 720p @ 30 FPS
- Video Preset: Low
- VSync: Off
- CPU: Intel Core i5-2500K | AMD FX-6350 or equivalent
- Video Card: Nvidia GeForce GTX 680/GTX 760/GTX 970/GTX 1060 with 2 GB VRAM or more | AMD Radeon R9 280X/R9 380/RX 470 with 2 GB VRAM or more
- RAM: 8 GB
- Resolution: 1080p @ ~60 FPS
- Video Preset: High
- VSync: Off
The multiplayer beta of For Honor is scheduled to begin on January 26 on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC. It will run for four days only. That being said, it’s always possible for Ubisoft to extend the beta by a day or so if there’s enough community pressure. The full game will hit shelves on February 14 on the aforementioned platforms.