The much-awaited Diablo 4 open beta is on the horizon, and the system requirements have been revealed, and they are surprisingly low. For now, at least, gamers can rejoice because they don’t need a top-of-the-line system to play the game.
At the bare minimum, Blizzard recommends an Intel Core i5 2500K or AMD FX 8100 CPU, an NVIDIA GeForce GTX 660 or AMD Radeon R9 280 for graphics, 8GB of RAM, and 45GB of available storage. These specs can give you a 720p low graphics settings experience at 30 fps.
For the recommended specs, Blizzard does not specify the targeted resolution, quality, and frame rate, but it should run at around 1080p, medium quality, and hopefully 60 fps. You’ll need an Intel Core i5-4670K or AMD Ryzen R3-1300X processor, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970 or AMD Radeon RX 470 graphics, and 16GB of RAM.
However, Blizzard stated that the game might run on even lower specs than the minimum they suggested, but at the cost of a “significantly diminished” experience. Even so, the recommended specs suggest using GPUs that date back to 2014 and 2016.
It’s great news that you don’t need to have the latest and greatest GPU to enjoy this highly anticipated game. The game developers have mentioned that ray tracing will be added after the game launches, but it’s unclear to what extent it will be implemented. Nonetheless, it implies that an Nvidia RTX 2060 or AMD RX 6000 graphics card will be the bare minimum if you choose to enable ray tracing.
Regardless, the Diablo 4 open beta seems to be a more democratic triple-A game title compared to the other games that require top-of-the-line specs. This is excellent news for gamers who don’t have access to the latest and greatest hardware.
For those who pre-ordered the game, the early access beta kicks off on Friday, March 17 at 9 am PT and ends on Monday, March 20 at 12 pm PT. The second Diablo 4 open beta is available to everyone from Friday, March 24 at 9 am PT and ends on Monday, March 27 at 12 pm PT.