Xdefiant system requirements – can your PC run it?

Xdefiant system requirements – can your PC run it?
Amaar Chowdhury Updated on by

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The system requirements for XDefiant should interest you now that the game is so close. Ubisoft’s Call of Duty competitor has seen some very successful early access periods, alongside beta tests, and the game is gearing up for its eventual launch. It’s It’s surprisingly quite lightweight to run, with the lowest graphics settings encouraging system requirements that allow the oldest and cheapest gaming rigs to run the game.

XDefiant system requirements on PC

There are two variations of system requirements laid out by Ubisoft, with both of them sporting accessible and affordable hardware.

Minimum system requirements: 1080p, 60FPS, Low Graphics Settings

Operating SystemWindows 10, Windows 11
ProcessorAMD Ryzen 5 1600 @ 3.6GHz, Intel i7-4790K @ 4.0GHz, or better
RAM8 GB (running dual-channel mode)
Graphics CardAMD Radeon RX 5500 (4 GB), NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050Ti (4 GB), or better
Hard Drive45 GB available storage (SSD)
DirectX VersionDirectX 11 and DirectX 12

Recommended system requirements: 1080p, 60FPS, High Graphics Settings

Operating SystemWindows 10, Windows 11
ProcessorAMD Ryzen 5 1600 @ 3.6 GHz, Intel i7-4790K @ 4.0 GHz, or better
RAM16 GB (running dual-channel mode)
Graphics CardAMD Radeon RX 5500 (8 GB), NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 (6 GB), or better
Hard Drive45 GB available storage (SSD)
DirectX VersionDirectX 11 and DirectX 12

Most competitive shooter players will have gaming PCs that far surpass these specs, though I’m aware that not all will. I still use a AMD Ryzen 5 2600 in my computer at home, only a generation away from being shunted to the minimum system requirements. If you do end up playing with hardware as old as this, then you might instead consider a hardware upgrade suited to the game.

It’s CPU intensive

As is the case with a lot of Ubisoft games, there’s going to be a substantial load on your CPU. If you’re really struggling for performance there, consider either a processor upgrade or look to overclocking instead.

Can your PC run XDefiant?

The system requirements for XDefiant ask for an AMD Ryzen 5 1600 or Intel i7-4790K, both of which are over a decade old. The chances of most people having a processor older than this is slim, and so is the likelihood of you not being able to run XDefiant.

Despite the fact that XDefiant is a CPU intensive game, the real issue will lie with the graphics card. You’re going to need at least 4-8GB to run the game, which is a very varied range of hardware capability. If you’re using a current-generation GPU, that won’t be an issue, though anyone still running low-spec 10-series Nvidia graphics cards will likely have their work cut out for them.