Here are the PC specs you need to run MechWarrior 5: Mercenaries

Here's the PC specs you need to run MechWarrior 5: Mercenaries

Here are the PC specs you need to run MechWarrior 5: Mercenaries

Piranha Games has announced the minimum PC system requirements of MechWarrior 5; Mercenaries, allowing PC gamers to judge whether or not their system is ready for some high octane mechanised combat. 

MechWarrior 5 will be the first single-player title in the series since 2002, placing players in 3015, during the final decade of the Third Succession War. The game will offer a full campaign as well as support for Co-op. This will allow PC players to MechSuit up with their fellow MechWarriors online, though the game’s standard single-player modes will require no internet connectivity to function normally. 

DirectX 11 will be the graphical API of choice for MechWarrior 5, though the game will also support DirectX 12. When Nvidia announced its RTX series of graphics cards in 2018, the company confirmed that MechWarrior 5: Mercenaries will support real-time raytracing and DLSS, which means that the game has to support DirectX 12, as Microsoft’s DXR (DirectX Raytracing) API doesn’t work with DirectX 11 titles. 

MechWarrior 5 is being created using Epic Games’ Unreal Engine 4, which should allow the game to deliver support for real-time raytracing with relative ease. So far, MechWarrior 5 has only been announced for Windows-powered PCs and is due to release on December 10th. 

Below are MechWarrior 5: Mercenaries’ PC system requirements. Recommended system requirements for the game have not been revealed yet and Piranha Games’ FAQ for the game states that these system requirements are subject to change. These system requirements are not listed as target specifications on the Epic Games Store, listing now “subject to change” caveat. 

Targetted Minimum System Requirements

CPU: Intel Core i3-7100, or equivalent
GPU: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 770, or equivalent
OS: Windows 7, Windows 8.1 or Windows 10 (64-bit versions)
HDD: 80GB free space
DirectX: Version 11

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