Baldur’s Gate 3 early access – Minimum and recommended PC requirements

Can you run it?

Image via Larian Studios

We learned a lot about Baldur’s Gate 3 during the Panel from Hell Livestream. The early access build should be available on September 30 for those wanting to try the game before it officially launches. You can explore the game’s budding romance options, familiars, test out the combat and take part in nearly 80 battles, engage in over 40,000 lines of dialogue, play it in multiplayer, and investigate the game’s first act. A big question for many before they think about jumping into the game is if their PC can play it. We now know the minimum and recommended hardware requirements you need to have.

The recommended choices for the best experience could be difficult for some PC players to reach. Still, the minimum requirements are much more manageable. Developer Larian Studios shared on twitter that these will likely change as they move over to their 1.0 build.

Minimum

  • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
  • OS: Windows 10 64-bit
  • Processor: Intel i5-4690 / AMD FX 4350
  • Memory: 8 GB RAM
  • Graphics: Nvidia GTX 780 / AMD Radeon R9 280X
  • DirectX: Version 11
  • Storage: 70 GB available space
  • Additional Notes: Default API is Vulkan 1.1. Directx11 API also provided. The minimum requirements might decrease over the course of Early Access, as performance improves.

Recommended

  • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
  • OS: Windows 10 64-bit
  • Processor: Intel i7 4770k / AMD Ryzen 5 1500X
  • Memory: 16 GB RAM
  • Graphics: Nvidia GTX 1060 6GB / AMD RX580
  • DirectX: Version 11
  • Storage: 70 GB available space
  • Additional Notes: Default API is Vulkan 1.1. Directx11 API also provided. The recommended requirements might decrease over the course of Early Access, as performance improves.

All of this information is readily on the Baldur’s Gates 3 Steam page. The page gives a bit more details about the upcoming early access build. It shares that players will have five Origin characters to choose, six different classes, and roughly 25 hours of gameplay. Early access won’t be a smooth experience. Still, you can provide any feedback and report any issues to the developers. The more you play, the more you improve the game’s quality when it releases for its 1.0 build.