The System Requirements for Playing Overwatch
Do you want to know the specifications that are needed to run Overwatch on your PC? Well, you just have landed in the right place. Not only would we share the minimum required specs, but we’ll also share the recommended specifications for running it.
The minimum memory requirement for Overwatch is 4 GB of RAM installed in your computer. If possible, make sure your have 6 GB of RAM in order to run Overwatch to its full potential. The cheapest graphics card you can play it on is an ATI Radeon HD 4850. Futhermore, an NVIDIA GeForce GTX 660 is recommended in order to run Overwatch with the highest settings. An AMD Phenom 8650 Triple-Core CPU is required at a minimum to run Overwatch. However, the developers recommend a CPU greater or equal to an AMD Phenom II X3 720 to play the game. In terms of game file size, you will need at least 30 GB of free disk space available. As a competitive online game, don’t worry too much about keeping the game looking nice, your priority should be frame rate. To improve visibility and performance, keep the effects details, lighting quality, model detail, and shadow detail on low. You’ll still be able to see the visual effects of player abilities, but it will reduce the chance of being blinded by light or having your line of sight blocked by a bush. It’s important not to turn off shadows altogether, as seeing enemy shadows can be a good indicator of their location. Most of the fancy effect, like dynamic reflections, local reflections and ambient occlusion can be safely turned off entirely. The game starts looking pretty rough if you take the texture detail below medium, but if you’re struggling to hit 60 FPS, it’s worth it. Vsync and triple buffering are designed to reduce screen tearing, but they can also cause input lag, so they are definitely to be avoided at all costs. To ensure you can see as much of the action as possible, set the Field of View to maximum. If you want to keep track of your FPS, or any number of other system stats, you can set them to appear in the corner of the screen during gameplay in the display options.
Overwatch will run on PC system with Windows® 7 / Windows® 8 / Windows® 10 64-bit (latest Service Pack) and upwards.