Here Are Borderlands 3 PC Spec Requirements In Detail

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The insanity that is Borderlands 3 is coming in just a few weeks, and it promises to deliver plenty of mayhem. What is not insane, however, is the type of PC you will need to play Borderlands 3. We now have a set of minimum and recommended requirements, and if you own a relatively modern PC, playing at 1080p or even 1440p will be doable.

Borderlands 3 is not just releasing to PC, of course—it's also coming out on the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, and will be a Google Stadia title as well. As far as Windows PCs are concerned, however, here are the minimum and recommended specs...

Minimum Specs (1080p)

  • OS: Windows 7/8/10 (latest service pack)
  • CPU: AMD FX-8350 (Intel i5-3570)
  • RAM: 6GB
  • GPU: AMD Radeon HD 7970 (NVIDIA GeForce GTX 680 2GB)
  • HDD: 75GB
There's nothing that is real demanding there. Anyone who owns a relatively modern PC with a discrete GPU should be able to play Borderlands 3 at 1080p. But what 1440p? Let's have a look...

Recommended Specs (1440p)

  • OS: Windows 7/8/10 (latest service pack)
  • CPU: AMD Ryzen 5 2600 (Intel i7-4770)
  • RAM: 16GB
  • GPU: AMD Radeon RX 590 (NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 6GB)
  • HDD: 75GB
The specs kick up a notch in order to play at 1440. There's still nothing crazy listed, but if you own an aging PC, playing at 1440p may prove difficult.

Gearbox Software also shared what graphics settings will be available in Borderlands 3. The developer says the game will "look fantastic" on all platforms, but PC players will be able jump into the settings and customize things a bit.

"All you PC players out there can fine-tune the visuals even further via Borderlands 3's extensive graphics settings, letting you perfectly match the visual fidelity to your personal preferences and the power of your rig," Gearbox Software says.

Here they are...

Basic

General
  • Graphics API: DirectX 11, DirectX 12
  • Display: (varies by setup)
  • Display Mode: Full Screen, Windowed Borderless, Windowed
  • Resolution: (varies by setup)
  • Vertical Sync: Off, On
  • Resolution Scale: 50% - 200% in 25% increments
  • Limit Frame Rate: Smooth 22-62 FPS, Capped 30 FPS, Capped 50 FPS, Capped 60 FPS, Capped 72 FPS, Capped 120 FPS, Unlimited,
  • Custom Custom FPS Limit: default 90, minimum 15, maximum 300
  • Calibrate Display: Brightness and HDR
  • Calibrate Safe Area: Adjust the boundary of the UI
  • Field of View: default 90, minimum 70, maximum 110
  • Vehicle Field of View: default 90, minimum 70, maximum 110
  • HUD Scale: default 1, minimum 0.6, maximum 1.3

Advanced

Preferences
  • Display Stats: Off, FPS, All (FPS, CPU, GPU)
  • Anti Aliasing: None, FXAA, Temporal
  • FidelityFX Sharpening: Off, On
  • Camera Motion Blur: Off, On
  • Object Motion Blur: Off, On
General
  • Graphics Quality: Low, Medium, High, Ultra
  • Texture Streaming: Low, Medium, High, Ultra
  • Anisotropic Filtering: 2x, 4x, 8x, 16x
  • Material Quality: Low, Medium, High, Ultra
  • Shadows: Low, Medium, High, Ultra Draw
  • Distance: Low, Medium, High, Ultra
  • Environment Texture Detail: Low, Medium, High, Ultra
  • Environment Detail: Low, Medium, High, Ultra
  • Terrain Detail: Low, Medium, High, Ultra
  • Foliage Detail: Low, Medium, High, Ultra
  • Character Texture Detail: Low, Medium, High, Ultra
  • Character Detail: Low, Medium, High, Ultra
  • Ambient Occlusion: Low, Medium, High, Ultra
  • Volumetric Fog: Off, Medium, High, Ultra Screen
  • Space Reflections: Off, Medium, High, Ultra
And so there you have it, in case any of this is useful in planning accordingly. It's always nice with a developer offers up this level of detail before a game's actual launch.

Borderlands 3 is a Epic Games Store exclusive, so you won't find it on Steam. It is available to preorder now priced at $59.99 for the Standard Edition, $79.99 for the Deluxe Edition, and $99.99 for the Super Deluxe Edition. It release to PC and consoles on September 13.
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