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Legion - System Requirements
New system requirements were recently posted and we took a look at how they compare to the old ones. If you are ready to upgrade, you can take a look at our latest Setup of the Month or ask for assistance on the Computer Forums.

Mac requirements are listed on the Legion and Warlords system requirement pages. Notable increases include the minimum CPU going from a Core2 Duo to i5-750, as well as the minimum (2GB to 4GB) and recommended (4GB to 8GB) RAM being increased.


Minimum
  • Intel CPU: Intel Core2 Duo E6600 increased to Intel Core2 Duo E8500
  • AMD CPU: AMD Phenom X3 8750 increased to AMD Phenom II X3 720
  • Drive Space: 35 GB increased to 45 GB.
  • Nvidia GPU: 8800 GT increased to GT 440
  • AMD GPU: Radeon HD 4850 increased to Radeon HD 5670
  • Intel GPU: HD Graphics 3000 increased to HD Graphics 5000

Recommended
  • Operating System: Windows 7, 8, or 10 increased to Windows 10.
  • Intel CPU: Intel Core i5-2400 increased to Intel Core i5-3330
  • AMD CPU: AMD FX-4100 increased to AMD FX-6300
  • Nvidia GPU: GTX 470 increased to GTX 750 Ti
  • AMD GPU: Radeon HD 5870 increased to R7 260X

Originally Posted by Blizzard Entertainment
The system requirements for Legion are much higher than the requirements for Warlords of Draenor. Make sure your computer meets these requirements before purchasing the Legion expansion.

The system requirements for Legion differ from the requirements for Warlords of Draenor. Make sure your computer meets these requirements before purchasing the Legion expansion.

Warlords of Draenor - All Character Achievements Complete
Players are keeping busy while waiting for Legion, with several players completing all of the possible character achievements. Congratulations to Arpexia of Thrall-EU and the others that followed.



Blue Tweets
Originally Posted by Blizzard Entertainment
Is the 5.3 bickering between the Alliance PC and Vol'jin canon? It seems OOC of Vol'jin to threaten in the manner that he did.
Definitely canon. And besides, Alliance players who called his bluff when he threatened could make him back down. (DaveKosak)

.I can repeat the Bodhi Pet Battle world quest over and over on same toon. Received rewards every time. Intended?? #LegionAlpha
it's a bug, new tech not quite ready to unleash PB quests officially, but feel free to give feedback as you find them! (Muffinus)

Ghostcrawler Tweets
Ghostcrawler still occasionally talks about WoW. Remember that he no longer works for or speaks for Blizzard.
Originally Posted by MMO-Champion
I still have not forgiven you for that article and never will! You slapped a lot of players in the face!
I explained our intent that you coordinate with a team and don't just AE everything. I've never quite understood that controversy (OccupyGStreet)
Maybe it was the title? I wanted to echo the surprise players likely after LK's dungeon zergs but maybe it sounded patronizing? (OccupyGStreet)

I strongly disliked the logic that "players can't do this". The drive to improve has steadily been quashed.
For me games are about overcoming obstacles, whether it's Dark Souls, League or the Witness. (OccupyGStreet)
I enjoy walking my dogs in the morning, but I'm really not looking for a challenge there. (OccupyGStreet)
I believe players *can* do something, but I think for many they maybe weren't looking for that in a game. (OccupyGStreet)
But maybe some players want the equivalent of the dog walk, at least sometimes? (OccupyGStreet)



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This article was originally published in forum thread: Legion System Requirements, All Achievements Complete, Tweets, Demonology Preview started by chaud View original post
Comments 208 Comments
  1. Tayla's Avatar
    Oh wow. i make the Minimum requirements but the Recommended...wow. Wow. Lagaran here we come!
  1. mikkis2k's Avatar
    Aw i can't drive legion i think what do you guys think?

    x99
    5930k
    16gb ddr4
    512gb 950 samsung m.2
    2x GTX980 Ti

    this might be a problem, right?
  1. mathiaslindberg's Avatar
    My system is higher than the recommended for Legion, and only gets me Good to High out in the world in Warlords.
    i5-6600 and GTX 660 (SSD and 8GB RAM ofc)
  1. Gehco's Avatar
    I laugh a little at that achievement board, for apparently, I am still shown as lvl 90.

    Haha.. updated it.. WoWprogress had 2 year old info on me ^^
  1. Wishblade's Avatar
    Well darn, guess my graphics might have to go down a bit more, or of course upgrade the bugger next to me...

    Oh well, I'll make do somehow.
  1. Ratatosk's Avatar
    Arpexia of Thrall-EU. Details.
  1. chaud's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by mathiaslindberg View Post
    My system is higher than the recommended for Legion, and only gets me Good to High out in the world in Warlords.
    i5-6600 and GTX 660 (SSD and 8GB RAM ofc)
    A GPU upgrade would help there. The GTX 970 when on sale is a good deal here, not sure about EU prices though.
  1. Cinnamohn's Avatar
    Looks like the garrison will have a new competitor for worst performance.
  1. Rixis's Avatar
    It says congrats to Arpexia and those that followed, yet both the image and link show him/her in 8th place?

    Also, meh, the requirements are getting closer to my i5 2500k and gtx 570. I need money to buy more bits
  1. Cizr's Avatar
    Is the 5.3 bickering between the Alliance PC and Vol'jin canon? It seems OOC of Vol'jin to threaten in the manner that he did.
    Definitely canon. And besides, Alliance players who called his bluff when he threatened could make him back down

    What is he talking about ? Was that some questline or what ? When did it happen ?
  1. Silvertaurus's Avatar
    I wonder if the new system requirements are realy increased on Legion, or just the table is updated to the current (or close) status.
  1. Inos's Avatar
    I'm confused. I don't even see a i5 7500 on the Intel website. 6600 is the highest it gets.
    I literally three days ago got the i5 6600k 3.5 ghz , 6m processor at the suggestion of this website for the unicorn build.
    This is my first self build so I don't know much about computers. Does this mean my processor is crap now?
  1. Loxic's Avatar
    Time to buy a new graphics card. :V
  1. Rixis's Avatar
    It says i5 750, not i5 7500
  1. thilicen's Avatar
    Are we aware of any graphical updates beyond the increased view distance? That's quite a leap in requirements.
  1. Vegas82's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by mikkis2k View Post
    Aw i can't drive legion i think what do you guys think?

    x99
    5930k
    16gb ddr4
    512gb 950 samsung m.2
    2x GTX980 Ti

    this might be a problem, right?
    Yeah, nobody cares about your crappy computer.
  1. Cannibalus's Avatar
    And who exactly is Arpexia, and why is he/she mentioned, when it's that russian guy that is nr1 achies world. Really want an explanation for this. I'm nr 16 atm and no1 gives a shit. Gief praise!
  1. Dechno's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by thilicen View Post
    Are we aware of any graphical updates beyond the increased view distance? That's quite a leap in requirements.
    Perhaps they are preparing DirectX 12 since they changed the recommended OS to Windows 10.
  1. Shak14's Avatar
    Anyone know where to get a cheap 970 EU (UK)?
  1. Granyala's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Cizr View Post
    Is the 5.3 bickering between the Alliance PC and Vol'jin canon? It seems OOC of Vol'jin to threaten in the manner that he did.
    Definitely canon. And besides, Alliance players who called his bluff when he threatened could make him back down

    What is he talking about ? Was that some questline or what ? When did it happen ?
    Event in Barrens where we help the "horde resistance". 5.3 patch, me thinks.
    Quote Originally Posted by Inos View Post
    I'm confused. I don't even see a i5 7500 on the Intel website. 6600 is the highest it gets.
    I literally three days ago got the i5 6600k 3.5 ghz , 6m processor at the suggestion of this website for the unicorn build.
    This is my first self build so I don't know much about computers. Does this mean my processor is crap now?
    You'll be fine. There is no demand for a i5 7500. You misread.

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