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XDefiant system requirements: Minimum and recommended PC specs

The bare minimum.

XDefiant, is going up against a first-person shooter juggernaut in Call of Duty, and as a free-to-play title it has the opportunity to attract a bigger player base. However that means it’s minimum and recommended system requirements should be easily obtainable.

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When XDefiant launches on May 21, you will want to ensure your PC is ready to handle Ubisoft’s new blockbuster first-person shooter. Here are the minimum and recommended PC specs for the game, as well as the higher-grade settings for “Enthusiast” and Ultra.

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XDefiant pc requirements.
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XDefiant minimum PC requirements

  • Operating system: Windows 10
  • CPU / Processor: Intel i3-10105F or AMD Ryzen3 3100
  • RAM: 8 GB (running dual-channel mode)
  • Graphics / Video card: AMD Radeon RX 5500 XT (4GB), NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050Ti (4GB), or Intel ARC A380 (6GB)
  • Resolution: 1080p
  • Hard drive: 35 GB available storage
  • DirectX version: DirectX 11 and DirectX 12

The developers have specified the minimum requirements you need for achieve 60 frames per second at 1920x1080p resolution with the “Low” graphics preset in the in-game settings. Basically, if you just meet the minimum specs, your game won’t look great, but it will run as smoothly as it would on a console.

XDefiant recommended PC requirements

  • Operating system: Windows 10
  • CPU / Processor: Intel i3-10105F or AMD Ryzen3 3100
  • RAM: 8 GB (running dual-channel mode)
  • Graphics / Video card: AMD Radeon RX 5500 XT (8GB), NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 (6GB), or Intel ARC A750 (8GB)
  • Resolution: 1080p
  • Hard drive: 35 GB available storage
  • DirectX version: DirectX 11 and DirectX 12

These specs are terrific news for XDefiant players on PC, as the hardware listed is nearly a decade old at this point. The processors are considered low-end, while the graphics cards are some of the most popular budget cards on the market.

Moreover, players will only need the standard eight GB of RAM and 35GB of storage space. The 35GB is actually a major drop-off in size, as the game once required over 60GB at one point. The developers do note that an SSD is “required for best experience.”

XDefiant high-end “Enthusiast” PC requirements

  • Operating system: Windows 10/11
  • CPU / Processor: Intel i5-10400 or AMD Ryzen5 3600
  • RAM: 16 GB (running dual-channel mode)
  • Graphics / Video card: AMD Radeon RX 5600 XT (6GB), NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 (6GB), or Intel ARC A770 (16GB)
  • Resolution: 1440p
  • Hard drive: 35 GB available storage
  • DirectX version: DirectX 11 and DirectX 12

These are the required specs needed to achieve 60 FPS on high quality, but not ultra-high.

XDefiant ultra PC requirements

  • Operating system: Windows 10/11
  • CPU / Processor: Intel i7-9700K or AMD Ryzen7 3700X
  • RAM: 16 GB (running dual-channel mode)
  • Graphics / Video card: AMD Radeon RX 6800 XT (16GB), NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 (10GB)
  • Resolution: 1440p
  • Hard drive: 35 GB available storage
  • DirectX version: DirectX 11 and DirectX 12

Here are the required specs needed to run XDefiant at its ultra-high settings.


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