New World of Warcraft System Specs Recommend an SSD

World of Warcraft

World of Warcraft is one of the oldest MMORPGs in the genre but that doesn’t mean it still runs the same way it did in 2004. With the upcoming Shadowlands expansion, Blizzard has upped its minimum and recommended PC requirements. This in and of itself is not unheard of. Over the course of the last several expansions, Blizzard has tweaked system specs. However, some players may be surprised to find that the latest crop of requirements suggests that players should have an SSD for game storage.

World Of Warcraft Shadowlands minimum PC requirements
  • CPU: Intel Core i5-3450 / AMD FX 8300
  • RAM: 4GB (8GB if using integrated graphics)
  • GPU: Nvidia GeForce GTX 760 / AMD Radeon RX 560 / Intel UHD 630
  • Storage: SSD (100GB available space)
  • Internet: Broadband Internet connection
  • OS: Windows 7 64-bit
World Of Warcraft Shadowlands recommended PC requirements
  • CPU: Intel Core i7-6700K / AMD Ryzen 7 2700X
  • RAM: 8GB
  • GPU: Nvidia GeForce GTX 1080 / AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
  • Storage: SSD (100GB available space)
  • Internet: Broadband Internet connection
  • OS: Windows 10 64-bit

It is worth keeping in mind that, despite the language stating that these are requirements, they are, in fact, not actually required. Players without an SSD on their PC will simply find that load times are longer, at least on the first load of the game each day.

At this point, WoW is still playable using an old-fashioned HDD but it may be worth investigating the purchase of an SSD, many of which can be purchased for well under $100.

In the meantime, check out the World of Warcraft official site to learn more.

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Suzie is an avid gamer and has been since 1995. She lives in the desert with her own personal minion while dreaming of pixel worlds beyond Earth.

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