Watch Dogs: Legion, a seemingly ambitious take on the previously character-focused Watch Dogs series, is right around the corner. In this game you’ll be able to take control of myriad NPCs, as the Dead-Sec hacker group protests some sort of fictional, facist installation. It’s a complicated game, and as we head into the next generation of consoles (of which this game participates), and that means it’s a demanding game. Ubisoft has released the system requirements for the PC version of Watch Dogs: Legion, and there are a whole lot of them.

Watch Dogs: Legion System Requirements Guide

There’s a good reason for all this information, though. Gaming has become complicated by the widening variety of display resolutions, and how those displayers intersect with various features, fidelity levels, and emerging technologies. The big one for this generation, which you’ll be seeing all over marketing over the next few years, is Ray-Tracing. Because of that, we’re looking at two sets of three system requirements, which the folks at Ubisoft smartly separated.

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The system requirements sets here are separated by three different resolution goals: 1080p, 1440p and 4K. This also correlates to visual setting presets High, Very High and Ultra. Then, the sets of requirements are split into two groups, a simple yes or no on enabling Ray-Tracing. So with that being said, here are the requirements as posted onto the official website over in Ubisoft territory:

Ray Tracing Enabled

-Minimum System Requirements - 1920x1080, High preset, Ray Tracing Medium, DLSS Quality, DX12 only

  • CPU: Intel Core i5-8400 2.8 GHz, AMD Ryzen 5 2600 3.4 GHz
  • GPU: NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060
  • Video memory: 6GB
  • RAM: 16GB (Dual-channel setup)
  • Hard Disk Space: (45GB)
  • OS: Windows 10 (64 bit only)

-Recommended System Requirements - 2560x1440 (1440p), Very High preset, Ray Tracing High, DLSS Quality, DX12 only

  • CPU: Intel Core i7-9700 3.0 GHz, AMD Ryzen 5 3600 3.6 GHz
  • GPU: NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070
  • Video memory: 8GB
  • RAM: 16GB (Dual-channel setup)
  • Hard Disk Space: (45GB)
  • OS: Windows 10 (64 bit only)

-Ultra-System Requirement - 3840x2160 (4K), Ultra preset, Ray Tracing Ultra, DLSS Performance, DX12 only

  • CPU: Intel Core i9-9900K 3.6 GHz, AMD Ryzen 7 3700X 3.6 GHz
  • GPU: NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080
  • Video memory: 10 GB
  • RAM: 16GB (Dual-channel setup)
  • Hard Disk Space: 45GB (+20 GB HD Texture Pack)
  • OS: Windows 10 (64 bit only)

Ray Tracing Disabled

-Minimum System Requirements for 1920x1080, Low Preset, DX12

  • CPU: Intel Core i5-4460 3.2 GHz, AMD Ryzen 5 1400 3.2 GHz
  • GPU: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970/GeForce GTX 1650
  • Video memory: 4GB
  • RAM: 8GB (Dual-channel setup)
  • Hard Disk Space: (45GB)
  • OS: Windows 10 (64 bit only)

-Recommended System Requirements for 1920x1080, High Preset, DX12

  • CPU: Intel Core i7-4790 3.6 GHz, AMD Ryzen 5 1600 3.2 GHz
  • GPU: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060/GeForce GTX 1660 Super
  • Video memory: 6GB
  • RAM: 8GB (Dual-channel setup)
  • Hard Disk Space: (45GB)
  • OS: Windows 10 (64 bit only)

-Recommended System Requirements for 2560x1440, High Preset, DX12

  • CPU: Intel Core i7-9700 3.0 GHz, AMD Ryzen 5 3600 3.6 GHz
  • GPU: NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 Super
  • Video memory: 8GB
  • RAM: 16GB (Dual-channel setup)
  • Hard Disk Space: (45GB)
  • OS: Windows 10 (64 bit only)

-Ultra-System Requirement - 3840x2160 (4K), Ultra Preset DX12

  • CPU: Intel Core i7-9700K 3.6 GHz, AMD Ryzen 7 3700X 3.6 GHz
  • GPU: NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Ti or GeForce RTX 3080
  • Video memory: 10GB
  • RAM: 16GB (Dual-channel setup)
  • Hard Disk Space: 45GB (+20 GB HD Texture Pack)
  • OS: Windows 10 (64 bit only) (For optimal experience use DX12, also compatible with "DX11")

That’s a lot to digest in simple text form. Ubisoft also released a more streamlined infographic, which you can take a look at right here:

That’s the long and short of it. Mostly long of course. Watch Dogs: Legion comes out at the butt-end of October 2020, and if you’re rocking a gaming PC, this is all information you’re going to want to be aware of. Next-generation consoles always have a sort of parallel impact on PC gaming, despite the gap in performance between the two. These numbers are only going to go up as the restraints over on the console side loosen up over time.

Are you planning on playing Watch Dogs: Legion on PC? If so, what do you think of these system requirements? Does targeting a resolution or Ray-Tracing fit into your plans? Or are you going console? Let us know what you’re thinking over at the Prima Games Facebook and Twitter channels!