A lot of big changes are coming to World of Warcraft’s next major expansion next month, and with that comes a whole new set of minimum and recommended requirements for players to take a gander at before jumping into the Shadowlands. While for the most part, World of Warcraft has always been one of the few MMO’s you could run on a calculator, Shadowlands seeks to take things in a much bigger direction, ultimately forcing players to upgrade those calculators to perhaps..somewhat decent PC’s if they wish to have a stable experience.

One of the biggest new requirements to come with Shadowlands is the requirement to run the game on an SSD with at least 100GB of storage space. While this is not an issue for many as SSD’s seem to be more common that HDD’s nowadays in gaming rigs, many users still use their SDD’s as dedicated OS space, with normal 7200RPM HDD’s as their primary install device for games and other software. It’s a change to make, however, and with 100GB being not an issue as far as required space goes, we imagine many players will make the switch just fine. The following minimum and recommended specifications are as follows:

  • OS: Windows 7 64-bit
  • CPU: Intel Core i5-3450 or AMD FX 8300
  • GPU: Nvidia GeForce GTX 760, AMD Radeon RX 560, or Intel UHD 630 (45W) (DirectX 11 compatible GPU with 2GB VRAM)
  • RAM: 4GB (8GB if using integrated graphics)
  • Storage: SSD, 100GB available space
  • Input: Keyboard and mouse required, other input devices are not supported


  • OS: Windows 10 64-bit
  • CPU: Intel Core i7-6700K or AMD Ryzen 7 2700X
  • GPU: Nvidia GeForce GTX 1080 or AMD Radeon RX Vega 65 (DirectX 12 compatible GPU with 8GB VRAM)
  • RAM: 8GB
  • Storage: SSD, 100GB available space
  • Input: Multi-button mouse with scroll wheel


World of Warcraft: Shadowlands launches on PC on October 27th, 2020.