If keeping the fanatics entertained is an art, Blizzard is the master of it. Every expansion pack of World of Warcraft incorporates new content, locations and even pets, ensuring that every hour of playing this nostalgia-inducing 16-year-old game is awe-filled.
It’s like WoW casts a spell on you and ultimately, you are lost in this game, crowded with intergalactic demons and malevolent orcs.
After the system requirements of World of Warcraft: Shadowlands were revealed, it was seen that they are genuinely unexceptional. Most PCs could run this absolute drug of a game.
The only hurdle to be crossed is that the game requires a massive 100GB of storage space that too on an SSD for both Windows and Mac operating system.
This announcement by Blizzard was like stabbing the heart of a gamer who relies on HDD.
And it’s not that recommended specs are being talked about here. Blizzard further twisted that knife, as even if a player runs the game on minimum specs, an SSD would still be a must.
System Requirements: Recommended vs. Minimum
|Recommended System Requirements||Minimum System Requirements|
|OS||Windows 10 64-bit||Windows 7 64-bit|
|CPU||Intel Core i7-6700K or AMD Ryzen 7 2700X||Intel Core i5-3450 or AMD FX 8300|
|GPU||Nvidia GeForce GTX 1080 or AMD Radeon RX Vega 65 (DirectX 12 compatible GPU with 8GB VRAM)||Nvidia GeForce GTX 760, AMD Radeon RX 560, or Intel UHD 630 (45W) (DirectX 11 compatible GPU with 2GB VRAM)|
|RAM||8GB||4GB (8GB if using integrated graphics)|
|Storage||SSD, 100GB available space||SSD, 100GB available space|
|Input||Multi-button mouse with scroll wheel||Keyboard and mouse required, other input devices are not supported|
For those unaware, SSD stands for solid-state drive and is a modern piece of tech for storing data on memory chips. They are sturdy, light and as fast as a deer when it comes to getting the job done.
The biggest con of an SSD is its outrageous price. For an SSD, Users will have to spend 4 to 7 times more than what they generally pay for a hard drive.
It must be noted that this role-playing game might just work on HDD but it definitely wouldn’t be a smooth sail. It’ll be like dealing with sharks and hurricanes while being on a voyage.
Players will have to endure an almost endless, everlasting load time along with a conspicuous touch to the gameplay.
Therefore, it is highly recommended that the enthusiasts of World of Warcraft invest in an SSD simply to experience this immersive lore powerhouse.
World of Warcraft: Shadowlands will hit the market on 27th October this year. So, fanatics of the game better start saving if they are to enjoy the game to the fullest.
About World of Warcraft
World of Warcraft: Shadowlands is a MMORPG which is developed and published by Blizzard Entertainment. Shadowlands is the eight expansion pack of World of Warcraft and is set to release on 27th October, 2020.
The game can be played on platforms like Microsoft Windows and macOS.
This expansion will introduce a level squish feature, reducing the max level to 60.
The game will also incorporate a covenants feature. Covenants dictate the four zones which the game encompasses. After reaching level 60, players can pledge their loyalty to one of the four covenants.
One can expect WoW: Shadowlands to offer an enthralling, hypnotic experience owing to its unrivalled graphical artwork and compelling new features.