New World System Requirements

If you want to play New World, then here are the system requirements to run Amazon Games' MMORPG

New World System Requirements
Will your pc hit the mark for New World's recommended settings? Image via Amazon Games.

GamingVerdict is reader-supported. When you buy through links on our site, we may earn an affiliate commission. Learn more

Table of Contents

New World is an MMORPG (massively multiplayer online role-playing game) from Amazon Games, taking us to the mystical and mysterious land of Aeternum, a kind of Atlantis meets Shangri-La. In this Colonial-era setting, Aeternum is a new world destination perfect for exploring, settling and conquering with friends and guildmates. If you’re looking to give Amazon Games’ MMORPG a dabble, here are the New World system requirements you’ll need to beat or match.

 

Update July 23rd

The New World beta is currently getting reports that 3090s are burning out. The overheating isn’t exclusive to the 3090 either, with the game using as many resources as possible to perform. Even my precious 2070 is reaching 82 degrees celsius with liquid cooler fans and the side panel off (which means I need to sort my PC out). We figured it’s worth mentioning that having decent airflow, or capping the game to 30 FPS, especially in the menus or in crowded locations while Amazon Games focus on optimization issues. Otherwise, the game actually does rather well. Gaming Verdict’s sister site, WePC uploads content on its benchmarking channel, and you can see how New World performs on higher-end cards with decent airflow.

New World Requirements

Minimum Specs

  • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
  • OS: Windows® 10 64-bit
  • Processor (CPU): Intel Core i5-2400 / AMD CPU with four physical cores @ 3Ghz
  • Memory: 8 GB RAM
  • Graphics (GPU): NVIDIA GeForce GTX 670 2GB / AMD Radeon R9 280 or better
  • DirectX: Version 12
  • Network: Broadband Internet connection
  • Storage: 50 GB available space

 

If you are an MMO advocate, you may notice that the New World system requirements seem remarkably similar to those of Destiny 2. New World at a minimum level requires a Nvidia GTX 670, which is a medium spec graphics card from 2012. This means you’re not going to need that much raw power to play the everyday gameplay of questing and exploring.

As for the CPU, things are promising. As you can see, the New World system requirements aren’t asking for a specific AMD CPU, just that you have an eight-core CPU (four physical, four virtual). The AMD FX 8100 CPU springs to mind, which is a budget CPU dating back to 2012.

It does appear that Amazon Games is confident that a medium spec PC from 2012 will suffice. However, a PC build that old may struggle with 50v50 sieges. The potential lag, frame stutter, and spell effects all on a reduced frame rate or quality setting may be enough to make ageing PC parts scream in protest.

Recommended Specs

  • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
  • OS: Windows® 10 64-bit
  • Processor: Intel® Core™ i7-2600K / AMD Ryzen 5 1400
  • Memory: 16 GB RAM
  • Graphics: NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 970 / AMD Radeon R9 390X or better
  • DirectX: Version 12
  • Network: Broadband Internet connection
  • Storage: 50 GB available space

 

The comparison between the recommended and minimum specs isn’t that big. The AMD Ryzen 5 1400 is a newer CPU with solid performance on a budget. Despite its more recent release date, the Ryzen 5 benchmarks slightly better than the AMD FX 8350, a flagship AMD CPU from 2012. It once again confirms that the game is relatively friendly to most PCs. We still need to try this out in New World’s end game, but it does suggest that Amazon feels its game is very well optimized, even for those with older PC parts.

As for the GPU, it is more to standard. The 2014 mid-range GPU, Nvidia’s GTX 970, is the recommended card for New World. The card is technically a 3.5GB DDR5 GPU, so anything with 3GB or more can handle it. If you have an AMD 9k series GPU or better, or an Nvidia 980, TI, Titan 1k, 2k, or 3k series GPU, then you’re sitting pretty for New World.

The New World Closed Beta is launching on July 20. The two week playtest gives gamers lucky enough to receive an invite or those who pre-order a shot at playing the game. If you have a somewhat dated PC, perhaps you can spend the time trying out the beta and decide if it is worth an upgrade?

If you decide to play New World, we look forward to seeing you there.

Stay in touch

Sign up now for all the latest news, builds, and ideas for your PC gaming setup.