Star Citizen System Requirements

Deciding if you should buy a new game is hard enough these days, committing your money to something you’re not even sure your system can run is even more of a risk. If you are curious about the system requirements for Star Citizen or are just having a quick look to see if your system can handle it, you are in the right place. 

While the official system requirements are a tad vague for this game, this is understandable as it is still being worked on, we have done our best to give you a rough idea of what you might need.

Star Citizen Game Details

First off, we’d like to give you a little taste of what you can expect in Star Citizen. After all, you need to make sure you like the game before you buy it right? You have no doubt heard of Star Citizen through its popular crowdfunding campaign and while the game is still currently being developed, there is still lots to see and do. 

Star Citizen puts players into a huge universe just ready and waiting to be explored. The game can be played however the player wishes, you could become a cargo hauler, an explorer setting out to map the galaxy or even a space pirate who likes to live on the edge. 

The up and coming Squadron 42 singleplayer campaign is rumored to enter alpha in 2020 and while the details on what this will include are still a bit hazy, it’s good to know that the game is receiving continued development.

Star Citizen Minimum System Requirements

  • Memory – 16GB
  • Graphics Card – AMD Radeon R5 M330
  • CPU – Intel Core 2 Quad Q9000
  • Storage – 40GB
  • Operating System – Windows 7 64 bit, Service Pack 1 or higher

Star Citizen Recommended System Requirements

  • Memory – 16GB
  • Graphics Card – AMD Radeon HD 7990
  • CPU – AMD Ryzen 5 1600
  • Storage – 40GB
  • Operating System – Windows 7 (64 bit), Windows 8 or 8.1 (64 bit) or Windows 10 (64 bit)

Our Hardware Suggestions

While these above specs give you a general idea of what to expect, this is one of those titles where it can be very hard to say what you need. While some areas of the game may hit your GPU hard, others may put a lot of strain on your CPU. 

The developers currently have a very interesting page up on their website showing live FPS data for the game. While this may not give you a definite indication of what you need, it is undeniably cool. 

As this game will only get bigger and better the more it is developed, we’d recommend you have a system that can match, or at least look to upgrade your GPU. Systems falling around the $700 mark will undoubtedly run this game well enough, but if you are looking to really push the game and your system’s components to their max, looking towards building a high-end system would be greatly beneficial.