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We Look At The System Requirements For MechWarrior 5 : Mercenaries And The Best PC Builds To Play The Game On

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Can I Run MechWarrior 5 : Mercenaries On My Computer?

MechWarrior 5: Mercenaries is the first traditional single-player MechWarrior game (excluding strategy titles) since 2002. Released in 2019 on the PC, it is releasing on 27th May 2021 for Xbox One and the newer gen Xbox Series X/S. The game is moderately demanding, and you can find the minimum and recommended system requirements listed below, as supplied by the publisher, though we typically advise you add more on just to be safe.

If you don’t know the specs of your current PC, have a read of our guide on how to look up your PC specifications to see if you will be able to play Warhammer 40,000: Darktide on your desired settings or if you will need to upgrade your computer. If so then at the foot of this page we also suggest some PCs that would be best to run the game on.

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MechWarrior 5 : Mercenaries Game Details

Mechwarrior 5: Mercenaries is a return to the first-person perspective, battle mech simulator format that made the series famous. Set before the Clan invasions in the BattleTech universe, players take control of the leader of a mercenary company and can salvage, upgrade, and purchase new mechs and hire new pilots to their ever-expanding roster as they stomp through destructable cities.

MechWarrior 5 : Mercenaries System Requirements

MechWarrior 5 Minimum System Requirements

  • CPU : Intel Core i3-7100/AMD Ryzen 3 1200
  • RAM : 8GB RAM
  • GPU / Video Card : NVIDIA GeForce GTX 770/AMD Radeon R9 280X
  • Storage : 55GB HDD space needed
  • Operating System : Windows 10 (64-bit only)

MechWarrior 5 Recommended System Requirements

  • CPU : Intel Core i7-6700K/AMD Ryzen 7 1700
  • RAM : 16GB RAM
  • GPU / Video Card : NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070/AMD RX Vega 56
  • Storage : 55GB HDD space needed
  • Operating System : Windows 10 (64-bit only)

What Gaming PC Do We Recommend To Play MechWarrior 5 : Mercenaries?

To get MechWarrior 5: Mercenaries playing on the lowest graphical presets at 1080p whilst managing a respectable FPS will need you to shell out for something like one of our $600 self-build PCs. If you want to turn the settings to the max though, or play on resolutions above 1080p, then a $1,500 build or above is recommended.

If you don’t fancy putting together your own machine then one of under $800 prebuilt PCs should run the game on the lowest settings at 1080p resolution to an acceptable standard. Again if you want to turn things up a notch though, either in terms of graphical preset or resolution, then a $1,500 pre-build or higher will be needed in order to get smooth performance.

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Aaron Ritchie

From halcyon days playing Sonic 2 on the Megadrive, to trying to work out how to make the 'TOASTY!' man appear on Mortal Kombat 3, many of Aaron’s fondest childhood memories are associated with gaming. He regrets nothing. First getting into PC gaming through exposure to Drug Lord 2.0 and then the original Half Life, he has been a fiend ever since. If you need to know anything about gaming laptops, he's your guy.