Wasteland 3 System Requirements

We Guide You Through The System Requirements For Wasteland 3 And Tell You What PC You'll Need To Play It

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Can I Run Wasteland 3 On My Computer?

Wasteland 3 is playable on Windows, Mac OSX and Linux computers, as well as the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One consoles. Below you can see both the minimum and the recommended system requirements for running the game on PC, no matter which operating system you are using.

As stated, these system requirements have been provided by the publisher. Generally speaking, we recommend assuming slightly more power is needed than these requirements suggest, as game developers and publishers sometimes understate these in order to encourage more people to buy the game. In the case of Wasteland 3, Deep Silver have been a bit sparse with the detail on their recommended requirements, particularly for Mac and Linux users playing on lower settings, so we’d err on the side of caution if you are intending to run it on one of these operating systems.

All-in-all, to get Wasteland 3 running on minimum requirements does not take a great deal of computing power, however, the game is not especially well optimized, so even people running a powerful machine may experience frame drops when playing the game.

If you are ignorant as to the specs of your computer, look over our guide on how to find these out here. We are in the process of developing a tool that can work out your PC’s ability to run any game to streamline this process. Once this tool is ready, we’ll be sure to link to it on this page!

See the suggested PC builds at the bottom of this page for some advice on what machines we think you’ll need to run the game at lower and also maximum settings if you’re in the market for an upgrade on your existing system.

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Wasteland 3 Game Details

Wasteland 3

  • Release Date: August 28th 2020 (Windows PC, Playstation 4, Xbox One) December 17th 2020 (Linux, Mac OSX)
  • System Requirements: Low-Medium
  • Genre: RPG / Turn-based combat
  • Developer: inXile Entertainment
  • Publisher: Deep Silver

Wasteland 3 is a post-apocalyptic, isometric view RPG with turn-based squad combat (think Fallout 1 & 2 crossed with X-COM). The original Wasteland game actually preceded and heavily influenced the original Fallout. Both Wasteland 2 and now Wasteland 3 were primarily financed via crowfunding.

The setting of this latest installment is in Colorado, now a frozen wasteland, where a detachment of Arizona Rangers (familiar from the previous games) have been sent and end up having to deal with the area’s local ruler and the myriad hazards of the region.

Wasteland 3 System Requirements (According to the Publisher)

“Minimum” System Requirements PC

  • Processor: Intel Core i5-3.3Ghz or better / AMD equivalent
  • RAM: 8GB RAM
  • Video Card: Nvidia GTX 760 / AMD equivalent
  • Storage: 45GB HDD
  • Operating System: Windows 10 (64-bit only)

“Recommended” System Requirements PC

  • Processor: Intel Core i7-3770 / AMD equivalent
  • RAM: 8GB RAM
  • Video Card: Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060 6GB/ AMD RX 480 8GB
  • Storage: 45GB HDD
  • Operating System: Windows 10 Home (64-bit only)

“Minimum” System Requirements Mac OSX

  • Processor: any 64-bit processor
  • RAM: 8GB RAM
  • Video Card: onboard graphics
  • Storage: 45GB HDD
  • Operating System: Mac OSX (11.1+)

“Recommended” System Requirements Mac OSX

  • Processor: Intel Core i5 6x 3.3GHz
  • RAM: 8GB RAM
  • Video Card: AMD Radeon Pro 5300 4GB
  • Storage: 45GB HDD
  • Operating System: Mac OSX (11.1+)

“Minimum” System Requirements Linux/Steam OS

  • Processor: any 64-bit processor
  • RAM: 8GB RAM
  • Video Card:  onboard graphics
  • Storage: 45GB HDD
  • Operating System: Ubuntu 20.04.1+

“Recommended” System Requirements Linux/Steam OS

  • Processor: AMD Ryzen 7 2700
  • RAM: 8GB RAM
  • Video Card: AMD Radeon RX 5700 XT
  • Storage: 45GB HDD
  • Operating System: Ubuntu 20.04

What PC Do We Recommend To Play Wasteland 3?

In order to run Wasteland 3 at 1080p on low settings, we’d strongly suggest either out $400 or $500 build. If you want to push the boat out a bit however, our recommended $1,000 build will let you run the game on the highest settings on higher resolutions.

If the idea of building your own PC is offputting, then one of our prebuilds for under $500 will run Wasteland 3 on low settings at 1080p. If you want the higher resolutions and settings, the $1,000 pre-built PC will do the job.