Wow Shadowlands needs SSD to play, says Blizzard; Shadowlands Pre-Patch 9.0.1 is expected to be released between 22 and 29 September
System requirements have been updated for the upcoming expansion of the craft craft Shadowlands, and according to Blizzard, an SSD drive is required to run the expansion.
Minimum and recommended system requirements for both the PC and M2 version of the eighth expansion of World War II Craft, specifying a Solid State Drive (SSD) with at least 100 GB of free space. SSD is not mentioned as a system requirement in previous extensions, including the recent battle for the expansion of the World War I craft, the Azareth. For reference, Azeroth requires HDD (7200RPM) for battle with at least 70GB of free space.
|Minimum requirements||Recommended recommendations|
|ER operating system||Windows 7 64-bit||Windows 10 64-bit|
|Processor||Intel Core ™ i5-3450
AMD FX ™ 8300
|Intel Core ™ i7-6700K
AMD Raizen 27 7 2700X
|Video||NVIDIA GFFRS: GTX 760
AMD Radeon ™ RX560
Intel UHD 630 (45W)DirectX – GPU compatible with 2GB VRAM
|NVIDIA GeForce: GTX 1080
AMD Radeon ™ RX Vega 64DirectX – 12GBU compatible with 8GB VRAM
|Memory||4 GB RAM (8 GB using supported integrated graphics)||8 GB RAM|
|Collection||Solid State Drive (SSD)
100 GB available space
|Solid State Drive (SSD)
100 GB available space
Broadband internet connection
|Input||Keyboard and mouse required. Other input devices are not supported.||Multi-button mouse with scroll wheel|
1024 x 768 Minimum display resolution
Like all system requirements, Blizzard notes that system requirements may change over time due to possible changes to the World War II to Craft.
Interestingly, Blizzard specifically says that SSDs need to be able to at least play in Shadowlands, while World of Warcraft players are saying that Shadowlands’ beta runs well without solid state drives. From its appearance, Blizzard is only referring to the use of SSDs for faster loading time. As such, players using older setups without SSD drives will, of course, still be able to play the expansion of the upcoming Shadowlands.
In other news related to Shadowlands – Now that the release date of the extension has been announced by Blizzard this October, we will also know when the pre-patch of Shadowlands will be reduced. Based on information released from Snowfall and previous pre-patches, estimates by Icy Veins, the pre-patch of Shadowlands is likely to be released either on September 9.0.1, September 22 or September 29 with the first possible being.
World War II Craft Shadowlands is set to release globally on October 27. Are you excited for the next expansion? Once the pre-patch hits, do you start playing World Warcraft again? Hit the comments below.