Gears 5 PC specs detailed, Steam requires Xbox Live login

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Steam version explained.

Gears 5 PC specs were today detailed by Microsoft and The Coalition.

Minimum, recommended and ideal requirements are all below.

Gears 5 minimum PC requirements

  • OS: Windows 10 May 2019 update
  • CPU: Intel i3 Skylake, AMD FX-6000 series
  • GPU: Geforce GTX 760, or GTX 1050. Radeon R9 280, or RX 560
  • VRAM: 2GB
  • RAM: 8GB
  • HDD: 80GB free

Gears 5 recommended PC requirements

  • OS: Windows 10 May 2019 update
  • CPU: Intel i5 Skylake, or AMD Ryzen 3
  • GPU: Geforce GTX 970, or GTX 1660 Ti. Radeon RX 570, or RX 5700
  • VRAM: 4GB
  • RAM: 8GB
  • HDD: 80GB free

Gears 5 ideal PC requirements

  • OS: Windows 10 May 2019 update
  • CPU: Intel i7 Skylake, or AMD Ryzen 7
  • GPU: Geforce RTX 2080, or AMD Radeon 7
  • VRAM: 8GB
  • RAM: 16GB
  • HDD: SSD + 100GB free

Moreover, the game’s Steam version was today clarified. Those who elect to purchase and play on Steam will need to login to Xbox Live in order to play and synchronise progress, The Coalition conirmed. The Steam version of Gears 5 supports cross-play between the Windows 10 and Xbox One versions of the game, but owning the Steam version doesn’t give you access to it o the other platforms.

Gears 5 heads to Windows PC and Xbox One on 10 September, though those with Xbox Game Pass can play from 6 September.