Can My PC Run Back 4 Blood?

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First-person shooter games have always been known to be pretty unforgiving especially when it comes to system requirements because of the numerous in-game units and sudden graphically intensive actions like explosions. Is Back 4 Blood among these notorious FPS that need above-average requirements?

The short answer is yes. The long answer is yes, the game does need better than normal specs but we do have some info that we can share to help your PC run Back 4 Blood. In this article, we have compiled the baseline requirements that you need. We also included tips and tricks that you can do if your hardware does not meet the requirements.

Back 4 Blood Minimum System Requirements

CPU: Intel i5 8th generation, AMD Ryzen 7 1800X

GPU: NVIDIA GTX 970, AMD Radeon 590

RAM: 12 GB RAM

STORAGE: At least 25 GB of free space

OS: Windows 10 64-Bit

CPU

The game requires an Intel i5 8th gen, possibly an 8400 or an AMD Ryzen 7 1800X.

Choosing any of the two processors would be fine. They are both competitive CPUs that serve their purpose.

However, if you are only choosing between the two and you have a limited budget, we recommend getting the i5 8th gen. It’s almost half of the price of Ryzen 7 1800X and, according to benchmarks, it actually performs better.

Now, there are cases when you can get away with playing a game with a lower processor than what is required but the only “lower” spec that can comparatively go up against the two mentioned ones is probably an 11th gen i3. It’s more expensive than an i5 8th gen so you’re better off sticking to the recommendations of the game devs.

GPU

Back 4 Blood recommends, at the very least, an NVIDIA GTX 970 or an AMD Radeon 590.

FPS games can also get pretty GPU intensive but not to the extent of something like Red Dead Redemption 2 or Cyberpunk 2077 on ultra high settings. There are actually a lot of GPUs that are pretty similar to the ones mentioned above.

If you are on a tight budget, you could try an AMD RX 570 for $150. For something that is similar in price but marginally better when it comes to performance, you can try an NVIDIA GTX 1060 at $230-$290. If you aren’t that too strapped in cash but you don’t want something absurd, you can try your luck with a 1070 or 1080 Ti as well as an AMD Radeon R9 Fury X which could all go from $400 to as high as $900.

The great thing about GPUs is that there’s so much to choose from and there is also a lot of variety especially when you have to budget.

RAM

You should have at least 12 GB of RAM to properly run Back 4 Blood.

Our suggestion is to not go with something lower. If you do have an 8 GB or lower RAM, you should definitely upgrade.

Since Back 4 Blood can be CPU and GPU-intensive, it automatically means the game would also take up a lot of space in your RAM. If you don’t have enough space for both background apps and the game to run, then you will be facing possibly game breaking crashes and frame-per-second drops.

Now, if you do have a lower RAM and you also don’t have the budget yet to get an upgrade, there are several RAM allocating actions that you can do. This includes disabling the Steam Overlay, ending the process of background applications, and allocating more RAM to the game via the Task Manager, among other things.

Storage

Back 4 Blood needs at least 25 GB of free space before you can download it.

No specifications have been mentioned, but we reckon you would need at least 512 GB of SSD and 1 TB of HDD. On top of this, having a good SSD is absolutely necessary. Running the game with an SSD would just be faster and smoother.

Some great SSD brands include Adlink, WD, as well as Crucial. The latter is the cheapest of the bunch but by no means is it bad. In fact, it is the best value for money SSD and we do recommend that you buy the Crucial MX500.

As for the HDD, you also have a range of options like Seagate, WD, and Toshiba. We recommend getting a Seagate BarraCuda not only because of its power but largely because of its value for money; just like Crucial.

Operating System

The game requires Windows 10 64-Bit.

Unfortunately, unless otherwise stated in the game specs, Windows 7 will probably not be able to support the game because its application support architecture is, simply put, not meant for the game.

Apart from being able to play Back 4 Blood, upgrading your OS will also open you to a world of possibilities when it comes to other games.

Summary

Back 4 Blood has some pretty steep system requirements, that’s for sure. The good news is that the specs required by the game aren’t unreasonable. In fact, if you have been looking to upgrade your PC for a while now, then this is a great time.

These specs are actually affordable and you can definitely get away with $500 or less for an upgrade in order for your PC to smoothly run Back 4 Blood.

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