Gears of War: Ultimate Edition PC Requirements Revealed; Supports 4K Resolution and More

on February 24, 2016 7:49 AM

In celebration of the series’ 10th anniversary last year, Gears of War: Ultimate Edition brought players a faithfully recreated version of the original title for Xbox One, with the Ultimate Edition coming on the horizon for PC and its system specifications having been revealed.

The system requirements and specs for Gears of War: Ultimate Edition briefly appeared on the Windows 10 Store, though at this time seem to have been taken down. However, the full system requirements and notes from the store listing were noted by Windows Central.

Aside from minimum and recommended specifications, the store listing also revealed that the PC version of Gears of War: Ultimate Edition will also provide some added technical features, such as support for 4K resolution, Dolby 7.1 Surround Sound, and will also include the additional bonus chapters from the original game’s release on PC.

The full list of system specifications for the release are below:

Recommended System Requirements For 1920×1080

  • OS: 64 bit Windows 10 – version 1511
  • Processor: Intel Core i5 3.5GHz+ or AMD FX 8-core
  • Memory: 16 GB RAM (4 GB VRAM)
  • Graphics: GeForce GTX 970 or Radeon R9 290X
  • Hard Drive: 60 GB available space
  • DirectX 12

Recommended System Requirements For 4K

  • OS: 64 bit Windows 10 – version 1511
  • Processor: Intel Core i7 @ 4Ghz or AMD FX 8-core
  • Memory: 16 GB RAM (6+ GB VRAM)
  • Graphics: Geforce GTX 980 Ti or Radeon R9 390X
  • Hard Drive: SSD + 60 GB available space
  • DirectX 12

Minimum System Requirements

  • OS: 64 bit Windows 10 – version 1511
  • Processor: Intel Core i5 @ 2.7Ghz or AMD FX 6-core
  • Memory: 8 GB RAM (2 GB VRAM)
  • Graphics: Geforce GTX 650 Ti or Radeon R7 260x
  • Hard Drive: 60 GB available space
  • DirectX 12

Additional information and notes from the Windows Store listing are also available to view below:


  • Every aspect of the original Gears of War has been beautifully remastered and modernised, including lighting, environments, characters, and cinematic scenes. This is the first at its best!
  • Play in stunning 4K with an unlocked refresh rate.
  • Includes five additional, exhilarating campaign missions that follow Delta Squad as they battle their way to Timgad Station not included in the Xbox 360 original.
  • Go deeper into Gears fiction with five Gears of War comic books, which can be unlocked and read within the game.
  • Remastered for Dolby 7.1 Surround Sound.


  • The most visceral online shooter returns with multiplayer matches running on fast and fair dedicated servers with unlocked refresh rates.
  • Includes all original Xbox 360 DLC multiplayer maps and three multiplayer maps from the original Gears of War PC version for an incredible 19 total multiplayer maps.
  • Newly added multiplayer modes include Team Death Match, King of the Hill, Blitz and a special 2v2 mode designed by the Gears of War community.
  • Returning multiplayer modes include Warzone, Assassination, Execution and Annex.


  • All new Xbox Live Achievements and 1,250 new Gamerscore.
  • Handpicked gameplay improvements, alternate controls and a new difficulty level for players new to the franchise.
  • Support for keyboard or gamepad controls.
  • The Windows 10 version includes the Deluxe Weapon Skin Pack and 11 bonus multiplayer characters.
  • This game requires a DirectX 12 capable graphics card. Please refer to your graphics card vendors’ website for more information.

Gears of War: Ultimate Edition is currently available for Xbox One, with a PC version of the release coming this year.

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Ryan is the Features Editor at DualShockers, with over five years' experience in the world of video games culture and writing. He holds a BA in English & Cinema from Binghamton University, and lives in New York City.