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Ubisoft reveals Far Cry 6 optimisation for PC

Ubisoft has gone the extra mile to optimise Far Cry 6 for PC players and they've not excluded the mid and lower spec setups.

 

Far Cry 6 logo in front of a red cloud

Image credit: Ubisoft

 

The eagerly awaited Far Cry 6 is coming to PC and consoles on October 7th 2021, after a couple of release delays and some concern from the fans of the franchise. As most fans will probably agree, it is better for a game to be delayed than buggy, though that has seldom stopped the studios from releasing unfinished, buggy and broken games (I’m looking at you and your betrayal, CDPR).

With the set release date looming, Ubisoft has revealed the minimum specs needed to run Far Cry 6, as well as the specs for the ultra-high settings. If you’re a fan of the franchise and are a PC gamer, the chances that you will be able to run the game with your current rig are very good. Though, if the trailer, demo, and the screenshots are anything to go buy, Ubisoft intends for Far Cry 6 to be played on the ultra-high settings. This is further evidenced by the many optimisations and features that have been included for PC gamers.

During their PC trailer, Ubisoft announced that the PC version of Far Cry 6 was being optimised for the PC platform by their teams in Kiev (supported by Montreal and Toronto teams) to deliver the best possible experience on high-end PCs.

 

You must clutch them nice and tight, or we all go boom

 

Far Cry 6 PC optimisation

Ubisoft has gone the extra mile to optimise Far Cry 6 for PC players and they’ve not excluded the mid and lower spec setups. As we already established, Ubisoft’s best optimisations were made with high-end PCs in mind, but before we get into that, let’s look at the minimum and recommended specs for the game.

 

Minimum Requirements for 1080p 30 fps

Low Setup

  • CPU: AMD Ryzen 3 1200 3.1GHz / Intel Core i5-4460 3.2 GHz
  • GPU: AMD Radeon RX 460 4GB / Nvidia GeForce GTX 960 4GB
  • VRAM: 4GB
  • RAM: 8GB (dual-channel mode recommended by Ubisoft)
  • Storage: 60GB
  • OS: Windows 10 64-bit

 

Recommended Requirements for 1440p 60 fps

Mid Setup – Direct X Raytracing Off

  • CPU: AMD Ryzen 5 3600X 3.8GHz / Intel Core i7-9700 3.6 GHz
  • GPU: AMD Radeon RX 5700 XT 8GB / Nvidia GeForce RTX 2070 Super 8GB
  • VRAM: 8GB
  • RAM: 16GB (dual-channel mode recommended by Ubisoft)
  • Storage: 60GB + 37GB HD textures (optional)
  • OS: Windows 10 64-bit

 

Recommended Requirements for 1440p 60 fps

High Setup – Direct X Raytracing On

 

Requirements for 4K 30 fps

Ultra-high setup

 

If your setup is not quite any of this, or something in between, you can customise the game’s settings according to your PCs performance with built-in benchmarking tool. This will allow you to test the performance and the graphics in a controlled environment, then compare those settings with any previous ones and select the settings that work best for your setup. Further, Far Cry 6 will be optimised on PC to support uncapped framerates.

If you have a high-end setup, you can also adjust the extended graphics settings to include Ray Traced reflections and shadows for an even crispier and clearer visuals. You will also be able to preview any additional graphics features you want to enable in the menu.

According to the Ubisoft’s presentation, Far Cry 6 will also support the ultra-wide screen, multi-monitor setup and can handle any aspect ratio and any resolution. If your rig can handle it, there is also an additional, 37GB textures pack available for download.

Check out the gameplay demo of Far Cry 6 in 4K and decide for yourself.

 

 

Far Cry 6 has also been optimised for accessibility that rival The Last of Us Part II. The game will offer features such as text-to-speech for all supported languages, colour blind mode, close captions and more. The game will also allow left-handed handed controls and one-handed layouts and a range of ways to customise inputs (keyboard and mouse or controller).

Overall, it is evident that Ubisoft wans Far Cry 6 to be played by everyone. They’ve made sure that the game can be experienced by everyone from those with affordable rigs to the high-powered PCs and that they will have an enjoyable experience.

We sincerely hope that the delays Far Cry 6 have been utilized to bring about the best experience possible, and if Ubisoft’s demo is to be believed, the extra time will be well worth the wait.

Far Cry 6 will be out on October 7th 2021.

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