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Here's what you'll need to play Warlords of Draenor

In anticipation of the launch of World of Warcraft's next big expansion, Warlords of Draenor, Blizzard Entertainment published new minimum and recommended system requirements for the add-on, so players can be hardware-ready come November.

There are a few tweaks to the most recent system requirements for World of Warcraft, primarily in terms of processor and video card, as well as a 10 GB boost in the amount of hard drive space needed. Check out the below system requirements below.

World of Warcraft: Warlords of Draenor comes to Mac and Windows PC on Nov. 13.

Minimum System Requirements


  • Windows XP/Windows Vista/Windows7/Windows8 (latest Service Pack)
  • Intel Core2 Duo E6600 or AMD Phenom X3 8750
  • NVIDIA GeForce 8800 GT, ATI Radeon HD 4850 or Intel HD Graphics 3000


  • OS X 10.8
  • Intel Core 2 Duo
  • NVIDIA GeForce 9600M GT or ATI Radeon HD 4850


  • 35 GB available hard drive space
  • 2 GB RAM
  • Broadband Internet connection
  • Keyboard/mouse
  • DVD-ROM drive
  • 1024×768 minimum display resolution

Recommended Specifications

Windows PC:

  • Windows 7/Windows 8 64-bit (latest Service Pack)
  • Intel Core i5 2400 or AMD FX-4100 or better
  • NVIDIA GeForce GTX 470, ATI Radeon HD 5870 or better


  • OS X 10.9 (or latest version)
  • Intel Core i5 or better
  • NVIDIA GeForce GT 750M or ATI Radeon HD 6750M or better

Windows PC/Mac:

  • 4 GB RAM
  • Multi-button mouse with scroll wheel

For nostalgia's sake, here are the original World of Warcraft minimum system requirements from the around the game's launch in November 2004. Obviously, much has changed over the past decade.

Minimum System Requirements:

Windows PC:

  • Windows System 98/ME/2000/XP
  • 800 MHz or higher CPU
  • 256 MB RAM
  • 32 MB 3D graphics card with hardware transform and lighting, such as GeForce 2 or better
  • 4 GB available hard drive space
  • DirectX 9.0c
  • A 56k or higher modem with an Internet connection


  • OS X 10.3.5
  • 933 MHz G4 or G5 processor
  • 512 MB RAM; DDR RAM recommended
  • ATI or NVIDIA video hardware with 32 MB VRAM
  • 4 GB available hard drive space
  • 56k or higher modem with an Internet connection

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