System Requirements

By: Ambuaz in: Tech Guides
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Modern games are beautiful but it is almost impossible to play them without good hardware. What about Elder Scrolls Online? Will there be a necessity to buy new PC for playing it? The answer is no. ESO uses its own engine. It allows to run the game on a wide variety of systems. So general answer is: you will not have to change anything in your PC to play. Developers say that any computer bought in last five years is good. Moreover, laptops are also included.

Here is a detailed list of system requirements:


  • Operating System: Windows 7 64-bit or Windows 8 64-bit
  • Processor: Quad Core 2.3GHz or equivalent processor
  • Memory: 4GB System RAM
  • Hard Disk Space: 60GB free HDD space
  • Video Card: Direct X 11 compliant video card with 2GB of RAM (NVIDIA® GeForce® 560 Ti / ATI Radeon™ 6950 or better)
  • Sound: DirectX compatible sound card


  • Operating System: Windows XP 32-bit
  • Processor: Dual Core 2.0GHz or equivalent processor
  • Memory: 2GB System RAM
  • Hard Disk Space: 60GB free HDD space
  • Video Card: DirectX 9.0 compliant video card with 512MB of RAM (NVIDIA® GeForce® 8800 / ATI Radeon™ 2600 or better)
  • Sound: DirectX compatible sound card


  • Operating System: Mac® OS X 10.7.0 or later
  • Processor: Intel® i5
  • Video Card: NVIDIA® GeForce® GT 650M or ATI™ Radeon™ HD 5770 or better
  • Memory: 4GB Ram
  • Storage: 60GB
  • Media: DVD-ROM


  • Operating System: Mac® OS X 10.7.0 or later
  • Processor: Intel® Core™ 2 Duo
  • Video Card: Intel™ HD Graphics 4000, NVIDIA® GeForce® GT 330M or ATI™ Radeon™ HD 6490M or better
  • Memory: 4GB Ram
  • Storage: 60GB
  • Media: DVD-ROM
  • Resolution: 1024X768 minimum display resolution

** You will also need a persistent internet connection in order to play. System requirements are subject to change over time.

Operation system: Windows or Macintosh Operating System

Developers are going to make two versions of the game: one for Personal Computers and the other for Mac users. So the first requirement is: you need PC or Mac.

Elder Scrolls Online is a game that can work on both modern and old computers. Developers want to make it playable on every machine. Of course the picture on your screen will depend on how strong your PC is. Modern hardware shows the best picture and allows to admire beautiful game sights. So if your computer is new or not very old you will see best productivity.

If your computer was made several years ago you will have no troubles with the game. Just change your graphic settings and try to play. It is difficult to say what settings are the best for you. You have to try several variants and chose the best. Do not forget that the game requires more system resources when your character is in a big city with many other players. The more players you see on your screen the more resources are required.

Note, that highest graphic settings can cause lags if your PC is not strong enough. Make sure you have latest version of graphic drivers.


Will we see Elder Scrolls Online on Console?
Elder Scrolls Online will be coming to both PS4 and Xbox One in June 2014 (date is yet to be released). However they will NOT be making an appearance on Xbox 360 or PS3.

Comments ()

  1. ChopGateDon1 05 february 2014, 08:42 # 0
    Also when I ticked the box above to 'Notify me when new comments are added' I received a nice popup saying;

    «You will no longer receive notifications about new comments in this thread.»

    I think this may be the wrong way round and should read that I WOULD receive the notifications upon ticking the box.
    1. Duelist 05 february 2014, 09:12 # 0
      Thank you for your feedback. I will try to solve this problem.
    2. Raven 14 february 2014, 14:22 # 0
      How would I possiblt know if my system/graphic card is better or worse then the minimum requirements?
      1. Fábio Carromeu 01 march 2014, 08:58 # 0
        Sry for this question but Can I play this with an ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5470?
        1. dylan 04 april 2014, 18:17 # 0
          i have minumum requirements am i then able to play the game nicely without any frozen screens or any bad things?
          1. Khazara 11 may 2014, 07:35 # 0
            I have a Toshiba Satellite P775-S7215 Laptop. Can I run the game well enough until the console version comes out and port my character? I was wanting to play on PS4 but now don't want to be six months behind everyone else and get destroyed as a newb down the road because ZOS didn't build the servers for consoles.
            1. cock johnson 11 may 2014, 21:45 # 0
              I have a HP Pavilion dv6, and i was wondering if i should even bother getting ESO for it. Will it run smoothly on average settings? I dont want it to look like a ps2 game though. A reply would be much appreciated
              1. Christopher D Ad 13 january 2016, 18:01 # 0
                I think they should make a new DLC with the snow elfs and the Dwemer where you can get to play 2 more characters, like the race was isolated and they just now found the new world, this Elder scrolls is based before skyrim were the Snow Elfs are dead but the 2 brothers in the DLC then you kill one so now their is one left but the Falmore are snow elfs offspring that are basically mutated, for the Dwemer you could say thereally were some how were in hiding after the war and stuff like that.

                I'm in 5 guilds consisting of more then afew 1,000 and we talked about it and said if the DLC WAS MADE WE WOULD BUY IT WHEN IT CAME OUT I've also talked to people in aera chat about it that said they would buy it.

                So hope you decide to make the DLC
                1. Christopher D Ad 13 january 2016, 18:03 # 0
                  Xbox one players
              2. kevin 01 july 2015, 23:11 # +1
                FALSE, i have 74 GB of space enty, and it keep s telling me there is no enough space. so there is not way is 60gb, some other page is talking about 85gb, thats insane, i need to update my hard drive
                1. Anna 28 july 2015, 17:36 # 0
                  Do you need to have internet connection to play this game on disk?
                  1. Ambuaz 28 july 2015, 17:58 # 0
                    Yes, you need to have internet connection. This game is an MMO and can't be played without internet connection.

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