Total War: Warhammer 2 Official Requirements Released

By Published September 04, 2017 at 8:52 pm

Total War: Warhammer 2 will be officially released on September 28th but, as of August 31st, it was already the most preordered Total War title thus far, just as its predecessor was “the fastest selling Total War title on Steam.” That probably has something to do with Steam’s ever-increasing presence, but the preorder bonus is also tempting: the new TWW 1 Norsca DLC faction comes free (normally $10).

The Warhammer trilogy is being released as three full standalone games, rather than the large-scale expansions Total War fans may be used to. TWW 2 therefore includes several new graphical features: improved SSAO, volumetric fog with god-rays, a new sharpening filter, and improved wet surfaces. That’s good news overall, but it means our TWW 1 benchmark results won’t 100% carry over. Creative Assembly’s official system recommendations are as follows:



25-35 FPS 720p Low*

45-55 FPS 1080p High*

60+ FPS 1080p Ultra*


Win 7 64 bit

Win 7/8.1/10 64 bit

Win 7/8.1/10 64 bit


Core 2 Duo 3GHz

i5-4570 3.2GHz

i7-4790K 4GHz


4GB (5GB with integrated GPU)




GTX 460 1GB
Radeon HD 5770 1GB
Intel HD4000

GTX 760 2GB
R9 270X 2GB

GTX 1070 8GB





TWW 1’s benchmark, which was recently replaced, has been a regular in our CPU reviews. Keep an eye out for more Total War: Warhammer 2 coverage and tests in late September once the game has officially released.

*Settings specified by graphics presets:

- Patrick Lathan

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