Metro is one of those game series I’ve enjoyed in the past, very much so. Short, action-focused however linear. A perfect game to act as an amuse-bouche between larger more time-consuming games. The hype around the latest Metro game is much larger than I expected though. Metro Exodus is a story-driven first person shooter from 4A Games that blends deadly combat and stealth with exploration and survival horror in one of the most immersive game worlds ever created.
This third installment in the Metro series picks up two years after where Metro: Last Light ended and its story will spawn the course of an entire year. Begin your journey through the nuclear wasteland by hopping aboard the Aurora - a heavily modded train that is chartered to take the remaining survivors east. Anna makes her return from the previous game as well, and she is now Artyom’s wife. You can expect the same classic horror FPS mixed with survival and stealth elements, but Metro Exodus’ overall gameplay drifts from purely linear levels to that of a hybrid sandbox game that still has linear driving forces.
This new found freedom extends to the weapon customization options that you will find throughout your adventure across Russia’s landscape. Hostile humans won’t be the only obstacle on your path to salvation - the nuclear radiation’s impact on wildlife has caused adverse mutations. Extreme weather effects will not only impact your progress across the continent, but the inclusion of more complex weather systems will surely raise the system requirements for the game when compared to its 2013 predecessor.
4A Games is using the same engine that they used to make Metro 2033 and Metro: Last Light, but almost six years will have passed by the time Exodus releases so it’s fair to assume that the system requirements will still be on the higher side when looking back. Not only have the developers added more complex weather systems, the transition from purely linear levels to a more open-ended map design will surely add to a sizable increase in hardware needed to run. As of now, there are no official system requirements for Metro Exodus, but it can be helpful to look at other franchises that have released games around similar times so we took a closer look at Battlefield 4 and Battlefield V.
Minimum system requirements:
- OS: Windows 7 | 8 | 10
- CPU: Intel Core i5-4440
- RAM: 8GB
- GPU: Nvidia GTX 670 / Nvidia GTX 1050 / AMD Radeon HD 7870
- OS: Windows 10
- CPU: Intel Core i7-4770K
- RAM: 8GB
- GPU: Nvidia GTX 1070 / Nvidia RTX 2060 / AMD RX Vega 56
- OS: Windows 10
- CPU: Intel Core i9-9900K
- RAM: 16GB
- GPU: Nvidia RTX 2080 Ti
Metro Exodus minimum and recommended system requirements are out now so have a look at them and find out if your PC is able to run the game. To get the best out of the game, you just need GTX 1070 at the minimum, but if you want to take it to the extreme, RTX 2080 Ti is listed in the requirements. That should be more than enough to run the game at 4K and 60 FPS, which is perfect for a first person shooter.
At the minimum and recommended, you should be able to run the game at 1080p with an average framerate of 30fps and 60fps, respectively. If you hit the high requirements, that’s bumped up to 1440p and 60fps. Finally, if you’ve got invested in a shiny CPU and a new RTX 2080 Ti, you’ll be able to play Metro Exodus at 4K and 60fps.