The game year 2022 starts with a technology club: The preload for God of War PC starts today, the release is on Friday, January 14th. For ultra graphics, you need thick graphics cards and processors.
In the first months of the new year, there are several technically demanding and performance-hungry PC games: God of War, Dying Light 2, Stalker 2. These are just a few of the titles that require the latest graphics cards and CPUs for high resolutions and maximum game details. God of War is starting this week.
God of War PC: Preload starts today
The former Playstation exclusive game from 2018 will be released on January 14th, 2022 with technical renovations by the developer Jetpack Interactive. Sony Santa Monica, the developer of the original, monitors the PC port. As you can read on Twitter, the preload on Steam is possible this Wednesday from 5 p.m. local time. How big the download is, in the end, is not known, but it is known that you need 70 GB of space for the game itself – preferably on an SSD, because according to the developer, an HDD should only be fun with low graphics with 720p and 30 fps.
When exactly the activation on January 14th takes place, Sony has not yet revealed that. A release of the downloaded game files around midnight is quite likely, but still speculation at the moment. It could just as well be that the target is also here, for example, at 5 p.m.
If you want to optimally prepare for the PC appearance of God of War, you should keep an eye on your graphics card driver. AMD has already pushed ahead and offers more fps with the Adrenaline software 22.1.1 compared to December 21st. It should be up to seven percent with ultra settings for the graphics cards RX 6900 XT, RX 6800 XT, and RX 6700 XT compared to the previous driver. Even at Nvidia, it should be in time on January 14th. a new game-ready driver that includes special optimizations for God of War. After all, God of War supports Nvidia Reflex and DLSS on the PC. In addition, there are FSR from AMD and PC-exclusive improvements such as higher-resolution shadows, improved screen-space reflections via improvements to the pipeline for environmental occlusion through Ground Truth Ambient Occlusion (GTAO) and Screen Space Directional Occlusion (SSDO).
The absolute minimum for God of War (low graphics, 720p, 30 fps) includes a GTX 960 or an R9 290X, a Core i5-12600K, or a Ryzen 3 1200 as well as 8 GB RAM and a 70 GB HDD. For 30 fps you need a GTX 1060 (6 GB) or an RX 570, plus an i5-6600K or a Ryzen 5 2400G, 8 GB RAM, and a 70 GB SSD. If you want to play with 60 fps, you need more graphics and CPU power: A GTX 1070 or an RX 5600 XT, as well as an i7-4770K or a Ryzen 7 2700. If you want to play God of war on a PC at 60 FPS, you need 16 GB RAM, an RTX 2070 or an RX 5700 XT, and an i7-7700K or a Ryzen 7 3700X. And if you want to play on Ultra HD graphics, with 60 fps, you must have a Geforce RTX 3080 or a Radeon RX 6800 XT and a Core i9-9900K or a Ryzen 9 3950X.