Star Citizen's Squadron 42 single-player campaign has been a long time coming. Recently, it switched to a totally separate release as well, CIG splintering it off into its own entity. Just like Star Citizen though, Squadron 42 comes with some hefty minimum PC system requirements.

Star Citizen: Squadron 42 Minimum System Requirements

  • OS: Windows 7 64-bit ( Windows 10 64-bit recommended)
  • CPU: Intel Core i5-2500K 3.3GHz or AMD Phenom II X4 940 3.0GHz
  • RAM: 16 GB System Memory
  • GPU RAM: 2GB Video Memory (4GB RAM strongly recommended)
  • GPU: GeForce GTX 750 Ti or Radeon R7 360X
  • HDD: TBA (SSD strongly recommended)
  • API: DirectX 11

Star Citizen was always going to be a demanding game, and the single-player Squadron 42 component is no different. Fortunately, development of Squadron 42 has taken a heck of a long time, so the average PC gaming rig has probably had time to catch up with the minimum specs.

The major hurdle for most people is probably going to be the 16GB RAM minimum requirement. We've not actually seen that before, and considering the current prices of memory, that makes RAM the most expensive component required to hit Squadron 42's minimum specs.

Aside from this, they're not too bad. CIG recommends a quad-core processor as the minimum, yet these pretty easily and cheaply available. You'll also need a graphics card with at least 2GB VRAM, although if you want to play on other but the lowest possible graphics settings and screen resolution, then 4GB is a must. Something like the GeForce GTX 1050 Ti 4GB should be a great modern-day equivalent.

As ever, remember you can always check out how well your PC can run the Squadron 42 System Requirements here, where you can check benchmarking and performance from other users. Compare your graphics card to the Squadron 42 GPU benchmark chart and we also have a Squadron 42 Frames Per Second system performance chart for you to check.