UPDATE: In the immortal words of Admiral Ackbar, it's a trap. Those system requirements released yesterday for Star Wars Jedi - Fallen Order were mildly bogus and EA has now revised the specs.

The eye-opening 32GB RAM recommended requirement for Star Wars Jedi has now been reduced to a much more reasonable 16GB. We don't know how such a typo occcurs but it did, and EA has now reassured fans that 16GB RAM will suffice for playing Fallen Order in all its glory.

Original: It's been far too long since a AAA, single-player focused Star Wars game has come our way. And who better to entrust with the task than Respawn, developer of Titanfall 2 and Apex Legends. Star Wars: Jedi - Fallen Order is a galaxy trotting third-person action adventure set between the events of Episode 3 and Episode 4, as our hero bids to rebuild the Jedi Order. Saving the galaxy is the easy part though, you'll be needing a very high-end rig if you want to play Star Wars Jedi - Fallen Order at its highers possible graphics settings.

Star Wars Jedi - Fallen Order Minimum System Requirements

  • OS: Windows 7 64-bit
  • CPU: Intel Core i3-3220 2-Core 3.3 GHz or AMD FX-6100 6-Core 3.3GHz
  • RAM: 8 GB System Memory
  • GPU RAM: 1 GB Video Memory
  • GPU: GeForce GTX 650 or Radeon HD 7750
  • HDD: 55 GB Available Hard Drive Space
  • DX: DirectX 11

Star Wars Jedi - Fallen Order Recommended System Requirements

  • OS: Windows 10 64-bit
  • CPU: Intel Core i7-6700K 4-Core 4.0 GHz or AMD Ryzen 7 1700 8-Core 3.0 GHz
  • RAM: 16 GB System Memory
  • GPU RAM: 8 GB Video Memory
  • GPU: Nvidia GeForce GTX 1070 or AMD Radeon RX Vega 56
  • HDD: 55 GB Available Hard Drive Space
  • DX: DirectX 11

We rarely see such a massive performance delta between the minimum and recommended specs for a game, leading us to believe that the minimum specs for SWJ: Fallen Order are pretty much spot on. If you've got a rig weaker than the minimum specs then we highly doubt you can run Star Wars Fallen Order at satisfactory frame rates.

As a minimum you'll need a dual-core i3 or an AMD FX-6000 series processors, as well as 8GB and a very low-end video card such as the GeForce GTX 650 or Radeon HD 7750. Respawn and EA haven't specified whether it's the 1GB or 2GB variant of these video cards, but we'd be a little bit wary of playing Star Wars Jedi with 1GB VRAM. It may be possible but we won't know until we get our hands on it. However, Unreal Engine 4 is a very scalable game engine so it may just about run the game okay.

Moving up to the recommended specs for Star Wars Jedi - Fallen Order and there's a big difference here. We move from typical hardware ratings of 0-3 for the minimum spec, up to recommended hardware which is all at least 9/10. Respawn suggest you'll need a powerful high-clocked multithreaded quad-core processor or a lower-clocked 8-core, along with a mid to high-end GeForce GTX 1070 or Radeon RX Vega 56. For modern equivalents, the GeForce GTX 1660 Ti or Radeon RX 5700 will do the job.

And now for that humongous elephant in the room, an elephant which closely resembles 32GB of RAM. That is obscene. No game has ever demanded more than 16GB and most don't come anywhere near 16GB actual usage. This is either a genuine mistake on EA/Respawn's part; they're being over-generous with the specs; or Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order genuinely does guzzle down more than 16GB memory. Very few people even have 32GB RAM, and we've definitely never seen it in a game's system requirements.

You'll also be needing 16GB RAM for Star Wars Jedi, down from the previously recommended 32GB. That always seemed a bit obscene but EA has settled a few nerves with the change.

As ever, remember you can always check out how well your PC can run the Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order System Requirements here, where you can check benchmarks and performance from other users. Compare your graphics card to the Star Wars Jedi - Fallen Order GPU benchmark chart and we also have an Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order Frames Per Second system performance chart for you to check.