1 March 2016

Killer Instinct System Requirements Released


  Microsoft's PC initiative is certainly shifting up a gear in March, with Killer Instinct and Gears of War: Ultimate Edition leading the charge. At long last Iron Galaxy Studios has seen fit to release the Killer Instinct system requirements.  It may not have the unabashed violence of Mortal Kombat, or the eSports fame of Street Fighter, but Killer Instinct has carved out its own sector in the Xbox One fighting game market. Featuring some beloved Microsoft IP including Halo's Arbiter and the bizarrely popular Battletoads, Killer instinct has two players duking it out with some fast paced fighting.

 Oh, and it's free-to-play, so there's no harm in giving it a go. Before you click download later this month and suck all that bandwidth up though, pay heed to the official Killer Instinct system requirements to make sure you're good to go.

Killer Instinct Minimum System Requirements


  • OS: Windows 10 64-bit
  • CPU: Intel Core i5-750 2.66 GHz or AMD Phenom II X4 965 3.4 GHz
  • RAM: 4 GB System Memory
  • GPU RAM: 1 GB Video Memory
  • GPU: GeForce GTX 480 or Radeon HD 5850
  • DX: DirectX 11
  • Network: Broadband Internet Connection

Killer Instinct Recommended System Requirements


  • OS: Windows 10 64-bit
  • CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4 GHz or AMD FX-4300 3.8 GHz
  • RAM: 8 GB System Memory
  • GPU RAM: 2 GB Video Memory
  • GPU: GeForce GTX 670 or Radeon HD  7950
  • DX: DirectX 11


In a blog post, Microsoft said pricing information and details about pre-purchase options will come "shortly." Eight characters are coming to Killer Instinct with the Season 3 update, including Rash (Battletoads), Arbiter (Halo), Kim Wu, and Tusk, each of which will be available at launch on March 29. Four additional characters will be released at a later date, though there were not named in the announcement.