StarCraft II continues the epic saga of the Protoss, Terran, and Zerg. These three distinct and powerful races will clash once again in the fast-paced real-time strategy sequel to the legendary original, StarCraft. Legions of veteran, upgraded, and brand-new unit types will do battle across the galaxy, as each faction struggles for survival. Featuring a unique single-player campaign that picks up where StarCraft: Brood War left off, StarCraft II will present a cast of new heroes and familiar faces in an edgy sci-fi story filled with adventure and intrigue. In addition, Blizzard will again offer unparalleled online play through Battle.net, the company's world-renowned gaming service, with several enhancements and new features to make StarCraft II the ultimate competitive real-time strategy game.

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The final requirements for StarCraft II have not yet been determined; due to ongoing development the minimum requirements listed above are subject to change at any time.

Posted by ElderPredator on Feb 7th, 2010

System RequirementsMinimum Requirements:
Operating System
-Windows XP / XP64 (Service Pack 3)
-Windows Vista / Vista64 (service Pack 1)
-Windows 7 Home Premium
Processor
-Intel Pentium IV 1.3GHz
-AMD XP 1500+
Memory
-(Windows XP) 512mb
-(Windows Vista) 1024mb
-(Windows 7) 1024mb
Graphics
-3D graphics processor with Hardware Transform and Lighting with 32 MB VRAM
such as an ATI Radeon 7200 or NVIDIA GeForce 2 class card or better
Hard Drive
-15Gb (of free space) -
DirectX
-DirectX9.0c

Recommended Requirements:
Processor
-Intel Pentium D
-AMD 64 X2
Memory
-(Windows XP) 1024mb
-(Windows Vista) 2048mb
-(Windows 7) 2048mb
Graphics
-3D graphics processor with Vertex and Pixel Shader capability with 128 MB VRAM
such as an ATI Radeon X1600 or NVIDIA GeForce 7600 GT class card or better

In addition to the above hardware requirements, you must have:
-a valid e-mail address and internet connection (for registration)
-an active Broadband Internet connection (for Battle.net play)

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Auth3ntic0
Auth3ntic0 Feb 8 2010, 4:39am says:

Uh, oh finally I can chill out. Will work fine on my rig xD.

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DedMustDie
DedMustDie Feb 8 2010, 11:22am says:

128 MB VRAM - eh?
ATI Radeon X1600 or NVIDIA GeForce 7600 GT - so outdated.

Btw, there already have been a post about this on SC2 Armory that those specs are simple copy-past of WoW's requirments. Just compare.

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Undying_Zombie
Undying_Zombie Feb 8 2010, 9:54pm replied:

Yea, ****** off a lot of people too.

To be honest it did not bother me much. However I did find it odd that they even put it up at the time.. oh well...

Anyways.. if this is the "actual" specs then ( more open ) beta will be starting soon(tm? :P ) then the release ( prob anywhere from 4-8+ months from beta start )

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Emr19
Emr19 Feb 8 2010, 1:14pm says:

wow system heqs will run on a bunch of machines

cant wait for release a demo!"!! and buy it ahahha

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DangerousCat
DangerousCat Feb 10 2010, 4:15pm says:

15Gb, thats the only thing that frightened me...I have free space on my hard disks...BUT, I wonder how long it will last for installation...

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