Ubisoft has confirmed the requirements for Watch Dogs Legion, a highly anticipated game that will feature the technology of ray tracing applied to reflections, and it will also come with DLSS 2.0, a technology that, as we know, applies a process of intelligent reconstruction and rescaling of the image that is capable of reducing the pixel count by up to 50% without causing a loss of image quality.

We can consider the introduction of DLSS 2.0 and ray tracing technologies as a kind of perfectly harmonized «Yin-Yan». Ray tracing dramatically improves image quality by presenting realistic reflections, and the DLSS 2.0 reduces resource consumption and greatly improves performance by using only 50% to 67% of the pixels required to achieve a given resolution. If you have any questions about how it works, I invite you to review this article, where you will find all the information you need.

It is clear that this new triple A title from Ubisoft is going to be one of the great champions of NVIDIA’s next-generation technologiesBut what about the Watch Dogs Legion requirements? Well, the truth is that they are more content than you would expect, and no, you will not need an RTX 30 series to enjoy ray tracing and a good level of performance, although it is clear that this new generation of graphics cards of NVIDIA will offer superior performance, thanks to its higher gross power and its second and third generation RT cores and tensor cores, respectively.

Watch Dogs Legion requirements

Ubisoft has divided the Watch Dogs Legion requirements into six different levels, So make yourself comfortable, we have a lot to analyze.

We start with the minimum level to 1080p and low quality:

CPU: Intel Core i5-4460 / AMD Ryzen 5 1400. GPU: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960 or AMD Radeon R9 290X. VRAM: 4 GB. RAM: 8 GB. Storage space: 45 GB. Operating system: Windows 10 64-bit.

The minimum requirements are high, and have a couple of errors in the equivalences. The closest equivalent to the Core i5 4460 would be a Ryzen 3 1200, and the direct graphical equivalent of the GTX 960 is a R9 380.

Now let’s see the requirements for 1080p and high quality:

CPU: Intel Core i7-4790 / AMD Ryzen 5 1600. GPU: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 or AMD Radeon RX 480. VRAM: 6 GB. RAM: 8 GB (dual channel configuration). Storage space: 45 GB. Operating system: Windows 10 64-bit.

This level falls within what we can consider as an inexpensive mid-range PC. This time we only have an error in the equivalences at the CPU level, since the Core i7 4790 has the closest equivalence to Ryzen 5 1400.

We now turn to see the Watch Dogs Legion requirements necessary to play in 1440p and high quality:

CPU: Intel Core i7-7700K / AMD Ryzen 5 2600. GPU: NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060S or AMD Radeon RX 5700. VRAM: 8 GB. RAM: 16 GB (dual channel configuration). Storage space: 45 GB. Operating system: Windows 10 64-bit.

Quite reasonable requirements, as we’ve upped the resolution to 1440p. We have an error in the CPU equivalence, since the Core i7 7700K has the closest equivalent to Ryzen 5 2500X. The GPU equivalency is not bad, but the RTX 2060 Super is a bit more powerful than the Radeon RX 5700.

Watch Dogs Legion requirements, we will need an RTX 2070 for ray tracing in 1080p 33

We continue to discuss the Watch Dogs Legion requirements. These are the specifications needed to play it on 4K and maximum quality:

CPU: Intel Core i7-9700K / AMD Ryzen 7 3700X. GPU: NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Ti or AMD Radeon VII. VRAM: 11 GB. RAM: 16 GB (dual channel configuration). Storage space: 45 GB (+ 20 GB of the HD texture pack). Operating system: Windows 10 64-bit).

This time around the CPU equivalence is not bad at all, although the Ryzen 7 3700 has 8 cores and 16 threads, while the Core i7 9700K is limited to 8 cores and 8 threads. The RTX 2080 Ti is much more powerful than the Radeon VII, the correct equivalent of the latter would be RTX 2070 Super.

We are done with the Watch Dogs Legion requirements to play with ray tracing activated.

1080p resolution, high quality and ray tracing:

CPU: Intel Core i5-9600K / AMD Ryzen 5 3600. GPU: NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070. VRAM: 8 GB. RAM: 16 GB (dual channel configuration). Storage space: 45 GB. Operating system: Windows 10 64-bit.

Fairly reasonable, especially considering how demanding ray tracing is. The equivalences are not bad, but remember that the Ryzen 5 3600 has 6 cores and 12 threads, and the Core i5 9600K is limited to 6 cores and 6 threads.

4K resolution, ultra quality and ray tracing:

CPU: Intel Core i7-9700K / AMD Ryzen 7 3700X. Graphics card: NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Ti. VRAM: 11 GB. RAM: 16 GB (dual channel configuration). Storage space: 45 GB (HD texture pack +20 GB). Operating system: Windows 10 64-bit.

We expected that an RTX 3080 would be necessary to reach this level, but we will have enough with an RTX 2080 Ti. This is good news for those who bought such a graphics card, no doubt. As we said above, the CPU equivalency is not bad at all, but the Ryzen 7 3700 has 8 cores and 16 threads, while the Core i7 9700K is limited to 8 cores and 8 threads.