Age of Empires 4: PC Specs and Minimum System Requirements

A fleet of ships going to war in Age of Empires 4.

Age of Empires 4 is the latest instalment in the real-time strategy video game series. It also happens to be the first game in the series in over a decade, so you can expect updated graphics, new civilisations and more ways to retell history. As a PC exclusive game, you might want to check if your setup can run it. That's where we've stepped in.

In this guide, we've shared the minimum and recommended specifications for the game to run smoothly.

Read More: Age of Empires 4: Achievements Guide

As with most PC games, Age of Empires 4 requires a 64-bit processor and operating system. Its required OS is Windows 10 or 11 64bit. The game also requires 50GB of storage space.

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Recommended Specifications

Processor: 3.6 GHz 6-core (Intel i5) or AMD Ryzen 5 1600 | CPU with AVX support required
Memory: 16 GB RAM
Graphics: Nvidia GeForce 970 GPU or AMD Radeon RX 570 GPU with 4GB of VRAM
DirectX: Version 12
Additional Notes: 4 GB of video RAM and 16 GB of system RAM

Minimum Specifications

Processor: Intel Core i5-6300U or AMD Ryzen 5 2400G | CPU with AVX support required
Memory: 8 GB RAM
Graphics: Intel HD 520 or AMD Radeon RX Vega 11
DirectX: Version 12

If you're going to be playing Age of Empires 4, then we recommended checking out our guide on combatting the first set of missions in the Campaign, The Normans.

We also have a useful resource on all of the game's civilisations and their various capabilities here, ideal for if you're playing Multiplayer or Skirmish mode and can't decide which civilisation is best for you!