Since Minecraft Dungeons is nearing its release date, people including you are probably wondering what is Minecraft Dungeons Minimum Requirements and making you wonder if your PC can run Minecraft Dungeons and if so, how do we install it? Well, you came to the right Article as we will explain the details of Minecraft Dungeons Minimum Requirements and Installation Guide.
Minecraft Dungeons System Requirements
Minecraft Dungeons is likely to demand more system power to run the game smoothly or under satisfactory conditions due to it being a Dungeon-crawling RPG game, and that it contains a lot of visual effects. The System requirements down below are confirmed and officially announced by the developers themselves, so there’s nothing to doubt about it.
- Processor: Intel CORE i5 2.8ghz or equivalent
- Ram: 8GB Ram or more.
- VRAM: 2GB
- Storage space: 6GB
- Graphics Card: A DirectX 11 card (GTX 660, HDD 7870 or better)
- Monitor: A resolution size of 800x600
- OS: Windows 10, 8 or 7 (64-bit with the latest updates; some functionality not supported on Windows 7 and 8)
Although the System Requirements may seem big and demanding with the i5, 8GB ram, etc., those are probably just a “safe area” and not really a “need”. What I mean is, don’t be afraid if your computer doesn’t meet the System Requirements entirely since most requirements in games aren’t always 100% correct, since it usually ends up being a vague idea of what the requirements are needed in order to perform under satisfactory conditions. Of course, we can’t fully ignore it.
For example, if you have an i3 with 4GB of Ram, you’ll still be able to run it, but having to sacrifice a few graphical settings in Minecraft Dungeons. Don’t be discouraged, since modern games are likely to be more optimized for most low-end computers even if the official System Requirements doesn’t say so. If you’re packing an i3 6th gen, a Ryzen 3, or even a newer Pentium from the 6th or 7th generation series, with an educated guess, you’ll most likely run Minecraft Dungeons.
The requirements also specified DirectX 11, now we aren’t really given a specific graphics card from the official site, we can base the general idea of anything that supports DirectX 11 and has a VRAM of 2GB or more.
How to Install Minecraft Dungeons
Installing Minecraft Dungeons is pretty straight-forward in whatever platform that you will be buying Minecraft Dungeons from.
Windows: If you already own Minecraft, you can go to Minecraft's Official Launcher app, or Xbox PC App then you can buy and install Minecraft Dungeons from there.
If you do not own Minecraft and don’t have access to the launcher, you can go to Minecraft.net or Microsoft store website, and after purchase, it will prompt you to download Minecraft’s Launcher app depending on whether you pre-ordered now or bought it when it was already released.
Xbox, PlayStation 4, & Nintendo Switch: Of course, you can install these like any game on your specified console by going to their respective game store, purchasing it, and prompting you to download it.
How to Run Minecraft Dungeons on Slower Computers
When you have a slow computer, you already know that you have to sacrifice a bit or entirely the graphical settings, so if your computer is slow that you don’t have enough Ram, an outdated graphics cards or a slow processor, then playing Minecraft Dungeons on the lowest settings, and possibly a lower resolution would probably be enough to make you run Minecraft Dungeons at a steady 30FPS.
So, lowering your Texture settings, Anti-aliasing, and possibly the in-game visual effects and play 1 resolution size lower than your original monitor resolution would be ideal and recommended for slower computers. Meaning if your monitor is 1920x1080, play in 1366x768 or 1280x720, if Minecraft Dungeon is still slow after making all available settings to their lowest option.
Optimal Minecraft Dungeons Gameplay
There isn’t a lot we can say about having optimal gameplay for Minecraft Dungeons, but in order to always have the optimized smoothest possible gameplay for slower or mid-range computers is by always running the game on lower or medium settings. You can also alternatively use your graphics cards application and have their respective “auto-optimization” settings option enabled and it will do the work for you so it will automatically optimize Minecraft Dungeons and grab every drop of best possible performance you can get out of your computer.
Keep in mind, since Minecraft Dungeons recommends an i5 with 2.8ghz and a Ram that is at least 8GB, it’s for sure that Minecraft Dungeon will be demanding a lot on the Processor and Ram usage, which is obvious since Dungeon-crawling games mostly depend on Processing and Ram power due to the number of monsters it will be processing in the game. In order to have optimal gameplay to the best possibility that your computer can run Minecraft Dungeons with satisfying performance, is if your computer doesn’t meet the recommended requirements, it’s good to close all opened programs on your PC and only leave Minecraft Dungeon open. That’s if you do not meet the requirements, which most likely Minecraft Dungeons will demand a lot of Ram power and Processing power.
For people who barely meet the requirements or a bit over, but want to avoid what we call “hiccup lags”, or you can call them Stuttering, is by lowering your graphic settings a bit which is always good for a tiny bit of extra FPS boost.
Optimizing a game is always dependent on trial and error since every computer is different, but slowly adjusting the visual effects, texture settings, resolution and anti-aliasing are the most important to optimize Minecraft Dungeons in having smoother gameplay for you.