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God of War PC release date, file size, system requirements and features

What you need to know about God of War (2018) on PC, from the platform-specific features to the file size and the system requirements.
Sony and Santa Monica Studio, to the joy of PC gamers across the globe, unveiled on 20th October that the 2018 PlayStation exclusive, God of War, will be coming to PC. God of War sold 19.5 million copies on PlayStation systems as of August 2021 and was critically acclaimed as one of the best titles in the PS4 era. 

PC gamers should already be jumping with joy right now and sharpening their axe. To this end, check out the God of War release date on PC, as well as the PC features, system requirements and file size.

God of War PC release date & bonus content

We won't beat around the bush here. God of War releases on PC via Steam and the Epic Games Store on 14th January 2021. 

Check out the God of War PC announcement trailer in all its glory below, boy!

For PC gamers, 14th January 2022 probably can't come soon enough after watching the magnificent trailer.

If you purchase God of War on PC, you will receive the following bonus content:

  • Death’s Vow Armor Sets for Kratos and Atreus
  • Exile’s Guardian Shield Skin
  • Buckler of the Forge Shield Skin
  • Shining Elven Soul Shield Skin
  • Dökkenshieldr Shield Skin

Sounds like a good deal to us! But what about the PC specific features for God of War?

God of War PC features - DLSS, Ultra-wide support & more

God of War on PC comes with some great features. We all know how PC gamers like to push their rigs to the max, and it appears as if God of War will allow them to do just that.

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This is what the PC version looks like in its current build. (Picture: Santa Monica Studio)

Check out the PC features for God of War below, including the likes of uncapped frame rate, DSLL, and much more.

High Fidelity Graphics:

Striking visuals enhanced on PC. Enjoy true 4K resolution, on supported devices, [MU1] with unlocked framerates for peak performance. Dial in your settings via a wide range of graphical presets and options including higher resolution shadows, improved screen space reflections, the addition of GTAO and SSDO, and much more.

NVIDIA® DLSS and Reflex Support:

Quality meets performance. Harness the AI power of NVIDIA Deep Learning Super Sampling (DLSS) to boost frame rates and generate beautiful, sharp images on select Nvidia GPUs. Utilize NVIDIA Reflex low latency technology allowing you to react quicker and hit harder combos with the responsive gameplay you crave on GeForce GPUs.

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The detail on these God of War PC screenshot! (Picture: Santa Monica Studio)

Controls Customization:

Play your way. With support for the DUALSHOCK®4 and DUALSENSE® wireless controllers, a wide range of other gamepads, and fully customizable bindings for mouse and keyboard, you have the power to fine-tune every action to match your playstyle.

Ultra-wide Support:

Immerse yourself like never before. Journey through the Norse realms taking in breathtaking vistas in panoramic widescreen. With 21:9 ultra-widescreen support, God of War™ presents a cinema quality experience that further expands the original seamless theatrical vision.

Yeh, just shut up and take our money.

God of War PC file size & system requirements

According to the God of War Steam page, the game will weigh in at roughly 80 GB on PC. While this might not be the exact file size, the "available space" does give us a good indication of how big the game will be.

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Clear some HDD space for God of War. (Picture: Santa Monica Studio)

At the time of writing, the full PC system requirements for God of War have not been revealed. The game's Steam page only showcases that you need Windows 10 (64 bit) and DirectX 11, lacking the important RAM, GPU and CPU requirements.

We will endeavour to update this article as soon as the full PC system requirements for God of War become available. 


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Featured image courtesy of Sony.