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The Elder Scrolls 5: Skyrim Special Edition Goes Gold; PC System Requirements Revealed

by Mike Guarino


The Elder Scrolls 5: Skyrim Special Edition is set to launch later this month, and now Bethesda has announced that the game has officially gone gold. Accompanying the announcement is the reveal of the game’s PC system requirements, as well as the file size for each version of the game.

Bethesda said that “Soon, players will be able experience the game on both Xbox One and PlayStation 4 – with mods – for the very first time, and the Special Edition will include native 4K support for the PlayStation 4 Pro. But what’s most exciting to us is that Special Edition also means a new generation of players can create new Skyrim Memories and learn what it means to be Dragonborn for the very first time.”

They go on to say that “Skyrim Special Edition going gold also marks the first time we’re celebrating a release as an international studio. We can’t say enough about the hard work and love our Montreal studio poured into this project.”

The following are the PC system requirements and console storage requirements for The Elder Scrolls 5: Skyrim Special Edition:


Windows 7/8.1/10 (64-bit Version)
Intel i5-750/AMD Phenom II X4-945.
8GB of ram.
12 GB free HDD space


Windows 7/8.1/10 (64-bit Version)
Intel i5-2400/AMD FX-8320.
8GB of ram.
12 GB free HDD space
NVIDIA GTX 780 3GB /AMD R9 290 4GB

Console storage requirements:


20 GB (North America)
33 GB (Europe)

Xbox One

17 GB (North America)
25 GB (Europe)

The Elder Scrolls 5: Skyrim Special Edition will launch for PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC on October 28th. Steam users that already own the game and all of its DLC will be able to get Skyrim Special Edition absolutely free.

- This article was updated on:March 8th, 2018

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