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Witchfire System Requirements, Benchmark, Performance

Witchfire is an upcoming dark fantasy first-person shooter video game developed by The Astronauts and published by Koch Media. The game is set to release in 2023 for PC, PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X/S. As an immersive and graphically intensive shooter, Witchfire will require a reasonably powerful gaming PC or latest-gen console to run smoothly.

Here are the Official Witchfire system requirements:

Minimum System Requirements:

  • OS: 64-bit Windows 10
  • CPU: Intel Core i5-6600K or AMD Ryzen 5 2600
  • RAM: 8 GB
  • GPU: Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060 or AMD Radeon RX 580 (6GB VRAM)
  • Storage: TBA

Recommended System Requirements:

  • OS: 64-bit Windows 10/11
  • CPU: Intel Core i7-8700K or AMD Ryzen 7 3700X
  • RAM: 16 GB
  • GPU: Nvidia GeForce RTX 2070 SUPER or AMD Radeon RX 5700 XT (8GB VRAM)
  • Storage: TBA

The developers have not yet provided official minimum or recommended specs but based on the visuals and gameplay revealed so far, these approximate requirements should deliver a smooth 60fps experience at 1920×1080 resolution and high settings.

For console players, Witchfire will leverage the power of the newer PS5 and Xbox Series X/S to deliver enhanced visual fidelity, ray tracing support and a 60fps target. The base PlayStation 4 and Xbox One consoles may struggle to run the game well.

Some key factors that will determine ideal performance include a sufficiently powerful multi-core CPU, ample RAM and a modern discrete GPU with latest architecture and 6GB+ VRAM. Fast SSD storage will help reduce load times. Players should aim to meet or exceed the recommended specs for the best experience.

As we get closer to launch, the developers The Astronauts will likely provide official PC system requirements and optimization guides. But the above specs can give players a good idea of the hardware expected to run Witchfire smoothly on PC. Overall, a high-end gaming rig built in the last 2-3 years should be able to comfortably run this graphically intensive and chaotic magical shooter.

Will Witchfire come to consoles?

Yes, Witchfire is planned for release on both PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X/S consoles in addition to PC. The developers have confirmed console versions are in active development. As a next-gen title built in Unreal Engine 5, Witchfire will leverage the more powerful hardware in the newest consoles to deliver enhanced graphics, ray tracing effects and smooth 60fps gameplay. The base PS4 and Xbox One are not expected to run the game.

Is Witchfire a roguelike?

No, Witchfire is not considered a true roguelike game. It falls more under the immersive sim and dark fantasy FPS genres. While it shares some elements like procedural generation and losing items on death, the gameplay is focused on skill-based gunplay, powers and combat rather than turn-based mechanics or permanent death. The developers have described it as a “gun-first” action game with some roguelite aspects. But the moment-to-moment gameplay will be real-time FPS based on player skill. So while it takes inspiration from roguelikes, Witchfire is better categorized as an FPS/immersive sim hybrid.


  • Dave James

    Dave has been gaming since the days of Zaxxon and Lady Bug on the Colecovision, and code books for the Commodore Vic 20 (Death Race 2000!). He built his first gaming PC at the tender age of 16, and finally finished bug-fixing the Cyrix-based system around a year later. When he dropped it out of the window. He first started writing for Official PlayStation Magazine and Xbox World many decades ago, then moved onto PC Format full-time, then PC Gamer, TechRadar, and T3 among others. Now he's back, writing about the nightmarish graphics card market, CPUs with more cores than sense, gaming laptops hotter than the sun, and SSDs more capacious than a Cybertruck.

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