World of Warcraft: Shadowlands Now Requires SSD to Run at Optimal Performances

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With the new Shadowlands expansion being only a couple of months away from launching, Blizzard is looking to improve the overall graphics and performances of World of Warcraft. The MMORPG is known for being able to run on almost all systems, but now, things are about to change. Blizzard has changed both the minimum and required specifications for World of Warcraft: Shadowlands to include an SSD.

SSD is the New Requirement

For those who are out of the loop, SSD is the next-generation storage unit that runs much faster than traditional HDDs. By installing your PC’s operating system on SSD you will instantly see an improvement in speed.

The reason why Blizzard is now asking for SSDs as a minimum and recommended requirement is because this will greatly improve the load times in World of Warcraft. That’s not all, the upcoming Shadowlands expansion demands better GPU and CPU technology, especially in comparison with the current expansion “Battle for Azeroth”.

Will World of Warcraft Still Run on Average PCs and Laptops?

If you don’t have the money to upgrade to an SSD, then you shouldn’t worry. The upcoming World of Warcraft: Shadowlands expansion is still going to run on regular HDDs. On the downside of things, the game will not run at optimal performance and you will probably be stuck in loading screens for longer than usual.

Final Words

We think it’s safe to say that World of Warcraft is in need of graphics and performance update. The game looks good, but the cartoony graphics are not aging well. Especially when taking in consideration that there are two upcoming MMORPGs with stellar graphics. We are talking about Amazon’s New World and the highly anticipated Ashes of Creation that has been making headlines for the last couple of months.