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Update: These are not the real system requirements. Someone at Blizzard jumped the gun and used the World of Warcraft specifications as a placeholder. The support page has been removed. Kotaku reports:

UPDATE: Blizzard just called to let us know that the system specs released on the page were not the system specs for the StarCraft II beta test. They are still trying to track down how the page appeared on the company's support site, suspecting that someone pasted specs from World of Warcraft into a new article. The link below is now dead, and Blizzard has a lot of phone calls to make.


Avarius, a Blizzard RTS community manger, confirms this error:

Hey folks,

I just wanted to drop in to clarify the situation a bit. As has been mentioned above, some websites have posted system requirements for the StarCraft II beta that were not accurate. The page where this information was found was a placeholder that should not have gone up. We will have more information about the system requirements once the beta starts.

Sorry about any confusion this may have caused. We did not intend to troll you. =)

Blizzard has officially released the system requirements for the upcoming StarCraft II beta:

Minimum Recommended
Operating System Windows XP / XP64 (Service Pack 3)
Windows Vista / Vista64 (service Pack 1)
Windows 7 Home Premium
Processor Intel Pentium IV 1.3GHz
AMD XP 1500+
Intel Pentium D
AMD 64 X2
Memory (Windows XP) 512mb
(Windows Vista) 1024mb
(Windows 7) 1024mb
(Windows XP) 1024mb
(Windows Vista) 2048mb
(Windows 7) 2048mb
Graphics 3D graphics processor with Hardware Transform and Lighting with 32 MB VRAM
such as an ATI Radeon 7200 or NVIDIA GeForce 2 class card or better
3D graphics processor with Vertex and Pixel Shader capability with 128 MB VRAM
such as an ATI Radeon X1600 or NVIDIA GeForce 7600 GT class card or better
Hard Drive 15Gb (of free space) -
DirectX DirectX9.0c -

In addition, a broadband connection is required for battle.net play, and an internet connection and email is required to register. As expected, these requirements are quite light. But these are not the final requirements, and a Mac version will not be available:

The final requirements for StarCraft II have not yet been determined; due to ongoing development the minimum requirements listed above are subject to change at any time.

Unfortunately, during this phase a Mac version will not be available.


Blizzard Support - StarCraft II System Requirements
Battle.net - Avarius Clarifies

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