If you’re planning to pick up Medal of Honor: Above and Beyond when it launches this Friday, take note of both the required space and recommended specs.
Update (December 10th, 2020): While Medal of Honor: Above and Beyond was originally planned to require 340GB of free space for its installation process of the Oculus version (resulting in a final instal size of 170GB), Oculus says it has optimized the process such that it will now only required 180GB to install. While still a massive game, this will make it significantly easier to squeeze onto your drive. Be sure to update to the latest version of the Oculus PC software.
The original article, which overviews the game’s recommended specs, now reflects the latest info.
Original Article (December 7th, 2020): If you aren’t rolling in extra hard drive space, the upcoming launch of Medal of Honor: Above and Beyond might necessitate some overdue Spring cleaning.
While the final installation size of Medal of Honor: Above and Beyond already sits at a huge 170GB, developer Respawn Entertainment advises you’ll need 180GB of free space for the installation process. The studio also highly recommends installing the game on an SSD rather than an HDD. If you’re looking to clear our some extra storage space, the excellent and free tool WinDirStat comes highly recommended by yours truly.
Medal of Honor: Above and Beyond Recommended Specifications
For smooth VR gameplay, Respawn recommends the following specifications for Above and Beyond:
- CPU: Intel Core-i7-9700K (or comparable AMD)
- RAM: 16GB DDR4
- Graphics Card: GTX 2080 (or comparable AMD)
- Storage: 180GB required for installation, 170GB once installed (SSD or NVMe recommended)
The studio says that the game can be played with lower specs but players might see occasional performance issues.
Medal of Honor: Above and Beyond Release Date, Price, and Supported Headsets
Medal of Honor: Above and Beyond is set to launch on December 11th in the Oculus PC store and Steam. It will be playable on Oculus Rift headsets and SteamVR headsets. Oculus Quest headsets can play the game if plugged into a capable PC via an Oculus Link cable.
Oculus has unfortunately not yet confirmed the price of the game, though we expect it will land between $40 and $60.