The Best PCs to Play Fallout 4

Between the TV show and next-gen updates, the itch to play Fallout 4 is real. 

The Best PCs to Play Fallout 4

As there is really no better time than now to start a new save of this iconic game, we thought we’d take a closer look at Fallout 4. Whether you’re new to the franchise or an Americana veteran, brush up on gameplay, discover the next-gen updates, and check out which PCs we think are best for exploring the wasteland. 

Fallout 4 Gameplay

Fallout 4 is an ambitious open-world, post-apocalyptic RPG. Set in Boston, you are the sole survivor of Vault 111 looking for your missing child Shaun. The wasteland waits for you, welcome home. 

With an expansive map and thousands of items to collect, upgrade, and build, there is plenty to do in Fallout 4. There are hundreds of locations to explore, quests to complete, and NPCs to meet. Plus, there are the various factions, all vying for power and control, to contend with, too. 

The S.P.E.C.I.A.L. character design system allows you to tailor your vault dweller to suit your playstyle, using hundreds of Perks. From Power Armoured tank to smooth talking your way out of trouble, you can play Fallout 4 the way that best suits you. 

What’s more, you can choose to play in either first- or third-person. Experience the combat up close and personal or get a full view of that cinematic carnage! With the Vault-Tec Assisted Targeting System (V.A.T.S.), you can even dynamically slow combat down and enjoy every visceral detail. 

Fallout 4 game still from Steam

Next-Gen Updates!

As of April 25th 2024, you can enjoy Fallout 4 with support for next-gen hardware. This includes widescreen and ultra-widescreen support, as well as a whole bunch of new content and quest updates. It will even be Steam Deck verified

New content includes a new story quest about the Enclave, a makeshift weapon pack, and a Hallowe’en workshop. 

Fallout 4 game still from next gen update announcement

When Does Fallout 4 Happen in the Timeline?

Fallout 4 is the fifth major instalment in the Fallout series, although the eighth game released at the time. It is set ten years after Fallout 3 and six years after Fallout: New Vegas.  

Fallout 4 game still from Steam

Fallout 4 VR

If you are big into your VR, then you’ll be pleased to know that there is a VR version of Fallout 4, too! Released a couple of years after the original Fallout 4, F4VR properly immerses you into the wasteland, letting you truly step into this post-apocalyptic world. 

Fallout 4 VR game still from Steam
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Check out more exciting VR gameplay, with our Coming to VR Series!

What Platform Can I Play Fallout 4 On?

Fallout 4 is available to play on PC, PlayStation 4, PS5, Xbox Series X/S, and Xbox One

Like most of the Fallout franchise, Fallout 4 is a singleplayer adventure. Its cinematic design and compelling story telling make it a great game to stream, though! 

Fallout 4 Official Specifications

What does it take to survive the nuclear wasteland? Here are the official specifications for Fallout 4: 

ComponentMinimum SpecsRecommended Specs
Operating SystemWindows 10 /8 / 7*
Windows 10 /8 / 7*
ProcessorIntel Core i5-2300 2.8GHz
AMD Phenom II X4 945 3.0GHz
Intel Core i7 4790 3.6GHz
AMD FX-9590 4.7GHz
GraphicsNVIDIA GTX 550 Ti 2GB
AMD Radeon HD 7870 2GB
AMD Radeon R9 290X 4GB
Storage30GB available space30GB available space
*Starting January 1st, 2024, the Steam Client will only support Windows 10 and later versions.

Best PCs to Play Fallout 4

Even with updates and new content dropped in the near ten years since its release, Fallout 4 has entirely modest specs. But is your gaming PC up to getting the most out of the next-gen updates? Should you need an upgrade yourself, we have picked out a few of our favourite gaming PCs and laptops for playing Fallout 4. Not your Americana vibe? No worries, you can explore the full range instead. 

Refract Gaming Celeste Pre-Built PC

  • Pre-built and fully tested gaming PC
  • Plug and play ready!
  • AMD Ryzen 7 7700X CPU
  • NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070 GPU
  • Covered by three years parts and labour warranty
Refract Gaming Celeste 2023
OcUK Gaming Calcite - Intel Core i7 14700KF, RTX 4070Ti Super Pre-Built Gaming PC

OcUK Gaming Calcite Pre-Built PC

  • Pre-built and fully tested gaming PC
  • Based on our most popular selling specifications
  • Intel Core i7-14700KF CPU
  • NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070 Ti GPU
  • Fast Gen4 storage

MSI Sword 16 HX Gaming Laptop

  • Powerful gaming laptop
  • Intel Core i7-14700HX CPU
  • NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 GPU
  • 16″ QHD+ display with 240Hz refresh rate
  • 16GB DDR5 RAM
MSI Sword 16 HX NVIDIA RTX 4060 16GB 16 QHD+ 240Hz Intel i7-14700HX Gaming Laptop
OcUK Gaming Falcon - AMD Ryzen 7 7700, Radeon RX 7800 XT Gaming PC

OcUK Gaming Falcon Configurable PC

  • Configurable gaming PC – adjust the CPU, GPU, RAM, and more!
  • AMD Ryzen 7 7700 CPU as standard
  • AMD Radeon RX 7800 XT GPU as standard
  • Up to 32GB DDR5 AMD EXPO RAM
  • Choose up to three high-speed SSDs

Infin8 C99 High-End PC

  • Water-cooled high-end gaming PC
  • AMD Ryzen 9 97950X3D CPU with 3D V-Cache
  • NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 GPU
  • Configurable RAM and storage
  • Powerhouse for gaming and streaming
Infin8 C99 - AMD Ryzen 7950X3D, RTX 4090 Watercooled Gaming PC

I Don’t Want To Set the World on Fire

Can’t get enough of Fallout right now? Yeah, us too. Good job we have plenty more Fallout fun for you! 

Which is Your Favourite Fallout?

Let us know in the comments below which your favourite Fallout game is! 

PC specs are subject to change.

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