The First Descendant Pre-load, launch times and system specs

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The First Descendant, Nexon's free-to-play RPG looter shooter, launches this week on Tuesday, July 2nd. Ahead of the game's release, the developer has shared launch details, including pre-load availability and system requirements for those playing on PC.

The First Descendant platforms and system specs

The First Descendant will be available on consoles and PC. Specifically, the game will launch on PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, and PC.

While it will be playable on PlayStation and Xbox, only the PS5 and Xbox Series X will support features like Balanced Mode and AMD Frame Generation (activated on 120Hz display) and Ray Tracing. The Xbox Series S offers Balanced mode as well, but no Ray Tracing. Graphics options are unavailable for the PS4, Xbox One, and Xbox One S.

If playing on PC, Nexon has shared the minimum and recommended specs. The graphic quality will automatically setup on your PC based on specifications at the first moment of gameplay, but graphics can be upscaled or changed manually.

Minimum Specs

  • OS: Windows 10 x64 20H2
  • CPU: Intel i5-3570 / AMD FX-8350
  • System Memory: 8GB RAM
  • VGA:  GeForce GTX 1050Ti / AMD Radeon RX 570 Video Memory 4GB
  • DirectX: Version 12
  • Storage: 50GB

Recommended Specs

  • OS: Windows 10 x64 20H2
  • CPU: Intel i7-7700K / AMD Ryzen 5 2600X
  • System Memory: 16GB RAM
  • VGA: GeForce RTX 2060 / AMD Radeon RX 5600XT
  • DirectX: Version 12
  • Storage: 50GB

The First Descendant Pre-Load and Global Launch Times

The First Descendant is set to launch on Tuesday, July 2nd, but this will vary based on where you live in the world.

In the United States, it will launch on July 2nd at 12:00 a.m. PDT / 2:00 a.m. CDT / 3:00 a.m. EDT. Other launch times include:

  • London: July 2 at 8:00 BST
  • Paris: July 2 at 9:00 CEST
  • Berlin: July 2 at 9:00 CEST
  • Seoul: July 2 at 16:00 KST
  • Tokyo: July 2 at 16:00 JST
  • Sydney: July 2 at 17:00 AEST

For those who want to jump in and play the moment the game is available in your country, you can now pre-download The First Descendant. Pre-loading began today and is available until Monday, July 1 at 23:59 PDT.