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Dead Island 2 PC requirements: minimum & recommended specs

Here’s the machine you’ll need to resurrect Dead Island

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We’re not far off from the release of Dead Island 2, which means it’s probably a good time to know if your rig can handle it. Dambuster Studios has put out a list of PC system requirements for the upcoming zombie action game, as well as an FAQ to address some common questions ahead of launch on April 21.

On the PC side, it looks like you’ll need a decently modern rig to play at the recommended 1080p / 60 FPS settings. That entails either an AMD Ryzen 5 5600X or Intel Core i9 9900K CPU, as well as an AMD Radeon RX 6600 XT or GeForce RTX 2070 Super. Keep sliding on up to 1440p or 4K, and the requirements get even heftier.

While the minimum memory requirement is 10 GB, everything above a base 1080p / 30 FPS experience will need 16 GB. And across the board, you’ll need 70 GB of hard drive space available. A decent chunk, though thankfully less than some other games coming soon. Here’s the full breakdown, by each specification:

Dead Island 2 PC – Minimum requirements

Resolution/FPS: 1080p / 30 FPS

CPU: AMD FX-9590/Intel Core i7-7700 HQ

Memory: 10 GB

GPU: AMD Radeon RX 480 / GeForce GTX 1060

Storage: 70 GB available

Dead Island 2 PC – Recommended requirements

Resolution/FPS:

CPU: AMD Ryzen 5 5600X / Intel Core i9 9900K

Memory: 16 GB

GPU: AMD Radeon RX 6600 XT / GeForce RTX 2070 Super

Storage: 70 GB available

Dead Island 2 PC – High requirements

Resolution/FPS:

CPU: AMD Ryzen 7 7700X / Intel Core i5-12600KF

Memory: 16 GB

GPU: AMD Radeon RX 6750 XT / GeForce RTX 3070

Storage: 70 GB available

Dead Island 2 PC – Ultra requirements

Resolution/FPS:

CPU: AMD Ryzen 9 7900 X / Intel Core i7-13700K

Memory: 16 GB

GPU: AMD Radeon RX 6950 XT / GeForce RTX 3090

Storage: 70 GB available

The dead rise once again

The requirements page also outlines a few other key points. Namely, there is no crossplay for Dead Island 2, so buy this where your friends are. There is multiplayer with up to three players. It’s also apparently cross-gen, though what that means in detail has yet to unveiled.

We got a chance to go hands-on with Dead Island 2 recently at PAX East, and found it to largely be, well, more Dead Island. I know that’s not really a revelation or anything, but there’s a part of me that’s amazed we’re seeing this game launch. It’s been in development for ages, and soon, those years of trailers and mentions will finally come home to roost. Dead Island 2 goes live on PlayStation, Xbox, and PC on April 21.

Related: Is Dead Island 2 Open World? – Answered on Prima Games


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