Dishonored 2's PC specs shouldn't cause high chaos



In 10 days' time, Corvo continues his saga (with Emily!) in the coastal city of Karnaca when Dishonored 2 launches. Whether or not you play as a peaceful or cruel protagonist is your choice. Just know that the game probably won't assassinate your rig.

Bethesda just announced minimum and recommended PC specs to play Dishonored 2. Here's what's required to have a baseline experience:


  • OS: Windows 7/8/10 (64-bit versions) 
  • Processor: Intel Core i5-2400/AMD FX-8320 or better
  • Memory: 8 GB RAM
  • Graphics card: Nvidia GTX 660 2GB/AMD Radeon HD 7970 3GB or better
  • Hard drive space: 60 GB

The recommended specs are obviously a bit higher, but it's still not an unreasonable amount to have you blinking across the map and summoning hordes of rats. Here's what's needed to have an optimal time with Dishonored 2.


  • OS: Windows 10 (64-bit versions)
  • Processor: Intel Core i7-4770/AMD FX-8350 or better
  • Memory: 16 GB RAM 
  • Graphics card: Nvidia GTX 1060 6GB/AMD Radeon RX 480 8GB or better
  • Hard drive space: 60 GB 

Somewhat interestingly, this looks to be almost the exact same setup that EA outlined for Battlefield 1's PC specs. Anyone who could properly play that can probably feel confident that Dishonored 2 will run fine.

Bethesda also offered advanced PC settings that some people will want to know about. Among them is rat shadows, which seems very important. Here are all of those options:

Visual setttings:

  • Adaptive Resolution
  • Gamma
  • Window Mode / Borderless / Fullscreen
  • V-Synch
  • Texture Details
  • Models Details
  • Environmental Details
  • Antialiasing
  • Rat Shadows
  • Bloodfly Shadows
  • Water Quality
  • Shadow Quality
  • View Distance
  • Video Card Selection
  • Resolution
  • Monitor Selection
  • Field of Vision

Hardware Nvidia Specifics:

  • HBAO+
  • TXAA
  • Surround technology
  • Ansel

Dishonored 2 will be available for pre-loading on November 8, three days before the game releases. That's the best head start you'll get on helping Corvo and Emily reclaim the throne.

Dishonored 2 – Gone Gold and System Requirements [Bethesda]

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