Dead Island 2 PC System Requirements

The Dead Island 2 PC system requirements are quite beefy. PC gaming is becoming increasingly demanding these days and you need to upgrade quickly if you want to enjoy the latest games at the best possible visual quality.

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Dead Island 2 PC system requirements have been revealed. | © Deep Silver

Are you excited about the release of Dead Island 2? Now that the game goes live, it's time to start thinking about whether your computer is up to the task.

Deep Silver has already released the game's system requirements and a technical FAQ to help players prepare. Let's take a closer look.

Dead Island 2 PC System Requirements

Minimum PC Specs

The first thing to note is that Dead Island 2 is a demanding game, and the minimum specs reflect that.

  • CPU: AMD FX-9590 or Intel Core i7 7700HQ
  • RAM: 10GB
  • GPU: AMD Radeon RX 480 or GeForce GTX 1060
  • Storage: 70GB

Recommended PC Specs

If you want to play at 1080p and 60fps, you'll need a better system.

  • CPU: AMD Ryzen 5 5600X or Intel Core i9 9900K
  • RAM: 16GB
  • GPU: AMD Radeon RX 6600 XT or GeForce RTX 2080 Super
  • Storage: 70GB

High PC Specs

For those who want to play at 1440p and 60fps or 4K and 60fps, the requirements are even higher.

  • CPU: AMD Ryzen 7 7700X or Intel Core i5 12600KF
  • RAM: 16GB
  • GPU: AMD Radeon RX 6750 XT or GeForce RTX 3070
  • Storage: 70GB

Ultra PC Specs

The ultra settings require a lot and you'll still need 70GB of storage.

  • CPU: AMD Ryzen 9 7900X or Intel Core i7 13700K
  • RAM: 16GB
  • GPU: AMD Radeon RX 6950 XT or GeForce RTX 3090
  • Storage: 70GB

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Dead Island 2 PC System Requirements
The Dead Island 2 system requirements for PC. | © Deep Silver

Performance-Boosting Software

The game will support AMD's FSR2 and FidelityFX Contrast Adaptive Sharpening, but according to the FAQ, it "does not support performance-boosting software." While Deep Silver didn't specify what that means, it's likely a reference to Nvidia's DLSS, which is not mentioned in the specs or FAQ.

This could be a disappointment for Nvidia users, as DLSS is known to boost performance significantly in other games.

Other Features

The game will include a "streamer mode" that blocks licensed music, although it won't block the music in the opening cinematic. There will also be a three-player co-op mode, but Dead Island 2 crossplay is not supported.

It's worth noting that some Dead Island fans on Twitter have expressed concerns about the game's high system requirements, but others are more worried about the game itself, which has had a messy, decade-long development.

In conclusion, Dead Island 2 is shaping up to be a demanding game that will require a powerful computer to run smoothly. If you're excited about the game's release, make sure to check your system against the requirements and adjust your settings accordingly.

And if you're still on the fence about whether to buy the game, consider waiting for reviews to come out before making a decision.

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