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Dead Island 2: Prepare Your Rig for the Zombie Apocalypse with High PC Requirements

Dead Island 2: Prepare Your Rig for the Zombie Apocalypse with High PC Requirements

The upcoming action-packed zombie-slaying game Dead Island 2 has some surprisingly high PC requirements. Dambuster Studios, the game’s developer, recently revealed these requirements, highlighting the need for moderately powerful hardware to fully experience the game’s carnage. Although the storage capacity, operating system, and RAM requirements are fairly standard for a modern game, Dead Island 2’s CPU and GPU requirements are more demanding for those aiming to play in Recommended, High, or Ultra modes.

For a 1080p 30fps experience, older PC technology will suffice, but to ramp up the performance to 1440p at 60fps, players will need a more modern AMD Ryzen 7 700X or Intel Core i5 CPU and an Nvidia RTX 3070 GPU. On the bright side, Dead Island 2 only requires 70GB of storage space, a far cry from the much larger capacity demanded by games like Star Wars Jedi: Survivor.

To achieve the stunning 4K 60fps benchmark, an Nvidia RTX 3090 or AMD Radeon RX 6950 GPU is required, enabling players to witness incredibly detailed and unsettling visuals. Dead Island 2 is set to launch on April 21, 2023, and will also be available for Xbox Series X|S, PS5, Xbox One, and PS4.

In a preview by GameSpot’s Mark Delaney, he noted that the game’s departure from the open-world setting typically seen in action-RPGs, particularly zombie-focused ones, was initially jarring. Despite the smaller scope being somewhat disappointing, Delaney acknowledges that this change has its benefits.

Below are the full Dead Island 2 PC specs required for various levels of gameplay experience:

Minimum (1080p 30fps):

  • Windows 10
  • AMD FX-9590 or Intel Core i7-7700HQ
  • 10GB RAM
  • AMD Radeon RX 480 or Nvidia GTX 1060
  • 70GB storage

Recommended (1080p 60fps):

  • Windows 10
  • AMD Ryzen 5 5600X or Intel Core i9-9900K
  • 16GB RAM
  • AMD Radeon RX 6600 XT or Nvidia RTX 2070 Super
  • 70GB storage

High (1440p 60fps):

  • Windows 10
  • AMD Ryzen 7 7700X or Intel Core i5-12600KF
  • 16GB RAM
  • AMD Radeon RX 6750 XT or Nvidia RTX 3070
  • 70GB storage

Ultra (4K 60fps):

  • Windows 10
  • AMD Ryzen 9 7900X or Intel Core i7-13700K
  • 16GB RAM
  • AMD Radeon RX 6950 XT or Nvidia RTX 3090
  • 70GB storage