Dead Island 2 official PC system requirements revealed

The highly anticipated sequel requires certain hardware to run smoothly.


Dead Island 2 official PC system requirements revealed

Credits: Xbox

Dead Island 2 is a highly anticipated zombie-themed open-world brawler game set to launch in just 10 days. In preparation for its release, Deep Silver has provided detailed system requirements. They have also provided technical FAQs for players who are interested in playing the game.

Dead Island 2 will support AMD’s FSR2 and FidelityFX Contrast Adaptive Sharpening, but Nvidia’s DLSS will not be supported. Deep Silver did not specify why DLSS is not supported. However, the company claims that the game “does not support performance-boosting software.” This statement is somewhat puzzling. This is because AMD’s FSR is similar to Nvidia’s DLSS in terms of upscaling technology.

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Minimum and required PC requirements for Dead Island 2

dead island 2 gameplay
Credits: Deep Silver

Minimum (1080p, 30 fps):

  • CPU: AMD FX-9590 or Intel Core i7 7700HQ
  • RAM: 10GB
  • GPU: AMD Radeon RX 480 or GeForce GTX 1060
  • Storage: 70GB
  • 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 (1440p, 60 fps):

  • 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 (4K, 60 fps):

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

One of the most notable new features Deep Silver is adding in Dead Island 2 is a “streamer mode” that blocks licensed music. However, this mode will not block the music in the opening cinematic, so players will still have to watch out for that. The game will also have a 3-player co-op mode, but crossplay will not be supported.

The system requirements for Dead Island 2 are not too demanding. Players with mid-range CPUs and GPUs should be able to run the game at lower settings. The game’s lack of support for Nvidia’s DLSS is disappointing. However, its support for AMD’s FSR2 and FidelityFX Contrast Adaptive Sharpening should provide players with good image quality and performance. With just 10 days left until its launch, Dead Island 2 is shaping up to be a highly enjoyable game for players who enjoy zombie-themed brawler games.

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