Next week, Dead Island 2 will release (a week early, I might add), and it’ll bring to eagerly awaiting fans a plethora of zombie-slaying adventures. For PC players, the wait to see if the game will even run is over, as Dambuster Studios has released the system requirements for the game… But they’re quite demanding.
I’ll be honest – Dead Island 2 demands a higher specification because it’s simply beautiful. I was able to enjoy a preview of the game over a week ago, and I was blown away by how impressive it is on screen – the effects, textures, level of detail, and of course, the gory, grisly effects that combat has on the zombies scattered around the world.
Will your PC handle Dead Island 2?
Dead Island 2’s PC System Requirements Are Hefty
Even at the recommended level, Dead Island 2 is demanding a lot of resources. For those with a lower-end rig, it may be tough to run Dead Island 2 at a level that’ll allow you to appreciate the game’s graphical splendour.
At the minimum, Dambuster Studios is calling for 10 GB of RAM, an Intel i7-7700HQ or AMD FX-9590, paired with at least an AMD Radeon RX 380 or a GeForce GTX 1060.
At the complete opposite end of the spectrum, those looking to run the game in Ultra 4K at 60 FPS will need a fairly hefty setup. It was revealed by Dambuster that running Dead Island 2 at this level will need at least an i7-13700k or an AMD Ryzen 9 7900 X, at least 16 GB of RAM, and an AMD Radeon RX 6590 XT or a GeForce RTX 3090.
So, it’s CPU-heavy, then?
Finally, the breakdown confirmed that the install size will be around 70 GB on PC, which isn’t so bad, in modern terms.
Dead Island 2 releases on Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, PlayStation 5, and PlayStation 4 and PC on April 21st.