Dead Island 2 System Requirements [Minimum & Maximum]

Laying down zombies in Dead Island 2 surprisingly needs modest hardware requirements.

After more than a decade since the original Dead Island came out for PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360, its sequel is finally approaching a full release.  And with all things ready to go, the PC community is eager to know if they fulfill Dead Island 2’s system requirements to properly run it on their platform.

Key Takeaways
  • Dead Island 2 is set to release on April 21, 2023, on last-gen and current-gen consoles as well as the Epic Games Store.
  • Despite being a modern AAA release, the hardware requirements are not too rigorous, letting Dead Island 2 run on most mid-range PCs.
  • From multiple sources, the minimum system specs to run Dead Island 2 are as follows:
    1. Intel Core i3-4370/ AMD FX-6350
    2. 8GB RAM
    3. NVIDIA GeForce GTX 650/ AMD Radeon HD 6850
    4. DirectX 11.1
    5. 64-bit OS
  • As for the recommended hardware, players will need these components:
    1. Intel Core i7-6850K/ AMD Ryzen 2700X
    2. 12GB RAM
    3. NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660/ AMD Radeon R9 390
    4. DirectX 12
    5. 64-bit OS
  • All 3 Editions of Dead Island 2 are currently up for Pre-order on all releasing platforms, starting from $44.99 up to $59.99

Minimum And Recommended Requirements

Although the release date is just around the corner, Dambuster Studios, developers of Dead Island 2, have not yet released any hardware prerequisites for it. The Epic Games Store Page has also not been updated with the listing so far.

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Dead Island 2’s Epic Games Store page (Screenshot Grab: eXputer)

However, from several sources, we’ve been able to get an idea about the game’s performance and the specifications needed for it. With that said, here are the minimum and recommended system requirements you’ll need for Dead Island 2 on PC:

SpecificationsMinimum RequirementsRecommended Requirements
OSWindows 10 or 11 (64-bit)Windows 10 or 11 (64-bit)
ProcessorIntel Core i3-4370 @3.8GHz or AMD FX-6350 @3.9GHzIntel Core i7-6850K @3.6GHz or AMD Ryzen 7 2700X @3.7GHz
GPUNVIDIA GeForce GTX 650 or AMD Radeon HD 6850NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 or AMD Radeon R9 390
DirectX11.1 (Pixel Shader: 5.0 | Vertex Shader: 5.0)12 (Pixel Shader: 5.1 | Vertex Shader: 5.1)
Storage50 GB50 GB

Despite the steep prerequisites of most modern titles, Dead Island 2 looks fairly modest in comparison. And judging from these specifications, you’ll be easily able to run the game on even mid-range components and builds.

Maximum Requirements

Of course, the hardware listed here is meant to give you a playable experience on either 720p or 1080p. If you want to enjoy stable frame rates at higher resolutions like 1440p or even 4K, you might want to settle for flagship components like the RTX 3000/4000 series or AMD RX 6000/7000 series of GPUs, along with the Intel 12th/13th Generation and AMD Ryzen 5000/7000 Series of CPUs.

However, after looking at the minimum and recommended Dead Island 2 system requirements, it’s unlikely you’ll need these overkill PC components to get strong visuals and stronger performance. In fact, CPUs and GPUs 2 or even 3 generations old will probably handle the game extremely well. 

Important: Dead Island 2 will not be featuring Ray-Tracing support. However, it’s likely that you’ll be able to utilize Nvidia’s DLSS and AMD’s FSR technology to squeeze out extra performance.

Other Release Info And Platforms

Dead Island 2 is set to release on April 21, 2023, across all platforms and devices. It’s been confirmed that DI2 will not be coming out on Steam. Instead, you can only purchase the game on PC exclusively via the Epic Games Store. From the store, here’s the list of editions you can currently buy or add to your Wishlist:

  • Dead Island 2 Base Game: $44.99
  • Dead Island 2 Deluxe Edition: $48.99
  • Dead Island 2 Gold Edition: $59.99
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All Dead Island 2 Editions and Bonuses (Image Credits: eXputer)
Important: With the Deluxe Edition, you’ll receive the Gold Weapons Pack and Character Packs 1 & 2 as Bonus Content. For the Gold Edition, you’ll additionally get the Pulp Weapons Pack as well as the Expansion Pass.

Alongside the PC release, Dead Island 2 will be coming out on both current-gen and last-gen consoles. These include the PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4/4 Pro, Xbox Series X|S, and the Xbox One lineup. And according to a recent leak, PlayStation users can pre-load the game on PS5 (48.219 GB) and PS4 (19.916 GB) starting from April 19, 2023, 2 days before release.

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Release date and releasing platforms of Dead Island 2 via the official site (Image by eXputer)

Final Remarks

That wraps up our brief article on Dead Island 2’s system requirements on PC, including the minimum, recommended, and maximum set. With all the hardware specifications laid out, it seems like Dead Island 2 will be able to run on just about any high-end or mid-end PC. It’s welcoming to see the requirements are much more humble compared to other AAA releases in 2023. And with proper optimization, you can easily expect top-notch performance in-game.

Dead Island 2 is currently up for Pre-Purchase on the Epic Games Store as well as on PlayStation and Xbox. As a bonus, you can sign up for the DI2 Newsletter and follow the instructions in its confirmation email to get an exclusive in-game item. So choose the platform you want to get it on and start a journey into the revamped Dead Island saga!

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Saad Ali

Saad is a News writer at eXputer. With vast journalistic experience working for a multitude of websites, Saad currently reports to eXputer with the latest news and dishes out his opinions on a frequent basis. He's currently studying Game and Interactive Media design, which has further increased his knowledge about the ins and outs of the industry. Experience: 1+ Year || Education: Bachelor's in Game and Interactive Media Design || Published 100+ News Stories || 

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