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.
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.
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:
|Specifications||Minimum Requirements||Recommended Requirements|
|OS||Windows 10 or 11 (64-bit)||Windows 10 or 11 (64-bit)|
|Processor||Intel Core i3-4370 @3.8GHz or AMD FX-6350 @3.9GHz||Intel Core i7-6850K @3.6GHz or AMD Ryzen 7 2700X @3.7GHz|
|RAM||8 GB||12 GB|
|GPU||NVIDIA GeForce GTX 650 or AMD Radeon HD 6850||NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 or AMD Radeon R9 390|
|DirectX||11.1 (Pixel Shader: 5.0 | Vertex Shader: 5.0)||12 (Pixel Shader: 5.1 | Vertex Shader: 5.1)|
|Storage||50 GB||50 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.
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.
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
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.
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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