Only 7% PC Players Can Play Alan Wake 2 On High Settings

The game is already plagued by enormous backlash over extremely demanding system requirements.

Story Highlights

  • Remedy Entertainment has recently uncovered beefy PC requirements for Alan Wake 2.
  • According to a report, only 7.15% of PC players will be able to play the game at high settings.
  • Alan Wake 2 will utilize mesh shaders to function. 

According to the latest Steam Hardware survey results, only a meager minority of 7.15%  will be able to run the upcoming Alan Wake 2 at high resolution and settings and without ray tracing. The much-awaited sequel is under fire over its demanding PC requirements as the survey outcome now confirms that a vast majority of PC gamers will not have the luxury to experience the game in all its high-setting glory.

An image shared on a subreddit for PC enthusiasts reveals that only 7.15% of GPUs will run Alan Wake 2 at native 1080p and 60 FPS with ray tracing disabled. According to the official PC specifications, the user will need a GeForce RTX 3070 or Radeon RX 6700 XT, alongside an Intel equivalent CPU, and 16GB of RAM to get the game running at 1080p at 60fps and no ray tracing. With ray tracing enabled GeForce RTX 4070 will be required.

Alan Wake II : Allegedly Only 7% of players will be able to run the game at real 1080P 60FPS
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Moving forward, while a vast majority will be struggling to run the upcoming title on their PC, some will have to drop the game outright if their systems are not updated enough. According to a now-deleted tweet by a Remedy developer, Alan Wake 2 will be dependent on mesh shaders to function. For those unaware, mesh shaders require a minimum RTX 20-series, while for AMD, it starts from the RX 6000-series. This means that PC players having Nvidia’s RTX 10-series and AMD’s RX 5000-series will have to part ways with the game.

Remedy dev's repost (image credit: dsogaming)
Remedy dev’s repost (image credit: dsogaming)

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With pressing requirements, Remedy Entertainment should promise an excellent product to PC gamers. However, a recent tweet by Communications Director, Thomas Puta has suggested otherwise. The director said that Alan Wake 2 is fully optimized for consoles but for PC it will be as good as it can be.” The statement has triggered the previously built backlash regarding demanding specifications.

Alan Wake 2 is set to be released on October 27, thirteen years after the first game for Xbox Series X|S, PlayStation 5, and PC. If you are all about Alan Wake 2, explore its behind-the-scenes journey with our exclusive interview with director Sam Lake.

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