Dead Island 2 Has Some Surprisingly High PC Requirements

Smashing your way through Hell-A takes a lot of processing power.


Dead Island 2 developer Dambuster Studios has shared the official PC requirements for the game, and if you're looking to carve up a few zombie hordes, you're going to need to pack some moderately powerful hardware in your system to do so. While the storage capacity, operating system, and RAM requirements sound standard for any modern game, Dead Island 2 does have some demanding requirements for the CPUs and GPUs needed to play the game in either Recommended, High, or Ultra modes.

At the bare minimum for a 1080p 30fps experience, you'll be able to scrape by with some older PC technology, but increasing performance to 1440p at 60fps will require a more modern AMD Ryzen 7 700X or Intel Core i5 CPU and an Nvidia RTX 3070 GPU. On the plus side, you'll only need 70GB of storage space for Dead Island 2, which is less than half of the capacity that Star Wars Jedi: Survivor is demanding.

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To reach the 4K 60fps benchmark, you'll need to have an Nvidia RTX 3090 or an AMD Radeon RX 6950 to see some sharp and disturbing details. You can see the full specs below for what you'll need to run Dead Island 2 on PC. Dead Island 2 launches on April 21, 2023, and it'll also be available for Xbox Series X|S, PS5, Xbox One, and PS4.

"Action-RPGs, especially zombie-centric ones, have so often utilized an open-world setting over the past 15 years that it was, for a good while, jarring to see that Dead Island 2 isn't actually the latest in a long line of them," Mark Delaney wrote in GameSpot's Dead Island 2 preview. "That took some mental remapping of what this game is going to be, and while I do find the smaller scope disappointing, it's not without its benefits too."

Dead Island 2 PC Specs

Minimum (1080p 30fps)

  • Windows 10
  • AMD FX-9590 or Intel Core i7-7700HQ
  • 10GB RAM
  • AMD Radeon RX 480 or Nvidia GTX 1060
  • 70GB storage

Recommended (1080p 60fps)

  • Windows 10
  • AMD Ryzen 5 5600X or Intel Core i9-9900K
  • 16GB RAM
  • AMD Radeon RX 6600 XT or Nvidia RTX 2070 Super
  • 70GB storage

High (1440p 60fps)

  • Windows 10
  • AMD Ryzen 7 7700X or Intel Core i5-12600KF
  • 16GB RAM
  • AMD Radeon RX 6750 XT or Nvidia RTX 3070
  • 70GB storage

Ultra (4K 60fps)

  • Windows 10
  • AMD Ryzen 9 7900X or Intel Core i7-13700K
  • 16GB RAM
  • AMD Radeon RX 6950 XT or Nvidia RTX 3090
  • 70GB storage
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