Dying Light System Requirements Revealed

Can your rig run the open-world zombie game? Read on to find out.

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[UPDATE] Following the publication of this story, a Techland representative told GameSpot that the PC requirements featured on Dying Light's Steam page were out-of-date. Below are the game's true minimum and recommended requirements.

Minimum requirements:

  • OS: Windows 7 64-bit / Windows 8 64-bit / Windows 8.1 64-bit
  • Processor: Intel Core i5-2500 @3.3 GHz / AMD FX-8320 @3.5 GHz
  • Memory: 4 GB RAM DDR3
  • Hard Drive: 40 GB available space
  • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 560 / AMD Radeon HD 6870 (1GB VRAM)
  • Direct X: Version 11
  • Sound: DirectX compatible

Recommended requirements:

  • OS: Windows 7 64-bit / Windows 8 64-bit / Windows 8.1 64-bit
  • Processor: Intel Core i5-4670K @3.4 GHz / AMD FX-8350 @4.0 GHz
  • Memory: 8 GB RAM DDR3
  • Hard Drive: 40 GB available space
  • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 780 / AMD Radeon R9 290 (2GB VRAM)
  • Direct X: Version 11
  • Sound: DirectX compatible

Additional Notes:

  • Laptop versions of graphics cards may work but are NOT officially supported.
  • Windows-compatible keyboard, mouse, optional controller (Xbox 360 Controller for Windows recommended)

The original story is below.

Ahead of Dying Light's release in January 2015, developer Techland has revealed the open-world zombie game's PC requirements through an update to the game's Steam product page.

Can your PC rig run the latest project from the creators of Dead Island? Check out the minimum and recommended specs below to find out.

Dying Light launches January 27, 2015 for PC, Xbox One, and PlayStation 4. The game was originally expected to arrive for Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3, but those versions were recently canceled.

It's been a big week for Dying Light news, as Techland has also revealed the game's DLC pass, which will span three expansion packs.

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My System is


AMD FX(tm)-6100 Six-Core Processor 3.30GHz

16.00 GB RAM

Nvidia GeForce GTX 660

Will I be able to run the game on minimum settings with an at least enjoyable fps rate? I dont know much about this whole system requirement and I really want to play this game, can someone help me there pls?

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AMD FX(tm)-6100 Six-Core Processor 3.30GHz

8.00 GB RAM

AMD Radeon HD 7800 Series


Is this ok to run the game on low/medium with 30 fps at least?

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Hey 16 gb ram requirement seems pretty standard nowadays......i have 8 gb...should i upgrade....is it really needed.??

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i have the same exact rig as the recommended but i really REALLY doubt it needs this much power

EDIT:same cpu/ same ram/same GPU

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why does it say 4gb ram min and 8gb ram recommended above and then 8gb for min and 16gb for recommended below?


also ram isnt the problem, the recommendations on the video card are the most insane ive seen

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  • Laptop versions of graphics cards may work but are NOT officially supported.

W T F!!!!!????

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<< LINK REMOVED >> This is pretty much every game. The laptop versions are underpowered.

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This is my System.


  • NVIDIA GeForce GTX 750 Ti
  • Intel(R) Core(TM) i3-4160 CPU @ 3.60GHz (4 CPUs), ~3.6GHz
  • 8 GB RAM

Is this enough?

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to all the butthurt console gamers cheering for this news, remeber Ac unity, watch dogs, bf4 and Driveclub were bad on cosoles as well so get off your high horse and pray for this game not to run at sub 30 fps on your system :D.

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Uh oh...report card time for the master race. I smell money being burned on upgrades and new rigs :o

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lol @ the Raam xD
But I guess it will run very smooth on my system like every game :)

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...at least for a little while.

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Well I had my 570 for over two years and it would still be kinda well if I didn't decide to go 4k. Now with two overclockable 970s I would probably be fine for years, if I don't decide to upgrade

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@ArchboNils2

No matter what you do, you'll have to spend more money to upgrade. I love how you PC snobs act like you're getting away with something. All you do is spend more money for basically the same experience. (Well not totally the same, you don't have exclusives like The Last of Us, Destiney and GTAV)

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<< LINK REMOVED >> wow, you no nothing about pc gaming. these console ports are junk. i can still run xbox 360 games on a graphics card, in a laptop, thats less powerful than integrated intel graphics of today. go play Mario brothers, slave.

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Are you following me or something? oO Well just look at the other post. Your entire post fails at the point where you think I am a Pc only gamer while I probably played more console games than you. Just check yout my PSN profile, ArchoNils.

There you find tLoU which I completed, Destiny which I hated and I will get GTA 5 on Pc for the mods

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16 gb ram? Lololol

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I was looking forward to this game but i'm glad i didn't preorder. I've learned my lesson with Borderlands and GTA 5 which were badly optimized for PC. This title sounds like its going the same way. I'll wait for few decent reviews adn than decide if i'll get the game. But for now it sounds like the devs invested 5 minutes to convert it for PC and charge full product price.

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16gb ram my ass, f_k this company and the developers if they want 16gb ram from me, I just bought a sapphire r9 290 vapor-x oc 4gb a couple months ago. Why are we already at this line of cards because the new line is coming out early 2015. God I hate milked technology, just throw everything in the god damn card and make 3 models like apple and stop f__king around this is 2014 less than a month it's 2015 not 1998

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I'm sure they optimized it like that to be cool. 16 is horse sh1t. my 290x crossfire will sh1t on this.

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It's so good being a part of the TRUE Master Race...
And by TRUE Master Race I mean Very High and Ultra settings. Not these Medium to Low end peasants that are really no better than the filthy console peasants...
Problem?

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I own 2 Asus GTX 970s in SLI and I disagree with you. What makes Pc so great is the freedom, that you can choose what you want. You might, like me, like to own strong hardware. But if someone decides to play low on a cheap Notebook it is their decission. This freedom is what makes Pc so great

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Lol "freedom"? What is free about spending way more money for that wee-bit extra? And in a few years time you'll have to consider upgrades or face lowering your setting from ultra and high anyway. My PS4 will be good for a decade. Where will your PC be then? My guess is in a landfill polluting the ground water.

As a console gamer I'm happy knowing I have the real freedom to pick and choose ANY game at ANY time for my system and not have to worry about system requirements. That's real freedom.

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<< LINK REMOVED >> this is where you are misinformed. you get high end specs, you are good till the end of the console life cycle and longer. the old days are over, dude. all that upgrade stuff is for enthusiasts. its not necessary anymore!

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What exactly is the difference between having to lower the settings on a Pc and getting a huger and huger gap between the Pc and console version because the consoles hardware, just like the Pc hardware, gets older? Also you probably did not really understand what I am saying. You are free to use what you want. If I want to upgrade to get from high back to ultra this is my decission. It still looks just as good on high as on consoles.

Oh and how come those discussions always become a PC vs console discussion. This here was pure Pc talking on a Pc article. You do realise that I do own a Ps4, a WiiU, a Vita and a 3DS?

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And PC gamers wonder why they are disliked. But I find it funny, ironic really, how you consider yourself "the master race" when you're spending 4-5 times more for a gaming platform that barely looks better than current gen consoles and lasts half as long. Like you're getting away with something lol

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<< LINK REMOVED >> no body buys top end pcs just to play games on. and anything you do on consoles, it can be none 100 times faster on pc. plug your PlayStation into a 3 or more monitor set up. oh, you cant. good bye.

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<< LINK REMOVED >> Sry to burst your bubble, as I own a PC and a PS4, PS4 is pretty much for now high end gaming device, not ultra but high for sure, and I use the same monitor and same res for both. And it's gonna be for a while a high end device as they still make most games for console first and then port it to the pc, and about the nonsense of double porting, forget it, they make the code for the console only even if it's made on pc, way easier to do anyways than to the wide range of pc hardware that is out there. And I still love pc more, just love the sony consoles too because of the games that never exist on pc, but they are starting to come around lately especially for Naruto and DragonBall games and some JRPG's.

Also you skipped high settings. Medium was last gen.

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<< LINK REMOVED >><< LINK REMOVED >> load times are sooooo much faster on pc. also, developers are to blame for crappy looking games and exclusives. with that said, any pc exclusive will kick any consoles a s s. ty, have a nice day.

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I have an AMD Quad at 3.2ghz, an Nvidia 650ti Boost with 2gb of GDDR5 onboard ram and 8 gig of system ram. I don't even meet the minimum requirements. I guess I'll pass on this game.

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<< LINK REMOVED >> just cut the resolution down to 720p and your good. all these games look like last gen anyways.

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I don't trust system requirements anymore. I have been able to run ALL titles maxed out with FXAA at 1080p with my HD 7950.

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<< LINK REMOVED >><< LINK REMOVED >> Crysis 1 is horribly optimized on AMD's side so it has some ridiculous frame drops. I can probably run it at 30 with V-Sync. Crysis 2 and 3 both max out at 60 FPS thanks to overclocking and my 3770k.

I am not going to lie, i was surprised as hell how far the HD 7950 can go.

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<< LINK REMOVED >><< LINK REMOVED >> 7950 is little bit weaker(because Boost version is sameish) as a 660Ti.
And with a 660Ti and a i73770@3.9Ghz(it's 3.5Ghz version, but I put it to turbo in bios so it doesn't switch to the default clock while idling or any other scenario) Shadow of the Mordor runs fine 1080p, tex res med everything else max, why tex res med, because I have only 2 GB ram, the textures don't fit in it so it has to start swapping the textures after every render, if I had 660ti with 6GB ram it would run everything at max.

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<< LINK REMOVED >><< LINK REMOVED >><< LINK REMOVED >> The 660 Ti is not exactly comparable to the 7950. With the latest drivers the cards are about equal at stock speeds, that is with the 7950 at 850/1250. If i overclock it just a little, the 660Ti is not in the same league anymore. The 7950 is on par with the GTX 680 and 7970 at that point. The GTX 670 is pretty much equal to the 7950. Even OCing the 670 a little makes to on par with the 680/7970. Even the same can be said about the r9 290 or GTX 780 or GTX 970 and most likely the R9 380x lol.

This is all old news, honestly you should know this stuff by now.....If you don't believe me, see Hardocp's R9 280 benchmarks. 280=7950 as the 280x=7970, both rebrands. Don't give me that bullsh*t that the cards are different when even AMD claims them as rebrands......

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Recommendation for a joystick is the same as to admit doing a poor job on properly porting the game to PC.

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<< LINK REMOVED >> It says Windows capable keyboard, mouse, or optional controller (Xbox 360 Controller for Windows recommended).


What that means is they recommend an Xbox 360 controller IF you are going to play with the "optional controller."


Now I will say the menu for the game is easier to use with a keyboard than the mouse, but other than that this game definitely doesn't feel like a sad port. It's no where near as bad as Borderlands 1 or Bulletstorm.

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<< LINK REMOVED >> Definitely true what you said, especially if the game is first person, and the game still feels like it would be better on a controller than with keyboard and mouse.

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i'm glad i spent the extra in 16gb of ram back in 2012 when i last upgraded.

but then again, my gpu is way below the minimum recommended specs, so... meh.


ps: i won't be playing this on pc anyways. screw it

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