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What are the minimum system requirements for Dead Island 2?

Older hardware users can rejoice

You might be ready to enter HELL-A and unleash your wrath on a whole new zombie outbreak but is your computer ready to ensure you are actually able to run the game on your preferred system?

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Of course, console players don’t have much to worry about, as Dead Island 2 is available on both the last-generation and current-generation systems. The worry more lies with PC players, as their hardware needs to meet at least the minimum requirements of Dead Island 2 for them to be able to play.

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If you’re worried about hitting the minimum requirements but don’t know exactly what they are for the zombie sequel, you can read the official specifications below.

Minimum PC requirements for Dead Island 2

Since Dead Island 2 is available on the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, it won’t leverage an incredibly high graphical fidelity or technology. This bodes well for users with older PC hardware, as they have a better chance of meeting the minimum or recommended requirements.

The official minimum system requirements for Dead Island 2 are viewable below.

  • CPU: Intel Core i3-4370 / AMD FX-6350
  • RAM: 8 GB
  • GPU: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 650 / AMD Radeon HD 6850
  • VRAM: 1024 MB
  • OS: Windows 10 64-Bit

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In my experience, I can say players don’t need modern hardware whatsoever to at least get Dead Island 2 running. The GeForce GTX 650 is from 2012 and the fourth-generation Intel processor is roughly the same age. Most of the modern gaming machines in the world today will outclass these minimum requirements by quite a bit. If you’re still holding onto some older PC parts, however, then you’re still in luck.

We would recommend that players try to go a little above the minimum requirements if they are able, though. This hardware would likely only be able to play Dead Island 2 at 720p resolution, 30 frames per second with all low settings. If players are able to upgrade their hardware to even a generation or two later in both the CPU and GPU departments, they will see a huge performance boost.

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Either way, Dead Island 2 should be accessible to a majority of the PC community thanks to these extremely low requirements.

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