Alan Wake 2’s PC Specifications Astonish Fans With Its Demanding Recommended Requirements

Alan Wake 2’s recommended requirements on PC are finally here, and it looks like fans may want to upgrade their GPU.

The newly-revealed PC requirements suggest that players will want at least an RTX 4070 if they want to be able to enjoy Alan Wake 2 with ray tracing activated. It will also require at least 90 gigabytes of storage on an SSD harddrive for an optimal experience. Here are the recommended requirements.

Recommended (No ray tracing)

  • Resolution: 1440p
  • GPU: GeForce RTX 3060 / Radeon RX 6600 XT
  • VRAM: 8 GB
  • DLSS/FSR 2: Balanced
  • CPU: Ryzen 3700X or i7 10700
  • RAM: 16 GB
  • Storage: 90 GB SSD

Recommended (Ray tracing)

  • Resolution: 1080p
  • GPU: GeForce RTX 4070
  • VRAM: 12 GB
  • DLSS/FSR 2: Quality
  • CPU: Ryzen 3700X or i7 10700
  • RAM: 16 GB
  • Storage: 90 GB SSD

In order to get all the way up to 4K/60fps with ray tracing activated, Remedy recommends that users have a GeForce RTX 4080 card, which is one of the best cards on the market right now. One tweet broadly captured the concensus among fans about the requirements.

But in case you’re panicking, one user offered a reminder that Alan Wake 2 stands to be one of the best-looking games in this generation so far.

Regardless, Alan Wake 2 PC owners look to be in for a bumpy ride. If you’re thinking about upgrading, maybe consider checking our our Best Graphics Cards 2023 list to help you shop for a new GPU.

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Alan Wake 2 releases October 27 on PS5, Xbox Series X|S, and PC. For more, check our final hands-on preview right here.

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