What You’ll Require to Play Alan Wake II on Your PC


Remedy’s follow-up to Alan Wake, originally released on the Xbox 360, Alan Wake II, will be released in a week. And while the title is heading to the PS5 and Xbox Series X|S, it is also making its way to the PC. As such, Remedy has revealed the Alan Wake II PC requirements so that you can see if your PC is up to the task.

Looking at the specs, they don’t look like most PCs that have been built and/or upgraded over these recent 4-5 years will be able to run the game with no issues. There are also several levels of Ray Tracing; however, these will require a bit more GPU power, and only Nvidia’s 4070 GPU is mentioned. Of course, if you’re rocking an RTX 4080 or RTX 4090, then you’ll be fine. AMD GPU owners, on the other hand, look to be locked out of utilizing Ray Tracing, with AMD’s RX 7900 XTX cards not even mentioned. Menting that the AMD card just might not be able to provide the performance that Remedy is looking for.

Alan Wake 2 will also include Nvidia’s DLSS 3.5 and will be one of the first games to do so. However, I haven’t heard or seen any mention of AMD’s FSR 3 being implemented. You may also notice that DLSS and FSR are required, and that’s due to Alan Wake II being a GPU-heavy game. You may recall that several other developers also required these over the past few months, and people were upset over that. I wonder how people will take the news that Alan Wake II will require upscaling for optimal visuals.

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Take a look at the Alan Wake II PC requirements below.

Alan Wake II PC Requirements

Minimum

Graphics Preset: Low
Resolution: 1080p
FPS: 30
GPU: Nvidia GeForce  RTX 2060 / AMD Radeon RX 6600
VRAM: 6 GB
DLSS / FSR 2: Quality
CPU: Intel i5 7600 K
RAM: 16 GB
OS: Windows 10 / Windows 11
STORAGE: 90 SSD

Recommended 1080p

Graphics Preset: Medium
Resolution: 1080p
FPS: 60
GPU: Nvidia GeForce  RTX 3070 / AMD Radeon RX 6700 XT
VRAM: 12 GB
DLSS / FSR 2: Performance
CPU: AMD Ryzen 7 3700X or Intel equilvalent
RAM: 16 GB
OS: Windows 10 / Windows 11
STORAGE: 90 SSD

Recommended 1440p

Graphics Preset: Medium
Resolution: 1440p
FPS: 30
GPU: Nvidia GeForce  RTX 3060 / AMD Radeon RX 6600 XT
VRAM: 8 GB
DLSS / FSR 2: Balanced
CPU: AMD Ryzen 7 3700X or Intel equilvalent
RAM: 16 GB
OS: Windows 10 / Windows 11
STORAGE: 90 SSD

Ultra

Graphics Preset: High
Resolution: 2160P (4K)
FPS: 60
GPU: Nvidia GeForce  RTX 4070 / AMD Radeon RX 7800 XT
VRAM: 12 GB
DLSS / FSR 2: Balanced
CPU: AMD Ryzen 7 3700X or Intel equilvalent
RAM: 16 GB
OS: Windows 10 / Windows 11
STORAGE: 90 SSD

RAY TRACING

Low

Graphics Preset: Medium / Ray Tracing low
Resolution: 1080p
FPS: 30
GPU: Nvidia GeForce  RTX 3070 / AMD Radeon RX 6800 XT
VRAM: 8 GB
DLSS / FSR 2: Quality
CPU: AMD Ryzen 7 3700X or Intel equilvalent
RAM: 16 GB
OS: Windows 10 / Windows 11
STORAGE: 90 SSD

Medium

Graphics Preset: Medium / Ray Tracing Medium / Path tracing on
Resolution: 1080p
FPS: 60
GPU: Nvidia GeForce  RTX 4070
VRAM: 12 GB
DLSS / FSR 2: Quality
CPU: AMD Ryzen 7 3700X or Intel equilvalent
RAM: 16 GB
OS: Windows 10 / Windows 11
STORAGE: 90 SSD

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High

Graphics Preset: High / Ray Tracing High/ Path tracing on
Resolution: 2160p (4K)
FPS: 60
GPU: Nvidia GeForce  RTX 4080
VRAM: 16 GB
DLSS / FSR 2: Performance
CPU: AMD Ryzen 7 3700X or Intel equilvalent
RAM: 16 GB
OS: Windows 10 / Windows 11
STORAGE: 90 SSD

The Alan Wake II release date is October 27, 2023, for the PS5, Xbox Series X|S, and PC. I’m looking forward to seeing how the PC version fairs. However, we haven’t yet received access to the review build, and it’s up in the air if we will.

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