Watch Dogs 2 System Requirements Reveal PC Specific Graphics Options
Watch Dogs 2

Ubisoft released the system requirements for the PC version of Watch Dogs 2, which has been pushed back to November 29th. The system requirements also accompany a list of PC-exclusive graphics options that gamers will have access to as well.

The details were posted up over on the official Ubisoft website. The minimum specs actually aren’t all that bad, and you could get by with a moderately decent PC to play Watch Dogs 2.


Minimum Requirements

  • Supported OS – (64-bit versions only)
    Windows 7 SP1, Windows 8.1, Windows 10
  • Processor
    Intel Core i5 2400S @ 2.5 GHz | AMD FX 6120 @ 3.5 GHz
  • RAM
    6GB
  • Video Card
    NVIDIA GeForce GTX 660 (2GB) | AMD Radeon HD 7870 (2GB) or better
  • Hard Disk Space
    50 GB
  • Peripherals
    Windows-compatible keyboard and mouse, Microsoft Xbox One Controller, Dual Shock 4 Controller
  • Multiplayer
    256 Kbps or faster broadband connection


Recommended Requirements

  • Supported OS – (64-bit versions only)
    Windows 7 SP1, Windows 8.1, Windows 10
  • Processor
    Intel Core i5 3470 @ 3.2GHz | AMD FX 8120 @ 3.9 GHz
  • RAM
    8GB
  • Video Card
    NVIDIA GeForce GTX 780 (3GB) | NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970 (4GB) | NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 (3GB) or better | AMD Radeon R9 290 (4GB) or better
  • Hard Disk Space
    50 GB
  • Peripherals
    Windows-compatible keyboard and mouse, Microsoft Xbox One controller, Dual Shock 4 controller
  • Multiplayer
    256 Kbps or faster broadband connection


Given that the game absolutely requires more than 4GB to operate, you have to have a 64-bit OS to play Watch Dogs 2. The recommended specs definitely get pretty high when it comes to the GPU requirements, suggesting either a GTX 780 at 3GB or a GTX 970 at 4GB. The game is also pretty hefty on the hard drive space requirement… 50GB is the standard. That’s just 10GB shy of GTA V’s PC HDD requirement. Part of the large space requirements is rolled out in a top 10 by Ubisoft explaining what new and better features have been implemented into Watch Dogs 2.

The more interesting piece of info comes from further down in the piece, which lists all of the PC-specific graphics options, such as no FPS caps, 4K native resolution support, frame-rate stuttering optimizations that not will remove frame-rate lag that could potentially create screen-tearing. Multiple save file support, full SLI and Crossfire support for both Nvidia and AMD cards, as well as multi-monitor support.

And even though Watch Dogs 2 is a third-person shooter, they even included FOV sliders so you can modify how much you see and how the screen space perspective is displayed.

Multiple anti-aliasing options are implemented, along with full keyboard and mouse support. They even took time out to modify the driving to specifically utilize options and adjustments for keyboards and mice. It’s like Ubisoft really cares about PC gamers.

And after doing all of that goodness for PC gamers they went and announced some pre-order DLC for Ted “The Zodiac Killer” Cruz. You can check it out below.

Anyway, the PC version of Watch Dogs 2 is due to drop on November 29th. The Xbox One and PS4 versions of the game will drop a little earlier on November 15th.

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  • Gorgon

    >preorder DLC
    What a cancer. The game itself looks like a more wacky “how do you do, fellow kids?” DLC to the first game to begin with.