Dragon’s Dogma 2 system requirements

Despite the Dragon's Dogma specs indicating it'll be the most demanding RE Engine game yet, you won't need cutting edge hardware to run it.

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What are the Dragon’s Dogma 2 system requirements? Given that nearly twelve years of technological advancements separate Dragon’s Dogma 2 from its predecessor, the hardware needed to play it is understandably much higher. Even so, Capcom’s RPG sequel doesn’t appear poised to test the mettle of your gaming PC.

With the launch of Dragon’s Dogma 2 still a few months away, there’s still plenty of time to prepare your rig for the adventure ahead. It’ll be money and time well spent if it’s anything like the first game, which easily ranks among the best RPG games, even by today’s standards.

Here are the Dragon’s Dogma 2 system requirements:

Minimum
(1080p / 30fps)
Recommended
(2160p / 30fps)
OS Windows 10 64-bit Windows 10 64-bit
CPU Intel Core i5 10600
AMD Ryzen 5 3600
Intel Core i9 12900KS
AMD Ryzen 9 5950X
RAM 16GB 32GB
GPU Nvidia GeForce GTX 1070
AMD Radeon RX 5500 XT
Nvidia GeForce RTX 4080
AMD Radeon RX 7900XT
Storage 100GB SSD 100GB SSD

The Dragon’s Dogma 2 minimum requirements call for processors with performance equal to or greater than the Core i5 10600 or Ryzen 5 3600. These chips will be four to five years old come the Dragon’s Dogma 2 release date, so if you’ve not jumped to the best CPU you can get in recent years, an upgrade may prove wise. Just make sure you have 16GB of RAM to back up your processor too.

While Dragon’s Dogma 2 doesn’t call for the best graphics cards around, the demands here are higher than those of Resident Evil 4 or Exoprimal, all of which use the RE Engine. Even so, the now-aged GeForce GTX 1070 or Radeon RX 5500 XT will give you enough pixel-pushing power for 30 frames per second at 1080p.

Turning to the Dragon’s Dogma 2 recommended specs, Capcom’s CPU specs started only slightly higher, naming the Core i7 10700 and Ryzen 5 3600X specifically. The increase in necessary GPU horsepower is starker, moving up to the GeForce RTX 2080 and Radeon RX 6700.

Aiming for the Dragon’s Dogma 2 ultra specs, however, is a heavy task as you’ll need a GeForce RTX 4080 or Radeon 7900XT alongside a Core i9 12900KS or Ryzen 9 5950X. You can still only expect 30fps from this hardware though, as the game appears to be launching locked to the lower frame rate.

Capcom recently confirmed that it is ditching AMD’s FSR in favor of Nvidia’s DLSS for Dragon’s Dogma 2, and this could be a decision that holds true in future releases too. To fully benefit from the inclusion of DLSS, you’ll need any Nvidia GeForce RTX 40-series card, as it’s the only line compatible with all versions of the AI-upscaling tech.

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When it comes to Dragon’s Dogma 2 download size, Capcom confirms you’ll need 100GB free on an SSD. So, if you haven’t already, grab one of the best SSDs for gaming to make sure you have the right storage for the job.

Check out our Dragon’s Dogma 2 preview, if you’re keen to understand more about the direction Capcom is taking the series. If you’re keen to know if you can play the game on Valve’s handheld, we have a Dragon’s Dogma 2 Steam Deck guide to help you there.

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