Capcom has revealed Dragon’s Dogma 2 system requirements, and they’re fairly tame. You’ll get away with using six core CPUs and seven years old graphics cards if you don’t mind 30fps.
According to the game’s Steam page, Dragon’s Dogma 2 requires at least an Intel Core i5-10600 or AMD Ryzen 5 3600 alongside 16GB of RAM and an Nvidia GeForce GTX 1070 or AMD Radeon RX 5500XT 8GB. These specs will offer you a 1080p 30fps experience. For 2160p 30fps, you’ll need the same amount of RAM alongside a Core i7-10700 or Ryzen 5 3600X and either an RTX 2080 or RX 6700.
The Steam page references 2160i resolution in the recommended specs, but this is likely a typo. While the Xbox Series X/S and PlayStation 5 use checkerboard rendering and are sometimes referred to as interlaced, gaming PCs handle everything natively. This is with the exception of upscalers like Nvidia DLSS, AMD FSR, and Intel XeSS, but none are stated as a requirement here and all work in a different way. In fact, we don’t yet know if any of these upscalers will even appear in the game.
|Windows 10 or 11
|Windows 10 or 11
|Intel Core i5-10600
AMD Ryzen 5 3600
|Intel Core i7-10700
AMD Ryzen 5 3600X
|Nvidia GeForce GTX 1070
AMD Radeon RX 5500XT
|Nvidia GeForce RTX 2080
AMD Radeon RX 6700
|1080p at 30fps
|4K at 60fps
Back to what we do know, the CPU interestingly doesn’t change much between the two resolutions. The Ryzen 5 3600X is just a higher clocked version of the 3600. This is good news for those with older platforms. Hopefully the game isn’t CPU limited, leaving room for optimisation.
As you can expect, you’ll need a capable graphics card to enable ray tracing. In other words, Nvidia’s RTX 2000 series or AMD’s RX 6000 series and newer. The devs recommend an RTX 2080 Ti or an RX 6800 specifically.
These are far from demanding specs. You can currently get the Ryzen 5 3600 for £105, while the RX 5500XT and GTX 1070 are old enough that you’ll have a hard time finding a new one. The ray traced experience may be out of some’s budget as the RX 6800 sits at £389.
On a personal note, I appreciate when game developers indicate the resolution and fps instead of just saying minimum or recommended. Some players may think the latter means 60fps at 1440p, while others may think its 120fps at 4K. So, kudos for that.
While not boasting the most breath taking graphics out there, Dragon’s Dogma 2 is far from ugly. Effects such as light and smoke are not bad at all. Plus, there’s plenty of time for polish and optimisastion with a few months left until launch. You can see by your self in the video down below.
The game is scheduled to release on March 22, 2024, at £53.98 / $69.99 / €64.99 on Steam. There’s also a Deluxe Edition that includes a bunch of in-game items and currencies for those who like to have it all.