Watch Dogs 2 System Requirements Revealed Along With PC Exclusive Features

By   /   Oct 19, 2016
Watch Dogs 2's San Francisco

With the announcement of the delay of the PC version of Watch Dogs 2, Ubisoft has also revealed the system requirements for its upcoming game.

Also See: Watch Dogs 2 PS4 Pro Support Might Not Be Available At Launch

While most of the PC gamers will be disappointed with the delay, but these system requirements might cheer you up a little bit, as the requirements are very reasonable given the current industry standards. For instance, Watch Dogs 2 requires Intel Core i5 2400S as a minimum and Intel Core i5 3470 as a recommended.


  • 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


  • 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

That is not all, Ubisoft have also revealed PC exclusive features for Watch Dogs 2 which include 4K support, no FPS cap, SLI/Crossfire support and more.


  • 4K support
  • Stuttering/lag framerate optimization – We employed a fix that makes all controls much more responsive and less framerate-related. We’ve optimized resource creation, GPU VRAM upload and required VRAM for the game.
  • No FPS cap
  • Full SLI/Crossfire support at launch
  • Multiple save file support – This feature allows players to have up to three auto save slots for three separate playthroughs.
  • Multi-monitor support with borderless mode and advanced settings that allow for customized placement of menu and HUD.
  • Multiple windowed mode options – Windowed mode with flexible/resizable windows, multi-monitor borderless.

Improved Graphic Features

  • Screen Space Reflections
  • Headlight Shadows – Support for additional shadows from car headlights
  • Extra Details Options – Increases the level of detail for all objects in the game, and adds more details to objects in the distance.

Improved Graphics Options

  • FOV sliders
  • Pixel Density sliders
  • Sharpness sliders
  • Ultra Textures pack available at launch

Ambient Occlusion options:

Ubisoft proprietary ambient occlusion techniques: SSBC and HMSSAO

Anti-aliasing options:

  • TXAA
  • MSAA
  • Post Processing Anti-Aliasing options SMAA and FXAA

Furthermore, Watch Dogs 2 will also feature improved keyboard and mouse support for PC. According to Ubisoft, they will be making use of the raw mouse input to reduce the latency and use the Windows hardware cursor throughout the game to smooth or accelerate the mouse movement.

As for the driving in Watch Digs 2, is has also been adapted to suit with keyboard controls with adjustable steering sensitivity and more.

Also Xbox One controller, Xbox 360 controller, third-party XInput gamepads (everything Xbox-based) and PlayStation 4 Controller will be supported by Watch Dogs 2.

Watch Dogs 2 is scheduled to launch on November 15 for Xbox One and PlayStation 4, and November 29 for PC.

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