Can Your PC Handle Watch Dogs 2? Here Are the System Requirements!
Article by George Norman
On 19 Oct 2016
Good news and bad news for PC gamers who are waiting on Ubisoft to release the Watch Dogs 2 open world action-adventure game.

The good news is that Ubisoft has finally unveiled the official specs for the PC version of the game. The bad news is that the PC version has been delayed by a couple of weeks.

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Starting with the good news, here are the minimum and recommended system requirements for the upcoming Watch Dogs 2 game.

Watch Dogs 2 – Minimum System Requirements
  • OS – 64-bit version of Windows 7 SP1, Windows 8.1, or Windows 10.
  • CPU – Intel Core i5 2400S (2.5 GHz) or AMD FX 6120 (3.5 GHz).
  • GPU – NVIDIA GeForce GTX 660 (2GB) or AMD Radeon HD 7870 (2GB).
  • RAM – 6GB.
  • Storage – 50GB of storage space.
  • Peripherals – Windows-compatible keyboard and mouse, Microsoft Xbox One Controller, Dual Shock 4 Controller.
  • Multiplayer – 256Kbps or faster broadband connection.


Play as the brilliant young hacker Marcus Holloway and fight the corrupt corporations that are using the ctOS 2.0 operating system to monitor and manipulate citizens on a massive scale. Team up with the Dedsec crew, an elite group of hackers engaged in a quest to shut down the plans of power hungry Blume CTO, Dusan Nemec and restore power to the people.


Watch Dogs 2 – Recommended System Requirements
  • OS – 64-bit version of Windows 7 SP1, Windows 8.1, or Windows 10.
  • CPU –Intel Core i5 3470 (3.2GHz) or AMD FX 8120 (3.9 GHz).
  • GPU – NVIDIA GeForce GTX 780 (3GB), NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970 (4GB), NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 (3GB) or AMD Radeon R9 290 (4GB).
  • RAM – 8GB.
  • Storage – 50GB of storage space.
  • Peripherals – Windows-compatible keyboard and mouse, Microsoft Xbox One controller, Dual Shock 4 controller
  • Multiplayer – 256Kbps or faster broadband connection.


Building upon its predecessor’s groundwork, Watch Dogs 2 aims to offer a hugely improved experience. It’s brighter, packed with activities, and geared more toward lighthearted adventure than gritty revenge.


And now, the bad news

Watch Dogs 2 was scheduled to be released on November 15 for PC, PS4 and Xbox One. The release date remains unchanged for PS4 and Xbox One. Not for PC though. The PC version has been delayed by 2 weeks.

Watch Dogs 2 for PC will be released on November 29, not November 15 as previously announced.

"Watch Dogs 2 features a multitude of PC-specific enhancements, including support for full 4K resolution with Ultra Textures and Extra Details options; an uncapped framerate; and a host of other features and options specifically requested by the Watch Dogs 2 community. To ensure that these and other features are polished and optimized to meet the development team’s standards, the PC version of Watch Dogs 2 will now be released on November 29," said Ubisoft.



Learn more about Watch Dogs 2.




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