Alan Wake 2: System Requirements, Release Date, and More

Published 10/21/2023, 9:11 PM EDT

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Alan Wake 2 follows the story of best-selling thriller novelist Alan Wake, who has been trapped in an alternate dimension for 13 years. This game is the second edition of the survival horror made by Remedy Entertainment. In this game, players will be entering the mind of Alan Wake again to fight out the horrors that bother him. Confronting his own dark thoughts and fear becomes key to surviving in this game. While the original game was released in 2010, there is a lot more in store for fans of this installment.

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The narrative revolves around the writer, Alan Wake, as he confronts a malevolent force that materializes his deepest fears. In addition to Alan Wake’s journey, players will experience the game from the perspective of Saga Anderson, an FBI agent investigating ritualistic murders in Bright Falls, the same eerie setting where Alan’s terrifying story began. For players looking to get into the disturbing mind of Alan Wake, here is everything they need to know to get into the game.

System Requirements for Alan Wake 2

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For players looking to play the game, here are the system requirements for Alan Wake 2 for each resolution and setting. While some new games can be played on some fairly decent PCs, Alan Wake 2 will be a different story. The game comes with high details and will not run on systems that are not optimized for gaming.

Minimum Specs (1080p/30fps, Low Graphics Preset):

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  • OS: Windows 10/11 64-bit
  • RAM: 16 GB
  • CPU: Intel i5-7600K or AMD equivalent
  • GPU: GeForce RTX 2060 or Radeon RX 6600 with 6GB VRAM
  • Storage: 90 GB SSD

Recommended Specs (1440p/30fps, Medium Graphics Preset):

  • OS: Windows 10/11 64-bit
  • RAM: 16 GB
  • CPU: AMD Ryzen 7 3700X or Intel equivalent
  • GPU: GeForce RTX 3060 or Radeon RX 6600 XT with 8GB VRAM
  • Storage: 90 GB SSD

Recommended Specs (1080p/60fps, Medium Graphics Preset):

  • OS: Windows 10/11 64-bit
  • RAM: 16 GB
  • CPU: AMD Ryzen 7 3700X or Intel equivalent
  • GPU: GeForce RTX 3070 or Radeon RX 6700 XT with 8GB VRAM
  • Storage: 90 GB SSD

Ultra Specs (2160p/60fps, High Graphics Preset):

  • OS: Windows 10/11 64-bit
  • RAM: 16 GB
  • CPU: AMD Ryzen 7 3700X or Intel equivalent
  • GPU: GeForce RTX 4070 or Radeon RX 7800 XT with 12GB VRAM
  • Storage: 90 GB SSD

Low Ray Tracing Specs (1080p/30fps):

  • OS: Windows 10/11 64-bit
  • RAM: 16 GB
  • CPU: AMD Ryzen 7 3700X or Intel equivalent
  • GPU: GeForce RTX 3070 or Radeon RX 6800 XT with 8GB VRAM
  • Storage: 90 GB SSD

Medium Ray Tracing Specs (1080p/60fps):

  • OS: Windows 10/11 64-bit
  • RAM: 16 GB
  • CPU: AMD Ryzen 7 3700X or Intel equivalent
  • GPU: GeForce RTX 4070 with 12GB VRAM
  • Storage: 90 GB SSD

High Ray Tracing Specs (2160p/60fps):

  • OS: Windows 10/11 64-bit
  • RAM: 16 GB
  • CPU: AMD Ryzen 7 3700X or Intel equivalent
  • GPU: GeForce RTX 4080 with 16GB VRAM
  • Storage: 90 GB SSD

Release date, file size, preorder and more

Alan Wake 2 has its release date scheduled for October 26 at 9 p.m. PT, and it will become available at midnight on October 27 on the East Coast. In terms of storage space, the game is expected to occupy around 90GB on PC, although console file sizes are yet to be officially confirmed. To be on the safe side, it’s recommended to have at least 100GB of free space for the game.

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Players who can’t wait to start their Alan Wake 2 experience can take advantage of the preload option. Starting from October 25, one day before the full release in specific time zones, players can preload the game, ensuring they’re ready to jump in right at launch.

For those considering a preorder of the digital-only version of Alan Wake 2, two choices are available:
– The Standard Edition, offering the base game.
– The Deluxe Edition, which includes not only the game but also an expansion pass, along with some bonus items like weapon skins and outfits.

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With that said, Alan Wake 2 promises an intriguing and immersive experience with its Dual Reality gameplay mechanic, offering the opportunity for players to seamlessly transition between the real world and a dark, twisted alternate reality.

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Viren Mirpuri

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Viren is an eSports Writer at EssentiallySports. With a Mass Media degree in one hand and a gaming controller in another, he is determined to document every milestone in the gaming industry. As an eSports journalist, he previously covered close to 500 articles with Sportskeeda about what is fresh in the scene.
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