Outlast 2 PC System Requirements Announced

Outlast 2 PC System Requirements Announced


Outlast 2 launches next week, and you won won't need a super-powered PC to run it well.

You'll be able to walk into the terrifying world of Outlast 2 next week, and now Red Barrels has revealed just how much PC you'll need to check out its new survival horror game.

You might be surprised to see that you won't need a ton of PC horsepower to run Outlast 2 well. In fact, you can run the game on a GTX 260, a video card that was released in June of 2008. Here are the minimum and recommended requirements:

Minimum Requirements (720p @ 30fps)

  • OS: Windows Vista / 7 / 8 / 10, 64-bits
  • CPU: Intel Core i3-530
  • Memory: 4GB RAM
  • GPU: 1GB VRAM, Nvidia Geforce GTX 260 / ATI Radeon HD 4870
  • HDD: 30 GB

Recommended Requirements (1080p @ 60fps)

  • OS: Windows Vista / 7 / 8 / 10, 64-bit
  • CPU: Intel Core i5
  • Memory: 8GB RAM
  • GPU: 1.5GB VRAM, Nvidia Geforce GTX 660 / ATI Radeon HD 7850
  • HDD: 30 GB

Outlast 2 will be available on PC, PS4, and Xbox One on April 25.


Huh, yeah, those are surprisingly mild.

Does that mean Red Barrel put in the work to properly optimize the PC version? Guess we'll know on release.

A lot more games will work on 260/4870 if they don't arbitrarily require DX11.

I dunno, makes sense to me. It's a game with a pretty reasonable budget and all they really need to render is dark enclosed hallways. Unless this game is taking a dramatic departure from the original I imagine they've had a lot of time to optimize and improve their tech for re-use here.

A lot more games will work on 260/4870 if they don't arbitrarily require DX11.

DX11 gives *up to* 30% better performance than DX10 under the same exact settings.

There is no reason to support those old GPUs. But to be fair, I'd love OpenGL (for old GPUs) and Vulkan (for everyone else) being supported.

Those are pretty mild spec requirements for games in 2017. Well here are the trailers and everything about Outlast 2


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