Watch Dogs 2 PC Specs Revealed, Game Delayed To November 29th; 4K, Full SLI/Crossfire Support Confirmed And More

Francesco De Meo
Posted Oct 18, 2016
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Watch Dogs 2, the second entry of the series developed by Ubisoft, is rapidly approaching its release date in all regions, and today Ubisoft shared some news regarding the PC version of the game.

A few hours ago, the European publisher confirmed the Watch Dogs 2 PC system requirements. The minimum requirements aren’t particularly high, so those with an older machine shouldn’t have too many problems running the game at lowe settings.

MINIMUM

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

RECOMMENDED

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

Ubisoft also detailed today some of the unique features of the PC version of the game. Among them are 4K support, No FPS cap, full SLI / Crossfire support at launch, improved graphics features and options and more.

ADDITIONAL FEATURES

General
• 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:
o Ubisoft proprietary ambient occlusion techniques: SSBC and HMSSAO
o HMSSAO

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

Improved Keyboard/Mouse controls
• Full adaptation with mouse and keyboard
• We’re using raw mouse input to reduce latency and use the Windows hardware cursor throughout the game without any additional signal filtering to smooth or accelerate mouse movement by default
• Advanced keyboard support – Keyboard hotkeys for every menu and app for faster access. Additionally, all hotkeys can be remapped.
• Mouse-centric UI – Any UI screen, menus or smartphone app supports full mouse interaction, so the player can finish any UI task with the mouse only. Everything is clickable and has appropriate button states.
• Toggle/Hold modes for different controls (aim, sprint, walk, inventory, etc.)

Driving
• Driving has been adapted to suit the keyboard controls, with adjustable steering sensitivity. Same goes for driving camera sensitivity and auto-centering camera behavior

Gamepad support
• On-the-fly switching between mouse and keyboard to gamepad, without any additional options, UI will just switch to gamepad mode
• Supported gamepads: Xbox 360 and Xbox One controllers, third-party XInput gamepads (everything Xbox-based), PlayStation 4 Controller. We do not officially support Direct Input gamepads, Steam controllers or game wheels.

Sadly, it’s not all good news today for the PC version of Watch Dogs 2. Ubisoft also confirmed today that the game will launch on November 29th, with the extra development time allowing the team to further polish the game.

NVIDIA Shares 13 Minutes of Watch Dogs 2 PC Gameplay

Watch Dogs 2 launches next month on PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.

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