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Distant Worlds 2 System Requirements

Distant Worlds 2

Distant Worlds 2 might just set a new high bar for gameplay and fun in the 4X genre. As the love child of Aurora and Stellaris, there’s a lot of potential here. But there are obviously questions lingering ahead of release. Due to launch on March 10th, Slitherine has been pretty good about promoting the upcoming sequel. They’ve shown off a few core features, and have been great about hyping up fans of the original game for the sequel.

Despite being a 4X strategy game with an incredible and epic scale, the game actually doesn’t have too much of a high bar for performance. Getting this game to run even at the minimum settings should be no issue, even on a literal shoestring budget. The Distant Worlds 2 system requirements layout that the game will play on the most outdated hardware. Seriously, this game will run on GPUs from nearly a decade ago.

Of special note is that the game will run on Windows 7, although the developer will not provide support to users on that old an OS. Players will really want to look for an upgrade.  The CPU requirements are pretty lax for both tiers of performance. Older system requirements listed the game as dual-core compatible, but the developers amended it so that quad-core is the desired minimum. Having a hyperthreaded CPU is best here, although older AMD FX-era CPUs can potentially run the game. Their lower IPC ratings compared to more modern Intel will be noticeable due to worse FPS in the late-game.

If you’re running any relatively modern CPU, such as a first-gen Ryzen or 8000-series Intel CPU, you should be more than fine. Even on the Intel front, something as meager as an i5-8400 should be more than enough to run this game. And if you’re running that kind of hardware, you should be fine with cranking the graphical effects up if you wish. Even older Intel CPUs should be fine going back a few years beyond the 8000-series line.

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Keep reading to see the full Distant Worlds 2 system requirements.

Distant Worlds 2 Minimum System Requirements

  • CPU: 4+ Core CPU @ 2.5GHz
  • RAM: 4GB
  • GPU: NVidia GTX 760-equivalent or better, 1GB VRAM, DirectX 11 compliant
  • Operating System: Windows 8, 10 (64-bit strongly recommended)
  • Storage Space: 20 GB available space

Distant Worlds 2 Recommended System Requirements

  • CPU: 8+ Core CPU @ 3.0GHz
  • RAM: 8GB
  • GPU: NVidia GTX 1060-equivalent or better, 2+Gb VRAM, DirectX 11 compliant
  • Operating System: Windows 8, 10 (64-bit strongly recommended)
  • Storage Space: 20GB
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