Overwatch 2 System Requirements

Overwatch 2 System Requirements

Can I Run Overwatch 2?

As Overwatch 2 has only just been announced, determining whether your current gaming rig packs enough power to run the game is somewhat of a guessing game. But, the usual approach remains relevant. 

First, you’ll need to know what components you have, with an emphasis on the CPU, GPU, and RAM. If you need a hand finding these, you can check out our step-by-step guide right here, which will walk you through the process.

From there, simply compare your findings to the predicted minimum and recommended system requirements we’ve listed below. We always suggest aiming for the recommended requirements to avoid any disappointment and to get the full experience as the developers intended.

We’re not fans of how tedious it can be to find out whether a gaming rig is fit for this or that game. In that spirit, we are working on a utility to make the process significantly more straightforward. Once ready, the tool will automatically a PC and provide a detailed list of all the components. We’re still hard at work, but we’ll be sure to publish an update once it’s ready to go.

Overwatch 2 Game Details

  • Release Date: TBA (Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Nintendo Switch)
  • System Requirements: Medium
  • Genre: Multiplayer First-Person Shooter
  • Developer: Blizzard Entertainment
  • Publisher: Blizzard Entertainment

Announced at BlizzCon 2019, Overwatch 2 is the direct sequel to the massively popular multiplayer first-person shooter Overwatch. Borrowing heavily from what made the original a cult classic, developer Blizzard will offer a shared multiplayer environment between the sequel and original. This shared pool will extend to maps, modes, and heroes, while progress in Overwatch will carry over to Overwatch 2. 

The chief feature of Overwatch 2 is, however, a persistent PvE mode where players can take part in co-operative play, unlock new hero skills, and gain experience. The PvE mode will be broken down into a story mode weaving a rich narrative, and a tower device-like hero-specific variant.

More than a shared environment, the two titles share the same engine, although Overwatch 2 will use an updated iteration to cater for bigger maps and the new PvE facet of the game. As of writing, Overwatch 2 is set to usher in two new heroes, including a robot named Echo and Sojourn, an Overwatch officer. 

Overwatch 2 Predicted Minimum Requirements

  • CPU: Intel Core i3-560 / AMD Phenom II X4 805
  • RAM: 4 GB
  • HDD: 40-50 GB of storage space
  • GPU: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 750 Ti / AMD Radeon R7 360X
  • OS: 64-bit Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 10
  • DirectX: Version 11
  • Screen Resolution: 1024 x 768
  • Network: Broadband Internet Connection

Overwatch 2 Predicted Minimum Requirements

  • CPU: Intel Core i5-4590 / AMD Phenom FX-8350
  • RAM: 6-8 GB
  • HDD: 40-50 GB of storage space
  • GPU: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 / AMD Radeon RX 580 8GB
  • OS: 64-bit Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 10
  • DirectX: Version 11
  • Screen Resolution: 1024 x 768
  • Network: Broadband Internet Connection

Optimal Hardware Suggestions

With the minimum system requirements, we predict a stable 30 FPS at 720p with the settings turned way down to low. Although, as with the original, there should be a generous helping of graphical options and sliders to tweak to find a setup that works for you. 

As for the recommended requirements, these up the frame rate to 60 at 1080p with the settings set to high. We imagine the RAM count will be between 6 GB and 8 GB, and you’ll need at least a GTX 1660 for this type of performance.

As the game is still in the early stages of development and we don’t expect a release anytime soon, these suggestions remain purely speculative. As such, the final product may differ drastically, but this is unlikely given how much of the game is based on the original, which ran well with specifications well below those highlighted here.

What Gaming PC Do We Recommend?

If you want to plan ahead and have a machine ready to throw everything it can at Overwatch 2 once it releases, we recommend looking at either our $500 and $600 builds. Regardless of how the official system requirements turn out, both builds will put you in good stead for whatever Blizzard throws at us come release.

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