Rage 2 System Requirements

Can I Run Rage 2?

If you’re looking to run games that have been released in the last year or so, then it’s always worthwhile checking if your system has the power to play them. Following system requirement guides might seem a little tricky at first but we’re currently developing our own tool that will make this a lot easier. We’ll keep you posted once it gets closer to completion. 

For now, all you need to do is simply grab your own system requirements, make a note of them, and compare them to the minimum and recommended system requirements listed below. If you fall slightly short of the minimum requirements then you may want to put some thought into upgrading your system before you purchase this title. It likely won’t run this game very well, especially if you want to push those settings to max.

Rage 2 Game Details

  • Release date: May 14, 2019 – PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Google Stadia
  • System Requirements: Medium-High
  • Genre:  First-person shooter
  • Developer: Avalanche Studios
  • Publisher: Bethesda Softworks

Rage 2 is a first-person shooter game that gives players the chance to explore a post-apocalyptic world through the eyes of the ranger Walker. During your playtime you’ll be running and gunning through countless enemies, developing Walker’s skills as you go. 

Walker must survive in a world inhabited by dangerous mutants and bandits caused by the impact from an asteroid that annihilated over 80% of the earth’s population. You’ll be able to run through the many hordes of enemies using a wide variety of weapons and some pretty impressive vehicle combat. 

Walker will also be able to Overdrive his tools of destruction in order to push them beyond their normal limits. This lends an impressive versatility to the gunplay on offer here, and with the ability to craft new weapons, there seem to be endless ways to make your way through the campaign.

Rage 2 Minimum System Requirements

  • CPU: Intel Core i5-3570 or AMD Ryzen 3 1300X 
  • RAM: 8GB
  • HDD: 50 GB available space
  • GPU: Nvidia GTX 780 3GB or AMD R9 280 3GB
  • OS: Windows 7, 8.1, or 10 (64-Bit versions)
  • DirectX: 10
  • Screen Resolution: 720p upwards
  • Network: Broadband Internet connection

Rage 2 Recommended System Requirements

  • CPU: Intel Core i7-4770 or AMD Ryzen 5 1600X
  • RAM: 8GB
  • HDD: 50 GB available space
  • GPU: Nvidia GTX 1070 8GB or AMD Vega 56 8GB
  • OS: Windows 7, 8.1, or 10 (64-Bit versions)
  • DirectX: 11
  • Screen Resolution: 720p upwards
  • Network: Broadband Internet connection

Optimal Hardware Suggestions

Considering how new this title is, we were expecting to see some beefy requirements needed. With the importance of a game in this genre being able to achieve 30fps at a minimum, it looks like the listed minimum requirements should be able to match that, though likely not on high settings.

While the recommended specifications might make you consider a system upgrade for a second, they look like they’d allow the game to run this title at 60fps on ultra, though your mileage may vary. If needed, you can turn down some of the settings that have the most impact – SSAO and Shadow Resolution seem to be the biggest culprits on this title, with around 7-10% performance to be gained by toning these down. 

What Gaming PC Do We Recommend?

Based on the requirements for this game being quite steep, we’d recommend the following PC build if you are looking towards aiming for ultra settings at a resolution of 1080p or above. This will also allow for a consistent FPS of 60 or above, depending on the environment.

  • CPU: AMD Ryzen 5 3600 6-core Processor
  • RAM: 16 GB
  • GPU: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 1660TI

If you are looking for a good point to build on, anything around the $800 mark or upwards would be excellent power for your system. This will allow you to run a wide range of titles at solid framerates, with Rage 2 being one of them.