Alan Wake 2 system requirements - can you run the game?

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With the wait finally over and the sequel to Alan Wake coming our way, it's important to find out all about the Alan Wake 2 system requirements before pre-ordering the game. We can definitely imagine that like many AAA games, Alan Wake 2 might require quite a powerful computer.

With the game being a digital-only release for the moment, it is important to know if your computer can run it before you are left with a game that you can't run. Perhaps a Steam Deck might also be a solution, but the game will not be launched on Steam for the moment, unfortunately. Its requirements might indeed be similar to such games as Returnal or Madden 24.

If you want to know all about the mysterious Alan Wake 2 system requirements, this is the right place. This article will cover the game's requirements and other information you might need.

Alan Wake 2 minimum system requirements

Remedy has not yet revealed the official system requirements for Alan Wake 2.

However, we can easily speculate on what might be the minimum system required on the basis of past games and current technology.

These might be the minimum system requirements for Alan Wake 2:

  • OS: Windows 10 64-bit
  • Processor: Intel Core i7-7700 HQ or AMD FX-9590
  • Memory: 8-10 GB RAM
  • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 or AMD Radeon RX480
  • Direct X: Version 12
  • Storage: 50 GB

Keep in mind that the system requirements are just speculation at the moment, we'll be sure to update when Remedy has released some official information. This might easily be even higher.

Alan Wake 2 recommended system requirements

In order to play with the maximum resolution and the best graphics available for Alan Wake 2, in order to enjoy the game's true-to-life visuals, you might need quite a powerful system.

These might be the recommended system requirements for Alan Wake 2:

  • OS: Windows 10 64-Bit
  • Processor (AMD): AMD Ryzen 5 5600X or equivalent
  • Processor (Intel): Intel Core i5 11600K or equivalent
  • Memory: 16 GB
  • Graphics card (AMD): AMD Radeon RX 6700 XT or Equivalent
  • Graphics card (NVIDIA): NVIDIA Geforce RTX 2070 or Equivalent
  • DirectX: DX12 Compatible video card or equivalent
  • Hard-drive space: 50 GB

As mentioned, these might change but we feel like this powerful pc can definitely handle Alan Wake 2 with a playable framerate. However, it's always better to play the game without lag or other issues with framerate to avoid being killed at the worst possible times.

Will Alan Wake 2 be released on consoles?

If you don't have a PC powerful enough to run the game, you shouldn't worry about it too much.


We have confirmation from Remedy that Alan Wake 2 will be released for PC, PlayStation 5, Xbox Series S, and Xbox Series X. If you're the owner of one of these platforms, then no worries about any framerate or performance issues. In order to pre-order the game, you can do so on the Epic Game Store.

But, indeed, if you only have a PC and your machine does not seem to be ready to run the game at a decent performance, we can recommend you check out the best gaming PCs or the best gaming laptops on the market right now.

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