Watch Dogs 2 gets slight delay on PC, system requirements revealed

It’s not uncommon for Ubisoft games, but Watch Dogs 2 will be released a couple of weeks later on PC, now arriving on November 29.

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As is customary when announcing such delays, Ubisoft says the extra time will allow it to add additional polish and deliver a smooth experience across a variety of PC hardware.

Along with news of the delay came the announcement of Watch Dogs 2’s minimum PC requirements as well as the recommended specs for the ideal experience, and here they are:

Minimum requirements

  • Operating system (64-bit only): Windows 7 SP1, Windows 8.1, Windows 10
  • Processor: Intel Core i5 2400S @ 2.5 GHz / AMD FX 6120 @ 3.5 GHz
  • Memory: 6 GB RAM
  • Graphics: Nvidia GeForce GTX 660 (2 GB) / AMD Radeon HD 7870 (2 GB)
  • Hard disk space: 50 GB
  • Controller support: Microsoft Xbox One controller, DualShock 4 controller

Recommened specs

  • Operating system (64-bit only): Windows 7 SP1, Windows 8.1, Windows 10
  • Processor: Intel Core i5 3470 @ 3.2GHz / AMD FX 8120 @ 3.9 GHz
  • Memory: 8 GB RAM
  • Graphics: Nvidia GeForce GTX 780 (3 GB)/ Nvidia GeForce GTX 970 (4 GB), Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060 (3 GB) or better / AMD Radeon R9 290 (4 GB) or better
  • Hard disk space: 50 GB
  • Controller support: Microsoft Xbox One controller, DualShock 4 controller

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For those who like tinkering with graphics settings, here are some of the PC graphics features and a list of settings Watch Dogs 2 will let you play around with:

  • 4K support
  • Stuttering/lag framerate optimisation: All controls much more responsive and less framerate-related. Optimised resource creation, GPU VRAM upload, and required VRAM for the game.
  • No FPS cap
  • Full SLI/Crossfire support at launch
  • Multiple save file support: Allows players to have up to three auto save slots
  • Multi-monitor support with borderless mode and advanced settings for customised placement of menu and HUD
  • Multiple windowed mode options: Flexible/resizable windows, multi-monitor borderless
  • 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
  • FOV sliders
  • Pixel density sliders
  • Sharpness sliders
  • Ultra textures pack available at launch
  • Anti-aliasing options: TXAA, MSAA, and post processing anti-aliasing options SMAA and FXAA
  • Full adaptation with mouse and keyboard
  • Raw mouse input to reduce latency and Windows hardware cursor throughout the game without any additional signal filtering to smooth or accelerate mouse movement by default
  • Advanced keyboard support: Hotkeys for every menu and app for faster access. 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: Adapted to suit keyboard controls, with adjustable steering sensitivity. Same goes for camera sensitivity and auto-centering camera behaviour.
  • On-the-fly switching between mouse/keyboard to gamepad

For those gaming on PS4 or Xbox One, you don’t get any of the above fancy stuff, but you do get Watch Dogs 2 earlier; November 15 to be precise.

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