XCOM 2
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XCOM2 continues the story from XCOM: Enemy Unknown, assuming the player lost the fight against the alien menace. Assuming the role of a guerilla resistance task forced, XCOM 2 is a sci-fi turn-based strategy and base builder.
XCOM 2 System Requirements
5 Feb 2016 - Specs reviewed

Official Minimum Requirements

  • OS: Windows® 7, 64-bit
  • Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo E4700 2.6 GHz or AMD Phenom 9950 Quad Core 2.6 GHz
  • Memory: 4 GB RAM
  • Graphics: 1GB ATI Radeon HD 5770, 1GB Nvidia GeForce GTX 460 or better
  • DirectX: Version 11
  • Storage: 45 GB available space
  • Sound Card: DirectX compatible sound card
 

Official Recommended Requirements

  • OS: Windows® 7, 64-bit
  • Processor: 3GHz Quad Core
  • Memory: 8 GB RAM
  • Graphics: 2GB ATI Radeon HD 7970, 2GB Nvidia GeForce GTX 770 or better
  • Storage: 45 GB available space
  • Sound Card: DirectX compatible sound card
PC System Analysis For XCOM 2 Requirements
By comparison XCOM 2 is far more demanding than its predecessor XCOM: Enemy Unknown. While the top-down viewpoint and turn-based nature suggests suggests otherwise, XCOM 2 will take advantage of capable GTX 900-series and Radeon R300-series graphics cards. Beware the MSAA option, even the GTX 980 Ti struggles with this forced downsampling effect.
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XCOM 2 PC Release Date:

5 Feb 2016

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Can I run XCOM 2 at 30FPS on low at 1080p?
Core i7-7500U 2-Core 2.7GHz
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question of the day! "Can I run this?" also how frustrating is the game? I heard it can be pretty bad lol

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It's not exactly your average walk through the garden. Soldiers that you've had through the entire play-through will most likely die and you'll be frustrated. But that's what makes the game interesting!

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No problem right?

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Core i5-3210M 2.5GHz
GeForce GT 640M
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Even with overclocking processor to 3.1GHz and graphics card?

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Can I run XCOM 2?
Core i5-3350P 3.1GHz
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Thanks in advance!

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Why am i always getting stuttering and fps drops?

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Try disabling Anti Aliasing and/or Vertical Sync and/or Physx (if it has that option), do this on either in game or your GPU settings.

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Can I run XCOM 2 at 30FPS on low at 720p?
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I'd appreciate the help if possible :)

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I get about 20FPS on low (15-25FPS generally, though more often at the higher end of that). Still playable for a turn-based game despite being well below minimum spec, though obviously not ideal. I'd say go ahead if you have similar specs.

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