Unfortunately PC gamers have a little longer to wait now to play Watch Dogs 2. The PC release date for this next Ubisoft game has been moved back from November 15th to November 29th. However mixed in with this news is the official system requirement release for Watch Dogs 2. So lets take a look to see how well your PC can run Watch Dogs 2 system requirements and whether you need an upgrade.

Watch dogs 2 MINIMUM System Requirements

Supported OS – (64-bit versions only) Windows 7 SP1, Windows 8.1, Windows 10

Processor: Intel Core i5 2400S @ 2.5 GHz | AMD FX 6120 @ 3.5 GHz


Video Card: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 660 (2GB) | AMD Radeon HD 7870 (2GB) or better

Hard Disk Space: 50 GB

Peripherals: Windows-compatible keyboard and mouse, Microsoft Xbox One Controller, Dual Shock 4 Controller

Multiplayer: 256 Kbps or faster broadband connection

Watch dogs 2 RECOMMENDED System Requirements

Supported OS – (64-bit versions only): Windows 7 SP1, Windows 8.1, Windows 10

Processor: Intel Core i5 3470 @ 3.2GHz | AMD FX 8120 @ 3.9 GHz


Video Card: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 780 (3GB) | NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970 (4GB) | NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 (3GB) or better | AMD Radeon R9 290 (4GB) or better

Hard Disk Space: 50 GB

Peripherals: Windows-compatible keyboard and mouse, Microsoft Xbox One controller, Dual Shock 4 controller

Multiplayer: 256 Kbps or faster broadband connection

Watch Dogs 2 Computer System Performance Review

So recommended Watch Dogs 2 system specs are hovering around the high performance top end 3-4 year old PC mark, by the looks of them. With the aging Nvidia GTX 780, which has 3GB VRAM, cited as the older sort of graphics requirement option for WD2 recommended. A machine also has to have 8GB system memory and an i5 3470 or AMD FX 8120 processor as a rec requirement. By today's standards it seems like this hits the more common Nvidia GTX 970 or RX 470 graphics card requirement mark, to get reasonable FPS results on a 1080p screen resolution with high graphics settings. 

One thing we are pleased to see is that there is no Watch Dogs 2 frame rate cap on the PC. So none of this 60FPS cap for Watch Dogs 2, which is a relief. There also seems to be some solid 4K support being implemented for Watch Dogs 2. Take a look at the following graphics info for more on Watch Dogs 2 graphics options.


• 4K support
• Stuttering/lag framerate optimization – We employed a fix that makes all controls much more responsive and less framerate-related. We’ve optimized resource creation, GPU VRAM upload and required VRAM for the game.
• No FPS cap
• Full SLI/Crossfire support at launch
• Multiple save file support – This feature allows players to have up to three auto save slots for three separate playthroughs.
• Multi-monitor support with borderless mode and advanced settings that allow for customized placement of menu and HUD.
• Multiple windowed mode options – Windowed mode with flexible/resizable windows, multi-monitor borderless.

Improved Graphic Features
• 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.

Improved Graphics Options
• FOV sliders
• Pixel Density sliders
• Sharpness sliders
• Ultra Textures pack available at launch

Anti-aliasing options
Post Processing Anti-Aliasing options SMAA and FXAA

Improved Keyboard/Mouse controls
• Full adaptation with mouse and keyboard
• We’re using raw mouse input to reduce latency and use the Windows hardware cursor throughout the game without any additional signal filtering to smooth or accelerate mouse movement by default
• Advanced keyboard support – Keyboard hotkeys for every menu and app for faster access. Additionally, 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 has been adapted to suit the keyboard controls, with adjustable steering sensitivity. Same goes for driving camera sensitivity and auto-centering camera behavior

Gamepad support
• On-the-fly switching between mouse and keyboard to gamepad, without any additional options, UI will just switch to gamepad mode
• Supported gamepads: Xbox One controller, PlayStation 4 DualShock controller

We will report more on the graphics and visuals when Watch Dogs 2 hits the new PC release date of 29th November.