If you run above 1080p/30fps, you're going to need a beefy CPU.

The system requirements for the PC version of Dead Island 2 were shared earlier today. Deep Silver revealed the requirements alongside a technical FAQ that explains a bit on what players can expect.

Some of the bits of information gathered from that FAQ are rather important details to know. For instance, Dead Island 2 will not support cross-play, but it will support co-op for up to three players. There will be additional details on how co-op works "in another blog."

We also learn about what framerates Dead Island 2 is targeting on the various console generations. The old-gen consoles (PS4/XB1) are 30FPS while PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X|S target 60FPS. There was no word about the resolutions these different versions will run at.

The FAQ also touches upon topics such as the inclusion of a streamer mode, how customizable the HUD is, and more.

But the biggest focus here is on the minimum and recommended requirements for the PC version of the game. Those of you looking to run Dead Island 2 at 1080p with just 30FPS won't have too much to worry about here. It's when you get up into the resolutions greater than 1080p and the 60FPS realm where you're going to notice you need a fairly beefy and modern CPU.

System requirements to run a game at various resolutions and framerates. See below the image for more details.

Minimum (1080p, 30FPS)
  • CPU: AMD FX-9590 or Intel Core i7 7700HQ
  • RAM: 10GB
  • GPU: AMD Radeon RX 480 or GeForce GTX 1060
  • Storage: 70GB

Recommended (1080p, 60FPS):
  • CPU: AMD Ryzen 5 5600X or Intel Core i9 9900K
  • RAM: 16GB
  • GPU: AMD Radeon RX 6600 XT or GeForce RTX 2080 Super
  • Storage: 70GB

High (1440p, 60FPS)
  • CPU: AMD Ryzen 7 7700X or Intel Core i5 12600KF
  • RAM: 16GB
  • GPU: AMD Radeon RX 6750 XT or GeForce RTX 3070
  • Storage: 70GB

Ultra (4K, 60FPS)
  • CPU: AMD Ryzen 9 7900X or Intel Core i7 13700K
  • RAM: 16GB
  • GPU: AMD Radeon RX 6950 XT or GeForce RTX 3090
  • Storage: 70GB
Dead Island 2 will also only support AMD's FSR2 and FidelityFX Contrast Adaptive Sharpening. This means that this is probably an AMD sponsored title, which also means that if you want Nvidia's DLSS, you're out of luck.

Dead Island 2 is finally getting released on April 21 for last-gen and current-gen consoles alongside PC. The PC release is being released exclusively through the Epic Games Store and will remain there for an unspecified amount of time. If you are waiting on the Steam release, what's another year of waiting for a game that has already spent the better part of a decade in development?