Dragon's Dogma 2 PC specs: Minimum and recommended system requirements

Dragon's Dogma 2 glowing blue stone.
(Image credit: Capcom)

Dragon's Dogma 2 finally releases on March 22, 2024, so before then you'll want to make sure that your gaming PC meets at least the minimum system requirements for the game. As always, it's best to shoot for recommended system requirements in order to experience the game properly. 

I'll start this page by going over the minimum and recommended Dragon's Dogma 2 system requirements then I'll follow that up by explaining how to check your own laptop or desktop's specs. Don't worry. If your system cannot handle the game, I've also included guides for how to upgrade your PC.

Dragon's Dogma 2 specs: System requirements

You'll be able to see better graphics at the recommended system requirements.  (Image credit: Capcom)

For the best playing experience, it is better to shoot for Dragon's Dogma 2's recommended PC system requirements. Below, you'll find the minimum and recommended system requirements as found on Steam. For more information on this game, check out our Dragon's Dogma FAQ.

Dragon's Dogma 2 minimum system requirements for Windows

  • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
  • OS: Windows 10 (64 bit)/Windows 11 (64 bit)
  • Processor: Intel Core i5 10600 / AMD Ryzen 5 3600
  • Memory: 16 GB RAM
  • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 / AMD Radeon RX 5500 XT with 8GB VRAM
  • DirectX: Version 12
  • Network: Broadband Internet connection
  • Additional Notes: Estimated performance: 1080p/30fps. Framerate might drop in graphics-intensive scenes. NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Ti or AMD Radeon RX 6800 required to support ray tracing.
  • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
  • OS: Windows 10 (64 bit)/Windows 11 (64 bit)
  • Processor: Intel Core i7-10700 / AMD Ryzen 5 3600X
  • Memory: 16 GB RAM
  • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 / AMD Radeon RX 6700
  • DirectX: Version 12
  • Network: Broadband Internet connection
  • Additional Notes: Estimated performance: 2160i/30fps. Framerate might drop in graphics-intensive scenes. NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Ti or AMD Radeon RX 6800 required to support ray tracing.
Dragon's Dogma 2 (PC)

Dragon's Dogma 2 (PC)

You start the game in Gaol with the Dragon's voice telling you of your lofty destiny. It's up to you to explore the world, take down enemies, grow more powerful, and determine where you want the story to go. 

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Dragon's Dogma 2 Deluxe Edition (PC)

Dragon's Dogma 2 Deluxe Edition (PC)

This Deluxe Edition gives you camping gear, Harpy Lure item, custom sounds, a Gaol Key, access to the character editor, Rift Crystals, and an item that brings someone back to life. 

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Is Dragon's Dogma 2 on Mac?

No. The only platforms Dragon's Dogma 2 is coming to are Xbox Series X|S, PS5, and PC (via Steam). You cannot play this game on Mac. 

Can my PC run Dragon's Dogma 2?

You can see what GPU your desktop or laptop has by going into the Performance tab of Task Manager. (Image credit: Windows Central)

In order to determine whether or not your gaming PC can handle Dragon's Dogma 2, you need to know its specs. To see your GPU, CPU, RAM, and storage info follow these steps: 

  1. Hold Ctrl + Alt + Delete on your keyboard.
  2. Select Task Manager when the option pops up.
  3. On the left side of the new window, select the Performance tab.
  4. Choosing CPU allows you to see its performance. Look to the upper right side to see what processor you have. 
  5. Select Memory and check under the graph to see your RAM details. 
  6. Select Disk and check under the graph to see your used and available storage info. 
  7. Choosing GPU allows you to see its performance. Look to the upper right side to see what graphics card you have.

Overall, Dragon's Dogma 2 isn't the most demanding of PC games since it only needs an Intel Core i5 10600 or AMD Ryzen 5 3600 CPU as well as an NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 or AMD Radeon RX 5500 XT with 8GB VRAM GPU. Even my work computer, which features a GTX 1660 SUPER can run it, so I don't have to use my more powerful gaming desktop (see my ASUS ROG G22CH review) unless I want to. 

Dragon's Dogma 2 gaming handheld compatibility

Dragon's Dogma 2's Steam Deck compatibility is currently unknown.  (Image credit: Windows Central)

As of the time of writing this, Dragon's Dogma 2's Steam Deck Compatibility is marked as Unknown. It's very likely that we'll get more information around this in the next few weeks. Based solely on the minimum game specs, it looks like the game could work alright. Whether or not text will be easily readable is another matter. We'll have to see if a specific Steam Deck graphics mode is included in the game or not. 

Outside of Steam Deck, it's very possible that Dragon's Dogma 2 will be playable on other gaming handhelds like ROG Ally and Legion Go. We'll look into this more once the game has released. 

Can I play Dragon's Dogma 2 on Steam Deck or another gaming handheld?

It's currently unknown whether or not Dragon's Dogma 2 runs on Steam Deck. Depending on the settings options, it might be playable on Valve's handheld, though. It's also very possible it will work on ROG Ally and Legion Go. 

How to upgrade my computer to play Dragon's Dogma 2

There are different races such as Humans, Beastren, and Elves. (Image credit: Capcom)

Whether you need to upgrade your GPU or make space on your SSD, here are our best guides to help you with making Dragon's Dogma 2 playable on your PC. 

Prove yourself, Arisen

You can use magic and powerful weapons in Dragon's Dogma 2. (Image credit: Capcom)

Dragon's Dogma 2 is shaping up to be one of the best fantasy games of the year, filled with challenging combat, a wide world, and plenty of options to keep the game interesting. But you'll only be able to play this new adventure if your gaming PC is up to snuff. 

As far as the processor goes, make sure you at least have an Intel Core i5 10600 or AMD Ryzen 5 3600. Then to keep up with graphics, you'll need at least a NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 or AMD Radeon RX 5500 XT with 8GB VRAM as your GPU. Outside of that, make sure you have plenty of RAM and storage space on your SSD to keep the game running and loading smoothly. 

Dragon's Dogma 2 (PC)

Dragon's Dogma 2 (PC)

A world of fantasy awaits, beckoning you to customize your own character and make your own decisions. You can play on your own or with friends while encountering dangerous enemies and traveling around fantastical locations. 

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Dragon's Dogma 2 Deluxe Edition (PC)

Dragon's Dogma 2 Deluxe Edition (PC)

In addition to the base game, this Deluxe Edition gives players the "A Boon for Adventures - New Journey Pack" add-on which nets you several in-game items that will be helpful at the start of the game. 

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Rebecca Spear
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Self-professed gaming geek, Rebecca Spear, is one of Windows Central's editors and reviewers with a focus on gaming handhelds, PC gaming, and laptops. When she isn't checking out the latest games on Xbox Game Pass, PC, ROG Ally, or Steam Deck; she can be found digital drawing with a Wacom tablet. She's written thousands of articles with everything from editorials, reviews, previews, features, previews, and hardware reviews over the last few years. If you need information about anything gaming-related, her articles can help you out. She also loves testing game accessories and any new tech on the market. You can follow her @rrspear on X (formerly Twitter).