Recommended PC requirements for Division 2
What you will need to play The Division 2
Not only is this game massive in size, but The Division 2 is also rather demanding to run. To play the game on Windows 10, you won't need anything more powerful than an Intel Core i5 or AMD FX-6 processor, but you'll need quite the capable PC to truly enjoy it as the developer intended.
According to Ubisoft and the Epic Store, you'll need the following minimum specifications to play The Division 2:
- Intel Core i5-2200K or AMD FX-6350 CPU.
- 8GB RAM.
- 2GB GPU VRAM.
- At least AMD Radeon R9 270 or NVIDIA Geforce GTX 670.
If you want to crank some of the settings up, it's recommended that you have the following specs:
- Intel Core I7-4790 or AMD Ryzen 5 1500X.
- 8GB RAM.
- 4GB GPU VRAM.
- At least AMD RX 480 or NVIDIA GTX 970.
What I'd recommend you have
Going above the recommended specifications will allow you to continue to turn up VFX settings to really make the game look gorgeous. Here's what I'd recommend you have installed to play The Division 2, which will enable you to enjoy a visually pleasant experience without in-game stutter.
- Intel Core i5-9600K ($270)
- Corsair 16GB DDR4 RAM ($110) or 16GB equivalent
- ZOTAC NVIDIA RTX 2060 ($350)
Steps to improve in-game performance
Do you have a capable gaming rig, but you are struggling to reach performance settings that match your hardware? Try the following steps:
- Ensure your AMD or NVIDIA GPU drivers are up-to-date.
- Set your power plan to "High performance".
- Disable Windows 10 visual effects.
Ensuring your GPU drivers are updated probably won't make much of a difference, if any, but it's worth trying the other steps out regardless. You can also check to make sure apps aren't using resources or your connection without your knowledge, both of which can impact the performance of The Division 2.
Make sure your PC is ready
The Division 2 is Ubisoft's successor to the first installment, set to improve the shoot-and-loot formula on PC and console.
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