Hellblade 2 PC requirements, minimum & recommended listed

Hellblade 2 PC requirements, minimum & recommended listed
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Written by 

Joshua Boyles

Published 

13th May 2024 15:50

You might be looking at the stunning graphics of Hellblade 2 and wondering if your PC is up to scratch with the recommended PC requirements. Don’t worry - you’re not the only one. 

The sequel to Hellblade has seen some serious tech upgrades for this instalment, with the game making the jump to Unreal Engine 5. As such, the already very pretty game looks even more photorealistic, striking fear into the hearts of PC gamers everywhere.

Thankfully, the minimum and recommended PC requirements aren't quite as beefy as you might think. I’ve listed both the recommended and minimum  Hellblade 2 PC requirements down below, which should hopefully give you some reprieve ahead of the game’s launch.

Hellblade 2 minimum PC requirements

Component Requirement
OS Windows 10/11 64 Bit
Processor Intel i5-8400 | AMD Ryzen 5 2600
Memory 16 GB RAM
Graphics Nvidia GTX 1070 | AMD RX 5700 | Intel Arc A580
Storage 70 GB available space
Additional Notes SSD Required

As you can see, the minimum PC requirements for Hellblade 2 aren’t quite as high as you might expect after viewing the trailers. The Intel and AMD CPUs listed are around seven years old now, with the graphics cards also dating back to around 2016.

The biggest concession you’ll need to make in your PC is likely the 70GB of free SSD space. Hellblade 2 isn’t bucking the trend of massive install sizes for new games, and since an SSD is listed as a minimum requirement, I’m guessing that the game will require streaming lots of textures very quickly.

Other than those outlying specs, if you own a PC that’s been built in the last 5 years or so, you should have absolutely no problems running Hellblade 2 at a minimum of 30fps at 1080p.

Hellblade 2 recommended PC requirements

Component Requirement
OS Windows 10/11 64 Bit
Processor Intel i7-10700K | AMD Ryzen 5 5600X
Memory 16 GB RAM
Graphics Nvidia RTX 3080 | AMD RX 6800 XT | Intel Arc A770
Storage 70 GB available space
Additional Notes SSD Required

If you want Hellblade 2 to look its absolute best, then you’ll need a PC rig that looks similar to the specs listed above. Much like the minimum specs, this spec sheet isn’t completely outrageous, with the CPUs and GPUs listed dating back to around 2020.

Perhaps the most expensive bit of kit on the recommended list is the GPU, which jumps to models that are capable of raytracing. This is likely to be a big graphical feature in Hellblade 2, and if you want to take advantage of it, you’ll need the hardware to back it up.

Again, though, these recommended specs could be a lot worse. If you own a moderately powerful PC that’s been built in the last 2-3 years, you should be fine to play Hellblade 2 at reasonable resolutions and frame rates.

Of course, time will tell if these PC requirements actually translate to comparable performance - especially given Microsoft has confirmed that the game will only run at 30fps on consoles.

I’ll report back once the game has been released to see how Hellblade 2 actually performs on PC, and Steam Deck OLED too.

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Joshua Boyles
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Joshua Boyles
Joshua is the Guides Editor at GGRecon. After graduating with a BA (Hons) degree in Broadcast Journalism, he previously wrote for publications such as FragHero and GameByte. You can often find him diving deep into fantasy RPGs such as Skyrim and The Witcher, or tearing it up in Call of Duty and Battlefield. He's also often spotted hiking in the wilderness, usually blasting Arctic Monkeys.
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