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Bethesda has disclosed Rage 2's system requirements

By Polycount ยท 17 replies
May 3, 2019
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  1. Avalanche Studios' latest shooter, Rage 2, is shaping up to be one of the more exciting titles set for release this year. Its colorful art style, wide array of powerful weapons and vehicles, and superpower-like special abilities all combine to make it a (hopefully) one-of-a-kind open-world shooter.

    While we can't judge the game's quality until it releases in a couple of weeks, we can judge how tough it's going to be on your PC courtesy of Bethesda. The publisher has revealed Rage 2's official system requirements, and they are as follows:

    Minimum System Requirements:

    • OS: Windows 7, 8.1, or 10 (64-bit)
    • Processor: Intel Core i5-3570 or AMD Ryzen 3 1300X
    • Memory: 8GB RAM
    • GPU: Nvidia GTX 780 3GB or AMD R9 280 3GB
    • Storage: 50 GB available space

    Recommended System Requirements:

    • OS: Windows 7, 8.1, or 10 (64-Bit versions)
    • Processor: Intel Core i7-4770 or AMD Ryzen 5 1600X
    • Memory: 8GB RAM
    • Graphics: Nvidia GTX 1070 8GB or AMD Vega 56 8GB
    • Storage: 50 GB available space

    It seems that rendering all of Rage 2's bullets, explosions, and anti-gravity fields is going to take a pretty powerful system. While the 780 is certainly not a new card, it still sets a much higher bar than other reasonably modern, visually-demanding titles have.

    Total War: Warhammer 2 (released in 2017), despite being visually breath-taking and featuring hundreds of units on screen at once (not to mention having a reputation for being somewhat poorly-optimized) only lists a 770 as the recommended GPU.

    And the 780 is just for Rage 2's minimum requirements - the recommended specifications demand quite a bit more. Of course, as usual, you'll undoubtedly be able to crank framerates up by lowering Rage 2's graphical settings a few notches.

    You can pre-order Rage 2 through Steam or Bethesda.net for $59.99 right now ahead of its May 14 launch.

    Clarification: An earlier version of this article incorrectly stated that Rage 2 is being developed by id Software. In fact, the latter studio is only providing "creative oversight" for the title; the lead development team is Avalanche Studios. We've edited the piece to reflect this information.

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  2. kira setsu

    kira setsu TS Addict Posts: 161   +132

    How would a 3770k@4.5ghz and a 980ti with 16gigs of memory handle it?
     
  3. Evernessince

    Evernessince TS Evangelist Posts: 4,162   +3,764

    Pretty well, in line with the recommended specs.
     
  4. yRaz

    yRaz Nigerian Prince Posts: 2,959   +2,293

    I ran a 3770k until last year and never had any problems with it in games, Id probably still be gaming on it if it didn't get surged
     
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  5. kira setsu

    kira setsu TS Addict Posts: 161   +132

    nothing has made it bog down yet, so I'll keep pushing it until the next consoles appear, even then who knows, for a chip from 2012 its been well worth my money
     
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  6. Polycount

    Polycount TS Evangelist Topic Starter Posts: 1,880   +409

    Surged? Ouch. That's a crappy way to lose a CPU.
     
  7. soulsassassin

    soulsassassin TS Addict Posts: 131   +58

    how the .... are we going to answer your question the game is not released yet
     
  8. deanimate

    deanimate TS Rookie

    Bruh...this article is literally about specs to run the game. No it's not as good information as benchmarks but it gives an idea. And I'm pretty sure that's what he wanted.
     
  9. penn919

    penn919 TS Maniac Posts: 274   +158

    I bought the original when it was discounted to $5 on steam. I'll do the same for this one.
     
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  10. yRaz

    yRaz Nigerian Prince Posts: 2,959   +2,293

    It's not bad, I have a 2700x now. And I only think it was surged because everything else on that breaker just won't turn on but the power strip still works. I'm more oissed.abiut lossing my data than I am about the i7.
     
  11. amghwk

    amghwk TS Guru Posts: 567   +350

    All the increased system requirements are obviously expected. I think we have already passed the stage of expressing shock or surprise over these increasing demands. The only thing pushing the boundaries are the graphics. Sadly gameplay-wise, there's nothing groundbreaking nowadays.
     
  12. amghwk

    amghwk TS Guru Posts: 567   +350

    980Ti is on par with 1070. It should be able to handle it nicely at 1080p, probably at highest details.
     
  13. soulsassassin

    soulsassassin TS Addict Posts: 131   +58

    he said How would a ......... handle it? I'm pretty sure he knows without an actual game benchmarks there is no answer to this .so he either has nothing to say and just wanted to fill a comment or he is trolling and you fell for it
     
  14. TheBigFatClown

    TheBigFatClown TS Evangelist Posts: 746   +275

    The actual developers are "Avalance Studios" so I'm not sure how much of this baby is id's other than the IP rights. In that sense, it might be considered id's. But maybe the article could be updated to clear up the matter. Maybe id is involved in the production somehow? That I don't know.
     
  15. Polycount

    Polycount TS Evangelist Topic Starter Posts: 1,880   +409

    Apologies.
    Avalanche is the primary dev, but both studios are working on the game (with Bethesda publishing). I can clarify that in the article.
    Thanks for catching that.
     
  16. deanimate

    deanimate TS Rookie

    Or they are not that knowledgeable.
     
  17. soulsassassin

    soulsassassin TS Addict Posts: 131   +58

    an overclocked 3770k@4.5ghz and a 980ti a high end graphic card from a previous generation that compliments an older i7 nicely without bottlenecking , I highly doubt anyone who has no knowledge about PC gaming has this setup
     
  18. deanimate

    deanimate TS Rookie

    could have been built by a friend. never assume :)
     

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