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The Division 2 skips Steam for Epic Games Store, system requirements revealed

By midian182 · 6 replies
Jan 10, 2019
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  1. Epic Games Store’s library is only a fraction of that offered by Steam, but since launching last month, the company has been trying to tempt consumers away from Valve’s service with exclusives such as Hades and the final episode of Telltale’s The Walking Dead: The Final Season. It also gives away a new free game every two weeks, which so far has included Subnautica and Super Meat Boy.

    Grabbing The Division 2 is the Epic Games Store’s biggest coup so far. It’s not entirely exclusive as it will also be available on Ubisoft’s own online storefront, but there are currently no plans to sell it on Steam.

    Epic and Ubisoft added that they would “also partner on additional select titles [coming to the Epic Store] to be announced during the coming year.”

    “Epic continues to disrupt the video game industry, and their third party digital distribution model is the latest example, and something Ubisoft wants to support,” said Ubisoft’s VP of partnerships, Chris Early.

    In addition to the benefits on offer to users, the Epic Store pays developers 88 percent of game sale revenue—an improvement over Steam, whose cut starts at 30 percent. Discord, on the other hand, offers devs a 90 percent revenue share.

    While there are other storefronts out there, including Origin and GoG, they’ve never been able to match the behemoth that is Steam, but in the short time that it’s been around, the Epic Games Store has already shown its ambition to steal Valve’s crown.

    In other Division 2 news, the game's system requirements have been revealed:

    Minimum system requirements – 1080p | 30 FPS

    • OS: Windows 7 | 8 | 10
    • CPU: AMD FX-6350 | Intel Core I5-2500K
    • RAM: 8 GM
    • GPU: AMD Radeon R9 270 | Nvidia Geforce GTX 670
    • VRAM: 2 GB
    • DirectX: DirectX 11 | 12

    Recommended system requirements – 1080p | 60 FPS

    • OS: Windows 7 | 8 | 10
    • CPU: AMD Ryzen 5 1500X | Intel Core I7-4790
    • RAM: 8 GB
    • GPU: AMD RX 480 | Nvidia Geforce GTX 970
    • VRAM: 4 GB
    • DirectX: DirectX 11 | 12

    High system requirements – 1440p | 60 FPS

    • OS: Windows 7 | 8 | 10
    • CPU: AMD Ryzen 7 1700 | Intel Core I7-6700K
    • RAM: 16 GB
    • GPU: AMD RX Vega 56 | Nvidia Geforce GTX 1070
    • VRAM: 8 GB
    • DirectX: DirectX 11 | 12

    Elite system requirements – 4K | 60 FPS

    • OS: Windows 7 | 8 | 10
    • CPU: AMD Ryzen 7 2700X | Intel Core I9-7900X
    • RAM: 16 GB
    • GPU: AMD Radeon VII | Nvidia Geforce RTX 2080 TI
    • VRAM: 11 GB
    • DirectX: DirectX 11 | 12

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  2. cliffordcooley

    cliffordcooley TS Guardian Fighter Posts: 11,580   +5,139

    I wouldn't have bought it anyway.
  3. Burty117

    Burty117 TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 3,535   +1,338

    Yeah, the first one wasn't exactly great, or at least, it wasn't when it came out, never went back to it so they may have updated it.

    I don't mind Steam getting some competition though, might kick Valve into making some good games again... (I can dream)
    Robinson Ochoa and Odium like this.
  4. kira setsu

    kira setsu TS Addict Posts: 161   +133

    Meh, the first game was awful to me, a full clip to a dudes head just made them sprint to you and beat you with a bat GTA style. those enemies went way beyond bullet sponges, they were bullet black holes, bullet anomalies lol.

    what I wanna see is how steam reacts, that's the endgame, they've been a slumbering behemoth since reaching the summit, they dont have to change much since no one likes the companies behind the other launchers but valve hasnt been so friendly either, this'll be fun.
  5. m4a4

    m4a4 TS Evangelist Posts: 1,487   +1,074

    Is it fully on the Epic platform? Or do we still have to go through Uplay? Because it doesn't matter if it's the latter.

    At the least, I can still make a shortcut in Steam if I ever bother buying it (don't plan on it though).
  6. Uncle Al

    Uncle Al TS Evangelist Posts: 5,684   +4,028

    And besides all that their site leaves a lot to be desired. Wouldn't take my account and wouldn't tell me what was wrong!
  7. texasrattler

    texasrattler TS Evangelist Posts: 749   +299

    Really? you know its ubisoft title which will require Uplay. Almost all new titles from ubi will require uplay just like origin games do.

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