In the years of its developing, Snail Games' Dark and Light has undergone some major changes. Originally penned as a classic MMORPG, it has morphed into a private server fantasy survival game with nearly limitless possibilities and the promise of regular, consistent content updates. As fans of Early Access survival games will tell you though, they tend to be fairly performance intensive. Here are the official Dark and Light PC system requirements so you can prepare for the upcoming EA launch.

Dark and Light Minimum System Requirements

  • OS: Windows 7 64-bit
  • CPU: Intel Core i5-2500K 3.3 GHz or AMD FX-8320 3.5GHz
  • RAM: 4 GB System Memory
  • GPU RAM: 2GB Video Memory
  • GPU: GeForce GTX 660 or Radeon HD 6970
  • HDD: 50 GB available hard drive space
  • DX: DirectX 10

Dark and Light Recommended System Requirements

  • OS: Windows 7 64-bit
  • CPU: Intel Core i7-4770K 3.5 GHz or AMD Ryzen 5 1500X 3.5 GHz
  • RAM: 16 GB System Memory
  • GPU RAM: 3GB Video Memory
  • GPU: Nvidia GeForce GTX 780 Ti or AMD Radeon RX 570 4GB
  • HDD: 50 GB available hard drive space
  • DX: DirectX 10

As minimum specs go, these ones for Dark and Light are pretty reasonable. You shouldn't go expecting blistering performance at high resolutions and settings, but you should at least at least get a decent playable experience. All of the necessary components here are 5+ years old and mid-range, so most shouldn't run into problems running Dark and Light unless they haven't upgraded their PC in the best part of a decade.

The recommended specs are obviously much higher, but they're only going to come into play if you plan to crank all of Dark & Light's settings up. The main standouts here are the CPU and RAM. We're talking extremely capable quad-core processors to cope with the game's demands, likely playing into draw distance, along with a decently chunky 16GB system memory. Fortunately, the graphics card demands aren't quite so lofty, so we're looking at 3GB VRAM and anything from a GeForce GTX 780 Ti and upwards. That sounds lofty, but it really isn't in 2017. The GTX 780 Ti is actually only hovering around GeForce GTX 1050 Ti / GeForce GTX 1060 3GB territory these days.

As ever, remember you can always check out how well your PC can run the Dark and Light System Requirements here, where you can check benchmarking and performance from other users. Compare your graphics card to the Dark and Light GPU benchmark chart and we also have a Dark and Light Frames Per Second system performance chart for you to check.