Only a few weeks until the giant strategy title, Total Warhammer 2 is released and we now have some Warhammer 2 system requirements to chew over. In short it doesnt look like the system specs have increased all that much. Which means Total Warhammer 2 will reach 45-55 FPS at recommended graphics settings with about a 4 year old PC, running at 1080p resolution. We also have the Total Warhammer 2 graphics setting option lists below. So you can plan how you will tweak your settings to suit your personally required TWW2 performance needs.

For those that have missed it, Total War Warhammer is the second in a trilogy of planned warhammer fantasy games by Creative Assembly's Total War devs. And while there isnt too much improved over the already beautiful TW warhammer game engine, they are adding the following - an improvement in SSAO (screen space ambient occlusion), some new sharpening filters, wet-look surfaces, mainly on the moist lizard race but will be present on other appropriate species and game models and some volumetric fog systems for the swamp and jungle areas that will thicken the air and produce the god-ray effects as the light casts down through the fog.

Total War Warhammer 2 Minimum System Requirements 720p

These minimum Warhammer 2 requirements will deliver 25-35 frames per second on low graphics settings when in a 20 unit versus 20 unit battle or on the campaign map. This will be on a 1280x720 screen resolution.

  • OS: Windows 7 64Bit
  • CPU: Intel Core 2 Duo 3.0Ghz or equivalent with 4 hardware threads
  • RAM: 4GB/5GB* System Memory
  • VRAM: 1GB Graphics Memory
  • GPU: AMD Radeon HD 5770 1GB | NVIDIA GTX 460 1GB | Intel HD4000 @ 720p
  • HD: 60 GB available space
  • DX: DirectX 11

*PC integrated graphics chipsets, e.g. Intel HD series, will require 5GB system RAM

Total War Warhammer 2 Recommended System Requirements 1080p

These recommended Warhammer 2 requirements will deliver 45-55 FPS on high graphics settings when in a 20 unit versus 20 unit battle or on the games campaign map. This will be on a 1920x1080 screen resolution.

  • OS: Windows 7/8.1/10 64Bit or later
  • CPU: Intel Core i5-4570 3.20GHz or equivalent
  • RAM: 8 GB System Memory
  • VRAM: 2GB Graphics Memory
  • GPU: AMD Radeon R9 270X 2GB or NVIDIA GeForce GTX 760 2GB or equivalent DX11 compatible GPU

 

Total War Warhammer 2 Ultra System Requirements 1080p

These ultra Warhammer 2 requirements will deliver 60 FPS on ultra graphics settings when in a 20 unit versus 20 unit battle or on the games campaign map. This will be on a 1920x1080 screen resolution.

  • OS: Windows 7/8.1/10 64Bit or later
  • CPU: Intel Core i7-4790K 4.0 GHz or AMD FX 9370 or equivalent
  • RAM: 8 GB System Memory
  • VRAM: 8GB Graphics Memory
  • GPU: Nvidia GTX 1070 8GB or RX Vega 64 Nano 8GB or equivalent DX11 compatible video card

So basically you need at least a 7 year old PC to meet the minimum specs for total warhammer 2's 720p requirements. With the Nvidia GTX 460 1GB getting you around 25 FPS on a busy battle map. To meet TWW2 recommended requirements at 1080p, where you can turn your graphics settings up to high, you will need at least a 4 year old gaming PC. This is with an AMD R9 270x 2GB which will get you up to the 45 FPS mark in a battle screen with up to around 3000-4000 individual soldier models in the fight.

After that you are punching for the 60 frames per second ultra settings and that will need a current £450 graphics card to reach TWW2 ultra settings. You wont need a completely top end computer to play ultra at 1080p but the GTX 1070 or a brand new RX Vega will be the sort of level you are after. Throw in a AMD FX 9370 CPU along with the 8GB RAM and you get solid frame rates.

However, the beauty of PC gaming is the abundance of graphics options you can mess around with. So Creative Assembly, as always, let the PC gamer tweak their Warhammer 2 graphical experience by adjusting up and down individual graphic options from the graphics menu. We have a list of all the preset graphic options below and you will be able to adjust those settings to help achieve a much smoother frame rate for your own particular PC setup.

Naturally we also have our Total Warhammer 2 system requirements tools and Warhammer 2 frames per second graphics card results for you to also have a play with to help you work out how well it will play for you.

Total Warhammer 2 Graphics Settings and Individual Graphic Options List

TWW2 Graphics Setting Low 720p Medium 900p

High 1080p

Ultra 1080p
Direct X DX11 DX11 DX11 DX11
Anti-aliasing Off Off Off FXAA
Texture Filtering Trilinear Anisotropic 4x Anisotropic 8x Anisotropic 16x
Texture Quality Low Medium High Ultra
Screen Space Ambient Occlusion Off Off Off On
Depth of Field Off Off Off Off
Screen Space Reflections Off Off Off Off
Unit Detail Low Medium High Ultra
Building Detail Low Medium High Ultra
Shadow Detail Low Medium High Ultra
Tree Detail Low Medium High Ultra
Grass Detail Low Medium High Ultra
Water Detail Low Medium High Ultra
Unit Size Small Medium Large Ultra
VFX Detail Low Medium High Ultra
Terrain Detail Low Medium High Ultra
V-Sync Off Off Off Off
Vignette Off Off Off Off
Proximity Fading On On On On
Fog Low Low High High
Resolution Scale 100% 100% 100% 100%
UI Scale 100% 100% 100% 100%
Unlimited Video memory Off Off Off Off
Porthole quality 2D 3D 3D 3D

You can also take a look at how well your PC will run Total War Warhammer 2 system specs over on our official Total War Warhammer 2 system requirements page.