Pillars of Eternity was one of the finest RPGs of the year when it launched in 2015, which is no mean when its chief competition was The Witcher 3. Pillars of Eternity 2: Deadfire is looking to expand on it in just about every conceivable way, taking players on a quest across the high seas to the archipelago of Deadfire. Adventures and beard stroking await. Before you roll those dice though, be sure to pay close attention to PoE2: Deadfire's PC system requirements.

Pillars of Eternity 2: Deadfire Minimum System Requirements

  • OS: Windows Vista 64-bit
  • CPU: Intel Core i3-2100T 2.5 GHz or AMD Phenom II X3 B75 3.0GHz
  • RAM: 4 GB System Memory
  • GPU RAM: 512MB Video Memory
  • GPU: GeForce 9600 GT or Radeon HD 4850
  • HDD: 14GB Available Hard Drive Space
  • DX: DirectX 9

Pillars of Eternity 2: Deadfire Recommended System Requirements

  • OS: Windows 7 64-bit
  • CPU: Intel Core i5-2400 3.1 GHz or AMD Phenom II X6 1100T 3.3 GHz
  • RAM: 8 GB System Memory
  • GPU RAM: 1 GB Video Memory
  • GPU: GeForce GTX GeForce GTX 570 or Radeon HD 7790
  • HDD: 14GB Available Hard Drive Space
  • DX: DirectX 11

Remember Pillars of Eternity 1? Of course you do. If you don't, start playing that one first. For the rest of you returning players, the system requirements for Pillars of Eternity 2: Deadfire remain 100% identical. The minimum specs for PoE2 mean you can run this on just about any old DX9-compatible potato. Pillars of Eternity 2: Deadfire's minimum system requirements are very low-end indeed, making this old-school RPG perfect laptop fodder. If somehow, you are still struggling with performance, PoE2 is very slow-paced and combat can be paused, so a stuttery frame rate isn't a game breaker.

For most people, the minimum specs probably aren't even a consideration here. The recommended requirements are definitely a jump up, but any gaming PC from the last five or so years should be able to hold its own. All you'll really need to watch out for is the 8GB recommended RAM, although we suspect Pillars 2 will use nowhere near this. Aside from this, if you've got a DirectX 11 capable graphics card you should be golden.

As ever, remember you can always check out how well your PC can run the Pillars of Eternity 2: Deadfire System Requirements here, where you can check benchmarking and performance from other users. Compare your graphics card to the Pillars of Eternity 2: Deadfire GPU benchmark chart and we also have an Pillars of Eternity 2: Deadfire Frames Per Second system performance chart for you to check.