Hitman 2 System Requirements Revealed

Written by Jon Sutton on Tue, Oct 16, 2018 12:43 PM
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UPDATE: IO Interactive jumped the gun a little bit and announced Hitman 2's PC system specs the day the game was officially revealed at E3 2018. We're around a month away from launch and now the system requirements for Hitman 2 have been updated to more accurately reflect the demands. If you were happy to see you matched the recommended specs originally, you'd best look away now...

Hitman 2 Minimum System Requirements

  • OS: Windows 7 64-bit
  • CPU: Intel Core i5-2500K 3.3 GHz or AMD Phenom II X4 940 3.0 GHz
  • RAM: 8 GB System Memory
  • GPU RAM: 2GB Video Memory
  • GPU: GeForce GTX 660 or Radeon HD 7870
  • DX: DirectX 11
  • HDD: 60GB Available Hard Drive Space

Hitman 2 Recommended System Requirements

  • OS: Windows 10 64-bit
  • CPU: Intel Core i7-4790 3.6GHz or AMD Ryzen 5 1600 3.2GHz
  • RAM: 16 GB System Memory
  • GPU RAM: 8 GB Video Memory
  • GPU: Nvidia GeForce GTX 1070 or AMD Radeon RX Vega 56 8GB
  • DX: DirectX 11
  • HDD: 60GB Available Hard Drive Space

As compared to the original Hitman 2 PC specs revealed back in June, the minimum system requirements for Hitman 2 have remained exactly the same. However, the recommended PC requirements for Hitman 2 have since increased considerably.

Previously, a low to mid-end GeForce GTX 770 or Radeon R9 290 was all that was required, but this has now been bumped up all the way to a GeForce GTX 1070 or Radeon RX Vega 56. Both of these GPUs come with 8GB VRAM, and it sounds as if Hitman 2 will make full use of the available resources. The difference between the minimum and recommended spec graphics cards for Hitman 2 is absolutely massive though, so we're expecting plenty of graphical settings to tweak in Hitman Season 2 in order to achieve your desired frames per second.

The other notable changes are a doubling of the recommended RAM from 8GB to 16GB (Hitman could eat up system memory resources), as well as a bump in recommended CPUs for Hitman 2. Some of the levels in Hitman 2 can feature thousands of AI NPCs and this proves particularly demanding on processors and may affect your frame rates if you don't have at least an Intel Core i7-4790 or AMD Ryzen 5 1600.

Original Story - 08-Jun-2018 - Hitman 2 System Requirements Revealed

Our favourite follicly challenged assassin is back. IO Interactive announced Hitman 2 in a pre-E3 reveal, taking Agent 47 on a globe-trotting jaunt to rid the world of extravagantly rich folks in exchange for cold, hard, cash. Hitman 2 runs on the same Glacier engine as Hitman: Season One, but how have the system specs change in the intervening two years? Let's find out. 

Previous Hitman 2 Minimum System Requirements

  • OS: Windows 7 64-bit
  • CPU: Intel Core i5-2500K 3.3 GHz or AMD Phenom II X4 940 3.0 GHz
  • RAM: 8 GB System Memory
  • GPU RAM: 2GB Video Memory
  • GPU: GeForce GTX 660 or Radeon HD 7870
  • DX: DirectX 11
  • HDD: 60GB Available Hard Drive Space

Previous Hitman 2 Recommended System Requirements

  • OS: Windows 10 64-bit
  • CPU: Intel Core i7-3770 3.4GHz or AMD FX-8350 4.0GHz
  • RAM: 8 GB System Memory
  • GPU RAM: 2GB Video Memory
  • GPU: Nvidia GeForce GTX 770 or AMD Radeon R9 290
  • DX: DirectX 11
  • HDD: 60GB Available Hard Drive Space

If you're a Hitman fan, these system requirements are likely to be very familiar to you. They are, in fact, almost 100% identical to the system requirements for the 2016 Hitman episodic series. The only difference at all is the installation size. It's doubled up to 60GB, compared to 30GB for the original Hitman.

And, er, that's basically it. If you have played the original Hitman you can expect to see near identical performance. If you haven't played it yet, what are you waiting for?

As far as AAA system requirements go, these are very reasonable indeed. Hitman 2 will have a lot going on, particularly in terms of NPC counts, and this can prove taxing on the CPU. Make sure you've got a quad-core and you shouldn't run into any issues whatsoever here, paired up with a graphics card with at least 2GB video memory.

Remember, you can always check out how well your PC can run the Hitman 2 System Requirements here, where you can check benchmarking and performance from other users. Compare your graphics card to the Hitman 2 benchmark chart.

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23:49 Oct-28-2018

I won't prioritize a new PC build at this time, I'm kinda out of money.. But I would really like to play this game when it comes out :(

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15:07 Oct-19-2018

i played Hitman Absolution on my pc and it was the best.
i hope Hitman 2 will be good too on pc.

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15:07 Oct-19-2018

i played Hitman Absolution on my pc and it was the best.
i hope Hitman 2 will be good too.

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19:14 Oct-17-2018

damn gotta dump my 1070 lol

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10:30 Oct-17-2018

From 770 to a 1070 is a nit too much of a leap

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10:09 Oct-17-2018

The same old trick to make people worried about running it before it's released, and spend more money on buying more expensive hardware. Nothing to worry about here, move along guys lol

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18:40 Oct-18-2018

I just hope that you are right...

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20:44 Oct-21-2018

heas right

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20:45 Oct-16-2018

Now this is really worrying :(

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15:03 Oct-16-2018

So minimums didn't jump, but recommended jumped. I do like it hen recommended jumps. Not necessarily as a sign of bad optimization, but as a hope that they bumped up the visuals for higher-end systems.
If SLI works like it does with HITMAN since the DX12 multi-GPU patch - I'm probably looking at 5K 100+ fps maxed out again :)

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16:37 Oct-16-2018

I'd like to know why people disagree with my comment, not just see downvotes plz :D

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18:40 Oct-16-2018

Probably jealous of your setup haha

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20:23 Oct-16-2018

I guess...

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22:07 Oct-17-2018

Free upvote then, you really should get that validated man would love to see it.

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15:08 Oct-18-2018

Everyone who cares has seen the benchmarks already. Everyone who knows me - knows I actually do have the parts (plus there are photos on my feed). So who cares xD

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14:44 Oct-16-2018

Oh man those new requirements look bad. I wonder what happened. A game being more demanding close to release is never good. Bad optimization maybe? The first one wasn't too good to begin with but ran pretty good.

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16:37 Oct-16-2018

The first one had terrible optimization at launch, but became a solid performer with DX12 patches. I guess the req bump is to accommodate the slightly increased graphical fidelity and bigger crowds and their animations/AI, which are supposedly enhanced too.

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17:02 Oct-16-2018

Yea that's possible. I played the demo of the first one but get it on my humblebundle monthly next month.

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14:13 Jun-09-2018

cant wait to be released so i can buy it or even pre order it from allkeyshop.com because they have such amazing prices so low and its the best comparison site

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17:41 Oct-16-2018

mods pls delete this advertisement spam

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12:57 Jun-08-2018

I expect it to run, and look, 90% as the "first" Hitman. The screenshots look simply like it.

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14:12 Jun-08-2018

That's because it's literally the same game. This is just Hitman: Season 2 under another name.

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15:39 Jun-08-2018

Its the same game. Hitman 2 was meant to be season 2 of HITMAN before Squenix let IO go, so now they're releasing season 2 in one go as its own game.

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12:30 Jun-08-2018

Just 2 GB vRAM for recommended? That's strange,cool though

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20:53 Jun-08-2018

I ran Hitman1 on high textures with a 2gb 960, no stutters. So its good they're showing what's actually needed.

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20:25 Oct-16-2018

At what res? Any AA? Usually those eat a good bit of memory.

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10:37 Oct-17-2018

1080p smaa, mostly medium settings I think (at least one on high, ie the texture quality)

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07:07 Jun-09-2018

The levels are small in size, unlike an open world game, hence only 2gb or less is needed for storing textures.

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