It's fast coming up to that time we all love - a new game from FromSoft. Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice began life is a Tenchu game before twisting its own thing, becoming a fast-paced mix of the classic ninja assassin series with the brutal deliberation of Dark Souls. Expectations are sky-high for Sekiro, but are the PC system specs for Shadows Die Twice just as high? Let's find out.

Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice Minimum System Requirements

  • OS: Windows 7 64-bit
  • CPU: Intel Core i3-2100 3.1 GHz or AMD FX-6300 3.5 GHz
  • RAM: 4 GB System Memory
  • GPU RAM: 2GB Video Memory
  • GPU: GeForce GTX 760 or Radeon HD 7950
  • DX: DirectX 11
  • HDD: 25GB Available Hard Drive Space

Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice Recommended System Requirements

  • OS: Windows 10 64-bit
  • CPU: Intel Core i5-2500K 3.3 GHz or AMD Ryzen 5 1400 3.5 GHz
  • RAM: 8 GB System Memory
  • GPU RAM: 4 GB Video Memory
  • GPU: Nvidia GeForce GTX 970 or AMD Radeon RX 570
  • DX: DirectX 11
  • HDD: 25GB Available Hard Drive Space

If you're a fan of From Software's work, odds are that you've already played 2016's Dark Souls III. Sekiro looks to be running on a slightly modified version of the DSIII engine and so the system requirements are almost, but not quite, identical.

Overall, Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice has a very modest set of system specs and should run fine on a wide range of gaming PCs. If you don't mind dialing the graphics settings down then the bare minimum you'll need is a 2GB VRAM DX11 video card paired with a dual-core processor clocked at 3.1 GHz+. You'll also need 4GB RAM which really shouldn't be problem for most people these days.

However, if you want to turn everything up to 11 then you'll need to hit Sekiro's recommended system requirements. These are the typical sort of system specs we'd have expected from a AAA game in 2015/16 and so a lot of modern video cards and CPUs should absolutely breeze through this. 

While playing Sekiro it should be noted that a steady frame rate is going to be even more important than in most games. Sekiro is much faster-paced than Dark Souls but is still brutally difficult. You don't want to go dying due to stuttering or other performance hiccups. Lock your frame rate to 60fps if you can, or 30 frames per second if you're really struggling, and dial down the graphics settings until you're not getting any dips below that mark.

As always, you can check out how well your PC can run Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice System Requirements here, where you can check benchmarking and performance from other users. Compare your graphics card to Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice GPU benchmark chart and we also have a Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice Frames Per Second system performance chart for you to check.

Our Favorite Comments
"very respectable, if the optimization holds up, no one will complain with these requirements"