For those of you who love the idea of Minecraft but detest the total freedom and lack of direction, Dragon Quest Builders 2 is quite the answer. It's all the block-building shenanigans from Minecraft but this time wrapped up in a classic JRPG setting with a story and quests to help point you in the right direction. DQ Builders 2 is coming to PC on December 10th and here are the PC specs required to run it.

Dragon Quest Builders 2 Minimum System Requirements

  • OS: Windows 7 64-bit
  • CPU: Intel Core i3-3225 2-Core 3.3 GHz or AMD Ryzen 3 1300X 4-Core 3.5 GHz
  • RAM: 6 GB System Memory
  • GPU RAM: 2 GB Video Memory
  • GPU: GeForce GT 640 2GB or Radeon HD 7750 2GB
  • HDD: 12 GB Available Hard Drive Space
  • DX: DirectX 11

Dragon Quest Builders 2 Recommended System Requirements

  • OS: Windows 10 64-bit
  • CPU: Intel Core i5-3770 4-Core 3.4 GHz or AMD Ryzen 3 1300X 4-Core 3.5 GHz
  • RAM: 6 GB System Memory
  • GPU RAM: 2 GB Video Memory
  • GPU: Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060 6GB or AMD Radeon RX Vega 56 4GB
  • HDD: 12 GB Available Hard Drive Space
  • DX: DirectX 11

A cursory glance at some Dragon Quest Builders 2 screenshots and gameplay footage will tell you much of what you need to know. This isn't a massively demanding game, nor is it trying to be a graphical powerhouse. It means DQB2 has some very modest system specs, including a low-end dual-core processor and an entry-level DirectX 11 video card such as a GeForce GT 640 or Radeon HD 7750. Just about any modern graphics card, including integrated graphics (iGPUs) can comfortably surpass this level of performance. 

If you meet the minimum specs for Dragon Quest Builders 2 you will be able to run the game 30 frames per second on 1280x720p screen resolution and the Low graphics preset.

For whatever reason, the AMD CPU doesn't change between the minimum and recommended spec. It's a low-end Ryzen, specifically the 1300X, and the Intel CPU for the recommended is a high-end but very old Core i7-3770. You could switch this out for a modern lower-end Intel CPU from the 7th, 8th, or 9th Gen and it should be perfectly fine. There is a huge leap in terms of graphics though, with Square Enix suggesting either a GTX 1060 or a Radeon RX Vega 56. This is a big mismatch though, and a Radeon RX 480 will surely be capable of doing the job as well.

Dragon Quest Builders 2's recommended system requirements will be suitable for running the game at 1080p (1920x1080) screen resolution on the High graphics preset at 60 FPS.

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