Deathloop PC system requirements will make you wish you had a time machine

Written by Chad Norton on Wed, Sep 8, 2021 4:21 PM
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Arkane's upcoming new game is all about time, literally. Stuck in a time loop, it's up to you to hunt down the key figures responsible and bring an end to the cycle. With the game launching in just under a week now, Bethesda has thankfully revealed the official PC system requirements, and boy do they make us wish we had a time machine ourselves.

Deathloop launches on September 14th, and judging by the PC specs below, is going to be a surprisingly demanding game. If only we could go back in time to snatch up one of the brand new graphics cards, or forward in time to when we no longer have a shortage and inflated prices. Either way, at least Bethesda has also given us some performance expectations, which is nice at least. Thankfully, the game will also support AMD FidelityFX Super Resolution (FSR).

So let's get on with it and have a look at the official Deathloop PC system requirements...

Deathloop minimum system requirements - 1080p / 30fps / Low settings

Deathloop recommended system requirements - 1080p / 60fps / High settings

Deathloop Ultra system requirements - 4K / 60fps / Ultra settings

Deathloop will require an RTX 2060 or RX 5700 graphics card paired with either a Core i7-9700K or Ryzen 7 2700X processor in order to reach the recommended system requirements. You will also need 16GB of RAM, which will then help achieve 60fps performance on High graphics settings at 1080p resolution.

Deathloop needs a GTX 1060 or RX 580 GPU in order to play on Low graphics settings at 1080p resolution, as well as a Core i5-8400 or Ryzen 5 1600 CPU to meet the minimum system requirements. This setup should then achieve 30fps performance, as long as you also have at least 12GB of system memory.

Overall, looking over all the specs above, Deathloop will need around a 2 year old PC in order to play at the recommended settings.

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

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17:54 Sep-08-2021

Now that the PS5 and XSX are settling in, optimization can go down the toilet it seems, at least for now until the consoles are strong enough.

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17:57 Sep-08-2021

Also it's made by the same studio that made DIshonored 1 and 2 and those games weren't particularly known for their optimization.

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14:10 Sep-09-2021

Dishonored 1 was optimised pretty well

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19:01 Sep-09-2021

not for the time, it didn't run well on the recommended requirements if I remember correctly, it stuttered dispite the high frame rate.

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17:24 Sep-08-2021

Nice!

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16:56 Sep-08-2021

that's so exaggerating, are you kidding me? 12GB RAM as minimum and GTX 1060? that's too much, believe me guys GT 1030 can handle it

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19:02 Sep-09-2021

even if it's true the game does run on lower specs, the gtx 1060 is a very weak GPU so I wouldn't be surprised if it does actually require it. There were quite a lot of details and objects on screen.

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16:49 Sep-08-2021

Deathloop does not look good enough to warrant these system requirements and before anyone says its due to ray-tracing, Deathloop was not meant to be played with RT as default. RT is still a niche in gaming and not a standard. Why is a 2060 as recommended then? And a 3080 for a narrow FOV FPS game at Ultra? Is it using Red Engine from Cyberpunk 2077?


Between the GPU shortages and insane prices, a lot of people including me may just quit gaming if it becomes a hobby only for the elite.The least game companies can do is provide fcking scalability.

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22:41 Sep-08-2021

Sorry, but "I'll have to quit gaming" is a remark that I have seen before and find really...ill-considered.


Gaming doesn't have to consist of only buying the latest and shiniest AAA titles - PC has a game library spanning multiple decades across multiple platforms (via emulation). There are tens of thousands of games, both old and new, indie and AAA, just waiting to be experienced, no matter your current budget and hardware. Your current PC isn't going to just casually catch fire just because there's a GPU shortage or some store clerk somewhere set the price too high, nor will it stop the vast majority of games running pretty well in the near future (especially if you keep your settings and expectations realistic).


Besides, why would you quit a hobby you like - gaming - just because you don't have the shiny hardware to play the latest titles in their full shine? There are things like "the future" and "patience", which dictate that you will still be able to experience what you missed out on - later. But for the time being - why not make the most of what you have?


When I was a student with a shítty laptop, I really badly wanted to play Mafia II...but could not, due to the old specs. I finally got to play the game when I managed to buy a new laptop more than 3 years after Mafia II came out. Oh - and the old laptop could not run GTA 4 either, which came out another 2 years before Mafia II... All that definitely sucked... but I can't say that I didn't enjoy the stuff I could still run.


So...errr... yeah, don't give up on the things you like so easily 👍

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08:16 Sep-09-2021

You're not wrong, but I understand why he says that. At the moment, I find it demoralizing to play on PC with a slightly aging hardware. Even the games that seem to be the least demanding require a pretty beefy rig. And given the current prices, it's impossible to upgrade unless you have a big budget.


Personally, since I couldn't change my GPU (at least not for twice the price), I bought an Xbox Series X. For 500 euros, I can run all the latest games in 4K/60fps while a simple RTX 3060 is sold for over 600 euros. However, I have no intention of abandoning PC gaming.


So yes, you're right, we shouldn't give up. Prices will eventually come down even if it takes time. Our only weapon? Patience...

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15:30 Sep-09-2021

i really don't want to come across as the elitist or rag on anyone's hardware. but generation leaps considered isnt the 2060 kinda a budget-mid tier gpu? like there was only 2 skus under it (2050/2050ti? or was it just the 16xx's?) and if you go back a gen wouldn't the 2060s performance (RT excluded) be around that of a 1070 or 1070ti? so, once again not to be an elitist, but not exactly the top of the range 4/5 years ago. more mid-high tier. im not dipping a toe in to prices and current markets as that just a whole nother kettle of fish. but from a pure hardware comparison view that would be like a 3050 level of performance?

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| 30FPS, High, 1080p
Ryzen 5 2600X 6-Core 3.6GHz Radeon RX 5600 XT Sapphire Pulse 6GB 16GB
0% No [1 votes]
| 60FPS, Medium, 720p
Core i3-4030U 1.9GHz Intel HD Graphics 4400 Mobile 2GB
0% No [1 votes]
| 60FPS, Low, 1080p
Ryzen 5 2600X 6-Core 3.6GHz Radeon RX 570 4GB 16GB
100% Yes [3 votes]
| 60FPS, Low, 1080p
Ryzen 5 3600 6-Core 3.6GHz Radeon RX 570 4GB 16GB
100% Yes [2 votes]