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‘Dying Light 2’ release date: Here’s what PC players need to play with ray tracing at up to 60 FPS

From the "Dying Light 2" official gameplay trailer | Photo credit: Dying Light channel / YouTube screenshot

Techland’s “Dying Light 2” is one of the upcoming games confirmed to support ray tracing for players who have the right system specifications. As one can anticipate, the PC specs needed to enjoy this gaming feature are higher than the usual PC system requirements.

The developers revealed the full PC specs requirements this week, with a few months left before the “Dying Light 2” launch. But this should give players ample time to prepare.

There are two sets of PC setups that players can use to play “Dying Light 2” with ray tracing. The “minimum” requirements to enable the graphics rendering technique include Intel Core i5-8600K or AMD Ryzen 5 3600X CPU, an 8GB NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 GPU, and 16GB RAM. With these specs, the game should run with ray tracing in 1080p resolution and target up to 30 FPS frame rate.

However, “Dying Light 2” is capable of playing at a higher frame rate with ray tracing. To achieve 1080p resolution and up to 60 FPS, players will need Intel Core i5-8600K or AMD Ryzen 7 3700X CPU, a 10GB GeForce RTX 3080, and 16GB RAM.

For players who are not so keen on playing with ray tracing on, Techland also provided a less demanding set of PC system requirements for “Dying Light 2.” At the very least, fans will need Intel Core i3-9100 or AMD Ryzen 3 2300X CPU, GeForce GTX 1050 Ti or AMD Radeon RX 560, 4GB VRAM, and 8GB RAM. The minimum specs will allow the game to play in 1080p resolution and up to 30 FPS.

A setting with the same resolution and up to 60 FPS will be available as well. But it will require Core i5-8600K or Ryzen 5 3600X, 6GB GeForce RTX 2060 or 8GB Radeon RX Vega 56, and 16GB RAM.

The game will require a considerate 60GB storage space, but players will need an SSD, except if they are only aiming for the minimum setting without ray tracing. The 1080p @ 30 FPS mode without ray tracing can also be played on a Windows 7 computer, but the rest of the graphical settings will require Windows 10.

PC players with the ability to acquire the components needed for “Dying Light 2” to play with ray tracing may want to consider aiming for the higher recommended specs. Nvidia has shared a side-by-side comparison of how the game would look like with and without the advanced rendering method. Aside from improved shadows and colors, the image suggests there may be plenty of details players could miss without ray tracing.

“Dying Light 2” was supposed to launch last week. But the game has been delayed and is now slated to be released on PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, and Nintendo Switch on Feb. 4, 2022.

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