Recommended PC and Mac System Requirements - Pillars of Eternity 2: Deadfire

Wondering if your machine has enough grunt to run Deadfire? Check out the full PC and Mac system requirements for Pillars of Eternity 2.


One of the best parts about modern games that stick to old-school presentation is that players won't need an ultra-modern machine in order to play them. Pillars of Eternity was one such game, and the team at Obsidian Entertainment have gone down a similar path for follow-up title Deadfire. Make no mistake, the game is gorgeous; however, it still doesn't take much machine muscle to get the most out of its visual charm. Here's a look at the various PC and Mac minimum and recommended requirements for Pillars of Eternity 2: Deadfire.

Pillars of Eternity 2: Deadfire System Requirements

The system requirements for Pillars of Eternity 2: Deadfire are nearly the same as with the previous Pillars of Eternity release — a deliberate move on the part of Obsidian, who stated on the game's Fig page that players won't need a more powerful computer to reach the same levels of performance when compared to the previous entry. Gamers with moderately old systems shouldn't have any problems running the title so long as they hit the minimum requirements listed; players with hardware from the last couple of years should find that the game runs acceptably well at maxed settings.

PC minimum system requirements:

• Windows 7, 8, or 10, 64-bit
• Intel Core i3-2300T @ 2.5 GHz or AMD Phenom II X3 B73
• 4 GB system RAM
• DirectX 11 compatible graphics
• DirectX compatible sound card
• 45 GB storage

PC recommended system requirements:

• Windows 10 64-bit
• Intel Core i5-2400 @ 3.10 GHz or AMD Phenom II X6 1100T
• 8 GB system RAM
• NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960
• DirectX compatible sound card
• 45 GB storage

Mac minimum system requirements:

• OS X 10.6.3 Leopard 64-bit
• Intel Core i5-540M @ 2.53 GHz
• 4 GB system RAM
• NVIDIA GeForce GT 330M or ATI Radeon HD 6750M graphics
• 45 GB storage

Assuming the computer in question is up to snuff, players shouldn't have any trouble diving into the latest that Obsidian Entertainment has to offer. To learn more about the game, be sure to head over to our Pillars of Eternity 2: Deadfire walkthrough and guide hub, where we go in-depth with the game's many interrelated mechanics and take a look at ship combat, companions, achievements, and more.

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