Stalker 2: Heart of Chornobyl System Requirements

S.T.A.L.K.E.R. 2: Heart of Chornobyl is the highly anticipated next installment in the popular S.T.A.L.K.E.R. franchise of post-apocalyptic first-person shooter games from developer GSC Game World. Set to release on April 28, 2023, this next-gen sequel will transport players once again into the dangerous world of the Chornobyl Exclusion Zone.

System Requirements for Stalker 2: Heart of Chornobyl

Here are the minim and recommended system specs for the game, and may be subject to change. We recommend you visit the official website for the most up-to-date information.

Minimum System RequirementsRecommended System Requirements
Operating System: Windows 10 (64-bit)Operating System: Windows 10 (64-bit)
Processor: Intel Core i5-2500K or AMD Ryzen R5 1600XProcessor: Intel Core i7-9700K or AMD Ryzen R7 3700X
Memory: 8 GB RAMMemory: 16 GB RAM
Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 770 2GB or AMD Radeon RX 560 2GBGraphics: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 8GB or AMD Radeon RX 5700 XT 8GB
DirectX: Version 11DirectX: Version 12
Storage: 150 GB available spaceStorage: 150 GB available space
Sound Card: DirectX compatibleSound Card: DirectX compatible
Additional Notes: SSD recommended for optimal performanceAdditional Notes: SSD recommended for optimal performance

Based on these specs, most modern PCs built in the last four to five years should more then adequately cover the recommended requirements.

S.T.A.L.K.E.R. 2: Heart of Chornobyl for Next-Gen Consoles and PC

The game is currently available for preorder on Xbox Series X/S, PlayStation 5, and PC via Steam, Epic Games Store, and other digital storefronts. There are Standard, Deluxe, and Ultimate editions available, each offering different bonuses and extras for fans. The Xbox editions will also be available on launch day through Xbox Game Pass.

S.T.A.L.K.E.R. 2 promises to build upon the open-world survival horror gameplay of the original trilogy, with non-linear storytelling and plenty of choices for players to make. The A-Life 2.0 system governs the behavior of human and mutant NPCs to make the world feel more dynamic and reactive to your actions.

Complete Immersion with Unreal 5 and Photogrammetry Technology

This time around, S.T.A.L.K.E.R 2: Heart of Chornobyl utilizes photogrammetry technology for asset creation and motion capture for lifelike animations. Paired with the new graphics capabilities of Unreal Engine 5, this gives the devastated world of the Zone an unprecedented level of detail and realism.

For those who enjoy modding and expanding their games, S.T.A.L.K.E.R. 2 will also support user-generated content at launch. The developer plans to add multiplayer functionality in a free post-release update as well.

Fans of immersive first-person experiences and fans of the S.T.A.L.K.E.R. series have a lot to look forward to this April when the next chapter in this beloved franchise arrives. S.T.A.L.K.E.R. 2: Heart of Chornobyl brings the zone to life like never before, placing players once again in the role of a stalker surviving against deadly mutants, dangerous anomalies, and cutthroat scavengers. Preorder now to get ready for launch day.

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