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Hellblade 2 system requirements, game length details revealed

Hellblade 2 screenshot

With Hellblade 2 coming out soon, the game’s system requirements have been revealed and some fans might have to make some system upgrades to run it. 

Ninja Theory’s Hellblade 2’s release date continues to creep closer, with fans of the first game now anxiously awaiting it. However, while many gameplay clips and story elements were revealed, fans didn’t know how powerful their systems would need to be to run Hellblade 2, until now. Alongside Hellblade 2’s pre-orders going live, developer Ninja Theory shared the game’s system requirements for players opting to play the upcoming title on their PCs or laptops.

Coupled with the details fans know about Hellblade 2’s length, players know how much time they’ll have to free on their schedules when the game drops. While players don’t need to have a cutting-edge rig to play the game on PC, it won’t run on just anything.

Hellblade 2 system requirements

Ninja Theory shared the system requirements for Hellblade 2, and it looks like PC players will need a rather high-spec system to run it properly. Here’s the full breakdown:

Graphics PresetLow @ 1080pMedium @ 1080pHigh @ 1440pHigh @ 4k
CPUIntel i5-8400 or AMD Ryzen 5 2600Intel i5-9600 or AMD Ryzen 5 3600XIntel i7-10700k or AMD Ryzen 5 5600XIntel i5-12600k, or AMD Ryzen 7 5700X
GPUNvidia GTX 1070, or AMD RX 5700, or Intel Arc A580Nvidia RTX 2070, or AMD RX 5700 XT, or Intel Arc A580Nvidia RTX 3080, AMD RX 6800XT, or Intel Arc A770.Nvidia RTX 4080 or AMD RX 7900 XTX
VRAM6 GB8 GB8 GB12 GB
RAM16 GB16 GB16 GB16 GB
Storage70 GB SSD70 GB SSD70 GB SSD70 GB SSD
Operation SystemWindows 10/11 64-bitWindows 10/11 64-bitWindows 10/11 64-bitWindows 10/11 64 bit

While the official requirements reveal what resolution and preset these specifications will run, it doesn’t show what framerates these yield. All the presets shown will probably target 60fps, except for the minimum requirements, which will go for 30fps.

The game also includes upscaling and frame generation features such as DLSS 3, FSR 3, and XESS 1.3, so players with a weaker system can increase their framerate. However, DLSS 3 will only work on Nvidia RTX 40 Series GPUs as it’s an exclusive technology.

How long is Hellblade 2?

According to Ninja Theory studio head Dominic Matthews, the upcoming Hellblade 2 will be around eight hours long.

In an official Xbox Wire blog, Ninja Theory shared that Hellblade 2’s length will be similar to the first Hellblade. The original title was around 8 hours long, which means Hellblade 2 will likely take around that time to complete.

Despite Hellblade 2 being short by today’s standards, the game still takes up 70GB of storage space according to the system requirements. The reason behind so much storage is probably because of Unreal Engine 5’s lumen lighting and the resolution of textures it uses. That number may also grow over time, as DLC and updates come out.

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Written by Hannan Mundia

Hannan Mundia has been playing video games since he was just three years old. He loves everything about gaming, from RPGs to first-person shooters. He has sunk countless hours into Bethesda's popular RPGs, but his favorite game remains Nintendo's The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask. His writing has also been featured on Fandom Spot, and you can follow him on Twitter / X at @zombiezomz.

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