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Helldivers 2 PC Specs & Requirements

  February 12, 2024

Helldivers 2 PC Specs & Requirements
 

Helldivers 2 is a third-person shooter that can be played solo or with friends and was released for PlayStation 5 and PC on February 8th 2024.

Developed by Arrowhead Game Studios and published by Sony Interactive Entertainment, the game is a sequel to the 2015 top-down shooter Helldivers and sees players “join the fight for freedom across a hostile galaxy”.

As with any modern game release, knowing the system requirements necessary to run the game at optimal settings is vital for having an enjoyable gameplay experience. In this article, we’ll explore the PC specs required to run Helldivers 2, as well as provide recommendations for those looking to upgrade their current setup. 

So, read on to discover what hardware you will need to immerse yourself in this epic battle for freedom.

 

Helldivers 2 Minimum Requirements

For 1080p at 30FPS with Graphics on Low:

  • Processor: Intel Core i7-4790K or AMD Ryzen 5 1500X
  • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti or AMD Radeon RX 470
  • Memory: 8 GB RAM
  • Storage: 100 GB available space

To get Helldivers 2 up and running at 1080p resolution, with graphical settings on low but hitting a decent 30 FPS, PlayStation Studios says you don't need a particularly powerful PC. 

These specs are very typical of a lot of modern releases. Both the CPU and GPU options are a good few generations old now so most gaming PCs made within the last 8 or so years should be able to handle getting the game up and running. 

One area your system may be lacking, however, is having 100GB of storage space. When playing a fast-paced shooter, you need fast loading and render times, so consider upgrading your system with an SSD, even if it's a relatively small one.

If your PC just meets these specifications, however, you will need to be content with the lowest settings. You’ll only be able to play at around 1080p at 30 FPS with pretty much all the settings on low, which is fine if you’re playing on a small monitor, but if you’re trying to play on a larger monitor or even a TV, it’s not going to look great.

Image credit: PlayStation Studios

What PC do we recommend?

A PC that we'd recommend at this level would be the Ignition Intel Core i5 RTX 3050 Gaming PC.

As both the minimum specs listed are showing their age now, anything from the last 5 years will surpass it and so that’s the case with this PC.

It houses much newer components in the form of the Nvidia RTX 3050 GPU and the Intel i3 12400F. Both parts are some of the best entry-level options on the market and offer excellent value for money for those looking for a more budget system that will still allow for moderate gaming.

It also comes stocked with double the minimum requirement for RAM at 16GB, plus a huge 1TB SSD to store the game, giving you more than enough space for a few others too.

Helldivers 2 Recommended Requirements

For 1080p at 60FPS with Graphics on Medium:

  • Processor: Intel Core i7-9700K or AMD Ryzen 7 3700X
  • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 or AMD Radeon RX 6600XT
  • Memory: 16 GB RAM
  • Storage: 100 GB available space

According to PlayStation Studios, systems that fall within these recommended specifications will provide a solid gameplay experience at 1080p, increasing framerates to a smooth 60FPS, whilst also upgrading visual integrity to medium.

These recommended specs aren’t too big of a jump from the minimum requirements, with most components a only single generation younger being suggested.

However, upgrading to an RTX Nvidia GPU will provide access to other beneficial features such as DLSS technology that helps improve visual fidelity. 

One area your system may be lacking here though, is having 16GB of RAM. However, adding a second stick if your current system only has 8GB shouldn’t be too expensive of an upgrade.

Image credit: PlayStation Studios

What PC do we recommend?

A PC that we'd recommend at this level would be the Evolution Intel Core i5 RTX 3060 Gaming PC.

Just as with our PC suggestion for the minimum specs, this PC features much more recent parts, upgrading the CPU to an Intel Core i5 14400F and the GPU to an Nvidia RTX 3060. The combination of these newer parts means more future-proofing alongside a top-tier 1080p experience.

What do you need to play Helldivers 2 at 1440p?

For 1440p at 60FPS with Graphics on High:

  • Processor: Intel Core i5-12600K or AMD Ryzen 7 5800X3D
  • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 or AMD Radeon RX 6800
  • Memory: 16 GB RAM
  • Storage: 100 GB available space

To enjoy a game like Helldivers 2 at 1440p, all while having graphical settings on high, these are the specs PlayStation Studios say your system will need to meet.

Like the other requirement lists, these components are also not of the most current generation. So, to hit these specs without spending money on out-of-date parts, consider a system like the Chilblast Evolution Intel Core i5 RTX 4070 Gaming PC.

This Chillblast PC features the Intel Core i5 14500 processor, which offers excellent gaming performance and multitasking capabilities. Paired with the Nvidia RTX 4070, you can expect smooth gameplay at 1440p at high settings in most games.

Plus, with full support for DLSS, it can drive up frame rates in supported games even more, and it even has some impressive ray-tracing support in compatible games. It even comes with a 1TB SSD which is ample room for your game library, plus a solid 16GB of high-speed memory.

Image credit: PlayStation Studios

What do you need to play Helldivers 2 at 4K?

For 4K at 60FPS with Graphics on Very High:

  • Processor: Intel Core i5-12600K or AMD Ryzen 7 5800X3D
  • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070 Ti or AMD Radeon RX 7900 XTX
  • Memory: 16 GB RAM
  • Storage: 100 GB available space

If you have the budget and want to enjoy intergalactic fighting at a glistening 4K with graphics settings at Very High, then you’ll need a decent PC to do so. The one we suggest is the Onyx AMD Ryzen 7 RTX 4080 Super Gaming PC.

It combines a top-tier gaming processor with one of the top graphics cards for a high-performance gaming PC that can do absolutely anything and everything.

The AMD Ryzen 7700X is a super-powered gaming processor that pairs perfectly with 32GB of high-speed DDR5 memory, and 2TB of PCIe 4 SSD storage for the most responsive gaming experience. It’s also ready for future games with Direct Storage support for even faster game load times.

To power that 4K experience, however, we need a powerful GPU and in the Nvidia RTX 4080 Super we have the perfect solution. It’s one of the most powerful graphics cards Nvidia has ever made and it will find playing Helldivers 2 at 4K an absolute cakewalk.

With full support for DLSS, it can drive up frame rates in supported games even more, and it even has some impressive ray tracing support in compatible games such as this. Plus, its 16GB of VRAM makes it future-proofed against any advances in gaming technology in the years to come.

Image credit: PlayStation Studios

Conclusion

Helldivers 2’s various system requirements provide options for all budgets. While meeting the minimum requirements will allow you to play the game at decent framerates, upgrading to a more powerful Chillblast PC will enhance your gaming experience, especially if you aim to play at higher resolutions and settings.

To explore a wide range of gaming PCs suitable for Helldivers 2 and other titles, visit the Chillblast gaming PC selection here. Whether you prefer a budget-friendly option or a high-end gaming powerhouse, you'll find options to suit your gaming needs.

 
 

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