Overwatch 2 System Requirements


Overwatch 2 System Requirements: What Are They?

Nutan Lele
Updated On: 
Overwatch 2 is set to go live less than a week from now.
Here are Overwatch 2's minimum system requirements.

Overwatch 2 is going live in less than a week with a bunch of new Heroes, maps, and reworks to the existing roster of heroes. The game will be launching on the PC as well as consoles. Compared to its predecessor, Overwatch 2 promises better graphics, smoother controls, and updated character models. To support this, the developer has slightly upped the minimum requirements for Overwatch 2. Let’s take a look at the Overwatch 2 system requirements for the PC.

Overwatch 2 minimum requirements

  • OS: Windows 10 64-bit

  • CPU: Intel Core i3 or AMD Phenom X3 8650

  • GPU: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 600 series, AMD Radeon HD 7000 series

  • RAM: 6 GB

  • HDD: 50 GB

Overwatch 2 recommended specifications

  • OS: Windows 10 64-bit

  • CPU: Intel Core i7 or AMD Ryzen 5

  • GPU: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 or AMD R9 380

  • RAM: 8 GB

  • HDD: 50 GB

These requirements are specified for the PvP Beta. However, the game will stick to these for the launch version. Overwatch 2 isn’t that graphically demanding. The graphical requirements for the game haven't increased much compared to Overwatch 1 which ran on an Intel Core i3 or equivalent. The RAM requirement for the game has gone up slightly from 4 GB to 6 GB. However, the download size has gone up substantially. Overwatch 2 was developed on the upgraded version of the original game's engine.

Apart from the graphical requirements, players now need to provide a mobile number to play Overwatch 2. In an effort to crack down on smurfs, Blizzard Entertainment stated in a blog post that it was implementing SMS Protect as an “additional layer of security is an industry-proven solution in combating both cheating and disruptive behavior, further protecting your Overwatch 2 experience from bad actors”. Starting October 4 2022, all players across all platforms, including consoles, are required to have a phone number attached to their battle.net account to launch Overwatch 2.

Published On: 
author profile picture
Nutan is experienced with content across various FPS, MOBA, and BR titles for both PC and mobile gaming. Basically, she's a Jill of all trades. As the former captain of an all-woman esports team, her roots lie firmly in PC gaming but she does enjoy that one map in Call of Duty: Mobile.

Follow us on social media


Others Also Read