Dragon’s Dogma 2: Everything You Need to Know if you own a console or PC

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Dragon’s Dogma 2, Launching is very soon!

Get ready to embark on an epic fantasy adventure, as the long-awaited sequel Dragon’s Dogma 2 is set to release on March 22, 2024. Developed and published by Capcom, this action RPG will be available on PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X/S, and PC via Steam. Let’s dive into everything you need to know about this highly anticipated game.

Platforms and Release Date

Dragon’s Dogma 2 is a current-gen exclusive, meaning it will only be available on PS5, Xbox Series X/S, and PC. Sorry, PS4 and Xbox One owners – you’ll need to upgrade to enjoy this adventure. The game is set to launch on March 22, 2024.

PC Minimum and Recommended Requirements:

To run Dragon’s Dogma 2 on PC, you’ll need a fairly beefy rig. The minimum specs include:

  • OS: Windows 10 64-bit or Windows 11 64-bit
  • Processor: Intel Core i5-10600 or AMD Ryzen 5 3600
  • Memory: 16 GB RAM
  • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 or AMD Radeon RX 5500 XT with 8GB VRAM
  • DirectX: Version 12

This should get you 1080p at 30 FPS, with potential drops in graphics-heavy scenes. For ray tracing, you’ll need at least an RTX 2080 Ti or RX 6800.

The recommended specs bump things up a notch:

  • Processor: Intel Core i7-10700 or AMD Ryzen 5 3600X
  • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 or AMD Radeon RX 6700
  • Other specs same as minimum

This targets 4K at 30 FPS, with the same caveats about framerate drops and ray tracing requirements. Essentially, Dragon’s Dogma 2 is shaping up to be a visual powerhouse that will put your gaming PC through its paces.

Gameplay Mechanics and Features

Dragon’s Dogma 2 builds upon the solid foundation of its predecessor while introducing new mechanics and features to enhance the experience. The game retains its unique Pawn system, allowing you to create AI companions that fight alongside you, making it feel like a co-op experience even in single-player. You can even use a template made to look like cosplayer Alodia Gosengfiao as your Sorcerer Pawn.

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Dragon’s Dogma 2 Official Pawns
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Combat has been refined, with new Vocations (classes) like the Mystic Spearhand that blend magic and melee. The dynamic open world is now four times larger than the original game’s, filled with emergent events and destructible environments that encourage creative problem-solving in battles.

Exploration is more immersive than ever, with the ability to set up camps at night, a dynamic day-night cycle that impacts enemy encounters, and mounts for faster traversal. The RE Engine, known for powering recent Resident Evil games, brings cutting-edge visuals and physics to the world of Dragon’s Dogma 2.

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Playability on Steam Deck and Handheld Consoles

While Dragon’s Dogma 2 hasn’t been officially verified for Steam Deck yet, it’s likely to receive a “playable” or “verified” rating based on the previous game’s performance on the handheld The RE Engine is well-optimized, so expect a solid experience, even if not at max settings.

Other handheld gaming PCs like the ROG Ally and Legion Go should also be able to handle Dragon’s Dogma 2, though specific performance remains to be seen. Capcom hasn’t announced any plans for a Nintendo Switch version at this time.

Get Ready to Slay Some Dragons

Dragon’s Dogma 2 is shaping up to be a true next-gen showcase of Capcom’s RPG prowess. With its sprawling open world, deep combat mechanics, and trademark Pawn system, this sequel looks to deliver an unparalleled fantasy adventure.

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While the PC requirements are steep and last-gen consoles are left behind, the game’s ambition is undeniable. Whether you’re a returning fan or a curious newcomer, Dragon’s Dogma 2 seems poised to impress when it launches March 22, 2024 on PS5, Xbox Series X/S, and PC.

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Giancarlo Viterbo is a Filipino Technology Journalist, blogger and Editor of gadgetpilipinas.net, He is also a Geek, Dad and a Husband. He knows a lot about washing the dishes, doing some errands and following instructions from his boss on his day job. Follow him on twitter: @gianviterbo and @gadgetpilipinas.

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