Alan Wake 2 minimum PC requirements drop thanks to new optimisation patch

Alan Wake 2 receives optimisation patch for GPUs without mesh shaders

Remedy has done another round of optimisation on Alan Wake 2, and that work has resulted in the release of update 1.016.1. This update has lowered the minimum PC system requirements for the game, making the game more accessible for users of older graphics cards.

Previously, Alan Wake 2 only ran well on graphics cards that feature Mesh Shaders. While the game still runs best on newer, Mesh Shader compatible GPUs, it now runs much faster on older Nvidia GTX 10 series and Radeon RX 5000 series GPUs. Only Nvidia RTX 20 series and AMD Radeon RX 6000 series and newer GPUs feature Mesh Shader support.

Now, Alan Wake 2’s minimum GPU requirements have lowered from an Nvidia RTX 2060 and AMD RX 6600 to a Nvidia GTX 1070 and AMD RX 5600 XT. These GPUs should run Alan Wake 2 at 1080p 30 FPS at low settings.

Below are the patch notes for update

Optimized rendering for GPU’s that don’t support mesh shaders. As a result, lowered minimum GPU requirements to GeForce GTX 1070 / Radeon RX 5600 XT

(Alan Wake 2’s updated PC system requirements)

Alan Wake 2’s latest update will come as great news for all owners of higher-end GTX 10 series GPUs and RX 5000 series graphics cards. Even so, Alan Wake 2 still runs best on graphics cards with Mesh Shader support.

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