STALKER 2 receives a confirmed Q1 2024 release date in its latest trailer

GSC Game World releases a new cinematic trailer for STALKER 2: Heart of Chornobyl

STALKER: Shadow of Chernobyl and its expansions are PC gaming classics. STALKER 2: Heart of Chornobyl’s easily one of the most highly anticipated PC games. The series is known for stellar visuals, a compelling atmosphere, and strong gameplay. Its successor promises more of the same, with GSC Game World using Unreal Engine 5 to ensure the game has top of the line visuals at launch.

On PC, STALKER 2: Heart of Chornobyl will be available through Steam and Microsoft’s PC Game Pass service. This week, the game has received a new cinematic trailer that showcases the game’s strong visuals and confirms the game’s Q1 2024 release timeframe.

Heart of Chernobyl will give players access to a 64-square-kilometer environment to explore. This is the Chornobyl exclusion zone. The zone’s filled with violent mutants, deadly anomalies, and S.T.A.L.K.E.R.s. S.T.A.L.K.E.R.s are those who entered the zone themselves to make their fortune inside or unravel the mysteries within.

STALKER 2 PC Hardware Requirements

On Steam, GSC Game World has revealed STALKER 2: Heart of Chernobyl’s PC system requirements. They reveal that the game has a colossal 150GB storage requirement. They also confirm that Nvidia’s GTX 1080 Ti is the game’s recommended graphics card.

CPU-wise, Heart of Chornobyl will require a processor like AMD’s Ryzen 5 1600X or Intel’s i7-7600K to run smoothly. GSC Game World recommends newer 8-core CPU models like AMD’s Ryzen 7 3700X and Intel’s i7-9700K. These CPU requirements are one of the primary reasons Heart of Chornobyl is a next-generation exclusive on consoles.

While STALKER 2 will support hardware-accelerated ray tracing, the game will not require support for DirectX Ray Tracing. This means that STALKER 2 will be playable with older Non-RTX Nvidia GPUs and pre-RX 6000 series Radeon graphics cards.


OS: Windows 10
Processor: AMD Ryzen 5 1600X / Intel Core i5-7600K
Memory: 8 GB RAM
Graphics: AMD Radeon RX 580 8GB / NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 6GB
Storage: 150 GB available space
Additional Notes: SSD


OS: Windows 10
Processor: AMD Ryzen 7 3700X / Intel Core i7-9700K
Memory: 16 GB RAM
Graphics: AMD Radeon RX 5700 XT 8GB / NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 SUPER 8GB / NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Ti 11GB
Storage: 150 GB available space
Additional Notes: SSD

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