PSA: Cyberpunk 2077 2.0 Update Increases The PC System Requirements

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CD Projekt Red updated Cyberpunk 2077’s system requirements for both its 2.0 update and the upcoming expansion Phantom Liberty. The new update will only support SSD, so clear space or buy one if you need to switch.

The updated system requirements are significantly heftier than the previous minimum. You’ll now need a baseline of 12GB RAM and 6GB VRAM to run the game on low, with an expected fps of 30. The current minimum requirements are close to the game’s recommended requirements at launch. Running the game at higher resolutions than 1080p or with ray-tracing will add their own hardware specifications. The full system requirements are listed below.

Revised Specs For Cyberpunk 2077

Non-ray-tracing requirements

Minimum

  • In-game graphics preset: low
  • Resolution: 1080p
  • Expected FPS: 30
  • OS: 64-bit Windows 10
  • Processor: Core i7-6700 or Ryzen 5 1600
  • Graphics card: Geforce GTX 1060 6GB or Radeon RX 580 8GB or Arc A380
  • Vram: 6 GB
  • Ram: 12GB
  • Storage: 70 GB SSD

Recommended

  • In-game graphics preset: high
  • Resolution: 1080p
  • Expected FPS: 60
  • OS 64-bit Windows 10
  • Processor: Core i7-12700 or Ryzen 7 7800X
  • Graphics card: Geforce RTX 2060 Super or Radeon RX 5700 XT or Arc A770
  • Vram: 8 GB
  • Ram: 16 GB
  • Storage: 70 GB SSD

Ultra

  • In-game graphics preset: ultra
  • Resolution: 2160p
  • Expected FPS: 60
  • OS: 64-bit Windows 10
  • Processor: Core i9-12900 or Ryzen 9 7900X
  • Graphics card: Geforce RTX 3080 or Radeon RX 7900 XTX
  • Vram: 12 GB
  • Ram: 20 GB
  • Storage: 70 GB NVME

Ray tracing requirements

Ray tracing minimum

  • In-game graphics preset: ray tracing low
  • Resolution: 1080p
  • Expected FPS: 30
  • OS: 64-bit Windows 10
  • Processor: Core i7-9700 or Ryzen 5 5600
  • Graphics card: Geforce RTX 2060 or Radeon RX 6800 XT or Arc A750
  • Vram: 8 GB
  • Ram: 16 GB
  • Storage: 70 GB SSD

Ray tracing recommended

  • In-game graphics preset: ray tracing ultra
  • Resolution: 1080p
  • Expected FPS: 60
  • OS: 64-bit Windows 10
  • Processor: Core i9-12900 or Ryzen 9 7900X
  • Graphics card: Geforce RTX 3080Ti or Radeon RX 7900 XTX
  • Vram: 12 GB
  • Ram: 20 GB
  • Storage: 70 GB NVME

Ray tracing Overdrive

  • In-game graphics preset: ray tracing overdrive
  • Resolution: 2160p
  • Expected FPS: 60
  • OS: 64-bit Windows 10
  • Processor: Core i9-12900 or Ryzen 9 7900X
  • Graphics card: Geforce RTX 4080
  • Vram: 16 GB
  • Ram: 24 GB
  • Storage: 70 GB NVME

CD Projekt Red also recommends that you uninstall any mods before you install 2.0. The changes to the base game are comprehensive enough that any mods could cause compatibility issues and glitches. Best to wait until the mods themselves are updated to fit with 2.0. The developer also recommended that you check out your cooling systems before playing Phantom Liberty, as the expansion can be intensive on your CPU.

In GameSpot’s Cyberpunk 2077: Phantom Liberty review, reviewer Michael Higham gave the expansion a 10/10. The 2.0 update releases on September 21. Phantom Liberty drops on September 26.