S.T.A.L.K.E.R 2: Heart of Chornobyl is a survival horror game developed by GSC Game World. As one of the most anticipated shooter survival games of 2024 and one of the games using Unreal Engine 5, its PC requirements might surprise many gamers. The game will also provide mod support and release multiplayer mode to bring more fun to the gaming experience.
If you don't know Stalker 2 PC requirements yet, check this article from EaseUS. Here, you will learn the Stalker 2 System Requirements and additional tips to get enough space to install the game.
The following table contains the official minimum and recommended system requirements overview of Stalker 2. Take a look at it and see if your computer is capable of running the game.
S.T.A.L.K.E.R. 2 System Requirements
Windows 10 / Windows 11
Windows 10 / Windows 11
AMD Ryzen 5 1600X / Intel Core i5-7600K
AMD Ryzen 7 3700X / Intel Core i7-9700K
AMD Radeon RX 580 8GB
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 6GB
AMD Radeon RX 5700 XT 8GB
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 SUPER 8GB
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Ti 11GB
8 GB RAM
16 GB RAM
150 GB (SSD)
150 GB (SSD)
As shown in the table, this game comes with high system and storage requirements. According to the official, it will be released on PC, Xbox Series X, and Xbox Series S. See below for more information about Stalker 2 file size on different platforms.
🖱️PC: An SSD with at least 150 GB is required to launch and play Stalker 2 on your PC. Additionally, the upcoming multiplayer mode and official mod support, which are big parts of the game, will make the number grow if players try to install various mods.
🎮Xbox Series X and Series S: It takes about 180 GB to install Stalker 2 on your Xbox Series X and Series S. As I mentioned above, the file size will grow with the release of additional content.
Click the following links to learn more about upgrading Xbox storage space. For insufficient space on your PC, go on and see the next section.
Way 1. Upgrade to a Larger SSD
If you don't have an SSD in your PC now, it is time to buy one so that you can successfully run Stalker 2 with better performance.
Do not be anxious if you are worrying about the OS and data on your old drive. A professional disk partition manager tool can help you clone all data to your new SSD. Here, I recommend EaseUS Partition Master Professional for its OS/data disk cloning feature. It allows you to clone all partitions to SSD without losing data.
Connect your SSD to your computer and follow the steps below to clone your disks.
Step 1. Select the source disk.
- Click the "Clone" from the left menu. Select the "Clone OS Disk" or "Clone Data Disk" and click "Next".
- Choose the source disk and click "Next".
Step 2. Select the target disk.
- Choose the wanted HDD/SSD as your destination and click "Next" to continue.
- Read Warning message and confirm "Yes" button.
Step 3. View the disk layout and edit the target disk partition size.
Then click "Continue" when the program warns it will wipe out all data on the target disk. (If you have valuable data on the target disk, back up it in advance.)
You can select "Autofit the disk", "Clone as the source" or "Edit disk layout" to customize your disk layout. (Select the last one if you want to leave more space for C drive.)
Step 4. Click "Start" to start the disk cloning process.
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Way 2. Add an External SSD
Installing an external SSD dedicated to playing games like Stalker 2 can also be a good choice if you want to keep your old hard drive. By doing so, you don't have to go through the cloning and migration process.
You can access this page to learn how to pick an appropriate SSD for your gaming.
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Way 3. Move Other Apps
Insufficient space on your HDD/SSD can be caused by a mount of applications installed on your disk. If you don't have enough space to install Stalker 2, follow the steps here to move other apps to another drive via EaseUS Partition Master to free up space for SSD.
Step 1. Launch EaseUS Partition Master, go to the Discover section and click "AppMove" to activate this feature.
Step 2. Once AppMove opens up, click "App Migration" and click "Start" to begin the app migration process.
Step 3. Select the installed applications, big programs, and even games you want to move, then browse to select a target drive or partition as the destination next to the Migrate to section. Then, click "Transfer" to begin transfer your apps.
Way 4. Extend Your Partition
Another option is to extend your gaming partition. Many gamers like installing all their games on one specific partition for better management. You can check the following guide to extend your partition with Disk Management to free up space for Stalker 2.
Step 1. Right-click the Windows icon and open "Disk Management."
Step 2. Right-click on the target partition you want to extend and choose "Extend Volume."
Step 3. Click "Next," modify the unallocated space size you want to add to the target drive, and then click "Next" > "Finish" to complete the task.
However, you may encounter the Extend Volume greyed out because of certain Windows limitations. Hence, EaseUS Partition is the perfect alternative for disk and partition management. It also has abilities to merge partitions on SSD and HDD, extend the C drive from another disk, migrate OS to another disk, etc.
This article has offered the Stalker 2 PC requirements for global gamers. It's crucial for your PC to meet the system requirements so that you can play with advanced graphics and enjoy a smooth gaming experience. If you are facing insufficient storage on the disk, this article provides solutions, from upgrading to a larger SSD to extending the partition. EaseUS Partition Master can be your excellent assistant to help you get enough space for Stalker 2 with a friendly interface and multiple powerful features.
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FAQs on Stalker 2 System Requirements
1. How big is Stalker 2 on Xbox?
S.T.A.L.K.E.R 2 requires about 180 GB on Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S, which is larger than the file size requirement for PC. The number may grow with the release of extra content like DLCs in the future.
2. Will STALKER 2 be on PlayStation?
Stalker 2 will not be released on PlayStation. It is only available on PC, Xbox Series X, and Series S.
3. What are the minimum PC requirements for Stalker 2?
Here are the minimum PC requirements for S.T.A.L.K.E.R 2:
- OS: Windows 10/11
- CPU: AMD Ryzen 5 1600X / Intel Core i5-7600K
- GPU: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 6GB / AMD Radeon RX 580 8GB
- RAM: 8GB
- Storage: 150GB
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