As you prepare to explore the new frontiers of Kerbal Space Program 2, you’ll want to have the best possible specs to run the game on. Otherwise, your first build might end up being a handful of substandard images. To play KSP 2 at your best, your computer and systems must be up to date and meet a certain standard. If they aren’t, you’ll pay $50 to miss half your space adventures.

Minimum Requirements for Kerbal Space Program 2

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If you’re just looking for the bare necessities for Kerbal Space Program 2, you’ll need to start with at least a 64-bit CPU and operating system. There is no path around. However, the rest of its specs can be a bit more flexible.

  • operating system: Windows 10 64 bit
  • Processor: AMD Athlon X4 845 at 3.5 GHz or Intel Core i5 6400 at 2.7 GHz
  • Memory: 12 GB RAM
  • Chart: nVidia RTX 2060 with 6 GB VRAM, nVidia GTX 1070 Ti with 8 GB VRAM, AMD Radeon 5600XT with 6 GB VRAM
  • DirectX: version 11
  • Storage: 45 GB of available space

Now, to be completely transparent, these are just the basics to make sure the game works. This does not mean that KSP 2 will work Bueno. With these specs, you’ll likely still experience slow frames and performance issues.

Recommended System Requirements For Kerbal Space Program 2

Any player who wants KSP 2 to perform at its best will need to have these system requirements or better.

  • operating system: Windows 10 64 bit
  • Processor: 2.7 GHz Intel i5-11500 or 3.6 GHz 6-core AMD Ryzen 5 3600
  • Memory: 16 GB RAM
  • Chart: nVidia GeForce RTX 3080 or AMD Radeon RX 6800 XT
  • DirectX: version 11
  • Storage: 60 GB of available space

Other game prep tips

To ensure that your system, PC, Xbox or Playstation is properly configured to play KSP 2, you will also need to check for system updates. This includes drivers, operating system, console updates, jobs. Any program that might need a fix and possibly interfere with your game should be checked before you try to run KSP 2. You don’t want to cause yourself a lot of performance issues just because you didn’t realize that your driver needed a quick update. . .

Kerbal Space Program 2 performance issues

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However, the specifications are not its only obstacle. On the February 24 release date of KSP 2, many gamers discussed performance issues with the game regardless of its specs. So, even if you have the best gaming gear, be prepared for the game to be a bit difficult at times on your computer or system. Even the most positive early access player reviews often mention some lag. As the game ages and evolves it will likely improve, but be prepared for a few bugs in these early days.


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