Borderlands 2 System Requirements

Last updated: 3 December 2021

Curious if your PC can run Borderlands 2? On this page you will find Borderlands 2 system requirements for PC (Windows, Mac and Linux). We constantly update our data to provide you with latest and most accurate requirements.

Test your PC to see if it will run Borderlands 2 or check system requirement details for CPU, operating system, graphics and sound cards, required disk space and more for each of the supported platforms.

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  1. Right-click the Windows icon in the bottom left-hand corner of your screen
  2. Click on the ‘System’ Tab in the pop-up menu
  3. Your computer’s CPU name will be displayed under ‘Device Specifications > Processor’

  1. Right-click the Windows icon in the bottom left-hand corner of your screen
  2. In the opened menu click on ‘Device Manager’
  3. In ‘Device Manager’ click on the arrow next to ‘Display adapters’
  4. Under the drop-down, you will see the GPU that your computer is using

  1. Right-click the Windows icon in the bottom left-hand corner of your screen
  2. Click on the ‘System’ Tab in the pop-up menu
  3. Your computer’s RAM will be displayed under ‘Device Specifications > Installed RAM’

  1. Right-click the Windows icon in the bottom left-hand corner of your screen
  2. Click on the ‘System’ Tab in the pop-up menu
  3. You can see if Windows is 64 or 32 bit under ‘System type’
  4. You can see Windows version under ‘Windows edition’

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Borderlands 2 Windows Requirements

Borderlands 2 system requirements for Windows
Minimum Requirements Recommended Requirements
OS
OS
Windows XP SP3
OS
Windows XP SP3/Vista/Win 7
Processor
Processor
Processor
Memory
Memory
2 GB(XP)/ 2 GB(Vista)
Memory
2 GB
Storage
Storage
13 GB free
Storage
20 GB free
Video Memory
Video Memory
256 MB
Video Memory
512MB
Graphics
Graphics
Graphics
Sound Card
Sound Card
DirectX 9.0c compatible
Sound Card
DirectX 9.0c compatible
Other Requirements
Other Requirements
Initial installation requires one-time internet connection for Steam authentication; software installations required (included with the game) include Steam Client, DirectX 9, Microsoft .NET 4 Framework, Visual C++ Redistributable 2005, Visual C++ Redistributable 2008, Visual C++ Redistributable 2010, and AMD CPU Drivers (XP Only/AMD Only)
Other Requirements
Initial installation requires one-time internet connection for Steam authentication; software installations required (included with the game) include Steam Client, DirectX 9, Microsoft .NET 4 Framework, Visual C++ Redistributable 2005, Visual C++ Redistributable 2008, Visual C++ Redistributable 2010, and AMD CPU Drivers (XP Only/AMD Only)

Borderlands 2 minimum requirements for Windows assume having at least Windows XP SP3 operating system. Your processor should be 2.4 GHz Dual Core or a more powerful one. The minimum RAM requirement is 2 GB(XP)/ 2 GB(Vista). As for a graphics card, it should be NVIDIA GeForce 8500 / ATI Radeon HD 2600. You also have to have 13 GB free free disk space to install the game.

If you go for recommended requirements for Borderlands 2 for Windows, your operating system should be Windows XP SP3/Vista/Win 7. Recommended CPU would be 2.3 GHz Quad Core CPU or equivalent. For RAM, it is recommended to have 2 GB or more. And video card — NVIDIA GeForce GTX 560 / ATI Radeon HD 5850.

Borderlands 2 Mac Requirements

Borderlands 2 system requirements for Mac
Minimum Requirements Recommended Requirements
OS
OS
10.12 (Sierra)
OS
10.12 (Sierra)
Processor
Processor
Processor
Memory
Memory
4 GB
Memory
4 GB
Storage
Storage
13 GB
Storage
Video Memory
Video Memory
256 MB
Video Memory
512 MB
Graphics
Graphics
Graphics
Additional
Additional
Macintosh mouse and keyboard. Borderlands 2 supports both the Xbox 360 wired gamepad AND the PlayStation 3 Dualshock 3 Wireless Controller
Additional
NOTICE
NOTICE
The following video chipsets are unsupported for Borderlands 2: ATI RADEON HD 2400, NVIDIA 8600m, NVIDIA 9400m, 9600m, Intel Integrated GMA 950, Intel Integrated x3100NOTICE:The Mac version is only available in English, French, Italian, German, and Spanish.
NOTICE

As for Mac OS, Borderlands 2 requirements here start with 10.12 (Sierra) operating system. Processor needs to be at least 2.4 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo (Dual-Core). 4 GB of RAM is required. Your graphics card should be ATI Radeon HD 2600 / NVidia Geforce 8800/ Intel HD 3000. Finally, the game needs 13 GB of free disk space.

As for recommended OS, it is 10.12 (Sierra). 2.2GHz Intel Quad Core processor is recommended. Plus, 4 GB of RAM. Your video card should be ATI Radeon HD 5750 / NVidia Geforce 650M / Intel HD 4000.

Game Details

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Release date
20 September, 2021
Required age
17+
Metacritic score
89/100
OpenCritic Score
85.90/100
Categories
Single-player, Multi-player, Co-op
Genres
Action, RPG
Supported languages
English*, French*, German*, Italian*, Japanese*, Spanish - Spain*, Korean, Traditional Chinese
* languages with full audio support
Developers
Gearbox Software, Aspyr (Mac), Aspyr (Linux)
Publishers
2K, Aspyr (Mac), Aspyr (Linux)
Official website
2k.com
Support website
support.2k.com
Support website
store.steampowered.com

FAQs

Can I run Borderlands 2?

You would be able to run Borderlands 2 on your PC if it meets minimum requirements below. You can also use our free test tool to check it!

Minimum requirements for Windows are:

  • OS: Windows XP SP3
  • Processor: 2.4 GHz Dual Core
  • Memory: 2 GB(XP)/ 2 GB(Vista)
  • Storage: 13 GB free
  • Video Memory: 256 MB
  • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce 8500 / ATI Radeon HD 2600
  • Sound Card: DirectX 9.0c compatible
  • Other Requirements: Initial installation requires one-time internet connection for Steam authentication; software installations required (included with the game) include Steam Client, DirectX 9, Microsoft .NET 4 Framework, Visual C++ Redistributable 2005, Visual C++ Redistributable 2008, Visual C++ Redistributable 2010, and AMD CPU Drivers (XP Only/AMD Only)

Minimum requirements for Mac are:

  • OS: 10.12 (Sierra)
  • Processor: 2.4 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo (Dual-Core)
  • Memory: 4 GB
  • Storage: 13 GB
  • Video Memory: 256 MB
  • Graphics: ATI Radeon HD 2600 / NVidia Geforce 8800/ Intel HD 3000
  • Additional: Macintosh mouse and keyboard. Borderlands 2 supports both the Xbox 360 wired gamepad AND the PlayStation 3 Dualshock 3 Wireless Controller
  • NOTICE: The following video chipsets are unsupported for Borderlands 2: ATI RADEON HD 2400, NVIDIA 8600m, NVIDIA 9400m, 9600m, Intel Integrated GMA 950, Intel Integrated x3100NOTICE:The Mac version is only available in English, French, Italian, German, and Spanish.

How much RAM does Borderlands 2 need?

You need at least 2 GB(XP)/ 2 GB(Vista) of RAM to run Borderlands 2 on PC, but 2 GB is recommended.

On Mac it requires minimum 4 GB.

What processor do I need for Borderlands 2?

2.4 GHz Dual Core is a minimum requirement for PC to be able to run Borderlands 2.

How many GB is Borderlands 2?

At least 13 GB free of disk space is required to install Borderlands 2 on your PC.

What graphics card do I need for Borderlands 2?

You need NVIDIA GeForce 8500 / ATI Radeon HD 2600 or more powerful video card.

What version of Windows can I use to play Borderlands 2?

Windows XP SP3 or newer.

Can I run Borderlands 2 on my laptop?

Yes, as long as it meets minimum requirements above.

Can I play Borderlands 2 on my Mac?

Yes, Borderlands 2 supports Mac if it meets the following minimum requirements:

  • OS: 10.12 (Sierra)
  • Processor: 2.4 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo (Dual-Core)
  • Memory: 4 GB
  • Storage: 13 GB
  • Video Memory: 256 MB
  • Graphics: ATI Radeon HD 2600 / NVidia Geforce 8800/ Intel HD 3000
  • Additional: Macintosh mouse and keyboard. Borderlands 2 supports both the Xbox 360 wired gamepad AND the PlayStation 3 Dualshock 3 Wireless Controller
  • NOTICE: The following video chipsets are unsupported for Borderlands 2: ATI RADEON HD 2400, NVIDIA 8600m, NVIDIA 9400m, 9600m, Intel Integrated GMA 950, Intel Integrated x3100NOTICE:The Mac version is only available in English, French, Italian, German, and Spanish.

When is Borderlands 2 release date?

Borderlands 2 release date is 20 September, 2021.

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