Dying Light 2 PC performance: a new benchmark in ray tracing

PC games like Metro Exodus and now Dying Light 2 are key to showing what the future of PC gaming will look like, particularly in the world of graphics. Back in 2018, Metro Exodus used its focus on horror and atmospheric level design to really show how ray tracing could enhance presentation and impact how a game is played. Dying Light 2 does the same thing — only this time, it does it even better. 

Back when Dying Light 2’s system requirements were first announced, I was honestly shocked at the high system requirements, particularly for graphics presets with ray tracing enabled. Now that I have my hands on the title and I can do a bit of benchmarking – my favorite thing in the world – I finally understand why the bar was so high.