‘Alan Wake 2’ Release Date, Platforms & Game Length

Alan Wake 2

While searching the town of Bright Falls for his missing wife in the original game, best-selling novelist Alan Wake ended up a prisoner in the Dark Place where his nightmares, fears, and stories manifested as reality around him. As you’ll know if you played that title, these nightmares included shadowy men that appeared from the darkness and motor vehicles that sprang to life to run poor Alan down! 

This sequel takes place 13 years after the events of the first game, with a focus on Alan Wake and a brand new character, FBI Agent Saga Anderson, who finds herself tangled up in a supernatural horror story that the titular author has written as a means of escaping from captivity.

In the game, you will play as both Wake and Anderson in two separate single-player stories that can be played in any order you choose. Once again, you’ll be armed with a flashlight to fend off the denizens of the dark as well as various firearms that will have a limited supply of ammo. 

If you enjoyed the first game for its survival horror aspects and Stephen King vibes, you’ll no doubt be looking forward to the upcoming sequel. Here’s everything you need to know about the game. 

What platforms is Alan Wake 2 releasing on?

Alan Wake 2 is scheduled to be released on PC, PlayStation 5, and Xbox Series X/S on October 27, 2023.

Alan Wake 2 PC Specs


  • OS: Windows 10 64-bit
  • CPU: Ryzen 5 2600x or Core i5 8600
  • GPU: AMD RX 5700 or Nvidia GTX 1070
  • RAM: 16GB
  • Direct X 12


  • OS: Windows 10 64-bit +
  • CPU: Ryzen 5 5600X or Core i5 11600K
  • GPU: Radeon RX 6700 XT or Geforce RTX 2070
  • RAM: 16GB
  • Direct X 12

Is Alan Wake 2 single-player or multiplayer?

It’s highly unlikely that Alan Wake 2 will have multiplayer elements. The first game was a single-player, story-driven experience that had no options for co-op or PVE gameplay. 

There is currently no information online regarding multiplayer so for now, it’s safe to assume you’ll probably be playing this game on your lonesome. 

Will Alan Wake 2 have achievements?

Yes, the game will have achievements but at the time of writing, these aren’t currently known. Visit TrueAchievements closer to the game’s release date for information on what the achievements will be. 

Will Alan Wake 2 have any DLC?

Yes! Post-launch, the game will have free content and two paid expansions titled Night Springs and Lake House.

Some of this content will be included with the Deluxe Edition of the game, information of which can be found below:

  • Expansion Pass (Night Springs Expansion and Lake House Expansion)
  • Nordic Shotgun Skin for Saga (Part of the Expansion Pass)
  • Parliament Shotgun Skin for Alan
  • Crimson Windbreaker for Saga
  • Celebrity Suit for Alan
  • Lantern Charm for Saga

Customers who pre-order the Standard or Deluxe Edition will receive an Ornate Revolver Skin for Alan and a Survival Resources Pack for Saga.

How long is Alan Wake 2?

It has been confirmed that the game will be over 20 hours long. For gamers striving to achieve 100% completion, the game length will probably be several hours longer than a standard playthrough. 

Alan Wake 2 trailer

Are you looking forward to Alan Wake 2? Will you be playing this game on release day? Let us know in the comments below.


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