Call of Duty (COD) Black Ops Cold War | PC Requirements

COD Black Ops Cold War system requirements – After a whole lot of delays, Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War is all set to release on November 13 of this year. The game got announced quite a long ago. The system requirements of the Beta version got revealed earlier. But the official PC requirements announcement was still pending.

Finally Treyarch has revealed the System Requirements of Black Ops Cold War. Here they are.

Call of Duty (COD) Black Ops Cold War | PC Requirements

PC Requirements

Minimum Specifications

Here are the minimum specs needed to play Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War:

  • OS: Windows 7 64-Bit (SP1) or Windows 10 64-Bit (v.1803 or higher)
  • CPU: Intel Core i3-4340 or AMD FX-6300
  • RAM: 8GB RAM
  • HDD (at launch): 50GB (MP only), 175GB (all game modes)
  • Video: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 670 / GeForce GTX 1650 or Radeon HD 7950
  • DirectX 12 compatible system Required
  • Broadband Internet Connection Required

Recommended Specifications

Here are recommended Specs to run at 60FPS in most situations with all options set to medium:

  • OS: Windows 10 64 Bit (latest update)
  • CPU: Intel Core i5-2500K or AMD Ryzen R5 1600X processor
  • RAM: 12GB RAM
  • HDD (at launch): 175GB HD space
  • Video: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970 / GTX 1660 Super or Radeon R9 390 / AMD RX 580
  • DirectX 12 compatible system Required
  • Broadband Internet Connection Required

Recommended Specifications (Ray Tracing)

Here are the recommended specs for use with Ray Tracing enabled:

  • OS: Windows 10 64 Bit (latest update)
  • CPU: Intel i7-8700K or AMD Ryzen 1800X
  • RAM: 16GB RAM
  • HDD (at launch): 175GB HD space
  • Video: NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070
  • DirectX 12 compatible system Required
  • Broadband Internet Connection Required

Competitive Specifications

Here are the competitive specs to run at a high FPS for use with a high refresh monitor:

  • OS: Windows 10 64 Bit (latest update)
  • CPU: Intel i7-8700K or AMD Ryzen 1800X
  • RAM: 16GB RAM
  • HDD (at launch): 175GB HD space
  • Video: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 / RTX 3070 or Radeon RX Vega64 Graphics
  • DirectX 12 compatible system Required
  • Broadband Internet Connection Required

Ultra RTX Specifications

Here are the Ultra RTX specs to run the game at a high FPS in 4K resolution with Ray Tracing enabled:

  • OS: Windows 10 64 Bit (latest Update)
  • CPU: Intel i9-9900K or AMD Ryzen 3700X
  • RAM: 16GB RAM
  • HDD (at launch): 250GB HD space
  • Video: NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080
  • DirectX 12 compatible system Required
  • Broadband Internet Connection Required

Call of Duty Black Ops Cold War PC requirements

One thing I was scared of when Black Ops Cold War got announced, was the HDD requirements for the game. And now I can safely say that my fear was viable. You need a whopping 175 GB of HDD space to install the game. That is way higher than what was required for Modern Warfare at launch.

Also, the other requirements are extremely high as well. I mean, you need a GTX 1660 Super paired with a Ryzen 5 1600X, to play the game on medium settings at 1080p resolution. That too only at 60 fps, which is like the bare minimum for PvP games like Call of Duty.

You can pretty much imagine how demanding this game is going to be from this. If you do not have a decent gaming PC, I would recommend that you wait for the benchmarks before you go for the purchase.


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