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CoD: Black Ops Cold War PC Requirements Revealed Ahead Of Beta

Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War is gearing up for launch next month with two beta weekends across all of its launch platforms. If you’re planning on getting some multiplayer in on PC you’ll have to wait until next weekend, but in the meantime, you can check out Cold War’s PC requirements to make sure you’re prepared.

It’s unlikely that you’ll be hard-pressed by the requirements too, which list generations-old processors and graphics cards as recommended, and even older ones for the minimum requirements. Nvidia’s GTX 970 was one of the most popular GPUs years ago, while Intel’s Haswell CPUs are hardly new in the current Comet Lake age.

What you will need is a decent amount of hard drive space, which shouldn’t be surprising if you’ve been keeping up with recent Call of Duty releases. For the beta alone you’ll need 45GB of space to play, which might be a bit more than you expected. Still, it’s a way off from the 250GB that Call of Duty: Modern Warfare has ballooned to on PC.

Minimum Specifications

  • OS: Windows 7 64-Bit (SP1) or Windows 10 64-Bit (1803 or later)
  • CPU: Intel Core i5 2500k or AMD equivalent
  • VIDEO: Nvidia GeForce GTX 670 2GB / GTX 1650 4GB or AMD Radeon HD 7950
  • RAM: 8GB RAM
  • HDD: 45GB HD space
  • NETWORK: Broadband Internet connection
  • SOUND CARD: DirectX Compatible, requires DirectX 12 compatible system

Recommended Specifications

  • OS: Windows 10 64 Bit (latest Service Pack)
  • CPU: Intel Core i7 4770k or AMD equivalent
  • VIDEO: Nvidia GeForce GTX 970 4GB / GTX 1660 Super 6GB or AMD Radeon R9 390 / AMD RX 580
  • RAM: 16GB RAM
  • HDD: 45GB HD space
  • NETWORK: Broadband Internet connection
  • SOUND CARD: DirectX Compatible, requires DirectX 12 compatible system

Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War will host its first beta weekend on PS4 only, with early access starting on October 8. On October 15, all PS4 players will gain access to the beta, while early access will open for Xbox One and PC players. Check out our full Cold War beta guide for all the details.

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