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Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War’s PC Specs revealed

After Activision had an incredible launch trailer of Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War, you’d think that Activision is done…? Not by a long stretch. Activision/Blizzard has a PC store called Battle.net, which was originally an online service by Blizzard for PC players. It’s now a joint PC store between Activision and Blizzard. Both companies merged together in 2008. However, Blizzard’s Battle.net is for Blizzard games, and they refer Activision’s games as “partner games.” Recently, Activision took to their blog to announce the recommended specifications for the PC version of Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War.

Here are the requirements to run Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War…

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

Also on October 29, 2020 – Activision and Treyarch released a new trailer to their official Call of Duty YouTube channel to talk about features for the PC version of Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War…

The PC version of Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War features the following…

  • 4k Graphics + Uncapped Frame Rate
  • Ray Traced Shadows + Ambient Occlusion
  • NVIDIA DLSS + Reflex Technology
  • Ultrawide + Multi-Monitor Support
  • Crossplay

Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War will be available for PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series S/X, and PC via Blizzard’s Battle.net service on November 13, 2020.