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Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare system requirements are after your hard drive spacey

Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare

The future of geopolitical double-jumping is almost upon us. Sledgehammer have kitted out the Steam page for Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare in preparation for its release in two weeks’ time. Most notably, they’ve handily affixed a bunch of specifics about what needs to be on the inside of your PC to run it.

Advanced Hardware might power protagonist Private Mitchell, but the system requirements for his game look relatively modest - particularly when compared to the excessive VRAM requirements seen in other cross-platform releases of late.

That said, 55GB is steep. It’s only a little more than Titanfall asked for - but will doom most of us to an overnight download. 

Minimum requirements:

  • OS: Windows 7 64-Bit / Windows 8 64-Bit / Windows 8.1 64-Bit 
  • Processor: Intel® CoreTM i3-530 @ 2.93 GHz / AMD PhenomTM II X4 810 @ 2.80 GHz or better 
  • Memory: 6 GB RAM 
  • Graphics: NVIDIA® GeForce® GTS 450 @ 1GB / ATI® Radeon™ HD 5870 @ 1GB or better 
  • DirectX: Version 11 
  • Network: Broadband Internet connection 
  • Hard Drive: 55 GB available space 
  • Sound Card: DirectX-compatible

Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare arrives on PC on November 4. But the meantime offers Legend of Grimrock 2, Shadow of Mordor, and Alien: Isolation. Do you think your schedule will be sufficiently clear for you to start thinking about playing a new CoD, come November?

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Prime(12 hours played)
3 Years ago

55GB, 6GB of ram. What a joke.

The requirements are almost the same as the ones for Ghosts so Advanced warfare will probably run like shit. Don't pre-order please pc gamers

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Htorne Avatar
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3 Years ago

Do as the man says and don't pre-order or pre-purchase - but about the RAM -I think 6 GB is fair game, RAM is fairly cheep these days and it's nice to see developers feeling comfortable stepping away from the 2 to 4 GB requirements that we have been stuck with for a couple of years now.

Personally I've had 16 GB of RAM in my system for a little more than a year now, so perhaps I'm just biased.

But a size of 55GB is just plain stupid - I guess I will be getting the physical version - OR is that what they want.. Foil-hat. Regards less 55 GB is going to take me 1½ days of dedicated download - not cool.

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Flappers Avatar
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3 Years ago

Thing is... the last iteration of COD also said 6GB requirement. As it turned out, the game actually only used 2GB.

It's another marketing ploy by Activision to make the game look better than it actually is.

I can guarantee you that the same will happen again this time round. It will ask for 6GB, but it will use no more than 3GB.

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Htorne Avatar
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3 Years ago

You make a good point have a upvote :)

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Prime(12 hours played)
3 Years ago

"it's nice to see developers feeling comfortable stepping away from the 2 to 4 GB requirements that we have been stuck with for a couple of years now."

If they actually used most of the ram they say is required then yeah it would be nice. Ghosts recommended 8GB and the game uses roughly 3GB. I know they also include some leeway for your OS but 4GB is more than enough for the OS.

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Lunatitch Avatar
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3 Years ago

I wonder if they just, like with Titanfall, didn't compress the sound/music to "save up processing power". If that's the case, they'll compress it sooner or later :)

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