The beta for Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 will launch for PC players later this week, and Treyarch has revealed the system requirements for the early edition of the game. They’re pretty modest, all things considered, with minimum requirements supporting hardware over a half-decade old – not bad if you’re still trying to squeak by on an old machine.
Treyarch really wants to make sure we all know these system requirements are very specifically targeted toward the beta itself, and are subject to change for the final release as the game is optimized. Still, they’ll at least give us an idea of what to expect.
At a minimum, you’ll need an i5 2500k or equivalent, paired with a GTX 660 2GB or Radeon HD 7850. In terms of more recent GPUs, Treyarch suggests a 1050 2GB as a minimum. You’ll also need 8GB of RAM and 25GB of hard drive space. (For the record, the game will be compatible with Windows 7.)
On the recommended side, you’ll want an i7 4770k or equivalent. The GTX 970 and 1060 6GB are the recommended GeForce GPUs, while Treyarch vouches for the Radeon R9 390 and RX 580 on the AMD side. You’ll also want 12GB of RAM, and Windows 10 is – naturally – recommended.
The Black Ops 4 PC beta begins at 10:00 PDT / 13:00 EDT / 18:00 BST on August 11 for everybody, though if you’ve pre-ordered you can get access a full 24 hours early. The beta will be available through Battle.net, so you’ll need to make sure your friends list there is current if you want to play with pals.
This beta will offer access to Team Deathmatch, Domination, Hardpoint, Kill Confirmed, Search & Destroy, and Control modes spread across six different maps. We got our first look at battle royale gameplay just last week, but the actual Blackout beta won’t hit until September. The Black Ops 4 release date is scheduled shortly afterward, in October.