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CoD Black Ops 6 system requirements predictions

Call of Duty games tend to be quite simple when it comes to minimum and recommended specs, but will this new installment buck the trend.

CoD Black Ops 6 system requirements

What are the Call of Duty Black Ops 6 system requirements? Call of Duty games rarely demand much from your gaming PC or laptop, but this latest Black Ops entry has a next-generation sheen to it that may result in powerful hardware being needed to achieve fast frame rates.

The Call of Duty Black Ops 6 release date has been confirmed, but we’re still waiting to find out what the developer considers to be the best graphics card to run this latest installment at various settings. Rumors of a huge download size have also been debunked, but you’re still going to need plenty of free storage space if previous CoD games are representative.

Here are our Call of Duty Black Ops 6 system requirements predictions:

Minimum (1080p, 30fps, low presets) Recommended (1440p, 60fps, high presets)
OS Windows 10 or later Windows 10 or later
GPU Nvidia GeForce GTX 1650
AMD Radeon RX 580
Nvidia GeForce RTX 3080
AMD Radeon RX 6800 XT
CPU Intel Core i5 6600
AMD Ryzen 5 1600
Intel Core i7 8700K
AMD Ryzen 7 2700X
RAM 16GB 16GB
Storage 100GB SSD 100GB SSD

The CoD Black Ops 6 minimum requirements are likely to still call upon the Nvidia GTX line of graphics cards, as with many new releases right now. Accompanying your GPU, you’re likely to need, at the very least, a quad-core gaming CPU with a decent clock speed.

Looking toward the CoD Black Ops 6 recommended specs, I predict that a substantial jump-up in hardware will be expected, with the Nvidia GeForce RTX 3080 or AMD Radeon RX 6800 XT being the required pixel pushers. This is likely to be the same for your CPU, where I expect an eight-core chip with a decent clock speed will be needed.

The CoD Black Ops 6 download size was originally believed to be in excess of 300GB, but this has since been discredited. Activision states that this number “is not representative of a typical player install experience.”

What this means exactly is up in the air, but in previous years it has been possible to download isolated portions of the game to save on storage space, for example by only downloading the single-player campaign or multiplayer files. Either way, we still expect a file size in excess of 100GB, with high-resolution texture files also available, so having one of the best SSDs for gaming will be crucial.

The team over at our sister site PCGameBenchmark track every PC game and have system requirements predictions for other unreleased games too.