Call of Duty: Black Ops – Cold War PC system requirements fully revealed

November 4, 2020 The devs have revised the storage recommendations for the Call of Duty: Black Ops – Cold War system requirements.

The Call of Duty: Black Ops – Cold War system requirements now here in full, after an early reveal in time for the beta. At a basic level, They’re going to look pretty familiar compared against the Modern Warfare system requirements, so if you’ve already been playing the previous game, you should be fine here. But the devs have detailed specifics for loads more configurations this time around.

After some early concern over the Cold War file size, the devs have cut their storage recommendations in half. Now they say you’ll need just 35GB for a multiplayer-only install, 82GB for a standard install, and 125GB if you want to play with the high-res textures. The option to uninstall unwanted Cold War modes is still much-appreciated, of course.

The specs to get running at 60fps on medium settings are pretty moderate. Cold War will scale back to an i5 2500k or AMD Ryzen R5 1600X paired with a GeForce GTX 970 / GTX 1660 Super or Radeon R9 390 / RX 580 for a solid frame rate, though if you’re on a true potato, the game will run on even worse hardware.

The full specs at each tier are as follows.

Minimum Recommended (60fps at medium)
OS Windows 7 64-bit or Windows 10 64-bit Windows 10 64-bit
DirectX DirectX 12 DirectX 12
CPU Intel Core i3-4340 or AMD FX-6300 Intel Core i5-2500k or AMD Ryzen R5 1600X
RAM 8GB 12GB
GPU Nvidia GeForce GTX 670 2GB / GTX 1650 4GB or AMD Radeon HD 7950. Nvidia GeForce GTX 970 4GB / GTX 1660 Super or AMD Radeon R9 390 / AMD RX 580
Storage 35GB (MP only) 82GB
Recommended for ray tracing Recommended for high-refresh monitors Recommended for 4K RTX
OS Windows 10 64-bit Windows 10 64-bit Windows 10 64-bit
DirectX DirectX 12 DirectX 12 DirectX 12
CPU Intel Core i7-8700K or AMD Ryzen 1800X Intel i7-8700k or AMD Ryzen 1800X Intel i9-9900k or AMD Ryzen 3700X
RAM 16GB 16GB 16GB
GPU Nvidia GeForce RTX 3070 Nvidia GeForce GTX 1080 / RTX 3070 or Radeon RX Vega64 Nvidia GeForce RTX 3080
Storage 82GB 82GB 125GB
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