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Treyarch reveal minimum specs and features of Black Ops 3 on PC

Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 multiplayer

Over on the Black Ops 3 community page, Treyarch have reeled off a bunch of details about the PC version of their shooting-all-the-men game.

Specs, features, split-screen, dedicated servers, Steam trading cards and, perhaps the most important thing of all, the FOV sliders to which we PC gamers have become accustomed.

It really does read like a list of things that, in the past, Treyarch had been raked over the coals for not including in previous games in the series, back in the dark days of serverless multiplayer and locked fields of view. 

"Treyarch’s PC team has been hard at work developing PC specific features and optimizations for Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 on PC," writes.Treyarch's John Rafacz. "We’re focused on delivering performance for the widest range of hardware possible, while being able to scale on high-end rigs."

Here's that list of features:

  • 100% Ranked Dedicated Servers
  • 2-Player Split Screen
  • Seamless Game Controller Support
  • Strong GPU scaling, SLI and Crossfire Optimizations, and 4K monitor support make the game look and run great at full 4K resolution
  • FOV Slider
  • Framerate Cap Slider
  • Improved Text Chat features available in-game and also now in lobbies.
  • Fantastic Steam Trading Cards – collect them all!
  • Treyarch Anti-Cheat (TAC)

The studio have also released a projected minimun specification for Black Ops 3, which reads thusly.

  • Operating System: Windows 7 64-Bit / Windows 8 64-Bit / Windows 8.1 64-Bit
  • Processor: Intel® Core™ i3-530 @ 2.93 GHz / AMD Phenom™ II X4 810 @ 2.60 GHz
  • Memory: 6 GB RAM 
  • Graphics: NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 470 @ 1GB / ATI® Radeon™ HD 6970 @ 1GB
  • DirectX: Version 11 
  • Network: Broadband Internet connection 
  • Sound Card: DirectX Compatible

Treyarch politely reserve the right to re-evaluate the recommended specs as development continues and they pile in more graphics and explosions.

Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 launches on PC on November 6th.

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Prime Avatar
2 Years ago

Treyarch seems to be the only CoD dev that cares for the PC version of their games. BO2 was really good and BO3 seems to be shaping up to be even better

xNuke Avatar
2 Years ago

Exactly. BO3 looks very promising to us PC gamers. Can't wait for the beta soon to see for myself just how good is it

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nu1mlock(15 hours played)
2 Years ago

I usually don't play Call of Duty but I did purchase Advanced Warfare for me and a friend but got tired of it quickly.

We'll see about the game itself but what I do like (although I won't be using it) is the ability to play "split screen" on two different monitors. That's a really great idea that I haven't seen been done before.

I do like when developers take advantage of a second (or more) screen though. Grid Autosport did this leaderboard thing on the second monitor and I believe some Assassin's Creed game used it as well. It's not that common anyway but it can be very useful if done properly.