Annual COD! Its that time of the year, when the massive budget gaming releases are fast coming into view. Whether you like COD or not, the franchise sells well for Activision and you can bet your bottom dollar that they will keep producing an annual COD if people keep buying it. And they do. Apparently Ghosts sold 14.5 million copies.

Advanced Warfare looks like it took some serious inspiration from Neill Blomkamp's Elysium, as you get to run around in a super fancy muscle enhancing exo-skeleton. Well we have caught a brief glimpse of the COD Advanced Warfare system requirements and if you want to run Call of Duty Advanced Warfare on your PC, assuming the optimisation of Advanced Warfare is solid, then you are going to need a reasonable modern rig.

Call of Duty Advanced Warfare Minimum System Requirements

  • OS: Windows 7 64-bit
  • CPU: Intel Core 2 Duo E8200 2.66 Ghz OR AMD Phenom X3 8750 2.4 Ghz or better
  • RAM: 6GB of System Memory
  • GPU RAM: 1 GB Graphics Memory
  • GPU: NVIDIA GeForce GTX GTS 450 OR ATI Radeon HD 5870
  • HD: 40GB
  • DX: DirectX 11
  • Net: Broadband connection and service required for Multiplayer Connectivity. Internet connection required for activation

Call of Duty Advanced Warfare Recommended System Requirements

  • CPU: Intel Core i5-680 @3.6GHz or similar AMD CPU
  • RAM: 8GB of System Memory
  • GPU RAM: 4 GB Graphics Memory
  • GPU: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 760

An important point of note is that these requirements were since removed from the official site where we spotted them. This could mean one of a couple of things. Firstly, these requirements are just a copy of the COD Ghosts requirements and could have been accidentally copied to the Activision site, as they templated the new advanced warfare webpage from the similar Ghosts page. OR they are just the early guess requirements, based entirely on COD Ghosts requirements but are pending the technical teams confirmation of accuracy and so were pulled until that happens. Or they are in fact the accurate COD Advanced Warfare requirements but because they have not officially announced the requirements yet via a press release they had to be pulled until the marketing is in place to capitalise on the announcement.

All that is left on the official website at the moment is confirmation of the operating system (win 7 or 8 64bit) and its Direct X requirement (DX 11). You can check out how well your PC can run COD Advanced Warfare System Requirements here. And you can also check out Frames Per Second results and performance from other users once they get their hands on it. Compare your graphics card to the Advanced Warfare benchmark charts.

Finally, let us know what your thoughts are about these requirements. Do they smell like rumour, are they just wrong or are they official advanced warfare system requirements? They are identical to Ghosts at this stage, so we feel like they are going to shift a little bit as the final optimisations are made by the development team on this final road to release. While it reportedly uses a new game engine to its predecessor, Ghosts also claimed to sport a new game engine and we were promised great things from Ghosts engine, which turned out not to be a new engine (next gen and all that) and it left us largely unimpressed. But Ghosts was still calling for a pretty powerful PC to play smoothly and the optimisation left something to be desired. Well we only have until the beginning of this November 2014, before we can see what special stuff this version of COD has in store for us.