Call of Duty: WWII's PC open beta kicks off this weekend, providing grizzled vets and newbies alike the chance to test out the multiplayer component of Sledgehammer's shooter. Last week we got the minimum specs, now we've got the official recommended requirements for COD: WWII.

Call of Duty: WWII Beta Minimum System Requirements

  • OS: Windows 7 64-bit
  • CPU: Intel Core i3-3225 3.3 GHz or AMD FX-4300 3.8GHz
  • RAM: 8 GB System Memory
  • GPU RAM: 2GB Video Memory
  • GPU: GeForce GTX 660 or Radeon HD 7850
  • HDD: 25GB Available Hard Drive Space
  • DX: DirectX 11

Call of Duty: WWII Beta Recommended System Requirements

  • OS: Windows 10 64-bit
  • CPU: Intel Core i5-2400 4-Core 3.1 GHz or AMD R5 1600X 6-Core 3.6GHz
  • RAM: 12 GB System Memory
  • GPU RAM: 6GB Video Memory
  • GPU: GeForce GTX 1060 or Radeon RX 580
  • HDD: 25GB Available Hard Drive Space
  • DX: DirectX 11
  • Network: Broadband Internet connection
  • Sound Card: DirectX Compatible

We've already taken a look at the minimum specs below in the original story, so I'll stick to the recommended here. Unsurprisingly they're a fair old jump up. If you've seen the latest Call of Duty: WWII story trailer you probably spied the incredible visuals. COD: WWII provides Sledgehammer with an opportunity to attempt storytelling and environmental detail that was just wasn't possible for the original World War 2 trilogy. This leads to these pretty demanding recommended system requirements for COD: WW2. 

Sledgehammer Games recommends Windows 10 for Call of Duty: WWII. This appears inconsequential as COD: WWII doesn't support DirectX 12. 

The recommended CPU specs for Call of Duty: WWII are curious. There's a considerable performance delta between the Intel Core i5-2400 and the faster AMD Ryzen 5 1600X. AMD's Ryzen 1600X chips also pack an additional 2 cores, bringing it up to 6-core. It seems reasonable to assume AMD users can, therefore, get away with a weaker Ryzen CPU and still achieve stable 1080p performance. Most of the quad-core Ryzens should be able to run Call of Duty: WWII at recommended specs.

On the GPU front, the GeForce GTX 1060 6GB and the Radeon RX 580 have swiftly become the de facto standard recommend graphics cards for AAA titles. They're both incredibly capable at 1080p resolution and they don't cost a fortune. Older GPU owners, look to use a GeForce GTX 970 or a Radeon R9 390 to play COD: WWII.

Call of Duty: WWII PC Exclusive Features

  • Native 4K Support
  • Framerate Cap Slider (up to 250FPS)
  • FOV Resizing
  • Keyboard/Mouse Fully Re-mappable
  • Controller Support
  • G-Sync Monitor Support
  • Ultra-Wide Monitor Support
  • High-resolution Mouse Support
  • Advanced Video Settings

Original Story: 15-Sep-2017 - Call of Duty: WWII PC Beta Minimum System Requirements Revealed - Beta Starts September 29th

Good news: a multiplayer beta for Call of Duty: WWII is coming to PC shortly. Console players who pre-ordered the game had the chance to play it recently, but anyone with a PC is free to give Call of Duty: WWII a whirl from September 29th through to October 2nd on Steam. They're looking to stress-test online infrastructure as well as best optimise the PC experience for COD: WW2's launch. To get us ready, developer Sledgehammer has provided us with Call of Duty: WWII's PC beta minimum system requirements.

Call of Duty: WWII Beta Minimum System Requirements

  • OS: Windows 7 64-bit
  • CPU: Intel Core i3-3225 3.3 GHz or AMD FX-4300 3.8GHz
  • RAM: 8 GB System Memory
  • GPU RAM: 2GB Video Memory
  • GPU: GeForce GTX 660 or Radeon HD 7850
  • HDD: 25GB Available Hard Drive Space
  • DX: DirectX 11

The first thing to make clear is that these system requirements are subject to change and Sledgehammer will share the final specs closer to launch. Considering they've admitted they aren't ready to share the recommended specs for COD: WWII yet though, I think these specs are going to turn out pretty accurately aside from the installation size, which will inevitably grow for launch.

With that out the way, I have to say that these minimum system requirements for the Call of Duty: WWII beta are very reasonable indeed. Interestingly they're almost identical to Activision's other massive shooter this year, Destiny 2. If you played the beta for Destiny 2 that should provide a fairly decent indicator of COD: WW2's performance, although it has to be said Vicarious Visions' has worked absolute wonders with Destiny 2.

To that end, you'll only need a GeForce GTX 660 or Radeon HD 7850 as a minimum. I doubt there's many of you still clinging on with a five-year-old graphics card but the option will be there provided you're happy with running Call of Duty: World War 2 at Low settings. The minimum CPU requirements are likewise very low for a modern AAA title. The only real snag could be the 8GB RAM requirement, indicative that recommended specs probably demand 16GB. Last year's Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare was an absolute memory hog so it's definitely something to bear in mind.

As ever, remember you can always check out how well your PC can run the Call of Duty: WWII System Requirements here, where you can check benchmarking and performance from other users. Compare your graphics card to the Call of Duty: WWII GPU benchmark chart and we also have a Call of Duty: WWII Frames Per Second system performance chart for you to check.