Call of Duty: WWII PC Beta Minimum System Requirements Revealed - Beta Starts September 29th

Written by Jon Sutton on Tue, Sep 26, 2017 11:22 AM
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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.

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09:35 Sep-29-2017

Hope they can optimize it much better so that I can play on my crappy PC

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20:46 Sep-30-2017

Optimization and requirements aren't the same.

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09:44 Oct-02-2017

lol i mean hope they can optimize until even a crappy PC can play it(Just like GTA V)

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02:05 Sep-29-2017

What about my rig??? It run in my PC ?

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19:12 Oct-01-2017

60 on high graphics I guess.

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12:13 Sep-27-2017

How much fps on legion Y520 (i7-7700HQ + 16ram + GTX 1050 Ti 4GB + 1080p ) (temp are very good so no throttling) (lets say high to max settings) ?

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07:33 Sep-29-2017

Got like 55+ fps on ultra

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17:08 Sep-26-2017

Goodness, recommended 6GB Vram? What for?

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09:39 Sep-27-2017

4K maybe

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14:46 Sep-26-2017

why is steam downloading only 14GB when here it says 25GB? . Is it 14gb for preload and the remaining will be downloaded on 29?

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14:58 Sep-26-2017

14GB download but takes up 25GB on your drive once unpacked.

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17:02 Sep-26-2017

oh so it will only download 14gb. thanks

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14:42 Sep-26-2017

hope I can run it at atleast the lowest settings.

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16:01 Sep-26-2017

Sorry but probably no.

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17:03 Sep-26-2017

:'(

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16:54 Sep-26-2017

what about me?

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02:05 Sep-27-2017

You will run it just fine.

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12:14 Sep-27-2017

Nope, not with that HD Graphics.

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14:37 Sep-26-2017

What's a "High-resolution Mouse"?

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22:58 Sep-26-2017

HA!

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12:15 Sep-27-2017

Asus ROG Gladius II for example.

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12:54 Sep-26-2017

A hefty 25gb just for the beta, better be alot of content to test out

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14:38 Sep-26-2017

Compression is always terrible in these games.

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11:39 Sep-26-2017

So for recommended requirements. We ll need an older 4 core Intel cpu or an amd ryzen 6 core cpu even the x model huh... I think even an r5 1400 would be overkill for this game.

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11:24 Sep-26-2017

Apologies for the 5 of you who previously commented on this article. A back-end mix-up meant the wrong version went live.

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11:36 Sep-26-2017

Ou. I got confused where did my comment and others went to haha. Atleast I have more stuff to read now at work. No problem.

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11:50 Sep-26-2017

I'm sorry! I accidentally made a new article rather than updating this one so I had to switch it over.

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10:07 Sep-16-2017

thats my gpu. Glad to to see it

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12:32 Sep-15-2017

25GB space? no way!

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13:00 Sep-15-2017

Only for Beta.

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16:45 Sep-15-2017

wow what a waste, you decided to get expensive cpu instead of GPU complete opposite of my build lol

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20:12 Sep-15-2017

Has it occurred to you that his build may not be used for the same purposes as yours and the components in it reflect that?

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11:17 Sep-19-2017

expensive?

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11:24 Sep-19-2017

440€ for a CPU is expensive, for my wallet at least. i bought mine for 244€

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02:09 Sep-27-2017

Haha the r9 380! i have it from my previous PC and it is all i need for 1080p gaming for now, i might upgrade when i have money.

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16:46 Sep-15-2017

its not a big deal if you have an ssd, but with your set up you might have other problems like running it on ultra settings gl hf

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19:16 Sep-15-2017

nahh i quit call of duty long ago never going back mate!

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10:11 Sep-15-2017

if its optimised good as BF1 is then its would be this settings but this cpu fx 4300 is rly weak, we will see

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15:10 Sep-15-2017

well bf1 is very well optimized for what concerns gpus. On the cpu side, i was getting drops to 35/40 fps with an i5-3570K @4.2 ghz, 16gb ddr3 and rx 480 8gb.

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16:46 Sep-15-2017

i never have drops in bf1

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09:27 Sep-16-2017

That's cause you have a 6600k. I had a 20% oc'ed i5-3570K

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11:47 Sep-16-2017

which is similar when overclocked, i dont thinks its was your cpu that was causing problem

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14:53 Sep-16-2017

that actually was. i tried everything possible to get it smooth but cpu usage was always between 80 and 100%. even EA support told me that a i5-4690K wasn't enough to cope with the game at ultra settings at constant 60fps. since i have ryzen i never get past 40% cpu usage and butter smooth 85/100 fps.

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15:49 Sep-16-2017

with 100% resolution scale?

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16:26 Sep-16-2017

yes

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16:30 Sep-15-2017

The Call of duty games (at least up till now) were light-weight, compared to BF games - tiny battlefields, not that much going on, not much heavy textures... I'd think it should even run a lot better, than BF 1

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11:19 Sep-19-2017

Bf uses a better optimized engine

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00:43 Sep-27-2017

you cant compare different games, using different engines being developed by different people. thats like saying that the old ww2 cod games run great on your hardware so this should be easy. things dont work like that.

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09:57 Sep-15-2017

Still recommending Windows 7, AMD FX, old i3's and 4 year old GPU's in recommended specifications. Kinda lame.

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10:18 Sep-15-2017

Minimum. Not recommended

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13:49 Sep-15-2017

I don't get it, why aren't they using today's equivalent hardware?
For example, a first gen i5 would be like the 8th gen i3. Why not promote the minimum requirements with that 8th gen i3?

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15:40 Sep-15-2017

8th gen i3 is MUCH faster than 1st gen i5 .. both 4 cores, 8th gen miles better ipc and clocks .. 2nd gen i3 (for minimum) is like celeron/pentium with no HT nowadays ..

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If it was recommended, it would show how well optimized the game is anyway.

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