Call of Duty Warzone Official System Requirements

Written by Chad Norton on Thu, Apr 2, 2020 1:30 PM
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We're a bit late to the scene, but here are the current PC system Requirements for Call of Duty Warzone, so this can be your one-stop go-to place for staying frosty about the latest updates regarding Warzone's PC requirements.

The free-to-play Battle Royale version of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare has taken the online competitive multiplayer shooter scene by storm, with over 30 million players signed up in just over a week after launch.

"Welcome to Warzone, the new massive free-to-play combat arena from the world of Modern Warfare. Drop in, armor up, loot for rewards, and battle your way to the top."

So here are the Official PC System Requirements for CoD: Warzone

Call of Duty: Warzone Minimum System Requirements

Call of Duty: Warzone Recommended System Requirements

  • OS: Windows 10 64-bit
  • CPU: Intel Core i5-2500K or AMD Ryzen R5 1600X processor 
  • RAM: 12 GB RAM
  • GPU RAM: 4GB
  • GPU: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970 / Nvidia GeForce GTX 1660 or Radeon R9 390 / AMD Radeon RX 580
  • HD: 175GB
  • DX: 12

The System Requirements listed here are actually pretty good. Aside from that daunting 175GB download size, the rest seems very well optimized for players. A GTX 670 for minimum and GTX 970 for recommended mean that this game should run pretty well on most systems. Though you will need a system capable of supporting DirectX12, as there's currently no support for DirectX11.

From initial testing we found that this was not the case though, and that CoD Warzone was not very well optimized. But it seems like the game either defaulted on startup to Fullscreen borderless, or there was a recent patch, as the performance has significantly improved recently. We'll be conducting our usual Performance Benchmarks for a more accurate answer and results though, so stay tuned for those!

Here are some other pc system specs released that shed some light on Ray Tracing rec specs.

Call of Duty: Warzone Recommended Ray Tracing Specs

  • OS: Windows 10 64-bit
  • CPU: Intel Core i5-2500K or AMD Ryzen R5 1600X processor 
  • RAM: 16 GB RAM
  • GPU RAM: 6GB
  • GPU: NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060
  • HD: 175GB

So currently the entry level ray tracing capable RTX card is what you need to meet the ray tracing requirements of Warzone. We will test that soon.

Then they have passed through the Ultra Ray Tracing specs as well.

Call of Duty: Warzone Ultra Ray Tracing Specs

We are advised that these Ultra Ray Tracing system requirements will get the game running at 4K Ray Tracing with high Frame rates. We will also test this soon as well.

Now just to take a little look at that massive 175GB hard drive storage space requirement for Warzone, its actually not as big as that. Here is the loading screen which shows that Warzone in fact needs to install 84.80GB to your PC drive storage space, at least for the moment.

Call of Duty Warzone has been shaping up to be one of the biggest Battle Royale games of the moment, no thanks to it's incredibly well known IP, and the fact that it's completely free to play.

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

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17:15 Apr-02-2020

I think it's a better PUBG, my brother plays it on PS4 and keeps nagging me to download it, but now way in hell am I downing those 175GBs XD

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18:41 Apr-02-2020

On PC its about 83 GBs download If only warzone.

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21:51 Apr-02-2020

Oh, that changes things actually . Thanks!

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16:52 Apr-02-2020

I played i a little on lowest settings, but man, i had so many stutters, was mad. idk what was the problem, but for a competitive game like this, i could not take it....

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18:17 Apr-02-2020

is it posible that difference btw 1050 and 1080 are that big i mean i would have guess that 1050 would be able to do at least low 1080p 60fps, did you check your fps with some program like fraps or rivatuner as problem could be just a server connection

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04:02 Apr-03-2020

an extra 8gb ram and a 1650 super would do wonders

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16:24 Apr-02-2020

How can the download/storage size be that big while comparable games (example being Ring of Elysium, also a dead BR game) only require 20gb of storage?

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18:19 Apr-02-2020

i thing that this download you modern warfare as well, when i was playing it discord would say that i play modern warfare not the warzone same as when i would take a screen shoot it would be put into modern warfare folder

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19:07 Apr-03-2020

Hmm, kind of like how Payday 2 handles the DLC. You have them all, but only unlock them if you bought them. For compatibility reasons it's great, but it's just horrible.

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16:23 Apr-02-2020

holly motherlode of HDD !! 175 GB free space ?? My ssd is 250 GB :D:D

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18:20 Apr-02-2020

its not 175gb at least few weaks ago when i tryed it it was around 75gb

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07:37 Apr-03-2020

I don't have a good internet connection so I just copied all the game files from my friend's pc to mine and it worked :)

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19:08 Apr-03-2020

So they "uncompress" the data to then compress it on your pc? Logics
(I know, it's jokes)

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