Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War PC system requirements are a bit lower than the Beta specs

Written by Chad Norton on Fri, Oct 30, 2020 10:00 AM
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We're just 2 weeks away from the launch of Call of Duty Black Ops Cold War, and to get us prepared for the action Activision have revealed the official PC system requirements you will need to get the best performance you want.

Lucky for us, Activision has released some detailed specs for us to gloss over, whether you want 4K gaming, ray tracing, or just the competitive edge then this will have you covered for Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War. Interestingly, the some of the specs have actually gone down since the PC Beta system requirements were released. Nevertheless that's a good thing for us!

The various system requirements for COD Black Ops Cold War include the usual minimum and recommended requirements, which are the minimum specs to run the game and the recommended specs for 60fps gameplay in most situations on Medium graphics settings.

Following on from that we have the recommended specs for ray tracing, some competitive specs for those who want high FPS for a high refresh rate monitor, and then finally some Ultra RTX requirements for running COD Black Ops Cold War at 4K with ray tracing enabled.

Now, let's dive in and take a look at the official PC specifications for Call of Duty Black Ops Cold War...

Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War minimum system requirements

Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War recommended system requirements

Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War recommended system requirements (ray tracing)

Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War competitive system requirements

Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War Ultra RTX system requirements

COD Black Ops Cold War will require at least a GTX 970/GTX 1660 Super or Radeon R9 390/RX 580 graphics card to match the recommended requirements for 60fps gameplay on Medium graphics settings at 1080p resolution. You should then pair this GPU with either a Core i5-2500K or Ryzen R5 1600X as well as 12GB of RAM for best performance.

In order to meet the minimum system requirements for Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War you will need a graphics card as powerful as a GTX 670/GTX 1650 or Radeon HD 7950. The CPU requirements for minimum specs include either a Core i3-4340 or AMD FX-6300 and 8GB of RAM, which should deliver 60fps performance on Low graphics settings at 1080p.

Make sure that your GPU is compatible with DirectX12 or you won't be able to run COD Black Ops Cold War. Overall, we suggest a 6 year old PC in order to play smoothly.

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

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20:00 Oct-30-2020

amd radeon gtx 970?
i think you mean r9 390 since thats where it links.


a 3070 means a 2080ti should work for 4k with ray tracing.

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10:40 Oct-30-2020

Yeah im 100% done with cod, i gave up after bo3, even that game was dumb sized, there games never even look graphically that amazing to even justify that bloated size, prob all 4k textures and cutscenes and pure lazyness from devs

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10:23 Oct-30-2020

What settings for me?

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10:43 Oct-30-2020

Probably High

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10:19 Oct-30-2020

Excuse me? 250 gigs? Yeah, I think I am done with COD.

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10:42 Oct-30-2020

And thats just the launch size, just wait till mp maps and zombie maps are added

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