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Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 System Requirements Revealed, PC Beta This Weekend
By Jon Sutton on October 9th, 2018 at 12:46pm - original article from game-debate

Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 is exploding into life this Friday when it launches on PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. Forgoing single-player entirely, COD BLOPS 4 is all about the multiplayer action, and also includes Activision's first stab at a battle royale thanks to Blackout mode. This could well be the mode that gets Call of Duty back at the top of its game.

With multiplayer the only option though, performance is going to be crucial for a competitive advantage. Treyarch has updated the PC system requirements for COD: Black Ops IIII, as well as revealing the PC required to run Call of Duty: BLOPS 4 at 4K resolution or on high refresh rate gaming monitors.

Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 Minimum System Requirements

  • OS: Windows 7 64-bit
  • CPU: Intel Core i3-4340 3.6 GHz or AMD FX-6300 3.5 GHz
  • RAM: 8 GB System Memory
  • GPU RAM: 2GB Video Memory
  • GPU: GeForce GTX 660 2GB / GeForce GTX 1050 2GB or Radeon HD 7950 2GB
  • DX: DirectX 11
  • HDD: 55GB Available Hard Drive Space

Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 Recommended System Requirements

  • OS: Windows 10 64-bit
  • CPU: Intel Core i5-2500K 3.3GHz or AMD Ryzen 5 1600X 3.6GHz
  • RAM: 12 GB System Memory
  • GPU RAM: 4GB Video Memory
  • GPU: Nvidia GeForce GTX 970 / GeForce GTX 1060 or AMD Radeon R9 390 / AMD Radeon RX 580
  • DX: DirectX 11
  • HDD: 55GB Available Hard Drive Space

Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 System Requirements High Refresh Rate @1080p

  • OS: Windows 10 64-bit
  • CPU: Intel Core i7-8700K 3.7GHz or AMD Ryzen 7 1800X 3.6GHz
  • RAM: 16 GB System Memory
  • GPU RAM: 8GB Video Memory
  • GPU: Nvidia GeForce GTX 1080 or AMD Radeon Vega 64
  • DX: DirectX 11
  • HDD: 55GB Available Hard Drive Space

Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 4K System Requirements

  • OS: Windows 10 64-bit
  • CPU: Intel Core i7-8700K 3.7GHz or AMD Ryzen 7 1800X 3.6GHz
  • RAM: 16 GB System Memory
  • GPU RAM: 11GB Video Memory
  • GPU: Nvidia GeForce GTX 1080 Ti
  • DX: DirectX 11
  • HDD: 55GB Available Hard Drive Space

For the majority of PC gamers, the interest is going to lie in the revised minimum and recommended system requirements for Call of Duty: Black Ops 4. On this front, it's the CPUs that have changed the most since the COD BLOPS 4 Blackout beta test, coming down significantly across the board. The previous minimum spec CPUs have now shifted up to the recommended, while the low-end Core i3-4340 3.6 GHz or AMD FX-6300 3.5 GHz will now be powerful enough to meet Call of Duty: Black Ops 4's minimum system requirements.

Aside from this the only notable change is a slight shift up in the minimum spec AMD GPU for COD BLOPS 4, moving from a Radeon HD 7850 up to a 7950. It's a fairly straightforward switch and shouldn't present a problem for modern gaming hardware.

On top of that, we've got the juicy specs for playing Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 at either high refresh rates or 4K, depending on your preference for frame rates or image quality. The high refresh rate specs for Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 will probably be targeting 144Hz monitor, and this necessitates a brutally fast processor such as an Intel Core i7-8700K or a Ryzen 7 1800X, paired with a high-end previous-gen GPU such as the GTX 1080 or a Radeon RX Vega 64. These are the specs that should provide the optimum frame rates and a competitive advantage in Call of Duty: Black Ops 4's multiplayer.

Last but by no means least is 4K Black Ops 4, which requires basically the highest-end PC you can get, outside of Nvidia's latest RTX 20 series. The CPU and RAM requirements remain the same as the high refresh rate specs, but the resolution boost means the top-end GeForce GTX 1080 Ti 11GB is required. AMD has nothing to offer at this level, although a pair of Radeon RX Vega 64's in a CrossFire configuration may get the job done.

One final point is the 55GB installation size for Call of Duty: Black Ops 4. This is down 35GB on Call of Duty: WWII's 90GB installation, explained away by the total absence of single-player in Call of Duty: Black Ops IIII. That means fewer cut-scenes, less audio to worry about, etc.

Original Story: 08-Aug-2018 - Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 System Requirements Revealed, PC Beta This Weekend

Activision and Treyarch have announced the details of the Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 PC open beta test, including the PC system requirements for the upcoming shooter. COD: Black Ops 4 will become the first ever Call of Duty to launch exclusively through Blizzard's Battle.net when it arrives on October 12th. If you want to join the fight, the COD BLOPS 4 open beta kicks off this coming Saturday, August 11th

Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 Beta Minimum System Requirements

  • OS: Windows 7 64-bit
  • CPU: Intel Core i5-2500K 3.3 GHz or AMD FX-8320 3.5 GHz
  • RAM: 8 GB System Memory
  • GPU RAM: 2GB Video Memory
  • GPU: GeForce GTX 660 2GB or Radeon HD 7850 2GB
  • DX: DirectX 11
  • HDD: TBA (25GB in COD: Black Ops 4 PC Beta)

Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 Beta Recommended System Requirements

  • OS: Windows 10 64-bit
  • CPU: Intel Core i7-4770K 3.5GHz or AMD Ryzen 5 1500X 3.5GHz
  • RAM: 12 GB System Memory
  • GPU RAM: 4GB Video Memory
  • GPU: Nvidia GeForce GTX 970 or AMD Radeon R9 390
  • DX: DirectX 11
  • HDD: TBA (25GB in COD: Black Ops 4 PC Beta)

Treyarch hasn't officially announced the game engine for Call of Duty: Black Ops 4, although the entire series is spun off the IW Engine (Infinity Ward Engine), which itself was originally based on id Tech 3. Each year, whichever Call of Duty developer is taking its turn builds upon the engine with new graphical effects and capabilities, passing it down to the next game. We're expecting much the same engine and performance as Call of Duty: WWII, which itself only offer minor advantages over Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare's IW 7.0 Next Gen game engine.

The long and the short of it is that COD BLOPS 4 will likely offer very similar performance to Call of Duty: WWII. The bonus is that Black Ops IV will have an open beta on PC, so if you're unsure then you can always test performance there.

So bearing that in mind, we know that Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 is going to be a fairly great looking game, albeit taxing on both RAM and VRAM. I ran into real issues running COD WWII with 8GB DDR3 RAM and basically had to close as many background processes as possible. 8GB RAM is suggested as the absolute minimum for COD: Black Ops IIII and Treyarch are almost assuredly saying that 6GB RAM flat-out won't run Black Ops 4.

Elsewhere, the system specs for Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 are much the same as Call of Duty: WWII. For low-resolution gamers, a simple 2GB VRAM video card such as the GeForce GTX 660 or Radeon HD 7850 will do, but those craving more stable performance, a native 1080p screen resolution, and higher graphics settings will benefit from using a GTX 970 or Radeon R9 390. If you're looking to max out Black Ops 4, something along the lines of a GeForce GTX 1060 6GB or Radeon RX 580 should do the job.

One final thing to bear in mind is that these specs for Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 come via the beta system specs. The system requirements may change between now and launch, while the beta is a cut-down 25GB portion of the game. We expect Black Ops IIII to be a very large download as COD: WWII was a 90GB install at launch.

As ever, remember you can always check out how well your PC can run Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 System Requirements here, where you can check benchmarking and performance from other users. Compare your graphics card to Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 GPU benchmark chart and we also have a Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 Frames Per Second system performance chart for you to check.