Call Of Duty: Black Ops Cold War PC Specs: Up To 250 GB Required

They're not required, but the GeForce RTX 30 graphics cards will help Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War run smoother on PC.

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Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War players on PC can now find out whether their rig can handle Activision's upcoming first-person shooter. The full system requirements are outlined below.

There are five settings levels outlined by developer Treyarch,, ranging from minimum and recommended settings to competitive and ultra ray tracing capabilities.

Nvidia's new line of GeForce RTX 30 series graphics cards are not required across the board. However, they are recommended if you want to play on higher settings with ray tracing enabled or ultra ray tracing capabilities turned on. Otherwise, players will older graphics cards--like the Nvidia GeForce GTX 670 or Radeon HD 7950--can get by on minimum settings.

It's also important to note that Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War on PC will take up a substantial amount of hard drive space. At launch, the game requires at least 50 GB for multiplayer and 175 GB for all game modes. Upping the graphical settings requires more storage space, with ultra ray tracing capabilities necessitating at least 250 GB of free space on the hard drive.

Alongside the PC system requirements, Activision shared a brand-new trailer for Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War. The trailer, below, was captured on a PC equipped with Nvidia's GeForce RTX 30 series graphics cards, which started releasing in mid-September. The trailer highlights some of the enhanced features PC players can take advantage of if their rig is powerful enough, including uncapped frame rates, ambient occlusion, and multi-monitor support.

Full Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War PC System Requirements

Minimum Specifications:

Here are the minimum specs needed to play Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War:

  • OS: Windows 7 64-Bit (SP1) or Windows 10 64-Bit (v.1803 or higher)
  • CPU: Intel Core i3-4340 or AMD FX-6300
  • RAM: 8GB RAM
  • HDD (at launch): 50GB (MP only), 175GB (all game modes)
  • Video: Nvidia GeForce GTX 670 / GeForce GTX 1650 or Radeon HD 7950
  • DirectX 12 compatible system Required
  • Broadband Internet Connection Required

Recommended Specifications:

Here are recommended Specs to run at 60FPS in most situations with all options set to medium:

  • OS: Windows 10 64 Bit (latest update)
  • CPU: Intel Core i5-2500K or AMD Ryzen R5 1600X processor
  • RAM: 12GB RAM
  • HDD (at launch): 175GB HD space
  • Video: Nvidia GeForce GTX 970 / GTX 1660 Super or Radeon R9 390 / AMD RX 580
  • DirectX 12 compatible system Required
  • Broadband Internet Connection Required

Recommended Specifications (Ray Tracing):

Here are the recommended specs for use with Ray Tracing enabled:

  • OS: Windows 10 64 Bit (latest update)
  • CPU: Intel i7-8700K or AMD Ryzen 1800X
  • RAM: 16GB RAM
  • HDD (at launch): 175GB HD space
  • Video: Nvidia GeForce RTX 3070
  • DirectX 12 compatible system Required
  • Broadband Internet Connection Required

Competitive Specifications:

Here are the competitive specs to run at a high FPS for use with a high refresh monitor:

  • OS: Windows 10 64 Bit (latest update)
  • CPU: Intel i7-8700K or AMD Ryzen 1800X
  • RAM: 16GB RAM
  • HDD (at launch): 175GB HD space
  • Video: Nvidia GeForce GTX 1080 / RTX 3070 or Radeon RX Vega64 Graphics
  • DirectX 12 compatible system Required
  • Broadband Internet Connection Required

Ultra RTX Specifications:

Here are the Ultra RTX specs to run the game at a high FPS in 4K resolution with Ray Tracing enabled:

  • OS: Windows 10 64 Bit (latest Update)
  • CPU: Intel i9-9900K or AMD Ryzen 3700X
  • RAM: 16GB RAM
  • HDD (at launch): 250GB HD space
  • Video: Nvidia GeForce RTX 3080
  • DirectX 12 compatible system Required
  • Broadband Internet Connection Required

Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War drops on November 13 for PC, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, and Xbox Series S / Series X. Check out our Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War preorder guide to learn about the bonuses that come with buying the game before launch.

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