Call Of Duty: Vanguard's Recommended Specs For PC Have Been Released

Check how well your PC will run Call Of Duty: Vanguard ahead of its release on November 5.

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Call of Duty: Vanguard is set to be one of 2021's biggest game releases, and it's set to come out tomorrow, November 5. While the game is due to release on both PC and consoles, this announcement from Activision is for all the PC players who want to check if their rig is up to standard before diving into the latest COD game. Here are the minimum, recommended, competitive, and ultra 4K specs requirements for Call of Duty: Vanguard. You'll want to make sure your rig is up to the challenge before you dive in.

Call Of Duty: Vanguard PC Specs

Minimum requirements:

  • OS: Windows 10 64-bit (latest update)
  • Processor: Intel Core i3-4340 or AMD FX-6300
  • Memory: 8 GB RAM
  • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960 or AMD Radeon RX 470
  • Video Memory: 2 GB
  • Storage: 36 GB at launch (Multiplayer and Zombies only)
  • Hi-Rez Assets Cache: Up to 32 GB

Recommended:

  • OS: Windows 10 64-bit (latest update) or Windows 11 64-bit (latest update)
  • Processor: Intel Core i5-2500K or AMD Ryzen 5 1600X
  • Memory: 12 GB RAM
  • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 or AMD Radeon RX 580
  • Video Memory: 4 GB
  • Storage: 61 GB at launch
  • Hi-Rez Assets Cache: Up to 32 GB

Competitive:

  • OS: Windows 10 64-bit (latest update) or Windows 11 64-bit (latest update)
  • Processor: Intel Core i7-8700K or AMD Ryzen 7 1800X
  • Memory: 16 GB RAM
  • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070/RTX 3060 Ti or AMD Radeon RX 5700XT
  • Video Memory: 8 GB
  • Storage: 61 GB at launch
  • Hi-Rez Assets Cache: Up to 32 GB

Ultra 4K:

  • OS: Windows 10 64-bit (latest update) or Windows 11 64-bit (latest update)
  • Processor: Intel Core i9-9900K or AMD Ryzen 9 3900X
  • Memory: 16 GB RAM
  • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 or AMD Radeon RX 6800 XT
  • Video Memory: 10 GB
  • Storage: 61 GB at launch
  • Hi-Rez Assets Cache: Up to 64 GB

While players looking to run Call of Duty: Vanguard with high-quality graphics, or at high-level competitive play, will require a high-powered machine, the game's recommended specs are quite reasonable for the average PC player. According to Steam's latest hardware survey, the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 is the most popular graphic card for Steam users.

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Also of interest for Call of Duty: Vanguard is the required storage space, coming from a franchise that's notorious for huge file sizes. The full game will only require 61 GB at launch, or players who are stretched for space can install just Zombies and Multiplayer at a smaller 36 GB requirement. If space isn't an issue, players can also choose to enable the Hi-Rez Assets Cache, which is described as "optional disk space that can be used to stream high resolution assets." While the file size is quite reasonable compared to other COD games, the requirement is listed as "at launch," meaning it's possible Vanguard's storage requirements will balloon with future updates.

Activision has also released details about preloading on Call of Duty: Vanguard, which is available now. The game will release on Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, PS4, PS5, and PC on November 5.

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