Well, the specs for the beta anyway
Just a few days ahead of the Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 PC beta, Treyarch and Activision have let us know what kind of rig we’ll need in order to be able to run the game. Fortunately, it doesn’t really require any heavy artillery.
Here’s what’s needed to play Black Ops 4 on the lowest settings:
- OS: Windows 7 64-Bit or later
CPU: Intel Core i5 2500k or AMD equivalent
RAM: 8GB RAM
Hard drive: 25GB HDD space
GPU: Nvidia GeForce GTX 660 2 GB / GTX 1050 2GB or AMD Radeon HD 7850
DirectX: Version 11.0 compatible video card or equivalent
Network: Broadband Internet connection
Sound Card: DirectX Compatible
Of course, the specs ramp up a bit for a more ideal experience. Here’s what’s needed to play at the recommended settings:
- OS: Windows 10 64 Bit
- CPU: Intel Core i7 4770k or AMD equivalent
- RAM: 12GB RAM
- Hard drive: 25GB HDD space
- GPU: Nvidia GeForce GTX 970 / GTX 1060 6GB or AMD Radeon R9 390 / AMD RX 580
- DirectX: Version 11.0 compatible video card or equivalent
- Network: Broadband Internet connection
- Sound Card: DirectX Compatible
Treyarch has added the caveat that these PC specs only apply to this beta — not necessarily the full game. But, this is the sort of thing that usually carries over. If the final specs are different, they probably won’t be jarringly different.
This is an open beta on PC that starts on August 11 (or August 10 for anyone who has pre-ordered Black Ops 4). Just sign up through Battle.net and you should be good to go. Spend the weekend figuring out whether Black Ops 4 is your kind of shooter.