Warzone player holding a pistol while players parachute in front of them.
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How to download Warzone on PC—Steam and Battle.net

Get into the game.

Warzone is arguably the biggest battle royale in the world, but if you try to play it on your computer, you may find that downloading games on a PC isn’t quite as straightforward as it is on a console. That’s why I’m here to talk you through it.

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If you want to download Warzone on your PC, there are four steps you need to follow, but thankfully, none of them are particularly difficult, and the most frustrating point will likely be waiting for it to be ready to play.

The four steps are:

  1. Check your PC to make sure it meets the system requirements
  2. Choose your platform
  3. Download the Call of Duty app
  4. Install Warzone
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Downloading Warzone sounds more complicated than it actually is. Image via Activision

Warzone PC system requirements

OSCPURAMHi-Rez Assets CacheVideo CardVideo Memory
MinimumWindows 10 64 BitIntel Core 13-6100 / Core i5-2500K or AMD Ryzen 3 12008 GBUp to 32 GBNVIDIA GeForce GTX 960 or AMD Radeon RX 4702 GB
RecommendedWindows 10 64 Bit or Windows 11 64 Bit Intel Core i5-6600K / Core i7-4770 or AMD Ryzen 5 140012 GBUp to 32 GBNVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060, AMD Radeon RX 580, or Intel ARC A7704 GB
CompetitiveWindows 10 64 Bit or Windows 11 64 Bit Intel Core i7-8700K or AMD Ryzen 7 1800X16 GBUp to 32 GBNVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060Ti or AMD Radeon RX 5700XT8 GB
Ultra 4KWindows 10 64 Bit or Windows 11 64 Bit Intel Core i9-9900K or AMD Ryzen 9 3900X16 GBUp to 64 GBNVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 or AMD Radeon RX 6800 XT10 GB

Warzone PC platforms

Warzone can be played on two platforms, Steam and Battle.net. Originally, Call of Duty was only available on Activision’s Battle.net platform, but they have finally removed that barrier and now we can choose which one we prefer.

For many, you’ll already have a Steam account, so I recommend using it, but it’s up to you in the end and you can still play with people from all platforms regardless of which one you choose.

Download the Call of Duty app

If you download Steam and Battle.net, but can’t find Warzone when you search for it, then don’t panic. You first need to download the Call of Duty app, which acts as a hub for all things CoD. In it, you can play Warzone, and current mainline CoD titles too.

Install Warzone

Once you’ve installed the Call of Duty app, boot it up. There, you can then select which modes you want to install. Choose Warzone, and the installation will start. After that, all you need to do it wait for it download, and soon you’ll be jumping into the action.

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Matt Porter
Matt has been writing about Call of Duty for almost 10 years, with bylines at Gfinity, Dexerto, and a spell as CharlieIntel's editor. Matt is experienced in all things CoD, including multiplayer, Warzone, and esports.