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

Here's what you'll need to run the Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War beta on PC, with both minimum and recommended system requirements.

PlayStation 4 operatives got their hands on the Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War beta last weekend. Our impressions left us wanting more, but for those fans after more Call of Duty and nothing else, the beta just may hit all the right notes. 

The PC beta of Cold War is launching this weekend, starting October 15 for those who pre ordered the game or secured a code through a Twitch Drop. According to Treyarch, players can receive a code through a Twitch Drop until October 16 at 11:59 p.m. PDT. All they have to do is link their Twitch and Battle.net accounts, then watch "streams with Drops Enabled" for at least four hours."

The Cold War PC start time for everyone else starting October 17 at 10 a.m. PDT. It runs through October 19.

Here are the PC specifications straight from Treyarch. 

Black Ops Cold War Minimum Recommended Specs

  • OS: Windows 7 64-Bit (SP1) or Windows 10 64-Bit (1803 or later)
  • CPU: Intel Core i5 2500k or AMD equivalent.
  • GPU: Nvidia GeForce GTX 670 2GB / GTX 1650 4GB or AMD Radeon HD 7950.
  • RAM: 8GB RAM
  • HDD: 45GB HD space
  • Network: Broadband Internet connection
  • Sound Card: DirectX Compatible
  • Requires DirectX 12 compatible system

Black Ops Cold War Developer Recommended Specs

  • OS: Windows 10 64 Bit (latest Service Pack)
  • CPU: Intel Core i7 4770k or AMD equivalent
  • GPU: Nvidia GeForce GTX 970 4GB / GTX 1660 Super 6GB or AMD Radeon R9 390 / AMD RX 580
  • RAM: 16GB RAM
  • HDD: 45GB HD space
  • Network: Broadband Internet connection
  • Sound Card: DirectX Compatible
  • Requires DirectX 12 compatible system

These surprisingly lenient requirements are currently just for the beat period. They could very well change between now and the Cold War's release on November 12. Stay tuned for an updated spec sheet in the coming weeks. 

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Published Oct. 15th 2020

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