Call of Duty: Warzone game details
Updated 3/12/20 By Cliff Henjum
Extra Specs for Call of Duty: Warzone
Call of Duty: Warzone not only features two brand new high-octane game modes (Plunder and the classic Battle Royale), but it also has two extra sets of detailed system requirements. Most games only list the minimum and recommended requirements, but Warzone also has specific specs for Competitive Settings and Ultra Settings.
While the recommended requirements will enable you to play Warzone with Medium graphics settings, Competitive will give your PC the ability to run it with a high and stable FPS with the graphics turned up to high on a high refresh monitor. To reach this level, your computer will need something that’s at least as powerful as the GeForce RTX 2070 SUPER. In the CPU slot, you’ll need at least an Intel Core i7-8700K or an AMD Ryzen 1800X. Don’t forget to also include 16 GB of RAM. Needless to say, the specs needed to push Warzone to High graphics are higher than all other Battle Royale competitors, including Fortnite.
If the Competitive Specs didn’t send your computer running for cover, then perhaps the Ultra Specs will. Only the best of the best hardware will run Warzone in 4K resolution with a high and steady FPS. Essentially, you’re going to need the newest and most powerful video card, such as the GeForce RTX 2080 SUPER or its AMD equivalent. In the CPU slot, you’re going to want something along the lines of the Intel Core i9-9700K or the AMD Ryzen 2700X. The RAM requirement for Ultra is the same as it was for Competitive so you’ll still need 16 GB. Nvidia also wants to remind players to update their drivers to get the most out of this massive Battle Royale.
Here are the Call of Duty: Warzone System Requirements (Minimum)
- CPU: Intel Core i3-4340 or AMD FX-6300
- CPU SPEED: Info
- RAM: 8 GB
- OS: Windows 7 64-Bit (SP1) or Windows 10 64-Bit (1709 or later)
- VIDEO CARD: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 670 / NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 or AMD Radeon HD 7950
- PIXEL SHADER: 5.0
- VERTEX SHADER: 5.0
- SOUND CARD: Yes
- FREE DISK SPACE: 175 GB
- DEDICATED VIDEO RAM: 2048 MB
Call of Duty: Warzone Recommended Requirements
- CPU: Intel Core i5-2500K or AMD Ryzen R5 1600X Processor
- CPU SPEED: Info
- RAM: 12 GB
- OS: Windows 10 64 Bit (latest Service Pack)
- VIDEO CARD: Nvidia GeForce GTX 970 4GB / GTX 1660 6GB or AMD Radeon R9 390 / AMD RX 580
- PIXEL SHADER: 5.1
- VERTEX SHADER: 5.1
- SOUND CARD: Yes
- FREE DISK SPACE: 175 GB
- DEDICATED VIDEO RAM: 4096 MB
Updated November 13, 2020 By Cliff Henjum
Today marks the launch of Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War which raises the question - what will happen to the support of Call of Duty: Warzone? According to the official Call of Duty website, players on any of the five supported platforms can transition seamlessly between the three current titles, given the fact that they have paid for Modern Warfare and Black Ops Cold War. As of now, all three titles still require the same hardware specs while offering a much welcomed custom installation option to combat the massive install file sizes. CoD Warzone will continue to exist as its own separate title that still ties into both MW and BOCW. Rewards earned from both titles will continue to be available in Warzone, and there are plans to continue to roll out new features. As it stands, one of the most successful Battle Royales will continue to be a staple in the gaming world.
Can my PC run Call of Duty: Warzone?
Updated: March 25, 2020 by JT Hussey
Fortnite has finally found its killer in Call of Duty:Warzone. Since its launch, Warzone has been an overwhelming success with millions of players going at each other in this epic new battle royale. Warzone isn't done yet though, publishers have planed on adding new maps, weapons, and modes to the game. As such, the addition of new content may test your PC so meeting the minimum and recommended graphical requirements is necessary now more than ever.
By Cliff Henjum March 9, 2020
Once again, Call of Duty has jumped back into the Battle Royale world with its brand new (semi-) standalone game, Warzone. Warzone is a Free-to-Play Battle Royale that supports cross play and up to 150 players on the map which features a lot of portions of past Call of Duty maps. There is also a new twist on an older mechanic from the BR genre. Everybody hates dying early in Battle Royales while your teammates play on, so games like Apex Legends introduced the revive mechanic to separate themselves from the genre giants like PUBG. In Warzone, players who have been killed who have teammates still alive will be transported to the Gulag - a small arena where players will be pit against each other in fast 1v1 battles for a chance to respawn in the game. With the Free-to-Play price tag, and ability to play with friends on console, Call of Duty: Warzone is launching with a huge influx of PC players wondering if their PC can run it. If you have already been playing Modern Warfare on PC, you’ll be good to go with another 20-25 GB of hard drive space. If you’re checking out Modern Warfare/Warzone for the first time, you’ll need a computer that passes at least the minimum system requirements test.
Fun fact: the minimum system requirements for Warzone are the same as the minimum system requirements for Call of Duty: Modern Warfare! In order to drop into the war zone with graphics settings set to Low, players will need hardware that is at least as powerful as the following. In your video card slot, your computer should have at least a GeForce GTX 670 or a Radeon HD 7950. In addition to your GPU, your CPU needs to be at or above an Intel Core i3-4340 or an AMD FX-6300. You will also need 8 GB of system RAM to enable your PC to run Warzone with passable FPS. If you want to drop into the fray of battle with your graphics settings maxed out, you will want a PC that also passes the recommended system requirements test.
With only slightly over 40% of the people who tested their PCs for Modern Warfare passing the minimum requirements test, we expect significantly less than that to pass the recommended requirements for Warzone unfortunately. The gap between the minimum and recommended requirements will keep a fair amount of players from running the game on max settings. In order to max out Warzone, your computer should have at least a GeForce GTX 970 or a Radeon R9 390 for its GPU. In your CPU slot, you are looking at needing something along the lines of the Intel Core i5-2500K or the AMD Ryzen R5 1600X. Lastly, you will need 12 GB of system RAM to get up and over the recommended specs. At least these requirements aren’t nearly as crazy as the speculated specs for Doom Eternal.