Call of Duty®: Black Ops Cold War PC Launch Trailer and Specs

Get to know the game’s upcoming features for PC in a stunning 4K trailer, as well as check the minimum and recommended, competitive, and ultra specifications for the game.

by James Mattone on October 29, 2020

PC operators got a glimpse at what the next generation of global combat will look like on their platform through the latest Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War launch trailer, presented in 4K resolution.

Needless to say, you’ll want to turn up your resolution to see every last pixel rendered and captured on a PC version of the game:

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Although the trailer showed plenty of what you can expect from Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War on PC, here’s an additional breakdown of what the game will look and feel like on launch:

Expansive Customization Options

Developer Beenox worked closely with Treyarch and all other studios to bring over 200 individual settings to fine tune on the PC version of Black Ops Cold War, from keybindings and the ability to play on a controller to graphics, audio, and interface sliders and toggles.

Those who played the Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War Beta already experienced a wide selection of the game’s customization features; expect all those and more come launch.

4K Graphics and Uncapped Framerate

Have a machine capable of running games in 4K? What about one that can crank the FPS well into the triple digits? If your machine can do either of these – or both – know that Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War will be able to run both in 4K and with an uncapped framerate.

RTX Shadows and Ambient Occlusion                        

Powered by NVIDIA GeForce RTX, Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War will feature a more lifelike experience thanks to RTX Shadows and Ambient Occlusion, which provides more photo-realistic shadows that will help further immerse you within the game’s world.

NVIDIA DLSS and Reflex Technology

Keeping up with the latest trends in rendering and latency developments, Black Ops Cold War will include both NVIDIA DLSS (Deep Learning Super Sampling) and Reflex Technology.

Powered by artificial intelligence, 2nd Generation DLSS redefines real-time rendering by using AI to construct sharp, hi-fidelity images all while rendering fewer pixels. And with three available options – Quality, Balanced, and Performance – you’ll be able to fine-tune this process to fit your gaming needs.

NVIDIA Reflex is the other critical innovation that is tailored specifically for highly competitive players who want to play on the lowest latency possible. In Black Ops Cold War, NVIDIA Reflex will aid pros or pros-to-be in ensuring there is as little delay between their click or press and what happens on their screen as possible.

Ultrawide and Multi-Monitor Support

Do you play at a high aspect ratio or with multiple monitors? Black Ops Cold War won’t limit you to just one monitor. Prepare to play at all conceivable angles, whether that be on an ultrawide monitor or on multiple displays.

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No matter what platforms your friends play on, you’ll be able to fight with or against them on your PC thanks to crossplay, available at launch.

Minimum, Recommended, Recommended (Ray Tracing), Competitive, and Ultra RTX Specs*

Ready to dive into Black Ops Cold War? Ensure your PC is ready by checking its specs against the official specifications (listed both above and below):

Minimum Specifications

Here are the minimum specs needed to play Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War:

OS: Windows 7 64-Bit (SP1) or Windows 10 64-Bit (v.1803 or higher)

CPU: Intel Core i3-4340 or AMD FX-6300

RAM: 8GB RAM

HDD (at launch): MP only 35GB, 82GB for all Game Modes

Video: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 670 / GeForce GTX 1650 or Radeon HD 7950

DirectX 12 compatible system Required

Broadband Internet Connection Required

 

Recommended Specifications

Here are recommended Specs to run at 60FPS in most situations with all options set to medium:

OS: Windows 10 64 Bit (latest update)

CPU: Intel Core i5-2500K or AMD Ryzen R5 1600X processor

RAM: 12GB RAM

HDD (at launch): 82GB HD space

Video: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970 / GTX 1660 Super or Radeon R9 390 / AMD RX 580

DirectX 12 compatible system Required

Broadband Internet Connection Required

 

Recommended Specifications (Ray Tracing)

Here are the recommended specs for use with Ray Tracing enabled:

OS: Windows 10 64 Bit (latest update)

CPU: Intel i7-8700K or AMD Ryzen 1800X

RAM: 16GB RAM

HDD (at launch): 82GB HD space

Video: NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070

DirectX 12 compatible system Required

Broadband Internet Connection Required

 

Competitive Specifications

Here are the competitive specs to run at a high FPS for use with a high refresh monitor:

OS: Windows 10 64 Bit (latest update)

CPU: Intel i7-8700K or AMD Ryzen 1800X

RAM: 16GB RAM

HDD (at launch): 82GB HD space

Video: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 / RTX 3070 or Radeon RX Vega64 Graphics

DirectX 12 compatible system Required

Broadband Internet Connection Required

 

Ultra RTX Specifications

Here are the Ultra RTX specs to run the game at a high FPS in 4K resolution with Ray Tracing enabled:

OS: Windows 10 64 Bit (latest Update)

CPU: Intel i9-9900K or AMD Ryzen 3700X

RAM: 16GB RAM

HDD (at launch): 125GB HD space**

Video: NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080

DirectX 12 compatible system Required

Broadband Internet Connection Required

 

For information on preordering, visit CallofDuty.com now. Check out which edition is right for you in this detailed blog.

Stay Connected to Additional Intel

Be sure to check back here at the Activision Games Blog daily for the latest information on the Black Ops Cold War launch on November 13th. Also, be sure to visit Treyarch’s Blog for more Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War announcements and content.

Follow @CallofDuty and @Treyarch on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook for additional information. 

 

 

* Additional storage space will be required for mandatory game updates.

All specifications require a broadband connection and DirectX 12 compatibility.

**Includes the optional High-Definition Asset Pack.

For more information on Call of Duty®: Black Ops Cold War, check out: www.callofduty.comwww.youtube.com/callofduty and follow @Treyarch, @RavenSoftware, and @CallofDuty on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook. 

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