Call of Duty: Vanguard Official PC Specs Revealed

Call of Duty: Vanguard‘s PC specs have officially been revealed, giving players an idea of just how beefy their rig will need to be to venture into its alternate vision of WWII. Pre-loading time has also been announced, which will help you play as soon as the game releases on November 5.

The big takeaways are that you can still miraculously get away with a CPU as low as an Intel Core i3-4340 or AMD FX-6300. If you want WWII to look its finest in 4K, however, you’ll need a much more recent Intel Core i9-9900K/AMD Ryzen 9 3900X.

As previously reported, Vanguard will take up considerably less storage space than earlier Call of Duty games. You’ll need a minimum of 36GB if you just want to play multiplayer and zombies mode, but getting 4K assets will cost you “up to 64 GB” or up to 32 GB with Vanguard’s Hi-Rez Assets Cache feature, which streams high-resolution assets.

Read below for the full list of PC spec requirements for Call of Duty: Vanguard.

Operating System

Minimum: Windows 10 64-bit (latest update)

Recommended/Competitive/Ultra 4K: Windows 10 64-bit (latest update) or Windows 11 64-bit (latest update)


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

Recommended: Intel Core i5-2500K or AMD Ryzen 5 1600X

Competitive: Intel Core i7-8700K or AMD Ryzen 7 1800X

Ultra 4K: Intel Core i9-9900K or AMD Ryzen 9 3900X


Minimum: 8 GB

Recommended: 12 GB

Competitive/Ultra 4K: 16 GB

Storage Space**

Minimum: 36 GB at launch (Multiplayer and Zombies only)

Recommended/Competitive/Ultra 4K: 61 GB at launch

Hi-Rez Assets Cache

Minimum/Recommended/Competitive: Up to 32 GB

Ultra 4K: Up to 64 GB

Hi-Rez Assets Cache is optional disk space that can be used to stream high-resolution assets. That option can be turned off in the game’s settings.

Video Card

Minimum: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960 or AMD Radeon RX 470

Recommended: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 or AMD Radeon RX 580

Competitive: NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070/RTX 3060 Ti or AMD Radeon RX 5700XT

Ultra 4K: NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 or AMD Radeon RX 6800 XT

Video Memory

Minimum: 2 GB

Recommended: 4 GB

Competitive: 8 GB

Ultra 4K: 10 GB

Recommended Drivers of NVIDIA/AMD

NVIDIA: 472.12

AMD: 21.9.1

If you’ve pre-ordered Call of Duty: Vanguard on, you can pre-load it before its November 5 release date.

Pre-loading starts on November 2 at 10 AM PT. Activision notes in its blog post that some players might find that their digital copy doesn’t automatically pre-load, so you’ll need to find Call of Duty: Vanguard under the Launcher “partner games” section and follow the prompts to get your download started.

Don’t forget to check out IGN’s preview coverage of Call of Duty: Vanguard and Call of Duty: Warzone’s new Pacific map. You can also check out our multiplayer beta impressions.

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