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

PC system requirements needed to run Call of Duty Black Ops Cold War (COD Cold War)! Know the official minimum and recommended specs, RTX, and download size to test if you can run on PC!!

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COD Black Ops Cold War PC System Requirements & Download Size

Minimum & Recommended Requirements

Black Ops Cold War PC System Requirements & Download Size
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OSWindows 7 64-Bit (SP1) or Windows 10 64-Bit (1803 or later) Windows® 10 64-bit (latest Service Pack)
CPUIntel® Core™ i3-4340 or AMD FX-6300 Intel® Core™ i5-2500K or AMD Ryzen™ R5 1600X Processor
GPUNVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 670 /
NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 1650 or
AMD Radeon™ HD 7950 - DirectX 12.0 compatible system
NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 970 /
NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 1660 or AMD Radeon™ R9 390 /
AMD Radeon™ RX 580 - DirectX 12.0 compatible system
HDDMP only 50GB, 175 GB full game 175GB
NetworkBroadband Internet ConnectionBroadband Internet Connection
Requires DirectX 12 compatible systemRequires DirectX 12 compatible system

PC Requirements For Ray Tracing & Competitive

Ray TracingCompetitive
OSWindows 10 64 Bit (latest update) Windows 10 64 Bit (latest update)
CPUIntel i7-8700K or AMD Ryzen 1800X Intel i7-8700K or AMD Ryzen 1800X
GPUNVIDIA GeForce GTX 3070 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 / RTX 3070
or Radeon RX Vega64 Graphics
HDD175GB 175GB
NetworkBroadband Internet Connection Broadband Internet Connection
DirectX Compatible DirectX Compatible

Source: Activision Support!!

Same Game Engine Used

Call of Duty: Cold War Black Ops will use the same game engine as Modern Warfare thus having similar spec requirements as the previous game. However, it might require higher baseline hardware. Application Is Required

In order to launch the game, installing is needed. The application can be downloaded here.

File Size Is Around 100~200GB

According to Microsoft Store the file size of the game would be around 100~200GB. Make sure to clear out files and prepare space needed.

Game Files Can Be Pre-Downloaded

Preordering the game allows the player to download the game before the actual release. Download the game earlier so you can enjoy it on the same day the game's released.

Check Out More Details About The Install Size Here!

Update Your Drivers

For faster and more efficient run of the game, make sure to update and download the latest driver for your PC.

Black Ops Cold War Ultra RTX PC System Requirements

Ultra RTX Specification


If you want to run the game at a High FPS in 4K Resolution with Ray Tracing, you need to have the hardware listed below.

OSWindows 10 64 Bit (latest service pack)
CPUIntel i9-9900K or AMD Ryzen 3700X
NetworkBroadband Internet Connection
DirectX Compatible

Source: Activision Support!!

What Is Ray Tracing?

Ray Tracing is a technique currently exclusive to Nvidia graphics cards that simulate real-world reflections and behavior of light. This makes objects inside the game appear more realistic.

Some RTX-Compatible Cards:

RTX 3090RTX 3080
RTX 3070RTX 2080 Ti
RTX 2080 RTX 2080 Super
RTX 2070 RTX 2070 Super
RTX 2060 RTX 2060 Super
RTX 2060 Ti Titan RTX

Can Be Enabled And Disabled

RTX can be on or off by changing the in-game settings. In previous series, turning RTX on will make the graphics more detailed but causes a performance dip.

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