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New Call Of Duty: Vanguard Trailer Released, PC Specs Revealed

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With just four days left to go until launch, Activision Blizzard has released a new Call of Duty: Vanguard trailer, this time focused on PC gameplay.

Beenox is leading the development charge on the PC version of Vanguard, and its new trailer showcases some of the things PC players can expect. For example, it will launch with visuals up to 4K resolutions, ultrawide screen support, multiple performance options, and more.

As you can see in the trailer above, Vanguard is looking great on PC. The improved latency doesn’t hurt either. As expected, the PC version of Vanguard will only be playable via Activision Blizzard’s own

Alongside the trailer, Beenox also revealed the amount of storage needed to play Vanguard and the PC specs necessary for minimum, recommended, competitive, and ultra 4K experiences. As far as space goes, true to Activision Blizzard’s word, Vanguard is smaller than previous iterations in the franchise. PC players need a minimum of 36GB at launch to play just multiplayer and zombies, but 61 GB is recommended for anyone wishing to go above minimum specs.

Here are the rest of the PC specs listed for 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

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: 4GB
Competitive: 8 GB
Ultra 4K: 10GB

Recommended Drivers of Nvidia/AMD:

Nvidia: 472.12
AMD: 21.9.1

Those who pre-purchase Vanguard receive Task Force One leader Arthur Kingsley and the Night Raid Mastercraft SMG for immediate use in Call of Duty: Black Ops: Cold War and Call of Duty: Warzone. You’ll also receive the Frontline Weapons Pack for Vanguard.

Eric P

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