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COD Vanguard PC system requirements - What specs do you need to run Vanguard?

Activision has revealed the official Call of Duty: Vanguard PC system requirements, and here's what components you will need, depending on your preferred settings.
Call of Duty: Vanguard is releasing later this week and Activision is finally ready to share the PC system requirements for the game.

In a new blog post, focused solely on the PC version of the game and all aspects around it, alongside the official Vanguard PC trailer, it also highlighted what PC gamers can expect in technical terms.

The first thing you will be relieved to hear is that you will need not buy a new drive just to instal another Call of Duty game, as it seems that Beenox (Activision's subordinary studio exclusively in charge of making PC ports) has done a great job with the file size optimisation.

In stark contrast to Warzone, which currently requires a baffling 147GB of space on your drive, you will need to allocate only 61GB in order to instal COD Vanguard on your PC, and that includes all three main modes of the game: singleplayer campaign, multiplayer, and Zombies.

COD Vanguard pc system requirements
The PC version of Vanguard will offer "over 200 individual settings". (Picture: Activision)

And if you are not interested in the campaign, rather you only want to have fun with other players, you will need and even less space, as there is a multiplayer + Zombies package that will only take you 36GB of space on your drive, almost unbelievable for a modern AAA game.

For comparison, on launch, Black Ops Cold War required 80GB, almost 20GB more than Vanguard.

Still, keep in mind that these are just a vanilla version of the game, and as new seasons drop and add new content, these numbers will start growing.

Asides from a relatively small installation size, Vanguard on PC also comes with very flexible requirements, designed to allow gamers with various configurations to find their perfect settings and enjoy the game as optimally as possible.

Check out all COD Vanguard PC system requirements: 

cod vanguard pc system requirements
You can expect ultrawide monitor and multiple displays support. (Picture: Activision)

Call of Duty: Vanguard - minimum system requirements

  • OS: Windows 10 64-bit (latest update)
  • Processor: Intel Core i3-4340 or AMD FX-6300
  • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960 or AMD Radeon RX 470
  • RAM: 8GB
  • VRAM: 2GB
  • Storage: 36GB at launch (Multiplayer and Zombies only)
  • OS: Windows 10 64-bit (latest update) or Windows 11 64-bit (latest update)
  • Processor: Intel Core i5-2500K or AMD Ryzen 5 1600X
  • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 or AMD Radeon RX 580
  • RAM: 12GB
  • VRAM: 4GB
  • Storage: 61GB at launch

Call of Duty: Vanguard - competitive system requirements

  • OS: Windows 10 64-bit (latest update) or Windows 11 64-bit (latest update)
  • Processor: Intel Core i7-8700K or AMD Ryzen 7 1800X
  • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070/RTX 3060 Ti or AMD Radeon RX 5700XT
  • RAM: 16GB
  • VRAM: 8GB
  • Storage: 61GB at launch

Call of Duty: Vanguard - ultra system requirements

  • OS: Windows 10 64-bit (latest update) or Windows 11 64-bit (latest update)
  • Processor: Intel Core i9-9900K or AMD Ryzen 9 3900X
  • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 or AMD Radeon RX 6800 XT
  • RAM: 16GB
  • VRAM: 10GB
  • Storage: 61GB (with an optional "Hi-Rez assets cache" up to 64GB more)

And there you have it, all tiers of PC system requirements for Warzone, find which one is best for your computer!


Make sure to keep up with our dedicated Call of Duty page as the action continues to come ahead of the COD: Vanguard release. We'll have all the latest on the Warzone front as well heading into an exciting holiday season.

Featured image courtesy of Activision.