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    Call of Duty: Vanguard – PC System Requirements and Preloading Info

    Make sure your PC can run Vanguard before you get the game.


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    Ahead of its release this week, Activision has announced the official system requirements and preloading details for Call of Duty: Vanguard on PC.

    PC System Requirements

    Here are the official PC system requirements of Call of Duty: Vanguard on PC. Take note, the requirements are listed in tiers, from Minimum to the Ultra graphics setting.

    Operating System

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    • 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


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    • 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

    (Additional storage space may be required for mandatory game updates.)

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    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

    PC Preloading

    All players who pre-purchased the game digitally on can preload the game so they’re ready to play the moment the game goes live.

    Preloading for PC begins on November 2 at 10 AM PT / November 3 at 1AM PHT. If you purchased a digital version of the game but it does not download during the preload period, find Vanguard under “Partner Games” in the Launcher and follow the prompts to begin the download.

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    Call of Duty: Vanguard releases on November 5, 2021 on PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, and PC.

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    Nicolo Manaloto
    Nicolo Manaloto
    UnGeek's resident editor who is obsessed with anything and everything Death Stranding. He is also a big fan of the Yakuza series, and is a weaboo in denial.


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