We're closing in on the release date for Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War, which means it is time to take a look at the game's PC system requirements. One thing immediately jumps out here – a requirement for up to 250GB of storage space.
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare has caused players a lot of issues over the last year due to its ever-growing file size. Unfortunately, it looks like Black Ops Cold War won't be fixing that problem, with the full game calling for 175GB of storage space, with the top-end PC spec calling for as much as 250GB.
The minimum system requirements call for an Intel Core i3-4340 or AMD FX-6300 CPU, 8GB of RAM and an Nvidia GTX 670/GTX 1650 or AMD Radeon HD 7950 GPU. Meanwhile the recommended requirements call for an Intel Core i5-2500K or Ryzen 5 1600X CPU, 12GB of RAM and an Nvidia GTX 970 or Radeon R9 390.
If you want to play with ray-tracing, then you are going to need an Intel Core i7-8700K or AMD Ryzen 1800X, 16GB of RAM and a GeForce RTX 3070. Finally, if you want to run with ‘Ultra RTX' settings, you'll want an Intel Core i9-9900K or AMD Ryzen 3700X, 16GB of RAM and an Nvidia GeForce RTX 3080.
In all cases, you are going to need 175GB of storage space for all game modes at launch. Alternatively, you can just install the multiplayer mode, which is 50GB. The spec sheet does say that the game can eat up to 250GB of space though and as we've seen from Modern Warfare this year, that seems like a very likely outcome in the months to come.
KitGuru Says: The fact that Call of Duty is continuing to require so much storage space is a little crazy. Are any of you planning on getting Black Ops Cold War?