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Updated Specs, Features Revealed For 'Call Of Duty: WWII' On PC

Activision’s marquee franchise will have a new installment next week. Prior to the launch of Call of Duty: WWII, Sledgehammer Games addressed the PC gaming community on Steam with updates on hardware requirements and improvements to features that will be available at launch.

The hardware specs have somewhat changed since the PC beta in late September. Notable additions to the chart include an AMD CPU for the minimum category and higher storage requirements. The beta, with its limited content, required only 25GB of storage, but the final version of Call of Duty: WWII needs an astounding 90GB of free space. That number puts it in the same ranks as Forza Motorsport 7 and Middle-earth: Shadow of War in terms of titles that require large amounts of space on your storage drive.

Call of Duty: WWII MinimumRecommended (1080p, 60 fps)
CPUIntel Core i3-3225 (Ivy Bridge, 3.3GHz)AMD Ryzen 5 1400 (Summit Ridge, 3.2 GHz)Intel Core i5-2400 (Sandy Bridge, 3.1 GHz)AMD Ryzen R5 1600X (Summit Ridge, 3.6GHz)
GPUNvidia GeForce GTX 660Nvidia GeForce GTX 1050AMD Radeon HD 7850Nvidia GeForce GTX 970Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060AMD Radeon R9 390AMD Radeon RX 580
RAM8GB12GB
Storage90GB90GB
OSWindows 7 (64-bit) or laterN/A
APIDirectX 11DirectX 11

Beta players had PC-specific features available such as the ability to play in 4K, use an ultra-wide monitor, adjust the framerate cap (up to 250 fps) and alter the field of view. Sledgehammer said that in the wake of the beta, it increased the field of view slider range across different aspect ratios so that those playing on an ultra-wide monitor won’t have an unfair advantage. The developers also added that the game will have G-Sync and FreeSync support, fully remappable keys, and “advanced video settings.” As a final treat, the aim assist feature is disabled so you’ll have to rely solely on your skills to get the top spot at each match.

A multiplayer-heavy title such as Call of Duty: WWII comes with a plethora of cheat and hacking safeguards to give all players an equal footing during combat. Unfortunately, the full set of preventive measures wasn’t available during the beta. However, the studio assured fans that it will be active (along with some new upgrades) at launch, so you'll probably see some bans handed out within the first few hours of gameplay.

If you already placed a preorder for the game on PC, you can start downloading it today. Depending on your available bandwidth at home, a 90GB download can take anywhere from one to several hours, so plan accordingly. Call of Duty: WWII launches on Friday, November 3.

NameCall of Duty: WWII
TypeFirst-person shooter
DeveloperSledgehammer Games
PublisherActivision
PlatformsPC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One
Where To BuySteamPlayStation StoreXbox StoreAmazonBest BuyWalmartGameStop
Release DateNovember 3, 2017
  • ern88
    Wonder if it will be good. I'll wait for some reviews before buying it.
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  • TechyInAZ
    90GB!!! That would take me 3 nights to download.
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  • dstarr3
    20314990 said:
    90GB!!! That would take me 3 nights to download.

    Well, I'm sure that'd compress to a mere 2-night download.
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  • mahanddeem
    Frames cap up to 250 seems good. Looking forward to it.
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  • TechyInAZ
    20315189 said:
    20314990 said:
    90GB!!! That would take me 3 nights to download.

    Well, I'm sure that'd compress to a mere 2-night download.

    Oh i thought that was the full download. Ok that makes sense, so it's more like 60GB of something?
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  • dstarr3
    20315245 said:
    20315189 said:
    20314990 said:
    90GB!!! That would take me 3 nights to download.

    Well, I'm sure that'd compress to a mere 2-night download.

    Oh i thought that was the full download. Ok that makes sense, so it's more like 60GB of something?

    Not sure, it varies from game to game. But yeah, the download size is always smaller than the install size because of compression. Download size could be half the install size easy. I've seen games that download 1GB and decompress to 9GB.
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  • artk2219
    20314893 said:
    You can begin the preloading process today.

    Updated?rel=ugc]http://www.tomshardware.com/news/call-of-duty-wwii-pc,35788.html]Updated Specs, Features Revealed For 'Call Of Duty: WWII' On PC : Read more

    I wonder if it will play with any of AMD's FX chips or not, an FX 9590 is roughly like an r5 1400. Actually, those specs are kind of weird, a Ryzen 1600x would ROFL stomp an i5 2400, heck even the r5 1400 would do that, yet that's the minimum spec? An FX 8350 should do the same to an I3 3225 in anything even semi decently threaded, or even an FX 6300 or 6350. Maybe the game is completely unoptimized for AMD hardware?

    https://www.anandtech.com/bench/product/1281?vs=1267
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  • ceeblueyonder
    the multiplayer maps are even tinier than ever before.
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  • derekullo
    This will be Activision's 5th Call of Duty's rehashing World War 2 released for Windows (10th WW2 shooter total if you include other systems)
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Category:World_War_II_first-person_shooters
    The first Call of Duty was in 2003 and with 5 Call of Duty's released since then it breaks down to a WW2 game every 3.4 years, not including either of the Modern Warfare's.

    Do we really need a new World War 2 game every 3.4 years (1.7 years)?

    Call of Duty:WW2 is almost a pun on how repetitive Call of Duty is seeing how the vast majority of the other titles were also based during World War 2.


    On a different note, wasn't the point of gaming on an ultra-wide monitor to get an unfair advantage?
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  • The Paladin
    derekullo : dont like WWII games, dont buy it.. :) personally I prefer WWII or WWI game over those walk on walls and such unrealistic bling that should always remain on a Xbox.

    the point of this game is that the promise that groups and clans can again have private servers with their own preferred gaming rules; Crouch and ADS for example over the commonly Xbox generation run and gun bunny hopping player.

    pre-orders months ago, and just can wait to get the clan server running.
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