Call of Duty Vanguard PC System Requirements Revealed: Only 61GB of Storage Required on Launch

Looks like hard drives and SSDs will be spared a beating come November 5.

Call of Duty Vanguard

Call of Duty Vanguard is just about here, and fans couldn’t be more excited to jump in and see what sort of World War-era drama Sledgehammer Games have in store. The Open Beta for Vanguard was pretty successful, minus the rampant cheating and hackers inbound, but overall, the game seems to have a very balanced and fun multiplayer experience that feels equally familiar and fresh.

One of the things that excites fans about the upcoming release is the fact that Vanguard will truly be among the most next-gen of releases that will help push PC setups close to their max. For PC enthusiasts, Call of Duty Vanguard is definitely something they have their eyes, and Beenox, the PC development lead on Vanguard, has just released the system requirements – and it looks pretty good.

Call of Duty Vanguard will indeed have smaller install size on launch

Call of Duty Vanguard

Minimum System Requirements:

  • CPU: Intel Core i3-4340 or AMD FX-6300
  • RAM: 8 GB
  • Storage: 36 GB at launch (Multiplayer and Zombies only)
  • GPU/Video Memory: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960 or AMD Radeon RX 470/ 2 GB
  • Recommended Drivers: NVIDIA: 472.12 / AMD: 21.9.1
  • Hi-Rez Assets Cache:  Up to 32 GB (Hi-Rez Assets Cache can be turned off in the game’s settings)

Recommended System Requirements: 

  • CPU: Intel Core i5-2500K or AMD Ryzen 5 1600X
  • RAM: 12 GB
  • Storage: 61 GB at launch
  • GPU/Video Memory: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 or AMD Radeon RX 580 / 4 GB
  • Recommended Drivers: NVIDIA: 472.12 / AMD: 21.9.1
  • Hi-Rez Assets Cache:  Up to 32 GB (Hi-Rez Assets Cache can be turned off in the game’s settings)

In addition to to minimum and recommended settings, Beenox also released Competitive/Ultra 4K System Requirements:

Competitive/Ultra 4K System Requirements

  • CPU: Intel Core i7-8700K or AMD Ryzen 7 1800X

    Ultra 4K: Intel Core i9-9900K or AMD Ryzen 9 3900X

  • RAM: 16 GB
  • Storage: 61 GB at launch
  • GPU/Video Memory: NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070/RTX 3060 Ti or AMD Radeon RX 5700XT / 8GB

    Ultra 4K: NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 or AMD Radeon RX 6800 XT / 10 GB

  • Recommended Drivers: NVIDIA: 472.12 / AMD: 21.9.1
  • Hi-Rez Assets Cache:  Up to 64 GB (Hi-Rez Assets Cache can be turned off in the game’s settings)

Call of Duty Vanguard

PC players who have pre-ordered Call of Duty Vanguard will be able to pre-load the game depending on their region. Refer to the above map to know when players can pre-load the game.

When Sledgehammer first announced that the install sizes would indeed be smaller for Vanguard, many remained skeptical at best. Yet, it looks like the dev team has been able to bring down the install size down to a very comfortable number, at least on launch, it remains to be seen how it looks like after a couple of updates.

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