Call of Duty: Vanguard PC requirements: Minimum and recommended specs

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Call of Duty: Vanguard is set to release on November 5, bringing players back into a World War 2 experience. Here’s a breakdown of Vanguard’s PC requirements, from minimum spec to higher-end systems. 

Call of Duty: Vanguard is due to drop onto consoles and PC this November, promising to take advantage of an upgraded Modern Warfare game engine. Before you drop into the WWII-era shooter, you’ll need to know the PC requirements.

Vanguard will be sold for PC players exclusively on Battle.Net, the Blizzard-owned game launcher. With new mechanics coming to this latest iteration, such as destructible terrain, it won’t be the easiest game to run smoothly.

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However, we’ve now got the full rundown on everything you’ll need to run the game properly on PC. Below are the full minimum and recommended specs.


Minimum PC specifications

Thanks to the official Vanguard website, we were able to get a glimpse of what it takes to run the first offerings of the game.

Able to support uncapped frame rates and a low-latency mode, Vanguard will naturally take some serious power to maintain stability.

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CoD Vanguard is set to launch across PC, Xbox, and PlayStation hardware on November 5.

Call of Duty games have become infamous for their filesize too, with the beta itself coming in at 45gb alone. Black Ops Cold War was over 170gb, so be prepared come launch day.

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The minimum PC requirements for CoD Vanguard are as follows:

  • CPU: Intel Core i3-4340 or AMD FX-6300
  • GRAPHICS: Nvidia GeForce GTX 960 2GB / GTX 1050Ti 4GB / AMD Radeon RX 470
  • RAM: 8 GB
  • OS: 64-bit Windows 10 (latest update)

Recommended PC specifications

If you’re fortunate enough to sport some serious hardware under the hood of your PC, then you’ll be able to take Vanguard to the next level. Running off an updated Modern Warfare engine, Sledgehammer Games’ latest addition to the franchise is sure to rival the best-looking shooters on the FPS scene.

The recommended PC requirements for CoD Vanguard are as follows:

  • CPU: Intel Core i5-2500K or AMD Ryzen 5 1600X
  • GRAPHICS: Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060 or AMD Radeon RX 580
  • RAM: 12 GB
  • OS: 64-bit Windows 10 (latest update) or 64-bit Windows 11 (latest update)
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Vanguard takes the CoD franchise back to the WWII era.

Whether you’re just happy to have Vanguard run on your PC or your looking to push graphics are much as possible, ample settings will help you fine-tune the experience.

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Just be sure your rig meets the minimum requirements before booting up CoD Vanguard.