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Esports community share confusion over Call of Duty: Modern Warfare crossplay announcement

Published: 30/May/2019 19:26 Updated: 30/May/2019 20:26

by Alan Bernal


Call of Duty fans are hyped for the newly announced Modern Warfare, but it came with a side of confusion from the pro scene after Infinity Ward confirmed the new title would feature crossplay.

At long last Infinity Ward gave the world its first look at the next entry in the Call of Duty franchise on May 30 after mountains of leaks and rumors. While there is no shortage of new and old players rejoicing at Modern Warfare’s reveal, there’s already rumblings of how the upcoming game is going to shake up the competitive scene.

Across social media, everyone from Call of Duty pros to prominent esports figures have been chiming in with how crossplay in Modern Warfare could affect the landscape of future CoD competitions.

In a press release shortly following Modern Warfare’s reveal trailer, Infinity Ward said they “plan for Modern Warfare to be played together across PC and console through cross-play support.”

The news sent ripples through social media for people who were wondering what that meant for professional CoD, since a similar situation has been taking place in the Fortnite Battle Royale scene.

“Wait wait wait wait WAIT,” Team Solo-Mid’s Ali ‘Myth’ Kabbani said, “COD going cross platform means what for competitive COD? Are former controller players shifting to PC? Will PC players end up being the alpha race? Or will all fronts just go head to head, that would be legendary.”

Myth TwitterPros around the esports scene were bringing up points that have been heard before.

Longtime esports commentator Lauren ‘Pansy’ Scott even saw the potential in a future PC player shakedown, saying: “Ooo CoD finally cross platform. Big yikes for console gamers incoming.”

Even esports insider Rod ‘Slasher’ Breslau gave his hot take on the announcement with a classic meme while adding: “One of the best things Call of Duty has ever done and another win for all gamers when the platforms come together… PC gamers coming in to ezclap console kids.”

What does Modern Warfare crossplay mean for consoles?

PC gaming has long enjoyed some of the most optimal ways to enjoy games due to high-functioning setups that can get the most out of a given title.

With Modern Warfare having crossplay, console players will be able to opt-in to servers that include the entire CoD fanbase from Xbox, PlayStation, and PC.

Infinity WardModern Warfare’s crossplay is terrific for broader gaming audiences, but questions still loom on how it will affect the pro scene.

While this is incredible on the surface, there have been long winded discussions in the past about esports players on different platforms competing with each other.

From aim assist on consoles to steadier higher frames that can be achieved with PC’s, it’s going to be interesting to see how the CoD scene will adapt, if at all, to the crossplay title.

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Black Ops Cold War PC requirements: Minimum and recommended specs

Published: 29/Oct/2020 22:20

by Tanner Pierce


With Black Ops Cold War just two weeks away from being officially released, Activision and Treyarch have officially unveiled all the PC requirements and recommended specs a fan could dream for, including what you’ll need if you want to run the game on high settings.

Black Ops Cold War is almost here and fans are starting to get hyped for the first-person shooter. With only two weeks left until the game’s official launch, most fans have decided if they are going to be picking it up or if they’re going to be skipping out on this year’s entry.

Up until this point, however, neither Activision or Treyarch given a ton of info about the PC version of the game. That’s now changed as the required and recommended specs have officially been unveiled, as well was the specs you’ll need in order run it on other types of settings.

Black Ops Cold War minimum PC specs

  • OS: Windows 7 64-bit or Windows 10 64-bit or higher
  • CPU: Intel Core I3-4340 or AMD FX-6300
  • RAM: 8GB
  • HDD: 50GB for MP only, 175GB for all game modes
  • Video: Nvidia Geforce GTX 670/Geforce GTX 1650/Radeon HD 7950

Black Ops Cold War recommended PC specs

  • OS: Windows 10 64-bit
  • CPU: Intel Core I5-2500K or AMD Ryzen R5 1600X
  • RAM: 12GB
  • HDD: 175GB
  • Video: Nvidia Geforce GTX 970/GTX 1660 Super or Radeon R9 390/AMD RX 580

Black Ops Cold War recommended PC specs with ray-tracing

  • OS: Windows 10 64-bit
  • CPU: Intel I7-8700K or AMD Ryzen 1800X
  • RAM: 16GB
  • HDD: 175GB
  • Video: Nvidia Geforce RTX 3070
Activision released a handy graphic to explain to PC players what they’ll need.

Black Ops Cold War competitive PC specs

  • OS: Windows 10 64-bit
  • CPU: Intel I7-8700K or AMD Ryzen 1800X
  • RAM: 16GB
  • HDD: 175GB
  • Video: Nvidia Geforce GTX 1080/RTX 3070 or Radeon RX Vega64 graphics

Black Ops Cold War Ultra RTX PC specs

  • OS: Windows 10 64-bit
  • CPU: Intel I9-9900K or AMD Ryzen 3700X
  • RAM: 16GB
  • HDD: 250GB
  • Video: Nvidia Geforce RTX 3080

As expected, if you want to run the game on extremely high settings, you’re going to need the PC to match it. That being said, the required specs are better than what was required in the beta, with the full game only requiring an I3 processor while the pre-release version needed an I5.

This, however, shouldn’t be surprise, as full versions of games are almost always more optimized than their pre-release counterparts. That being said, it’ll be interesting to see how bad the low-settings PC version looks once it’s live. Here’s hoping that it won’t be too bad.