Previous Call of Duty titles required very modest hardware capability to run the game, and that isn’t going to be changing with Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 judging from the recently-revealed minimum PC requirements. However, there’s a catch.
While you won’t be needing to upgrade your outdated 8000 GT (or equivalent), you will be needing to upgrade your OS if you’re one of those people who are still running Windows XP; in a rather surprising move, Treyarch confirmed that Windows XP will not be supported.
The engine behind Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 hasn’t seen any substantial upgrades, but there is one thing that should make PC gamers happy: Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 has made the jump from DirectX 9 to DirectX 11.
“We’ve improved the way the engine handles multiple threads. Additionally, we moved the engine from DX9 to DX11. The DX11 API is leaner than DX9 and requires less CPU time to do the same amount of work. It is important to point out that this benefits the entire range of supported GPUs, not just DX11 hardware,” Treyarch explained in a post on the game’s website.
“We have also added more ‘quality vs performance’ options than ever before so you can customize your experience to either run faster or to satisfy your taste in eye candy.”
To see if your machine will be able to run Call of Duty: Black Ops 2, you can check out the minimum system requirements below.
Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 system requirements:
- OS: Windows Vista SP2 or Windows 7
- CPU: Intel Core2 Duo E8200 2.66 GHz or AMD Phenom X3 8750 2.4 GHz
- Memory: 2GB for 32-bit OS or 4GB for 64-bit OS
- Video Card: Nvidia GeForce 8800GT 512 MB or ATI Radeon HD 3870 512 MB