'Call of Duty: Black Ops III' PC System Requirements Revealed

The next installment in Call of Duty's vast library, Black Ops III, has been having its coming out party today, and Activision has already decided to release PC requirements for the game. Normally, these don't get released until closer to a game's release date, but it is refreshing to see a developer give PC gamers, or those who are looking to switch to the platform, ample time to prepare their rigs.

Reported by VG247, the PC requirements actually look pretty manageable. The hardware isn't overtly demanding, meaning those with modest builds can enjoy Call of Duty: Black Ops III on PC without having to drop too much money into their builds.

  • Operating System: Windows 7 64-Bit / Windows 8 64-Bit / Windows 8.1 64-Bit
  • Processor: Intel® Core™ i3-530 @ 2.93 GHz / AMD Phenom™ II X4 810 @ 2.60 GHz
  • Memory: 6 GB RAM
  • Graphics: NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 470 @ 1GB / ATI® Radeon™ HD 6970 @ 1GB
  • DirectX: Version 11
  • Network: Broadband Internet connection
  • Sound Card: DirectX Compatible
While these are only the minimum requirements, it should give Call of Duty: Black Ops III players plenty of headroom should they have more powerful systems. According to the same report, that's exactly what Black Ops III developer Treyarch is shooting for.
"For players on high-end rigs there are feature-rich options for them. You've invested in your rig, you want to be able to turn on all those options and play all maxed out. - Treyarch's Mark Lamia"
Call of Duty: Black Ops III takes place in a gritty, dark twisted future where humans are becoming augmented weapons on the battlefield. In their official reveal, Treyarch is promising a "momentum-based chain movement system" which should add some fluidity how the player moves throughout the game. Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare started this last year with their Exo suits and the different ways you could move about in them, and it seems Black Ops III will be continuing that trend.

It is interesting to see the developers make sure the game will run on lower hardware, especially because Call of Duty: Black Ops III is only on PC and current-generation consoles. Hopefully, this means better optimized games for Xbox One and PS4, with a true stable 60 frames-per-second and full 1080p resolution on both platforms.

Treyarch's Call of Duty: Black Ops III will release November 6 on PC, Xbox One, and Playstation 4. Excited for Call of Duty: Black Ops III? Upset about the game's direction? Sound off in the comments below.

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