CoD: Vanguard PC System Requirements & Exclusive Features

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Call of Duty: Vanguard has a sleuth of different features, some more taxing on performance than other. Can your PC handle Sledgehammer's latest effort?
CoD: Vanguard PC system requirements and features
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Call of Duty: Vanguard is upon us, and players are keen to dive into this World War II experience. Whilst we weren't initially excited for "yet another World War II game", it seems that we have a banger on our hands. The big question, though, is whether our various systems will be able to handle Vanguard on PC. Thus, here are the PC System Requirements for Sledgehammer's latest effort...

CoD: Vanguard PC System Requirements

Sledgehammer Games have revealed Call of Duty: Vanguard's PC system requirements in a recent Call of Duty Blog Post. For the most part, the game is playable on low-end systems if you are okay with 30FPS and low-resolution textures and graphical quality. Additionally, there are some solid options for those players who want to play the game competitively or with Ultra Graphical settings.

In addition to the requirements set out below, there are a few compulsory specifications for all users:

  • All players must have a continuous and high-speed Broadband Internet Connection.
  • All players' systems must be DirectX 12 compatible.
  • Additional storage space will be required for mandatory game updates down the line.

Vanguard Minimum PC System Requirements

Category

System Requirement

Operating SystemWindows 10 64 Bit (With the Latest Update)
CPUIntel Core i3-4340 or AMD FX-6300
RAM8 GB RAM
Storage Space36 GB at launch (MP and Zombies), 177 GB all game modes
Hi-Rez Assets CacheUp to 32 GB
Video Card (GPU)NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960 or AMD Radeon RX 470
Video Memory2 GB
Graphics DriverNVIDIA: 472.12 / AMD: 21.9.1

Vanguard Recommended PC System Requirements

Category

System Requirement

Operating System

Windows 10 64 Bit or Windows 11 64 Bit (both with latest update)

CPUIntel Core i5-2500K or AMD Ryzen 5 1600X
RAM12 GB RAM
Storage Space177 GB
Hi-Rez Assets CacheUp to 32 GB
Video Card (GPU)NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 or AMD Radeon RX 580
Video Memory

4 GB

Graphics DriverNVIDIA: 472.12 / AMD: 21.9.1

Vanguard Competitive PC System Requirements

Category

System Requirement

Operating SystemWindows 10 64 Bit or Windows 11 64 Bit (both with latest update)
CPUIntel Core i7-8700K or AMD Ryzen 7 1800X
RAM16 GB RAM
Storage Space177 GB
Hi-Rez Assets CacheUp to 32 GB
Video Card (GPU)NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 / RTX 3060 Ti or AMD Radeon RX 5700 XT
Video Memory8 GB
Graphics DriverNVIDIA: 472.12 / AMD: 21.9.1


Vanguard Ultra 4K PC System Requirements

Category

System Requirement

Operating SystemWindows 10 64 Bit or Windows 11 64 Bit (both with latest update)
CPUIntel Core i9-9900K or AMD Ryzen 9 3900X
RAM16 GB RAM
Storage Space177 GB
Hi-Rez Assets CacheUp to 64 GB
Video Card (GPU)NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 / RTX 3080 or AMD Radeon RX 6800 XT
Video Memory10 GB
Graphics DriverNVIDIA: 472.12 / AMD: 21.9.1

The game's required storage space will, of course, change significantly as Sledgehammer Games release additional updates and seasons. Call of Duty: Vanguard will have mandatory updates, so you need to make sure that you have a reasonable amount of additional space available on your HDD or SSD.


Call of Duty: Vanguard PC-Exclusive Features

  • Unlimited Frame Rate
  • Ultra Wide & Multi-Monitor Support
  • A Variety of Settings
  • Enormous Customization Options for the Accessibility Features
    • Reduce Motion Sickness
    • Improve the readability of texts
    • Adaptive ease of use
  • Improved input delay
  • Auto-Detect Features
    • Automatically optimizes graphics settings for different hardware
    • Detects and adjusts the brightness of other monitors

The neat thing about Call of Duty: Vanguard is that, unless you're trying to play the bloody thing on a type-writer, you can probably run it on its lowest or even recommended settings. Alternatively, though, this game is well optimized to get the most out of your high-end PC's with top-quality graphics and some pretty solid competitive settings.