Optimizing games for PCs have always been an extra coat of paint for many studios. Since developers often have to keep a few variants of a console in mind while developing a game for their respective consoles, PCs on the other hand, have millions of different configurations.
There aren’t many titles that come optimized for PCs at launch. Just look at Batman Arkham Knight when it first launched back in 2015. It was plagued with RAM issues, FPS drops and a whole lot more on the PC side of things. Essentially, a disaster!
Since then, studios who have committed themselves to PCs have been giving PCs the extra hand when it comes to testing a testing before its launch. As PlayStation 4 players say a good bye to the first BETA weekend for COD:BO4, its time for PC and Xbox One players to join the party this weekend.
Apart from some pre-order goodies, COD;BO4 would launch an Open Beta for players accessing the game from PCs. Open Betas are an excellent way to test the waters of your game’s performance on the PC. Not only does it attract a ton of attention, but it also allows you to take note of issues that could potentially trickle into the final launch of the game.
For those keen on joining these betas, the folks over at Treyarch have just released a list of system requirements for players on the PC.
Here’s the system requirements to play Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 Beta on the PC:
OS: Windows 7 64-Bit or later
CPU: Intel Core i5 2500k or AMD equivalent
RAM: 8GB RAM
HDD: 25GB HD space
Video: Nvidia GeForce GTX 660 2 GB / GTX 1050 2GB or AMD Radeon HD 7850
OS: Windows 10 64 Bit
CPU: Intel Core i7 4770k or AMD equivalent
RAM: 12GB RAM
HDD: 25GB HD space
Video: Nvidia GeForce GTX 970 / GTX 1060 6GB or AMD Radeon R9 390 / AMD RX 580
With the specs aside, do note that these system requirements could change by the time the game finally releases in October, later this year. Also, you’re going to have to wait for the Blackout beta that features a battle royale setting.
Given how much time the folks over at the studio have, let’s hope that COD:BO4 releases in full stability on PC when it finally releases in October, this year.