With Treyarch behind the development and post-launch support of Black Ops 3 for PC, it’s going to be a great year for the PC community as a whole.

We’ve put together everything you need to know about the PC release of Black Ops 3 below:

System Requirements

Recommended GPU’s by Nvidia depending on resolution (for 60fps target)

The below recommendations are based on a target 60fps average at each resolution, at High detail levels in Multiplayer. *Intel Core i7-4790, 8GB of RAM, Windows 10 x64.


The Nvidia Game Ready Driver for Black Ops 3 is now ready to download. More details here.

We’d recommend the ASUS line of Nvidia GTX GPU’s due to their premium build quality and reliability, DIRECTCU cooling technology, 0db fan design and more. You can see the full line up of ASUS Nvidia GPU’s here (or click the image below)


OS: 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
Hard Drive: 60 GB available space
Sound Card: DirectX Compatible

Black Ops 3 will be Windows 10 compatible. No cross-platform play between Windows 10 and Xbox One.

Mod and mapping tools coming to Black Ops 3 on PC in 2016Read more
Treyarch has announced that for Black Ops 3 on PC, they’re adding mod tools and mapping in 2016. They’re expecting it to be available in Alpha state in March 2016.

Over the years, the Call of Duty® community has proven itself to be among the most passionate in the world – and we count ourselves fortunate to make games for you.

We’ve been listening to one of your top requests and are excited to announce that modding and mapping are coming to Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 PC!

This is Treyarch’s current plan of features:

  • You will be able to create Maps & Game Modes and more!
  • We will include Unranked Dedicated Server Files with the tools so you can run servers with modded content anywhere you choose.
  • We will provide an Unranked Server Browser so you can easily find and join servers with modded content.
  • Closed Alpha target date: March 2016

Facts about the PC version of Black Ops 3

  • 100% Ranked Dedicated Servers
  • 2-Player Split Screen
  • Seamless Game Controller Support
  • Strong GPU scaling, SLI and Crossfire Optimizations, and 4K monitor support make the game look and run great at full 4K resolution
  • FOV Slider
  • Framerate Cap Slider
  • Improved Text Chat features available in-game and also now in lobbies.
  • Fantastic Steam Trading Cards – collect them all!
  • Treyarch Anti-Cheat (TAC)

Beta feedback and changes being implemented

  • Some players felt that the game didn’t perform well on their computer. The good news is that the PC Beta didn’t include final performance optimizations. This work is being completed as we speak. We’re improving performance and working with hardware partners to prepare optimized drivers for launch.
  • Other players described the mouse as “floaty” or “laggy.” We agree – player feedback helped us find the problem and we fixed it.
  • Some players with certain networking configurations had trouble connecting to online services. Thanks to your reports we were able to fix this compatibility issue.
  • During the Beta, some players provided feedback that they were experiencing various crashes, freezes, or other bugs. We’ve been dissecting each one and as a result have been able to fix a lot of bugs including many crash and freeze issues.


As per usual, PC players will need to wait approximately 4 weeks after PS4 players have received the latest DLC map pack.


  • Ratboy


    • FazalGaming


      • Ratboy

        Damn you!!!

  • Jay Evan

    I have a GeForce GTX 750 with 1920x 1200 resolution. Would that follow with the remmendation?

    • Delon Holmes

      you’ll be able to play just fine, don’t turn up anything crazy

    • Splitty

      I’ve got a GeForce GTX 760 and the Beta worked great with 1920×1080 resolution. Pretty sure it will work for you too 🙂

      • Jay Evan

        I know, it worked for me too, but I had some very bad graphics.

  • Michael Romo

    Incoming, “PC master race” comments

    • Slothigans

      I don’t get that stupid saying. A race would mean that there’s obviously an end. But this is technology were talking about which is far from ending. So people that use that phrase need to rethink what that means. And also, nothing is better than the other. We’re all in it for the exact same reason: we love games.

      • Siftblade

        They don’t mean race as in a race between two things lol

        • MyKogInYourAshe

          I love how the majority of people don’t get that lmao

      • DEMOLITION12

        just lol

      • ItzSikh

        My nigga or Wigga if you’re white or if your asian then ASIAnigga. what you said was spot on.

        • Slothigans


        • DEMOLITION12

          stop typing

          • ItzSikh


      • Michael Demuria

        bruh…. PC master race means that people who play games on the computer are superior human beings to people to who play on consoles… its not talking about a race like a marathon run lol

        • MyKogInYourAshe

          That’s bullshit… I’m a member of the PC Master Race and se don’t consider ourselves superior human beings… We just help people coming to PC and make fun of those ignorant people who think that PS4 performance > PC performance

      • ScOott

        Please delete this comment before anyone else sees it *face palm*
        Unless it’s a troll, then well played ..

    • Brian


      • DEMOLITION12

        imagine being so retarded that you have to attach a random irrelevant image to posts

        • Aymen Skiken

          now that is real bait.

    • jordanxbrookes

      PC Master Race m8!

  • Delon Holmes

    Got an evga 970 with a 4690K @4.1ghz 16gig 1866mhz memmory, this thing better be butter

  • This is how a PC version should be done. take note SHG and IW. in PCdev we trust

    • ItzSikh

      Oii watch it yeah IW only fucked up ghosts cuz of there shit new team, leave them out of this but SHG are the real amateurs.

      • Will WilFredo Mendoza

        Stfu. They fucking screwed up since even before they disbanded. Keep on sucking IWs dick.

        • An Fagit Guest

          Theyve made one bad game ever. They really aren’t that bad of a developer. Treyarch made Cod3 bad . And SHG made AW. All of the cod studios have made one bad cod. Leave them out of it.

        • ItzSikh

          pretty sure MW3 and ghosts were just bad all the others were better

          • Phil

            MW3 Has the highest cod sales of all time.
            Hirshberg said more than 1.5 million people queued at 13,000 shops at midnight on Monday to buy Modern Warfare 3, “making it the largest retail release in Activision’s history and in the industry’s history”

            And that’s just the release.

          • ItzSikh

            not bad as in release I mean on how the game performed.

  • Brian

    Treyarch > SHG, IW

    • 10/10 acurrate

    • Jay Evan

      I’m glad treyarch put more work into us pc users. They want to make Bo3 a great experience for everyone.

      • I’m a PS4 player and I 100% agree!

    • Eddie Tupy

      funny gif

  • Isabella Sanders

    980ti Strix FTW

  • xGamerPro12x

    Got a GTX 960, idiotic question but highest settings? Lately games have been misleading with this, with BF recommending a 970 but it ran on ultra on my 960

  • Draztix

    Oh god, I’ve got a GeFore GTX 860M on my laptop, this shit is gonna be just enough for low settings XD Imma cry in a corner. COD IS LIFE!

  • Diego Diniz

    VsynC ON or Vsync OFF Guys??? 144hz MOnitor…

    • MyKogInYourAshe

      Você tem G-Sync?

      • Diego Diniz


        • MyKogInYourAshe

          Pode ativar v-sync mas os FPS ficaram fixos e podem baixar

    • Cenobyte666

      Vsync OFF… vsync creates mouse input lag. You can also use adaptative vsync if you get too much tearing, it’s better than normal vsync.

      • Diego Diniz

        Nvidia control panel???

        • Cenobyte666

          Yes here (but be sure to try it off first).

  • Diego Diniz

    I bought a GTX 980 because i saw on YT gameplays with 100 FPS + . My monitor is 120hz and I want 100FPS maybe more. And now Nvidia telle us GTX 980 is for 60FPS???

    • Wraith

      Assuming you crank up all those features most people leave disabled because there’s little difference, you know, aside from your fps being cut in half. Slightly smoother visuals is not worth losing another 50-60 fps.

    • RdJokr

      It’s a marketing ploy to sell more hardware. Don’t worry man, you’re good to go.

  • Ryumoau

    I wonder why they still make pc wait the 30 days for dlc. PC isn’t in direct competition with PS4 like Xbox One is, so it doesn’t make as much sense to me. :/

    • Cenobyte666

      Sony is paying for the exclusivity of the DLC, it’s the only reason why it’s coming there first.

  • MichiganerE

    I may actually buy this game on PC when I upgrade mine enough.

  • Dom

    I need the newest graphics card to play 1980x res???? WTF is this and intel i7 and omgomgomg only for 60fps wtf I have 770 will this do me anygood???? AND 4 WEEKS!?!?!?!

    • MyKogInYourAshe

      Chill, they’re just promoting their newest cards… I have a 770 myself so i think i’m good

    • Wraith

      I was already hitting 60 fps + easily. Just gotta turn down those crazy settings that kill fps with almost unnoticeable changes to the graphics.

  • se7enX89X

    LOL of course Nvidia is going to recommend they’re latest gpu’s for the game, they want everyone to rush out and buy the newest hardware…

  • MooseGaming

    No one’s going to claim first? Fine by me.

  • Drasadex


    • ImTheGuyThatsRight


  • jordanxbrookes

    Looks like I’ll be playing Black Ops 3 in 4k sometime next year then 😛

    • Freeze

      please tell me you’ll play like an actual pc player.. not 65 fov please dear god

    • Devin Wolfe

      Eh would rather go with a R9 Fury X.

  • Wraith

    Everything PC players want is here. BO3 best played on PC confirmed. I hope the player count skyrockets. Can’t stand barely finding any matches for the past 2 years in anything but TDM on Ghosts and AW. People complained on consoles, but me, having to deal with the lack of a playerbase, was far worst.

    • FazalGaming

      There is a huge lack of Players on Ghosts on PS4, you can’t even find TDM lobbys.

  • HomePolecat96

    So glad that they’re actually making a good PC game. So many AAA games screw over their PC ports 🙁 I will defiantly be picking this game up once people get good at modding! 😀

    • Sniper

      why will you do it defiantly? is anyone stopping you?

      • HomePolecat96

        I just don’t wanna get it now because I can’t play on PC at the moment. Hopefully I’ll be better when this comes around 🙂

        • Yankeephil

          He was being sarcastic because you put defiantly instead of definitely

  • Cenobyte666

    Wow talk about being spot on… I’m ready!

    • J4MES

      No you’re not – you haven’t got the latest driver installed (358.87) 😉

      • Cenobyte666

        I knew someone would come up with that 😉

    • DeadZombieGaming 12

      holy shit… that’s so much better than mine..

  • goose

    This is huge that they’re putting out mod tools in a couple months. Wouldn’t be surprised if the treyarch team recruited some designers from the custom maps I’ve seen.

  • Micah Johnson

    I love Treyarch but I really don’t get why people hate Infinity Ward. Almost none of the original team even work there anymore and while the good team was there all the games they made were absolutely phenomenal . Before anyone says anything about mw3 SledgeHammer developed the majority of the multiplayer for that game along with raven. So in conclusion I think Infinity Ward was amazing until the majority or the team left and the new shitty team made the horrible abomination of a game that is Ghosts.

    • Yankeephil

      But the head guy from MW2 mp (the one who sued Activision) is back at IW and is leading the 2016 COD so it might be good

      • Guywithbrains

        In addition they got workers from Naughty Dog and Ghosts 2 is now the only Call of Duty that doesn’t have advanced movement system.

        Maybe after all people give a second chance despite their words after Ghosts’ launch. But we’ll see.

      • DeadZombieGaming 12

        He left from the studio… He came back and then left back to Respawn

  • Guest

    Will there be offline play on pc?

    • Eddie Tupy

      i doubt it but you probably just need to ‘sign in’ and then you can play ‘offline’

  • Freeze

    gtx 980 ill be fine and im bragging idc lol

    • FazalGaming

      Is a 980 enough to run 4K?

      • Freeze

        I dunno. I play upscaled 4k and fuck AA. That was beta and my card was broken so I could only try for a bit. Seemed to work fine/

  • Freeze

    I feel like nobody wants me here but by now many have probably moved on from this site

    • Xecho

      Why say that? I’m barely here myself because the comments are total cancer

      • Freeze

        jxb and alex hill hate me lol.

    • ScOott

      Everyone is welcome my friend, I’m pretty sure know one has a problem with u.. Every beef and stupid comments get left in the previous article and forgotten about in the next, unless ur getting trolled..

      • FazalGaming

        stfu ScOot and go to school. ur checking CI at 7:30 AM, well… so am I.

        • ScOott

          That’s It im never talking to u again, I’m going to carry this on in the next article bitch..

          • FazalGaming


      • Freeze

        ooooooh nonono…. people have some beef with me, trust me

  • BradyAlucard[sillibk]

    This better turn out to be true. http://m.neogaf.com/showthread.php?t=1135091

    • Yankeephil

      You’re dumb, they may have 2 years of DLC. But after COD 2016 is released, the only DLC BO3 will be getting is camos and other microtransactions just like they did with BO2

      • BradyAlucard[sillibk]

        I’m dumb? Over a rumor? Lol alright. The rumor implies more map packs, you moron.

    • ICallUpShotgun

      From what I have heard is that the guy who ”leaked” this leaked a lot of stuff for Bo3. But I’ll doubt it becease from a business standpoint I would say no…. That would just prevent people from bying the next CoD.

      • BradyAlucard[sillibk]

        Activision knows that gamers didn’t like the previous CoD games.

        • ICallUpShotgun

          Yeah but the know people will still buy it because it is new.

          • BradyAlucard[sillibk]

            Some will, but many won’t. This would be smart.

  • Christian Noakes


    • My internet is too slow, i only have 3 Mbps, i can’t pre-download again, it takes 3 days to download 45 GB…

      • Christian Noakes

        not true it downloads a quick new Zealand confirmation in two second literally click install nd it will be done

        • Devin Wolfe

          Doesn’t give me an option to install.

    • thats in like 2/3 hours time right?

  • TK52201

    Black Ops 3 Shadows of Evil HD gameplay:


  • Mr_ysi42t96

    Idk if I’ll regret it, but I bought the digital deluxe today

  • ShadowMaster862

    2 Player Split Screen? This is a first for alot of games I feel. On PC anyway

  • imBATMAN

    Black Ops 3 and Fallout 4
    R.I.P Destiny

    • Eddie Tupy

      please be true destiny was a flop in my eyes

  • Eddie Tupy

    2 player splitscreen…hmm nice addition, zombies with a gamepad as P2?

  • Cyborg-jones

    This is How the black market looks like

  • Heejay Cendrix ❤

    Will zombies be freeaim like AW or Autoaim?

  • Deprece

    I see you guys praising the PC however will it live up to PC players standards like Level Cap and Matimio? Is the mouse sensitivity issue fixed? Is it still tied to the frame rate?

    • Cenobyte666

      PCDEV made on a post on the official Treyarch site about this issue, it seems they fixed it. I really hope they did 😛

  • DeadZombieGaming 12

    Steam Cards? Good!

  • Lim Wai Loong

    There’s a sparkling light appear when i play bo3, does anyone know how to fix it? Im pc player

  • Brandon

    Me and my brother can’t figure out how to setup 2 controllers for zombies on the PC. Only let’s 1 controller work. Other person has to use keyboard. Major inconvenience.

  • nick

    how do I connect my Wireless xbox 360 controller to play Black Ops 3. I’ve used it for dark souls.

    • nick

      im on PC

  • Daniel

    Does this mean you’re able to use your Xbox 360 controller to play Black Ops 3 on PC?

  • Politically Incorrect

    Can I get some suggestions on the best PC game controller for COD BO3. Can I get a link to buy one Please?