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CoD: Vanguard recommended & minimum PC specs: System requirements

Call of Duty: Vanguard is right around the corner, and here are the minimum and recommended Vanguard PC requirements needed to run the game.

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Call of Duty: Vanguard’s release is finally here, and for those who plan to play on Battle.net, we’ve got the recommended PC specs to run the game at high quality, along with the minimum requirements to join the action.

Call of Duty: Vanguard is set to be one of the biggest game releases in 2021, with players hungry to jump into some classic World War II action, along with the new Warzone Pacific Caldera map later this year.

While CoD is predominantly seen as a console title, a significant number of players have switched to PC since the introduction of cross-platform play. While those on PlayStation or Xbox can also be sure their consoles can play the game, those with older PC rigs can be left wondering if their computer will be able to run it.

The good news is that Vanguard’s performance is pretty similar to Black Ops Cold War and Modern Warfare, so if your PC could run those titles, it’s likely you’ll be able to play Vanguard too.

Check out the full Call of Duty: Vanguard recommended and minimum PC requirements below.

CoD: Vanguard PC minimum requirements

  • CPU: Intel Core i3-4340k // AMD FX-6300
  • RAM: 8GB
  • Storage Space: 36GB at launch (Multiplayer & Zombies only)
  • Hi-rez Asseys Cache: Up to 32GB
  • Operating System: 64-bit Windows 10 (1909 or later)
  • Graphics Card: Nvidia GeForce GTX 960 2GB // AMD Radeon RX 470

For players with older components in their PC, Sledgehammer has confirmed that these are the minimum system requirements.

It’s worth noting that a PC with these specs will not be able to run the game with high-quality graphics, but should still be able to run the game well with options turned down.

  • CPU: Intel Core i5-2500K // AMD Ryzen 5 1600X
  • RAM: 12GB
  • Storage Space: 61GB at launch
  • Hi-rez assets cache: Up to 32GB
  • Operating System: 64-bit Windows 10 (latest Service Pack) / Windows 11 64-bit (latest Service Pack)
  • Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 // AMD Radeon RX 580

If you want to run the game at 60FPS with all options set to high, you will need a PC able to meet Sledgehammer’s recommended specs.

Players will need to find 61GB of room on their drives to install the whole game, although that is much smaller than Warzone or previous releases thanks to “new on-demand texture streaming tech.”

CoD: Vanguard competitive PC requirements

  • CPU: Intel Core i7-8700K // AMD Ryzen 7 1800X
  • RAM: 16GB
  • Storage Space: 61GB at launch
  • Hi-rez assets cache: Up to 32GB
  • Operating System: 64-bit Windows 10 (latest Service Pack) / Windows 11 64-bit (latest Service Pack)
  • Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070/RTX 3060 Ti // AMD Radeon RX 5700 XT

For those who intend to take part in competitive Call of Duty esports tournaments, Sledgehammer has recommended these requirements to ensure that your game runs at high FPS (frames-per-second).

CoD: Vanguard Ultra RTX 4K PC requirements

  • CPU: Intel Core i9-9900K // AMD Ryzen 9 3900X
  • RAM: 16GB
  • Storage Space: 61GB at launch
  • Hi-rez assets cache: Up to 64GB
  • Operating System: 64-bit Windows 10 (latest Service Pack) / Windows 11 64-bit (latest Service Pack)
  • Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070/RTX 3080 // AMD Radeon RX 6800 XT

Players who want to take advantage of their powerful rigs and run the game at 4K resolution, in the highest available quality, will need the above specs in your PC to do so.

You’ll also need a 4K compatible monitor, otherwise, you won’t be able to take full advantage of the quality of your game.


Thankfully, Vanguard should be able to run on most relatively-new gaming PCs, so don’t worry too much if you don’t have the topline graphics cards or processors.

To make the most of your experience, check out our best Call of Duty: Vanguard PC settings to maximize your FPS and game quality.

Image Credits: Activision / Sledgehammer Games

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Vanguard Zombies players extremely disappointed with lack of Season 1 content

Fans of the popular Zombies game mode are furious with the underwhelming additions coming to Vanguard in Season 1.

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Time and time again Zombies players feel as though their favorite game mode is receiving the short end of the stick. The lack of planned content announced for Season 1 has left them feeling disappointed.

The Call of Duty devs released a ton of information on what players should expect with the launch of Vanguard Season 1 and Warzone: Pacific Caldera. To the dismay of Zombies players, little to no information concerning the game mode was included in the report.

Given the size of the announcement Zombies players were bewildered at not getting new information. They feel that the tendency to ignore the Zombies game mode is becoming somewhat of a recurring theme.

Vanguard Zombies Season 1 content

While the Call of Duty blog post detailed several new additions coming to Vanguard and Warzone, it mentions practically nothing about Zombies. There are one or two tidbits across the blog post that promise “Zombies content” without ever going into detail on what that might entail.

With how disappointed Zombies players were at Vanguard’s launch, some red flags have appeared from the blog post. They had high hopes of receiving major content in Season 1 given how hollow Zombies has been. Many believe the silence regarding Zombies is a very bad thing.

With no new information to digest, Zombies players have to rely on previously announced content to give them comfort. The devs have already promised a dedicated pause feature, the addition of scorestreaks, 1-2 objectives, and new covenants.

Receiving these minor additions in Season 1 is hardly going to satisfy the Zombies community. This is especially true considering Zombies players felt like they required some of these features at launch.

Players have even started mocking the Vanguard Zombies content by comparing it with Black Ops 3’s superior Zombies experience.

With Season 1 not likely to improve the Zombies experience in Vanguard, players will have to hope that Season 2 and beyond will be kinder to them.


For more news on all Vanguard game modes including Zombies, Multiplayer, and Warzone, stay tuned to CharlieINTEL.

Image Credit: Activision / Treyarch

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Vanguard players demand fix to ‘game-breaking’ Dead Drop glitch

Call of Duty: Vanguard players are sick of the ‘game-breaking’ Dead Drop glitch, and are begging to devs to fix it quickly.

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Call of Duty: Vanguard’s Dead Drop glitch allows players to keep deploying high Killstreaks, and frustrated players are calling for the ‘game-breaking’ exploit to be removed.

Vanguard has been praised as one of the smoothest CoD launches ever, but a few bugs and glitches have got in the way. The Combat Pacing filter still doesn’t work properly and a player’s dog even turned on them. However, it’s the Dead Drop glitch that has players most frustrated.

This allows players to maintain their high killstreak after dying, causing games to be plagued with Attack Dogs and Bombing Runs. Fed-up players are demanding that Sledgehammer Games fix the issue as soon as possible.

Dead Drop is a Field Upgrade in Vanguard that allows players to maintain their Killstreak after dying. However, it’s not working as intended, with players being able to repeatedly call in the same streak.

The Call of Duty: Vanguard subreddit has been chock-full of players calling out the devs for the Dead Drop glitch still being in the game.

One post was particularly critical, saying that “it’s ruining the game.” The OP claims that the Dead Drop glitch “happens every other game” even though “the problem has been known about for weeks.”

Another user acknowledged that the devs have been on holiday, but said that the “Dead Drop bug is game breaking” and that Sledgehammer “should have addressed this by now.” They also brought up that there’s no mention of it on the official Trello board of known bugs and issues.

With the community complaining about the glitch so widely, it’s likely that it’s on Sledgehammer Games’ radar They were quick to patch out the unlimited armor glitch, so there should be a fix incoming.

There’s no guarantee when it will be fixed, but Season 1 launches on December 8, which will bring a host of changes to the Vanguard. Be sure to stay tuned to CharlieINTEL for the full patch notes.


And for more Vanguard, you can check out the leaks that suggest Infected and other classic modes will be arriving soon.

Image Credits: Sledgehammer Games / Activision

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Vanguard devs tease classic “fan-favorite” map to arrive in Season 1

Vanguard Season 1 is set to launch on December 8 and fans are eager to discover which fan-favourite map is joining Vanguard.

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With Vanguard Season 1 right around the corner, more news has surfaced including the arrival of two new maps. 

December 8 is fast approaching and Vanguard players just received an enormous amount of information regarding Season 1. The devs confirmed the introduction of two free weapons, a new Operator, Multiplayer modes, and most importantly two maps.

The bevy of new content is sure to excite Vanguard players everywhere. However, the one piece of information that is generating the most excitement is the inclusion of a yet to be revealed fan-favorite map

Which maps are coming to Vanguard Season 1?

Vanguard launched with a whopping 16 Multiplayer maps and 4 Champion Hill maps for a total of 20 maps. Considering Sledgehammer spoiled Vanguard players with several maps at launch, some may be surprised to see we’re getting two new maps so soon.

Ultimately, receiving new maps is a great thing for the Vanguard community. It helps keep the Multiplayer experience feeling fresh. The Call of Duty devs promised that one of the two new maps is “a Pacific-inspired take on a fan-favorite classic Call of Duty map.”

This statement has led many to speculate which map is going to make a return. The quote is leading players to believe that an iconic map is going to get a Pacific-themed revamp, much like Vanguard’s iteration of Shipment.

Vanguard players are already beginning to imagine what their favorite map would look like in Vanguard. The most popular guesses seem to be Terminal, Rust, Nuketown, and Shoot House. Considering how highly regarded each of these maps are, Vanguard players would be lucky to receive even one of them. 

When more details involving the two maps are revealed, check back in for an update. In the meantime, CharlieINTEL has got you covered for Season 1’s December 8 launch. 

Image Credits: Activision / Sledgehammer Games

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