Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 screenshot of a burning building from multiplayer

Call of Duty: Black Ops 4, as well as its newly announced Blackout Battle Royale mode, will be coming to both PC and consoles this October 12th. If you would like to get your hands on it slightly ahead of schedule, however, you might be glad to hear that the Black Ops 4 Open Beta will be starting on September 15th. The only catch is that you will need a Battle Net account in order to play around with the PC version.

On the other hand, if you're wondering whether you're even going to be able to run it, allow me to share the recently posted PC system requirements. They're pretty much par for the course these days, but given them a look anyway, just in case:


OS: Windows 7 64-Bit or later

CPU: Intel Core i5 2500k or AMD equivalent


HDD: 40GB HD space

Video: Nvidia GeForce GTX 660 2 GB / GTX 1050 2GB or AMD Radeon HD 7950

Sound Card: DirectX Compatible


OS: Windows 10 64 Bit

CPU: Intel Core i7 4770k or AMD equivalent


HDD: 40GB HD space

Video: Nvidia GeForce GTX 970 / GTX 1060 6GB or AMD Radeon R9 390 / AMD RX 580

You can learn more about Black Ops 4, as well as follow any further developer updates, by visiting the official website. And as a final note, I'll leave you with the most recent trailer for the Blackout Battle Royale mode. It should give you a pretty decent idea of the sort visuals you can expect to see, as well as what exactly Call of Duty's take on the Battle Royale genre has to offer. Enjoy!