While Modern Warfare came out back in 2019, CoD Warzone has made itself a center platform for features from CoD Cold War and the recently released CoD Vanguard. Warzone is an evolving platform for game development and a cornerstone for the best hardware to show its graphical capabilities.
In this article, we cover everything needed to get started in the warzone, the minimum requirements to play Warzone, and the best PCs and configurations Apex offers for FPS games.
Apex’s comprehensive Warzone PC list:
1.Apex Build 19421 $889.95
2.Apex Streamer $1,399.00
3.Apex Xtreme $2,379.95
The minimum requirements for around 30-40 fps on average on low settings for 720p/1080p resolution.
- OS: Windows 10 64-bit (v.1709 or higher)
- Processor: Intel Core i3-4340 or AMD FX-6300
- Memory: 8GB RAM
- Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 670 / GeForce GTX 1650 or Radeon HD 7950
- Storage: 175G
These specs run Warzone at playable rates, at the cost of some of the high-intensity graphical settings. Overall, for the game to feel competitive or less casual and deliver a cohesive experience, Warzone is meant to run on these recommended settings.
- OS: Windows 10 64-bit(v.1709 or higher)
- Processor: Intel Core i5-2500K or AMD Ryzen R5 1600X
- Memory: 16GB
- Graphics Card: Nvidia GeForce GTX 970/Nvidia GeForce GTX 1660 or AMD Radeon R9 390/ AMD Radeon RX 580 – DirectX 12.0 compatible system
- Storage: 175GB
Best Gaming PCs for CoD: Warzone
From streaming Warzone while playing to a primary gaming PC for playing FPSs only, Apex has your back for making your custom gaming PC journey easy from our PC pages to checkout.
We have a list of pre-configured PCs you can customize to your liking and needs as a CoD Warzone player.
Budget PC for Warzone-Apex Build 19421 Cost:$889.95
For an entry PC, my favorite is still the Apex Build 19421 with its Ryzen 3 1200 and refurbished GTX 1650. Warzone will be able to run anywhere from 60-80FPS on low to medium settings at 1080p. This configuration is a great entry PC for those looking to get into Warzone for around $1,000.
CPU: Ryzen 3 1200
COOLER: Apex 120MM AIO
MOTHERBOARD: ASRock B320M HDV
RAM: 16GB non-RGB 3600
GPU: GTX 1650
STORAGE: 500GB SSD
PSU: 450W Power Supply
FANS: 3 Apex Black Fans
CASE: Phanteks Neo Air
Original Cost: $889.95 With Modifications: $969.95
Mid-Tier PC for Warzone-Apex Streamer Cost:$1,399.99
The Apex Streamer is the choice for those wanting to expand their budget and see increased performance on 1080p or 1440p monitors. With its ability to support up to an RTX 3070 and a 5800x, this PC is for those looking to spend $1,600 to $3,400. Here is my recommendation below:
CPU: Ryzen 7 5800x
COOLER: Apex 240MM AIO
MOTHERBOARD: ASRock B450M HDV
RAM: 16GB non-RGB 3600
GPU: Nvidia RTX 3070
STORAGE: 512GB NVME SSD
PSU: 1000W Apex Power Supply(Gold)
FANS: 3 Apex black fans
CASE: NZXT H510
Original Cost: $1,399.95 With Modifications: $2,601.09
High Tier PC for Warzone- Apex Xtreme Cost:$2,379.95
The Apex Xtreme is the staple of what Apex brings to the table for a competitive, sturdy, and comprehensive system for the highest settings available for gaming. While at a considerable price point, it is the perfect system to make your own for any game, including Warzone with Intel’s 12th gen CPUs and the highest end 30 series cards from NVIDIA.
CPU: Intel i9-12900KF
COOLER: Apex 360MM AIO
MOTHERBOARD: ASUS Z690 TUF
RAM: 64GB DDR5-6400 Nighthawk (RGB)
GPU: Nvidia RTX 3090
STORAGE: 1TB NVME SSD
PSU: 1000W Apex Power Supply(Gold)
RGB FANS: 3 Corsair RGB fans
CASE: Corsair 500D
Original Cost:$3,391.80 With Modifications:$5,204.95
Necessary Hardware for Playing Warzone
The CPU has the most flexibility as Warzone has a lesser impact on the CPU and relies more on other components. The best starting CPU for Warzone is the more recent Ryzen 5 3600 or Ryzen 5 5600x for those looking to have the latest/last generation components. Overall, anything with 4-6 cores can keep up with any combination of more modern hardware to achieve over 60 FPS.
Like most FPS games, the GPU is the heavy lifter when delivering a seamless experience for Warzone. A GTX 1660 super, when paired with a Ryzen 5 3600, can provide anywhere from 80FPS to 120FPS on a 1080p monitor.
RAM is not especially important for Warzone besides the loading time between games. Depending on your GPU and CPU, you may want to increase the capacity if you are pushing 1440p or 4k resolution textures. I would recommend 16-32GB 3600 Mhz RAM if you are going the minimum or recommended for a low to high-end system.
For Warzone, 175GB is space required. If you are getting a PC exclusively for Warzone, I would choose a 512GB NVME for the storage needed for the game and operating system.
Great Peripherals for Warzone
Apex has multiple monitors ranging from 1080p to ultra-wide 1440p monitors capable of delivering 144-165htz. We have bundles for all peripherals and stand-alone monitors for those looking to get multiple monitors.
No matter if you are looking for a $1,000 gaming solution or a high-end gaming machine with the latest and greatest hardware. Warzone can run on most hardware dating back to 2012s GPUs like the GTX 670 and 2013s CPUs like Intel i3-4340.Warzone demands the most from hardware for an arcade shooter, especially at higher resolutions, and ultimately affects performance.
At Apex Gaming PCs, we have prebuilt gaming PCs up to the task of delivering a cohesive experience for FPS games like Warzone. Our systems surpass most of the minimal requirements for games released today, helping those looking to get into Warzone on PC. Whatever your gaming needs, we hope to support it at Apex!
Written By William Wilson
Photo Credits: Dylan Lam