Your PC Must Be This Advanced To Run Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare [UPDATE}

Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare is the first "pure next-gen" entry in the endlessly popular shooter series, but what does that mean for PC gamers? In short: nothing. Nothing whatsoever. UPDATE: Activision says these are the wrong specs.

Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare's specs are the same as Call of Duty: Ghosts' on PC. Exactly the same, point-for-point, both required and recommended. Here, see for yourself:

Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare (Source)

  • OS: Windows 7 64-Bit / Windows 8 64-Bit
  • HDD: 40GB HD space
  • Sound: DirectX Compatible Sound Card
  • DirectX: 11
  • Internet: Broadband connection and service required for Multiplayer Connectivity. Internet connection required for activation.
  • CPU: Intel® Core™ 2 Duo E8200 2.66 GHZ / AMD Phenom™ X3 8750 2.4 GHZ or better Recommended: Intel® Core™ i5 – 680 @ 3.6GHz
  • RAM: 6 GB RAM Recommended: 8 GB RAM
  • Video: NVIDIA® GeForce™ GTX GTS 450 / ATI® Radeon™ HD 5870 or better Recommended: NVIDIA® GeForce™ GTX 760 @ 4GB

Call of Duty: Ghosts (Source)

  • OS: Windows 7 64-Bit / Windows 8 64-Bit
  • HDD: 40GB HD space
  • Sound: DirectX Compatible Sound Card
  • DirectX: 11
  • Internet: Broadband connection and service required for Multiplayer Connectivity. Internet connection required for activation.
  • CPU: Intel® Core™ 2 Duo E8200 2.66 GHZ / AMD Phenom™ X3 8750 2.4 GHZ or better Recommended: Intel® Core™ i5 – 680 @ 3.6GHz
  • RAM: 6 GB RAM Recommended: 8 GB RAM
  • Video: NVIDIA® GeForce™ GTX GTS 450 / ATI® Radeon™ HD 5870 or better Recommended: NVIDIA® GeForce™ GTX 760 @ 4GB

The kicker is that Call of Duty: Ghosts actually ran very poorly on PC when it first came out, so it wasn't even using the meager amount of power it required very well. Here's hoping Advanced Warfare does a better job, lest Kevin Spacey's space face move like a boulder and look like a blob of un-molded putty.

And Activision? Please, please, please stop making us suffer through unreasonably massive downloads and installs for this series. PC gamers may (generally) have more hard drive space than console gamers, but that doesn't mean we like using it when we don't have to.

Bluh. Anyway, who's looking forward to this one? Do you play Call of Duty on PC? That seems like... not the most common thing.

Update: Activision reached out to let us know that the specs posted on the Activision store were for Ghosts, and Advanced Warfare specs are still being finalized.

"The PC Specs for Advanced Warfare are not final. The info posted yesterday on the Activision store was from last year and posted in error. We apologize for any confusion. We look forward to releasing the actual PC specs once the game is optimized."