Call of Duty: Ghosts Gets Dedicated Servers & Minimum PC Specs

We’re about a month out from the release of Call of Duty: Ghosts, and the final bits of pre-release information are coming in from Activision and Infinity Ward.

IW Executive Producer Mark Rubin took to Twitter today to talk about game servers in Call of Duty: Ghosts. His Twitlonger post is below (emphasis added):

I wanted to give a quick update on some of the work that has been done to improve everyone’s online experience. We’ve already mentioned dedicated servers as part of the overall plan to improve connectivity. Dedicated servers will be used on current gen, next gen and PC with Ghosts. And, in order to make sure that people have the best possible experience regardless of platform, location or connection, Ghosts will be using a hybrid system of dedicated servers and listen servers. So no matter where you are the game will always be trying to give you the best online performance possible. There is also some great new tech in the matchmaking system that will place players in matches that have the best combined overall connectivity performance. Again these are just some of the things that are going into Call of Duty: Ghosts to give players a great online experience. Can’t wait to see you all online.”

No matter what platform you pick up COD: Ghosts for, you’ll be playing on a dedicated server housed in some ominous-looking, missile-hardened data center housed deep within the Rocky Mountains. No more hang-ups due to the host rage-quitting? Sounds good to me! And the matchmaking updates should make this the fastest COD ever, in terms of match wait times.

Additionally, it looks like the minimum system requirement list for Ghosts has hit The bottom-line PC specs are listed as…

  • OS: Windows 7 64-Bit / Windows 8 64-Bit
  • CPU: Intel Core 2 Duo E8200 2.66 GHZ / AMD Phenom X3 8750 2.4 GHZ or better
  • RAM: 6 GB RAM
  • HDD: 50 GB HDD space
  • Video: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 550 Ti / ATI Radeon HD 5870 or better
  • Sound: DirectX Compatible Sound Card
  • DirectX: 11
  • Internet: Broadband connection and service required for Multiplayer Connectivity. Internet connection required for activation.

The only spec listed under “Recommended System Requirements,” is a GTX 780, which might just be a placeholder for the GeForce site. If your gaming PC is rocking a quad-core CPU, and any GPU from the last two Nvidia or AMD GPU runs, you should be good to go for the time being.


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