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Genius Call of Duty Cold War next-gen tricks revealed – from ray tracing to 3D sound

Genius Call of Duty Cold War next-gen tricks revealed – from ray tracing to 3D sound

CALL of Duty Cold War comes with loads of next-gen tricks and treats.

We reveal some of the coolest graphical and audio upgrades that feature in the new Black Ops games for Xbox Series X, PS5 and PC.

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Call of Duty Cold War looks incredible[/caption]

Immersive sound

The new game has loads of clever sound tech in.

For instance, Black Ops Cold War supports 3D Audio – allowing for spatialisation and directionality.

This even works for voice-chat.

You can distinctly hear if something is happening around you, as well as above or below.

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The new game is more impressive visually than any before it[/caption]

There’s a threat-priority system for audio too, so you’ll hear all the sounds you need during intense combat – and nothing else.

Developers have also physically modelled the world in terms of sound occlusion, reverb and decay for a more realistic feel.

Realistic lighting

Call of Duty’s creators used real-world recorded data for light brightness, response and colour.

This was processed and used to make the movement of light in-game more realistic.

It ties in with ray-tracing technology, which maps out how rays of light move.

This makes in-game lighting much more realistic.

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Lighting is significantly improved in Cold War[/caption]

Smooth gameplay

The game supports 120Hz playback so you can get a seriously smooth experience.

And if you’ve got a PlayStation 5, the new DualSense controller offers haptic feedback – giving realistic sensations for in-game experiences.

You’ll also enjoy faster loading on next-gen consoles and PCs using super-fast SSD storage.

Here are the PC specs you’ll need to play Cold War…

Call of Duty Cold War minimum specs

OS: Windows 7 64-Bit (SP1) or Windows 10 64-Bit (v.1803 or higher)

CPU: Intel Core i3-4340 or AMD FX-6300

RAM: 8GB RAM

HDD (at launch): 50GB (MP only), 175GB (all game modes)

Video: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 670 / GeForce GTX 1650 or Radeon HD 7950

DirectX 12 compatible system Required

Broadband Internet Connection Required

Call of Duty Cold War recommended specs

OS: Windows 10 64 Bit (latest update)

CPU: Intel Core i5-2500K or AMD Ryzen R5 1600X processor

RAM: 12GB RAM

HDD (at launch): 175GB HD space

Video: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970 / GTX 1660 Super or Radeon R9 390 / AMD RX 580

DirectX 12 compatible system Required

Broadband Internet Connection Required

Call of Duty Cold War recommend specs (Ray Tracing)

OS: Windows 10 64 Bit (latest update)

CPU: Intel i7-8700K or AMD Ryzen 1800X

RAM: 16GB RAM

HDD (at launch): 175GB HD space

Video: NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070

DirectX 12 compatible system Required

Broadband Internet Connection Required

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Textures, lighting and details are gorgeous[/caption]

Call of Duty Cold War competitive specs

OS: Windows 10 64 Bit (latest update)

CPU: Intel i7-8700K or AMD Ryzen 1800X

RAM: 16GB RAM

HDD (at launch): 175GB HD space

Video: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 / RTX 3070 or Radeon RX Vega64 Graphics

DirectX 12 compatible system Required

Broadband Internet Connection Required

Call of Duty Cold War Ultra RTX specs

OS: Windows 10 64 Bit (latest Update)

CPU: Intel i9-9900K or AMD Ryzen 3700X

RAM: 16GB RAM

HDD (at launch): 250GB HD space

Video: NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080

DirectX 12 compatible system Required

Broadband Internet Connection Required

It’s possible (and probably likely) that you may need more storage in the long run – as future updates may increase the overall file size of the game.

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