How to Preload Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 PC Without a Code

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How to Preload Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 PC Without a Code

Highlights

  • Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 is out October 12
  • It has a 55GB download on PC
  • It is exclusive to Battle.net

Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 is out this week and preloads for the military shooter have begun on PS4, Xbox One, and of course, PC. Preloads for Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 on PS4 and Xbox One are rather straightforward as the game shows up in your library for download. With Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 PC however, you'll need a code to use on Battle.net – the Activision-owned digital distribution service – to preload the game. Considering the number of deals around the PC version of Call of Duty: Black Ops 4, albeit with code delivery promised on the game's release day, makes the situation seem less than ideal for the budget-minded PC gamer. However there's a way around this. Users of the Black Ops 4 subreddit have outlined a way to let you preload Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 on PC without a code, which has been verified to work by many. Useful when you consider the game's mammoth 55GB download size. Here's what you need to know.

How to preload Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 PC without a code

1. Navigate to where your Battle.net app is installed
2. Press shift and right click
3. Select Open PowerShell Window Here
4. Type in the following code without quotation marks to trigger the download
".\Battle.net.exe –game=viper –install"

Needless to say, you'll still need to buy the game to play it on the Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 release date of October 12 as you will need to key in the code for the game before it can run.

And in case you were wondering about what kind of PC you'd need to play Call of Duty: Black Ops 4, we got you covered.

Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 system requirements

Here are the system requirements for Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 on PC. Incidentally they're similar to what the game had for its beta events.

Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 system requirements (minimum)

  • OS: Windows 7 64-bit or later
  • CPU: Intel Core i3-4340 / AMD FX-6300
  • RAM: 8GB GPU: Nvidia GeForce GTX 660 2 GB / GTX 1050 2GB or AMD Radeon HD 7850
  • HDD: 55GB HD space
  • DirectX: Version 11.0 compatible video card or equivalent
  • Network: Broadband Internet connection
  • Sound Card: DirectX Compatible

Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 system requirements (recommended)

  • OS: Windows 10 64-bit
  • CPU: Intel i5-2500K / Ryzen R5 1600X
  • RAM: 12GB GPU: Nvidia GeForce GTX 970 / GTX 1060 6GB or AMD Radeon R9 390 / AMD RX 580
  • HDD: 55GB HD space
  • DirectX: Version 11.0 compatible video card or equivalent
  • Network: Broadband Internet connection
  • Sound Card: DirectX Compatible

Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 system requirements (recommended for using high refresh rate monitors at 1080p)

  • OS: Windows 10 64-bit
  • CPU: Intel i7-8700K / AMD Ryzen 1800X
  • RAM: 16GB
  • GPU: Nvidia GeForce GTX 1080 or AMD Vega 64
  • HDD: 55GB HD space
  • DirectX: Version 11.0 compatible video card or equivalent
  • Network: Broadband Internet connection
  • Sound Card: DirectX Compatible

Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 system requirements (recommended for using 4K monitors with smoothest frame rates)

  • OS: Windows 10 64-bit
  • CPU: Intel i7-8700K / AMD Ryzen 1800X
  • RAM: 16GB
  • GPU: Nvidia GeForce GTX 1080 Ti
  • HDD: 55GB HD space
  • DirectX: Version 11.0 compatible video card or equivalent
  • Network: Broadband Internet connection
  • Sound Card: DirectX Compatible

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