Call of Duty Infinite Warfare PC Performance Review
Published: 6th November 2016 | Source: Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare | Price: |
Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare is a strange package, I have enjoyed the campaign, and the PC performance is excellent, but as a whole package it leaves a lot to be desired.
When it comes to PC, the Infinite Warfare Multiplayer community is split, with players on Steam and the Windows 10 Store being unable to interact with each other. This means that the online player base is divided between two version of the game, making it harder for players on both sides of the divide to find matches and shoots down any idea of a long lasting multiplayer community for Infinite Warfare on the PC platform.
When it comes to general PC port quality the PC version of Infinite Warfare is fantastic, performing well on modern hardware while still giving PC gamers a lot of advanced graphical settings to adjust the game's performance and graphical fidelity to best suit their own hardware. The game scales well from lower end offering like the GTX 960 all the way to today's flagship GPUs like the GTX 1080, which is great to see from a modern title.
GPU wise Infinite Warfare seems to prefer AMD GPUs, with the RX 480 easily outperforming the GTX 1060 and the R9 Fury X beating the GTX 1070 at both 1440p and 4K when it comes to average framerate. The GTX 1080 rules the roost when it comes to GPU performance, but AMD is certainly where the best value for money is to be had performance wise.
Infinite Warfare delivers everything that we should expect from a modern PC shooter, with an FOV slider, resolution scale options, a lot of detailed graphical settings and fully rebindable controls, but the game lacks the innovation on the gameplay front to be a lasting success on PC. The campaign in this Call of Duty is easily my favourite since Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare, but it isn't exactly a campaign that I would spend the full asking price to play.
In Multiplayer Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare does offer some new features, with some new and interesting map designs and some interesting additions with the Anti-Gravity grenade and the booster jump pack, but these changes do not change the Call of Duty experience enough to be a worth the investment for most gamers.
In many ways, Call of Duty Infinite Warfare is one of the best Call of Duty games for PC for several years, but in several key areas the game let down to the degree that will drop the game from the wish lists of many PC gamers. While the campaign is one of the best the series has to offer and the game's PC performance is good, the core of the game, the multiplayer has been split from day-1 and lacks the innovation that the series needed for a true revival on PC.