Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare PC Specs: Minimum, Recommended, Competitive, And Ultra

Be sure your machine meets the game's minimum system requirements before you pre-order it.

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Call of Duty: Modern Warfare's PC specs have been revealed--giving you a chance to double-check that your machine meets the minimum or recommended requirements. For those playing on more powerful machines, Activision has also revealed the specs you'll need to push Modern Warfare to its graphical limits. We've outlined all the specifications below.

Update: Activision has clarified the necessary storage space listed in the PC specs for Modern Warfare isn't completely accurate for the version of the game that's coming at launch. "175GB is the storage space we recommend players keep available in order to download the post-launch content we'll be bringing to Modern Warfare," the company said. "At launch, the initial download will be smaller." Further specifics weren't shared. Our original story follows.

Both the minimum and recommended PC specs for Modern Warfare are very close to those for last year's Call of Duty: Black Ops 4. If your machine ran Black Ops 4 with no issue, it's probable that it will handle Modern Warfare as well. Just be sure you clear out enough space on your machine's hard drive for the new game--175GB is no joke.

Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare PC Specs

Minimum

  • Operating System: Windows 7 64-bit (SP1) or Windows 10 64-bit
  • Processor: Intel Core i3-4340 or AMD FX-6300
  • Video: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 670 / NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 or AMD Radeon HD 7950
  • Memory: 8GB RAM
  • Storage: 175GB available hard drive space
  • Internet: Broadband Internet connection

Recommended

  • Operating System: Windows 10 64-bit
  • Processor: Intel Core i5-2500K or AMD Ryzen R5 1600X
  • Video: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970 / NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 or AMD Radeon R9 390 / AMD Radeon RX 580 – DirectX 12.0 compatible system
  • Memory: 12GB RAM
  • Storage: 175GB available hard drive space
  • Internet: Broadband Internet connection

Recommended With Ray Tracing

  • Operating System: Windows 10 64-bit
  • Processor: Intel Core i5-2500K or AMD Ryzen R5 1600X
  • Video: NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060
  • Memory: 16GB RAM
  • Storage: 45GB hard drive space
  • Network: Broadband Internet connection

Competitive

  • Operating System: Windows 10 64 Bit
  • Processor: Intel i7-8700K or AMD Ryzen 1800X
  • Video: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 / RTX 2070 SUPER or Radeon RX Vega⁶⁴ Graphics
  • Memory: 16GB RAM
  • Storage: 175GB hard drive space
  • Network: Broadband Internet connection

Ultra RTX

  • Operating System: Windows 10 64 Bit
  • Processor: Intel i7-9700K or AMD Ryzen 2700X
  • Video: NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 SUPER
  • Memory: 16GB RAM
  • Storage: 175GB hard drive space
  • Network: Broadband Internet connection

Prior to release, we've played through a few of Modern Warfare's multiplayer modes, including Ground War, Gunfight, and Cyber Attack. There are no major adjustments to the overall Call of Duty formula in any of these game types, but small tweaks--such as movement, weapon feedback, and adaptive loadouts--do make some of these multiplayer modes a joy to play. Both Realism and NVG matches are welcome additions too, if for no other reason than their rulesets.

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare is a soft reboot for the series, utilizing familiar characters from the previous three Modern Warfare games but telling a story that's disconnected from the continuity. Developer Infinity Ward intends for the game to be hyper-realistic, depicting the horrifying tragedy of modern-day warfare--a statement that seemingly goes against the inclusion of white phosphorus in multiplayer as a kill streak reward, which has sparked controversy. During the game's open beta, it was revealed that Modern Warfare features cross-save support, allowing you to take your campaign and multiplayer progress with you between Xbox One, PS4, and PC.

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