CoD: MW2 PC Beta Minimum/Recommended Specs And Other Options Detailed

The multiplayer beta begins today on PC and here's what you need to know.

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The Call of Duty: Modern Warfare II multiplayer comes to PC today for people who preorder, and Activision has provided a rundown of the minimum and recommended specs and additional general PC settings and options.

The minimum specs for the beta call for 8 GB of RAM, an Intel Core i5-3570 or AMD Ryzen 5 1600X CPU, along with a Nvidia GeForce GTX 960 or AMD Radeon RX 470 card. The recommended specs, meanwhile, call for 16 GB of RAM, an Intel Core i7-4770K or AMD Ryzen 7 1800X CPU, and a Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060 or AMD Radeon RX 580 card. You can see the full minimum and recommended specs below.

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In terms of general PC options, Modern Warfare II has a "Quick Settings" menu, new for this year's game, with access to up to 15 options that players can access in and out of matches. Options like master volume, stick sensitivity, mouse sensitivity, and brightness are saved in Quick Settings--in past games, they would have been found in different menus. Players can hover over any of the additional options to save it to Quick Settings.

Modern Warfare II on PC also has a search function. Players can press F to bring up search (no, this does not pay respects, but Activision did reference that meme in its blog post) and then seek what they are looking for in terms of settings.

Additionally, players can tweak things like automatic sprint and automatic mantle, while walk speed can be adjusted as well. Keybinds are available in Modern Warfare II as well.

In terms of display options, players can use V-Sync and custom framerate limits to help prevent instability. There are also quality options for things like shadows and spot shadow resolution. Players can also adjust texture resolution, and Activision said there is a "massive difference" in VRAM usage between medium and high. For players with a low-end PC, Activision said it recommends dropping it down from high to medium.

Modern Warfare II multiplayer on PC also has a field-of-view slider that players can set to their own personal preference. In terms of audio settings, players can turn subtitles on or off and and choose to auto-connect audio when matches start or choose to mute yourself when connecting. There is also a hit marker sound effect option that can be changed to "Classic" to provide some "serious nostalgia," Activision said.

Check out Activision's full blog post to learn more about Modern Warfare II's PC settings and options.

Modern Warfare II Multiplayer Beta Specs

Minimum Specs for the Public Beta:

  • OS: Windows 10 - 64 Bit (latest update)
  • CPU: Intel Core i5-3570 or AMD Ryzen 5 1600X
  • Video Card: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960 or AMD Radeon RX 470
  • Video Memory: 3GB
  • RAM: 8GB RAM
  • Storage Space: 25GB
  • Network: Broadband Internet connection
  • Sound Card: DirectX Compatible
  • Requires DirectX 12 compatible system

Recommended Specs for the Public Beta:

  • OS: Windows 10 - 64 Bit (latest update)
  • CPU: Intel Core i7-4770K or AMD Ryzen 7 1800X
  • Video Card: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 or AMD Radeon RX 580
  • Video Memory: 6GB
  • RAM: 16GB RAM
  • Storage Space: 25GB
  • Network: Broadband Internet connection
  • Sound Card: DirectX Compatible
  • Requires DirectX 12 compatible system

Recommended Drivers for AMD/NVIDIA

  • AMD: 22.9.1
  • NVIDIA: 516.59

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