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Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 system requirements – Minimum and recommended specs

See if your potato can take it.

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare was a hit amongst FPS fans around the world, and Modern Warfare 2 is hoping to have the same impact. With the release of the beta, everyone is looking to see if they can actually play the game. They’re also wondering if it will be another 100 gigabytes or if the MW2 has had mercy on our hard drives. Below, we’ve detailed exactly what you need to play this new Call of Duty experience. Here are the minimum and recommended specs for Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2.

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Minimum requirements for Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2

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Normally, players would expect the GPU requirements to be very high. Luckily, Modern Warfare 2 will need players to get only a reasonable piece of equipment to get it going. Here are the requirements:

OSWindows 10 64-bit
CPUIntel Core i5-3570 / AMD Ryzen 5 1600X
RAM8GB
GPUNVIDIA GeForce GTX 960 / AMD Radeon RX 470
VRAM3GB
Storage25GB

The storage requirement will probably be a huge surprise for Call of Duty veterans. As good as it sounds, remember that this is the size demanded for just the beta. By the time the game comes out, the 25GB size will surely be increased.

Related: How to fix Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 Beta crashing issues

Recommended requirements for Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2

For the people that saw the minimum requirements and thought that those were rookie numbers, here is exactly what you were looking for:

OSWindows 10 64-bit
CPUIntel Core i7-4770K / AMD Ryzen 7 1800X
RAM16GB
GPUNVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 / AMD Radeon RX 580
VRAM3GB
Storage25GB

If you meet these requirements, then you’ll be able to play the game on most settings smoothly. Again, when the full game releases these numbers may change (the storage required, in particular), but these numbers should safely get you through the beta.


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