Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 system requirements have arrived, and they won’t leave your gaming PC battle-worn. In fact, you’ll be able to run the FPS game using a GPU from seven years ago, so you won’t have to grab one of those fancy RTX 4000 graphics cards to get your boots on the ground.
According to Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 specs for PC, the final build runs on an Nvidia GeForce GTX 960 – an entry-level GPU that rolled up back in 2015 – or an AMD Radeon RX 470. To boost fps at higher resolutions, you’ll want to play using the best graphics card available to you, but even Infinity Ward’s recommended requirements list a GTX 1060.
|OS||Windows 10 64-bit||Windows 10 64-bit|
|CPU||Intel Core i3-6100
Intel Core i5-2500K
AMD Ryzen 5 1600X
|Intel Core i5-6600K
Intel Core i7-4770K
AMD Ryzen 7 1400
|GPU||Nvidia GeForce GTX 670
AMD Radeon RX 470
|Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060
AMD Radeon RX 580
In terms of CPU, you’ll need to equip your gaming PC with an Intel Core i3-6100, Intel Core i5-2500K, or AMD Ryzen 5 1600X CPU to meet minimum specs. Naturally, the developer recommends using something a tad newer, like an AMD Ryzen 7 or an Intel Core i7, but any decent chip from the past decade should do the trick.
Modern Warfare 2’s gaming RAM demands aren’t rambunctious, as they fall in line with most of the best PC games released today. If your rig is rocking more than 8GB, getting your Call of Duty boots on shouldn’t be a problem, but bumping things up to 12GB will help improve the experience.
Call of Duty Steam download files traditionally take up a lot of storage space, as the likes of Warzone demands a whopping 85GB. The new Modern Warefare 2 follows suit, asking for 125GB of storage space, preferably on the best SSD for gaming so you’re not holding the lobby back with loading times.
Is Modern Warfare 2 coming to Steam Deck?
Infinity Ward has confirmed Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 isn’t Steam Deck compatibile at launch, because of its kernel-level Ricochet anti-cheat not playing nicely with the Linux operating system. If you’re running Windows on your Steam Deck, however, you’ll be good to go without issue.
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