Modern Warfare 2 system requirements

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Credit: Activision

Image showing Ghost from Modern Warfare 2
Credit: Activision
September 28, 2023: Season 6 is in full swing and we've got everything there is to know about the MW2 system requirements in our guide.

The Modern Warfare 2 cycle is well underway as players continue to drop into multiplayer and the single-player campaign. Season 5 features some incredible detail meaning PC players need to ensure they follow the Modern Warfare 2 system requirements.

While consoles enter the next generation, PC hardware is constantly improving. These improvements allow higher frame rates in addition to improved graphical quality and detail. With the latest Modern Warfare 2 season underway, you'll want to guarantee your hardware can handle the game without issue.

Before we take a look at the system requirements for Modern Warfare 2, be sure to check out the best SMG to use in addition to the best ranked play loadouts for competitive action.

Modern Warfare 2 system requirements

Depending on your specifications, there is a range of requirements you'll need to look at in order to guarantee Modern Warfare 2 runs smoothly. We've split them down into minimum, recommended, and competitive specs so you've got all bases covered.

Minimum specs

  • CPU: Intel Core i3-6100 or AMD Ryzen 3 1200
  • Video card: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960 or AMD Radeon RX 470
  • Video memory: 2GB
  • RAM: 8GB
  • Storage space: 72GB at launch
  • Sound card: DirectX compatible
  • Recommended graphic drivers: Nvidia - 516.59, AMD - 22.9.1

These specs should allow you to run Modern Warfare 2 on its lowest settings. If you're wanting to see all of the details, it's probably best to take a look at the recommended specs below.

Recommended specs

  • CPU: Intel Core i5-6600K / i7-4770K or AMD Ryzen 5 1400
  • Video card: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 or AMD Radeon RX 580
  • Video memory: 4GB
  • RAM: 12GB
  • Storage space: 72GB at launch
  • Sound card: DirectX compatible
  • Recommended graphic drivers: Nvidia - 516.59, AMD - 22.9.1

By using the recommended specs, players should run Modern Warfare 2 smoothly using medium settings.

Running the game at the absolute maximum may be a stretch too far for this particular build but the game will still run well.

Competitive Specs

  • CPU: Intel Core i7-8700K or AMD Ryzen 7 1800X
  • Video card: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 3060TI or AMD Radeon RX 5700XT
  • Video memory: 8GB
  • RAM: 16GB
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  • Storage space: 72GB at launch
  • Sound card: DirectX compatible
  • Recommended graphic drivers: Nvidia - 516.59, AMD - 22.9.1

These specs guarantee a high frame rate when paired with a monitor equipped with a high refresh rate. Looking to dominate ranked play? These are the specs you need.

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Ultra 4K

  • CPU: Intel Core i9-9900K or AMD Ryzen 9 3900 X
  • Video card: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 3080 or AMD Radeon RX 6800 XT
  • Video memory: 10GB
  • RAM: 16GB
  • Storage space: 72GB at launch
  • Sound card: DirectX compatible
  • Recommended graphic drivers: Nvidia - 516.59, AMD - 22.9.1

Modern Warfare 2 Season 5 Reloaded start date

Season 5 Reloaded for Modern Warfare 2 is set to commence on August 30 which isn't far away. The mid-season update is bound to contain a wealth of changes to the game that makes it run even smoother.

That's all there is to know about the Modern Warfare 2 system requirements. As the cycle progresses, we'll update the system requirements if they change. In the meantime, check out our guide showcasing the Modern Warfare 2 perks.

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