Modern Warfare 2 system requirements 2022

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December 1, 2022: Ahead of Season One Reloaded, here's all the intel on the system requirements you need to run MW2 smoothly.

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

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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.

Before we take a look at the system requirements for Modern Warfare 2, be sure to check out the full list of Modern Warfare 2 guns and intel on the Modern Warfare 2 maps.

Modern Warfare 2 system requirements

Ahead of the Modern Warfare 2 release date, Activision has revealed a detailed list of minimum and recommended specs so players can check if their hardware is up to the job of running the game. Check out all the details below:

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
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  • 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.

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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
  • 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.

Image showing Modern Warfare 2 players fighting near doorway
Credit: Activison

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
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  • RAM: 16GB
  • Storage space: 72GB at launch
  • Sound card: DirectX compatible
  • Recommended graphic drivers: Nvidia - 516.59, AMD - 22.9.1

Modern Warfare 2 release date

The worldwide launch of Modern Warfare 2 takes place on October 28, 2022 which isn't too far away.

In the months leading up to release, expect plenty of new information surrounding the single-player campaign and what multiplayer has in store to appear.

That's all there is to know about the Modern Warfare 2 system requirements. Once we hear more intel, we will update the article with the latest news. In the meantime, check out our guide showcasing the Modern Warfare 2 perks.