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Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 PC specs detailed

Ghost recon.

Ahead of its imminent release, the Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 team has detailed its all-important PC specs.

In addition to these specs, Infinity Ward has also announced those who pre-ordered the game digitally will be able to get their preloads on the go from today (19th October). This will in turn offer up those eight days of early campaign access announced in August, which will go live tomorrow.

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The PC launch trailer for Modern Warfare 2.

Meanwhile, preloading for the full release (which, unlike the early access mentioned above, will include the multiplayer and Special Ops elements) can begin from the 26th October ahead of the game's official launch on the 27th/28th, depending on where you are playing.

Modern Warfare 2's PC launch rollout.

As for those Modern Warfare 2 PC specs, they are as follows:

Operating System

  • Minimum: Windows 10 64 Bit (Latest Update)
  • Recommended/Competitive/Ultra 4K: Windows 10 64 Bit (Latest Update) // Windows 11 64 Bit (Latest Update)
CPU
  • Minimum: Intel Core I3-6100 / Core I5-2500K OR AMD RYZEN 3 1200
  • Recommended: Intel Core I5-6600K / Core I7-4770 OR AMD RYZEN 5 1400
  • Competitive: Intel Core I7-8700K OR AMD RYZEN 7 1800X
  • Ultra 4K: Intel Core I9-9900K OR AMD RYZEN 9 3900X
RAM
  • Minimum: 8 GB
  • Recommended: 12 GB
  • Competitive/Ultra 4K: 16 GB

[Activision clarified it made an error on its original post regarding the RAM requirements. The above numbers have been updated to reflect this and are correct.]

Storage Space
  • Minimum/ Recommended/Competitive/Ultra 4K: 72GB at Launch
Hi-Rez Assets Cache
  • Minimum/ Recommended/Competitive: Up to 32 GB
  • Ultra 4K: Up to 64 GB
  • Hi-Rez Assets Cache is optional disk space that can be used to stream high-resolution assets. The option can be turned off in the game's settings.

Video Card

  • Minimum: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960 or AMD Radeon RX 470
  • Recommended: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 or AMD Radeon RX 580
  • Competitive: NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060Ti or AMD Radeon RX 5700 XT
  • Ultra 4K: NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 or AMD Radeon RX 6800 XT
Video Memory
  • Minimum: 2 GB
  • Recommended: 4 GB
  • Competitive: 8 GB
  • Ultra 4K: 10 GB
Recommended Drivers of NVIDIA/AMD
  • NVIDIA: 516.59
  • AMD: 22.9.1

The same information, but now in a nice picture.

Elsewhere in Modern Warfare 2 news, earlier this month publisher Activision confirmed that new Call of Duty players on PC will still need to verify their identity via an SMS message.

This is even in light of Activision's other half Blizzard rolling back on the unpopular requirement for Overwatch 2 following its shambolic launch.