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Best PC settings for Modern Warfare 2 beta

In addition to using the best weapons, the optimal settings are important. Here are the best PC settings for the Modern Warfare 2 beta.

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Tweaking and optimizing your PC settings can drastically alter your gameplay experience in the Modern Warfare 2 beta. Here are our recommendations for the best Modern Warfare 2 PC settings.

The Modern Warfare 2 beta gives players a chance to experience the game prior to the October 28 release date.

As well as getting a chance to experience some of the maps, weapons, modes, Killstreaks, and Perks, the beta gives the players the opportunity to see what settings are available to customize.

With the second weekend of the beta active as of September 22, PC and Xbox players finally get their hands on the game. For those interested in getting the most out of their experience, here are the best PC settings to use during the Modern Warfare 2 beta.

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Modern Warfare 2 beta requirements

First off, you’ll want to make sure your PC is capable of running the Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 beta. Check out both the minimum and recommended PC spec requirements for the Modern Warfare 2 beta below.

Minimum

  • OS: Windows 10 – 64 Bit (latest update)
  • CPU: Intel Core i5-3570 or AMD Ryzen 5 1600X
  • Video Card: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960 or AMD Radeon RX 470
  • Video Memory: 3GB
  • RAM: 16GB RAM
  • Storage Space: 25GB
  • Sound Card: DirectX Compatible
  • Recommended Graphic Drivers: NVIDIA: 516.79 or AMD: 21.9.1

Recommended

  • OS: Windows 10 – 64 Bit (latest update)
  • CPU: Intel Core i7-4770K or AMD Ryzen 7 1800X
  • Video Card: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 or AMD Radeon RX 580
  • Video Memory: 3GB
  • RAM: 16GB RAM
  • Storage Space: 25GB
  • Sound Card: DirectX Compatible
  • Recommended Graphic Drivers: NVIDIA: 516.79 or AMD: 21.9.1

How to update graphics drivers

Before you start playing the Modern Warfare 2 beta on PC, we heavily advise that you make sure your graphics drivers are up to date. If an update is available, make sure you do this before jumping on the game.

How to update NVIDIA graphics driver

If you have an NVIDIA graphics card, the GeForce experience app will handle this for you.

  1. Download GeForce experience through NVIDIA.com
  2. Open GeForce experience
  3. Select the ‘Drivers’ tab
  4. Click ‘check for updates’ in the upper right corner
  5. If an update is available, follow the steps
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How to update AMD graphics driver

If you have an AMD GPU, you can use the Radeon Settings to update your drivers.

  1. Right-click on your desktop
  2. Select AMD Radeon Settings
  3. Click on the Home icon
  4. Click ‘New Updates’ on the bottom left
  5. Select ‘check for update’
  6. If an update is available, follow the steps

Best Modern Warfare 2 graphics settings for high-end hardware

Display

  • Display Mode: Fullscreen
  • Constrain Mouse to Game Window: Off
  • Display Monitor: Your primary gaming monitor
  • Display Adaptor: Your graphics card
  • Screen Refresh Rate: Refresh rate of your monitor (e.g. 144)
  • Display Resolution: Your monitor’s resolution (e.g 1920×1080)
  • Dynamic Resolution: Off
  • Aspect Ratio: Automatic
  • V-Sync (Gameplay): Off
  • V-Sync (Menus): Off
  • Custom Framerate Limit: Custom
    • Gameplay Custom Framerate Limit: Your monitor’s refresh rate (e.g 144)
    • Menu Custom Framerate Limit: 60
    • Minimized Game Custom Framerate Limit: 15
  • Display Gamma: 2.2 (sRGB)
  • Brightness: 55
  • Focused Mode: Off

High Dynamic Range

  • High Dynamic Range (HDR): Off

Global Quality

  • Quality Presets: Recommended
  • Render Resolution: 100
  • Fidelity CAS: On
    • AMD Fideltity CAS Strength: 75
  • Anti-Aliasing: SMAA T2X
  • Nearby Level of Detail: High

Details & Textures

  • Texture Resolution: Medium
  • Texture Filter Anisotropic: High
  • Particle Quality: High
  • Bullet Impacts & Sprays: On
  • Shader Quality: Low
  • Tessellation: Nearby Only
  • On-Demand Texture Streaming: Off
  • Streaming Quality: Low

If you’re having issues with packet burst on the Modern Warfare 2 beta, make sure you turn off the On-Demand Texture Streaming options, as this is often a setting that can alleviate the load on your internet.

Shadow & Lighting

  • Shadow Map Resolution: Low
  • Spot Shadow Quality: Low
  • Cache Spot Shadows: On
  • Cashe Sun Shadows: On
  • Particle Lighting: Normal
  • Ambient Occlusion: Off
  • SSR: Off

Post Processing Effects

  • NVIDIA Reflex Low Latency: On
  • Depth of Field: Off
  • World Motion Blur: Off
  • Weapon Motion Blur: Off
  • Film Grain: 0.00

View

  • Field of View: 105
  • ADS Field of View: Affected
  • Weapon Field of View: Wide
  • 3rd Person Field of View: 80
  • Vehicle Field of View: Default
  • 1st Person Camera Movement: 100
  • 3rd Person Camera Movement: 100

Best Modern Warfare 2 settings for low-end hardware

Display

  • Display Mode: Fullscreen
  • Constrain Mouse to Game Window: Off
  • Display Monitor: Your primary gaming monitor
  • Display Adaptor: Your graphics card
  • Screen Refresh Rate: Refresh rate of your monitor (e.g. 144)
  • Display Resolution: Your monitor’s resolution (e.g 1920×1080)
  • Dynamic Resolution: Off
  • Aspect Ratio: Automatic
  • V-Sync (Gameplay): Off
  • V-Sync (Menus): Off
  • Custom Framerate Limit: Custom
    • Gameplay Custom Framerate Limit: Your monitor’s refresh rate (e.g 144)
    • Menu Custom Framerate Limit: 60
    • Minimized Game Custom Framerate Limit: 15
  • Display Gamma: 2.2 (sRGB)
  • Brightness: 55
  • Focused Mode: Off

High Dynamic Range

  • High Dynamic Range (HDR): Off

Global Quality

  • Quality Presets: Recommended
  • Render Resolution: 100
  • Fidelity CAS: On
    • AMD Fideltity CAS Strength: 75
  • Anti-Aliasing: SMAA T2X
  • Nearby Level of Detail: High

Details & Textures

  • Texture Resolution: Low
  • Texture Filter Anisotropic: Medium
  • Particle Quality: Medium
  • Bullet Impacts & Sprays: Off
  • Shader Quality: Low
  • Tessellation: Off
  • On-Demand Texture Streaming: Off
  • Streaming Quality: Low

Shadow & Lighting

  • Shadow Map Resolution: Low
  • Spot Shadow Quality: Low
  • Cache Spot Shadows: Off
  • Cashe Sun Shadows: Off
  • Particle Lighting: Medium
  • Ambient Occlusion: Off
  • SSR: Off

Post Processing Effects

  • NVIDIA Reflex Low Latency: On
  • Depth of Field: Off
  • World Motion Blur: Off
  • Weapon Motion Blur: Off
  • Film Grain: 0.00

View

  • Field of View: 95 – 110
  • ADS Field of View: Affected
  • Weapon Field of View: Wide
  • 3rd Person Field of View: 80
  • Vehicle Field of View: Default
  • 1st Person Camera Movement: 100
  • 3rd Person Camera Movement: 100

Setting your FOV slightly lower will lessen the load on your PC for those with lower-end PC builds.


There you have it, those are the best PC settings to use in the Modern Warfare 2 beta for low and high-end PCs. If you’re more of a console player, make sure you check out our best controller settings for Modern Warfare 2 and how to enable 120 FPS on PS5.

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