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Modern Warfare 2 beta PC requirements: Minimum & recommended specs

Infinity Ward have revealed the Modern Warfare 2 beta’s minimum and recommended specs, so here are the full PC requirements.

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Modern Warfare 2’s multiplayer will finally be revealed at Call of Duty Next, and then PC players can play during the crossplay beta weekend. Infinity Ward have revealed the beta’s minimum and recommended specs, so here are Modern Warfare 2’s PC requirements.

Modern Warfare 2 finally arrives on PC and consoles on October 28, but players can get their hands on the game early during the open beta. PlayStation players get an exclusive weekend following the Call of Duty Next event, but PC players can jump in on Thursday, September 22.

With the beta fast approaching, Infinity Ward have revealed the minimum and recommended PC requirements for Modern Warfare 2’s beta. Here are the full PC specs and how they compare to Warzone and Vanguard.

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Modern Warfare 2 minimum PC requirements

  • 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

Modern Warfare 2’s beta minimum PC specs aren’t a huge jump from 2019’s Modern Warfare, which would make sense as the game is still being developed for last-gen consoles.

If you could run both Modern Warfare and Vanguard smoothly then your rig should also run Modern Warfare 2’s beta but you might need to turn down a few more graphics settings to reach your desired frame rate.

Modern Warfare 2 recommended PC requirements

  • 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

Of course, the Modern Warfare 2 beta’s recommended PC specs are more demanding than the minimum, but players shouldn’t need to invest in a major upgrade if coming from Vanguard and Warzone.

The recommended GPUs are the same as Vanguard, but you’ll need to upgrade the CPU and jump to 16GB of RAM to match Infinity Ward‘s recommended settings for beta. With this hardware, you should be able to crank up the graphics settings while maintaining a high frame rate.

These are only the beta PC requirements for now so there’s a chance they’ll change ahead of launch once players have their hands on the game.


For more on Modern Warfare 2, be sure to check out why players already love the Museum map and all of the beta rewards.

Image Credit: Activision / Infinity Ward