You'll Need to Meet These System Requirements to Run the Modern Warfare Beta

Activision provides the PC specs list for the Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Open Beta, which opens early for those who pre-ordered the upcoming FPS.

Activision just wrapped up Call of Duty: Modern Warfare's first open beta round last week, and it's already gearing up for the second beta period this weekend.

This time, it's not just for PlayStation 4 owners, though. Xbox One and PC players are eligible to join as well.

For some PC players, the big question surrounding the upcoming beta is what are Call of Duty: Modern Warfare's PC specs? Happily, Activision has provided an answer.

The RAM requirements are pretty steep for the recommended settings, even if 16GB is becoming the norm for big releases such as CoD. That's offset a bit, however, by the GPU requirements, which are fairly conservative by comparison.

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Minimum System Specs
  • Requires DirectX 12 compatible system
  • OS: Windows 7 64-Bit (SP1) or Windows 10 64-Bit (1709 or later)
  • CPU: Intel Core i5 2500k or AMD equivalent
  • Video: Nvidia GeForce GTX 670 2GB / GTX 1650 4GB or AMD Radeon HD 7950
  • RAM: 8GB RAM
  • HDD: 45GB HD space
  • Network: Broadband Internet connection
  • Sound Card: DirectX Compatible
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Recommended Specs
  • Requires DirectX 12 compatible system
  • OS: Windows 10 64 Bit (latest Service Pack)
  • CPU: Intel Core i7 4770k or AMD equivalent
  • Video: Nvidia GeForce GTX 970 4GB / GTX 1660 6GB or AMD Radeon R9 390 / AMD RX 580
  • RAM: 16GB RAM
  • HDD: 45GB HD space
  • Network: Broadband Internet connection
  • Sound Card: DirectX Compatible

It's worth noting that the 16GB recommended system requirements are a tad higher than the 12GB recommended requirements for last year's Black Ops 4

The beta is scheduled to run from September 21 through September 23, but those who have pre-ordered the game on PS4, Xbox One, or PC get special early access to it from September 19 through September 20.

Taking advantage of the free beta to see whether the changes to this Modern Warfare reboot are a sound might be a good idea. Early impressions from the CoD World League Championship were largely positive.

However, some came away from the first beta feeling like MW wasn't quite the best Call of Duty could be.

If this is, for some crazy reason, your first time hearing about the Modern Warfare reboot, head over here to catch up on all the essentials.

Contributor

Josh Broadwell's gaming career began early--1993, to be exact--when he was introduced to the Super Nintendo and Super Mario World. Despite all the magnificent games the SNES and, later, the original PlayStation had to offer, it wasn't until the GameBoy Advance era that he finally discovered RPGs, which quickly became a favorite genre. He holds a BA in history, an MA in history, and is currently pursuing an MA in strategic communication.

Published Sep. 19th 2019

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