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Modern Warfare System Requirements | Minimum and recommended PC specs

As the release date approaches, every CoD fan is starting to wonder about the Modern Warfare system requirements. We’re just a couple of weeks away from the October 25 launch and this is the perfect time to see if your rig is up to scratch. This guide will show you if you can run Modern Warfare without issues, and also if you can push the detail to the max while maintaining an optimal performance, because you want to keep those headshots coming with a minimum of lag.

Modern Warfare Requirements | Minimum specifications

Modern Warfare Minimum System Requirements

The Modern Warfare system requirements come with an unexpectedly high storage demand. Both the minimum and recommended specifications require a hefty 175 GB of available hard drive space, something that is surely going to take many players by surprise. This may be due to the size of textures, but the cutscenes could eventually play a role in this requirement as well.

The 175 GB total could be the new record for a PC game, with Rockstar’s Red Dead Redemption 2 for PC requiring a similarly high amount of space at 150 GB, yet that’s still 25 GB less than what Activision’s shooter is asking for. Let’s look at the full Modern Warfare minimum system requirements:

  • Operating System: Windows 7 64-bit (SP1) or Windows 10 64-bit
  • Processor: Intel Core i3-4340 or AMD FX-6300
  • Video: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 670 / NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 or AMD Radeon HD 7950 – DirectX 12.0 compatible system
  • Memory: 8 GB RAM
  • Storage: 175 GB available hard drive space
  • Internet: Broadband internet connection

Modern Warfare Requirements | Recommended specifications

The Modern Warfare recommended specifications stick to the 175 GB of hard drive space, but you’ll need a bit of extra RAM to get those graphics to their best. Obviously, a better processor and a superior video card are also required to deliver the best performance without compromise, something that is crucial in case you are shooting for the top of the leaderboards.

Apart from the surprising hard drive space requirement, the rest of the recommended specifications aren’t out of place with what PC players should be expecting today. Here are the full Modern Warfare recommended requirements:

  • Operating System: Windows 10 64-bit with latest update
  • Processor: Intel Core i5-2500K or AMD Ryzen R5 1600X Processor
  • Video: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970 / NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 or AMD Radeon R9 390 / AMD Radeon RX 580 – DirectX 12.0 compatible system
  • Memory: 12 GB RAM
  • Storage: 175 GB available hard drive space
  • Internet: Broadband internet connection