Can Your PC Run Call of Duty: Modern Warfare II

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Call of Duty: Modern Warfare II is launching on October 28 on several platforms, including PC. While that’s a little more than a week away, we finally know the official system requirements.

We were given an idea on what to expect from the game during the beta back in September. At that time, the requirements were pretty much similar to that of Modern Warfare (2019). It made sense this upcoming title is also coming to current-gen consoles.

There are some changes in the official system requirements compared to the ones shown during the beta. The biggest would have to be storage space. Back then, the requirement was only 25 GB. This time, you’re going to need 72 GB of free space.

Another change is the RAM requirements. During the beta, the minimum was 8 GB while recommended was 16 GB. Now, the minimum is at 4 GB while recommended is at 6 GB. The 16 GB of RAM is now for competitive/ultra 4K.

The official system requirements for PC also show:

  • 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
  • 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 3060 Ti 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

Check out the complete system requirements for PC here.

Preloading for PC

Those able to pre-order the game digitally on Steam can preload it so they’ll be ready to go once the game launches. Preloading for Campaign early access on PC starts October 19 at 1:00 p.m. ET. Early access, meanwhile, goes live the next day, October 20 at 1:00 p.m. ET.

Preloading for the official game starts on October 26 at 1:00 p.m. ET.

Anti-Cheat on Day One

Activision revealed that the game is introducing a new unified security platform, which features new and returning mitigations to promote fairplay, made possible by the anti-cheat foundation the team has developed.

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare II is also launching on PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X/S.

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