Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 | System Requirements

Modern Warfare 2 is on the horizon and PC players are therefore beginning to ask whether they've got enough "power under the hood" to support it. In this article, we'll help you answer that question by going over the minimum & recommended system requirements for MW2.
Mw2 system requirements
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Modern Warfare 2 will be running on the all new IW9 engine (a highly upgraded version of MW 2019's IW8 engine). And thanks to that new engine, what we've seen so far from MW2 looks graphically phenomenal. But of course, that's as exciting as it is worrisome for PC players, who are going to need to some pretty serious machines if they want to play the game smoothly. But how good will their PCs need to be exactly? In this article, we'll show you. Here are the minimum and recommended system requirements for MW2.

We're learning more about Modern Warfare 2 every day; from the new weapons and vehicles, to the swimming and climbing mechanics, and even the new Warzone map coming with the game. To stay up to speed, check out our hub article:

System Requirements For Modern Warfare 2

The official system requirements for Modern Warfare 2 have not yet been released, but we can make some fairly simple predictions based on recent franchise history. For those looking for the short answer: if your PC could run MW 2019, then you should at least meet the minimum required specs for MW2.

Minimum System Requirements

CategorySystem Requirement
Operating SystemWindows 10 & Windows 11 (64-bit or Later)
CPUIntel Core i5 6600K / AMD FX-8350
RAM8GB RAM
Storage Space100+ GB
Hi-Rez Assets CacheTBC
GPUNvidia GeForce GTX 1050 Ti / AMD Radeon RX 570
Video MemoryDirectX - Version 12
Graphics DriverTBC

Recommended System Requirements

CategorySystem Requirement
Operating SystemWindows 10 & Windows 11 (64-bit or Later)
CPUIntel Core i7-5820K / AMD Ryzen 5 2600
RAM12GB
Storage Space100+ GB
Hi-Rez Assets CacheTBC
GPUNvidia GeForce RTX 3070 / AMD Radeon RX 6800
Video MemoryDirectX - Version 12
Graphics DriverTBC

Even a 1050Ti could struggle these days, but we do think it should meet the minimum required. We will update you as soon as we hear more.

We're learning so much about this game every day, and there are loads of new gameplay features and changes to look forward to, thanks to the new engine. While you're here, why not check out one of these other exciting recent developments: