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Call of Duty: Modern Warfare open beta PC requirements revealed

Published: 09:38, 20 September 2019
Activision Blizzard
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Call of Duty: Modern Warfare

Activision Blizzard have shared a blog post, detailing the system requirements for Call of Duty: Modern Warfare on PC. The specs look pretty lenient, hinting at a well-optimised game that should run buttery smooth.

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare looks pretty good from gameplay shown so far and while one might expect it would require a somewhat beefy PC, the system requirements shared by Activision paint a different picture. Then again, these are requirements for the open beta test that kicks off on 20 September 2019 and might change by the team CoD:MW gets released on 25 October 2019.

First up, it appears that CoD:MW will work on both Windows 7 and Windows 10 so if you are enjoying the last months of Win7 support, you shouldn't have problems playing this game. 

The minimum CPU requirement is i5-2500k or AMD equivalent which would be Ryzen 3 1200 or 1300X. Considering that i5-2500k was released in 2011 and that the mentioned AMD chipsets fall into the cheap CPU category, it's safe to say the requirement is really low. As for the minimum GPU, a GTX 670 or AMD HD 7950 will do. Both GPUs are from 2012 so it's not a big deal either. The rest of the minimum specs are 8GB RAM and 45GB of free space.

Recommended specs are higher, obviously, but they are not listing NASA computer components either. It's noteworthy that Windows 10 is recommended, probably due to DX12 integration.

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Activision are recommending i7-4770k or AMD equivalent CPU. That would be Ryzen 5 1600 and while Intel's CPU has been released in 2013, AMD's is much cheaper so keep that in mind if you are upgrading for Modern Warfare. GPU department is not too taxing either. A GTX 970 or RX 580 would satisfy the recommended specifications, neither of which are the in the expensive hardware pool.

Disk space requirement is the same, naturally, but it is recommended to have 16GB RAM instead of 8GB, which is the bare minimum. You can check out the specs as well as some PC exclusive features on the official blog post .

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