What are the PC requirements for the Modern Warfare 2 beta?
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The Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 beta begins in just a couple of days, with Call of Duty Next preceding it by one day. Of course, as Xbox and PC players know all too well, this first weekend of the beta will only be for PlayStation 4 + 5 users only. This is a part of Sony and Activision’s ongoing exclusivity deal, meaning PlayStation players will get one extra weekend of the beta.

However, beginning on Sept. 23, players who pre-ordered MW2 on Xbox and PC will be able to download the beta. PC players specifically might need to know the official list of minimum and recommended requirements for Modern Warfare 2 before they consider downloading the beta, though.

Depending on a particular player’s PC, they might not be able to run the beta successfully. MW2 is going to be a graphically intensive title so older systems will struggle to keep up in the visuals department. If you’re wondering about specific hardware specifications, keep reading below to see if your PC meets the beta requirements.

Modern Warfare 2 beta PC requirements

Below, we will list both the minimum and recommended PC requirements for the beta. Keep in mind, though, that if players want to run the game smoothly at 60 FPS and medium/high settings, they might need newer hardware than what the recommended specifications state.

Minimum PC requirements

  • OS: Windows 10 – 64 Bit (latest update)
  • CPU: Intel Core i5-3570 or AMD Ryzen 5 1600X
  • Video Card: Nvidia GeForce GTX 960 or AMD Radeon RX 470
  • Video Memory: 3GB
  • Memory: 8GB RAM
  • Storage Space: 25GB
  • Sound Card: DirectX Compatible
  • Recommended Graphic Drivers: Nvidia – 516.79, AMD – 21.9.1
  • Required: Broadband Internet connection and DirectX 12 Compatible System

Recommended PC requirements

  • OS: Windows 10 – 64 Bit (latest update)
  • CPU: Intel Core i7-4770K or AMD Ryzen 7 1800X
  • Video Card: Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060 or AMD Radeon RX 580
  • Video Memory: 3GB
  • Memory: 16GB RAM
  • Storage Space: 25GB
  • Sound Card: DirectX Compatible
  • Recommended Graphic Drivers: Nvidia – 516.79, AMD – 21.9.1
  • Required: Broadband Internet connection and DirectX 12 Compatible System

It’s unclear if these specifications will carry over to the full release of MW2, but the requirements likely won’t change too drastically. So if players meet these specs right now, they shouldn’t need to upgrade anything before Oct. 28.


Joey Carr is a full-time writer for multiple esports and gaming websites. He has 6+ years of experience covering esports and traditional sporting events, including DreamHack Atlanta, Call of Duty Championships 2017, and Super Bowl 53.


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