Activision has released some important information about Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2. The upcoming first-person shooter is set to release on October 28, but you might not have to wait that long to play it. Plus, we now know exactly what PC requirements you’ll need to run Modern Warfare 2.
Starting out with early access, some players will be eligible to play Modern Warfare 2 a week before its launch. If you digitally pre-orderedModern Warfare 2, you’ll be able to play the game’s campaign on October 20, from 1 PM ET. As for the multiplayer, you won’t be able to play it until the full release. The launch is technically not until October 28, with Battle.net and Steam receiving global releases on October 28 at 12 AM ET.
Players who want to jump straight into the action will want to pre-load Modern Warfare 2. PC players will be able to pre-load it on October 26 from 1 PM ET. That gives you 35 hours to download and install MW2 before its global release. Modern Warfare 2 requires 72GB of storage space, so you can expect a somewhat large download.
As for its PC requirements, Modern Warfare 2 looks to be reasonable enough. The minimum settings require a GTX 960, 8GB RAM and an AMD Ryzen 3 1200, or their equivalents. Moving up to recommended, it jumps up to a GTX 1060, 12GB RAM, and an AMD Ryzen 5 1400 or equivalent.
The next tier lists the recommendations for “competitive settings” as an RTX 3060 Ti, 16GB RAM, and an AMD Ryzen 7 1800x or equivalent. Finally, players who want to run Modern Warfare II at Ultra 4K settings will require an RTX 3080, 16GB RAM, and an AMD Ryzen 9 3900X or equivalent.
Warzone will need more
The PC requirements for Modern Warfare 2 are about what we expected. At the high end, they get rather demanding, but most PC gamers will be able to run the new Call of Duty game just fine. However, you can expect Warzone 2, which is set to release on November 16, to be more demanding. Especially in regard to its CPU usage, as large-scale battle royale games tend to be CPU intensive.