Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 Minimum Specs

Yes, you may have been stressed out by the rumored delay of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2. Thankfully, that wasn't true. Yes, you might be angry that there are no dedicated servers for online multiplayer matches. Sadly, that's still true.

But will your PC be able to run Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2? Well, that's up to your rig. GameStop posted a box shot of the PC version of the game, which listed system requirements. As it turns out, as Joystiq found out from Activision, they're final and accurate.

  • OS: Windows Vista/XP
  • Processor: AMD 64 3200+ or Intel Pentium 4 3.0Ghz or better
  • Memory: 16 GB free hard drive space / 512 MB RAM (XP) / 1 GB RAM (Vista)
  • Video Card: Shader 3.0 or better 256 MB Nvidia Geforce 6600GT / ATI Radeon 1600XT or better
Marcus Yam
Marcus Yam served as Tom's Hardware News Director during 2008-2014. He entered tech media in the late 90s and fondly remembers the days when an overclocked Celeron 300A and Voodoo2 SLI comprised a gaming rig with the ultimate street cred.
  • Silluete
    16 Gb hdd. Games just getting bigger and bigger eh?
  • Jclonts82
    Don't buy it. They spit in the faces of loyal PC gamers for the sake of profit, whatever they might say the reasons are for their decisions.
  • mlcloud
    Heh. Impressive "minimum" system requirements...
  • Zoidman
    I'm actually surprised they are that low, I was hoping for a bit more (granted they do amazing things with even those low specs). I watched the teaser videos, and honestly they did look better then CoD4 but not a whole lot. For comparison, here is CoD4 PC Minimum Specs
    Pentium 4 2.4 GHz or faster or equivalent
    512 MB
    Hard Drive Space:
    8000 MB
    GeForce 6600 / Ati Radeon 9800Pro or better

    Which are roughly the same...

  • gorehound
    i won't support what they did to the gaming community.if i play this at all and a big if it will be free.
  • kyeana
    ...and no dedicate servers.

    yehey not gonna buy and replace a 9400GT cause i can game!
  • Shadow703793
    CHRISTLUBASyehey not gonna buy and replace a 9400GT cause i can game!WTF?

    @Infinity Ward: F### YOU! Won't be buying it as for not giving us Private servers.
  • 08nwsula
    you could run that on a graphing calculator
  • captainfugu
    No PC gamer in their right mind would ever buy this game. $60 for a short single player and hobbled multiplayer? F that.

    Myself and thousands of others will be choosing to spend our money elsewhere. Way to go IW! You're a winner!! If I was the CEO at Activision, people would be getting fired for loosing my company millions of dollars in potential sales.