With the release of Activision’s Call of Duty: Modern Warfare just weeks away, the company has released the required and recommended PC specs.

Interesting enough, they’ve presented a handful of baselines, ranging from bare minimum to competitive gaming, Ray Tracing enabled and the granddaddy of them all, 4K with Ray Tracing enabled. Needless to say, there’s a lot of variation going on here, so be sure to plan accordingly.

Speaking of which, I know there some concern regarding the storage required for the install, to which Activision has addressed in a statement. While the recommended size is 175GB, that won’t be the initial download size. That will be much smaller.

Note! In each of the Specs, the HDD references HD space of 175GB. 175GB is the storage space we recommend players keep available in order to download the post-launch content we’ll be bringing to Modern Warfare. At launch, the initial download will be smaller.

Now, it’s weird that they pulled an arbitrary number out of nowhere. And since the game isn’t available for pre-load, we can’t confirm this either. Either way, check out the specs below. Be mindful that if you want the best experience possible, then your system will need to be top-notch.

Minimum Specs:

  • Requires DirectX 12 compatible system
  • OS: Windows 7 64-Bit (SP1) or Windows 10 64-Bit
  • CPU: Intel Core i3-4340 or AMD FX-6300
  • Video: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 670 / GeForce GTX 1650 or Radeon HD 7950
  • RAM: 8GB RAM
  • HDD: 175GB HD space
  • Network: Broadband Internet connection
  • Sound Card: DirectX Compatible

Recommended Specs:

  • Requires DirectX 12 compatible system
  • OS: Windows 10 64 Bit (latest update)
  • CPU: Intel Core i5-2500K or AMD Ryzen R5 1600X processor
  • Video: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970 / GTX 1660 or Radeon R9 390 / AMD RX 580
  • RAM: 12GB RAM
  • HDD: 175GB HD space
  • Network: Broadband Internet connection
  • Sound Card: DirectX Compatible

Recommended Specs + Ray Tracing:

  • Requires DirectX 12 compatible system
  • OS: Windows 10 64 Bit (latest update)
  • CPU: Intel Core i5-2500K or AMD Ryzen R5 1600X processor
  • Video: NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060
  • RAM: 16GB RAM
  • HDD: 45GB HD space
  • Network: Broadband Internet connection
  • Sound Card: DirectX Compatible

Competitive Specs:

This spec is for those with high-rate monitors (120 fps+ and who play competitively)

  • Requires DirectX 12 compatible system
  • OS: Windows 10 64 Bit (latest update)
  • CPU: Intel i7-8700K or AMD Ryzen 1800X
  • Video: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 / RTX 2070 SUPER or Radeon RX Vega⁶⁴ Graphics
  • RAM: 16GB RAM
  • HDD: 175GB HD space
  • Network: Broadband Internet connection
  • Sound Card: DirectX Compatible

Ultra RTX Specs:

For those who want the best experience possible, 4K and Ray Tracing enabled.

  • Requires DirectX 12 compatible system
  • OS: Windows 10 64 Bit (latest update)
  • CPU: Intel i7-9700K or AMD Ryzen 2700X
  • Video: NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 SUPER
  • RAM: 16GB RAM
  • HDD: 175GB HD space
  • Network: Broadband Internet connection
  • Sound Card: DirectX Compatible

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare (2019) releases on October 25th, 2019, for the PS4, Xbox One, and PC (Battle.net).

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Keith Mitchell is the Founder and Editor in Chief of The Outerhaven. A grizzled IT professional during the day, but a passionate lover of video games after his 9-5 grid. Loves playing the Dark Souls series and has been gaming since he was 6 years old. Available for podcasts upon request.