TL; DR: If you play Call of Duty: Vanguard on PC, you can probably expect similar performance from Call of Duty: Modern Warfare II open beta. Activision raised the CPU recommendations somewhat but maintained the same GPU requirements as Vanguard.
Activision and Infinity Ward recently chest System requirements for the open-world multiplayer Call of Duty: Modern Warfare II, which begins this weekend. Customers who pre-ordered the game can play the early access beta now, but it will be available to everyone for free from September 24 to September 26. There is a chance that the system requirements will change before the full release on October 28, but none of them are likely to be drastic differences.
Like last year’s Call of Duty: Vanguard, the Modern Warfare II beta requires at least an Nvidia GTX 960 or AMD Radeon RX 470 GPU. However, Activision recommends a GTX 1060 or RX 580 for better performance. While Vanguard’s CPU proposals hung over the old and venerable i5-2500K, Modern Warfare II appears to have advanced, requiring next-generation processors.
Activision has not indicated the resolution goals or the tires the specifications are supposed to meet. The company also didn’t mention upgrade options like DLSS or FSR, but the full version will likely include them since DLSS appeared in the last three COD games, and Vanguard FSR also supported them.
The trial version requires only 25 GB of storage space. The entire game will probably need a lot more space with all game modes installed. The rest of the system requirements are as follows:
Minimum specs for public beta:
- CPU: Intel Core i5-3570 or AMD Ryzen 5 1600X
- Video Card: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960 or AMD Radeon RX 470
- Video Memory: 3 GB
- RAM: 8 GB RAM
Recommended specs for public beta:
- CPU: Intel Core i7-4770K or AMD Ryzen 7 1800X
- Video Card: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 or AMD Radeon RX 580
- Video Memory: 6 GB
- RAM: 16 GB RAM
Settings include master volume, stick sensitivity, mouse sensitivity, and brightness by default. Activision also explained that the beta settings menu has a few additional options, including a quick menu where players can save up to 15 settings for easy access in or out of a match.
Modern Warfare II will also allow users to search for jobs in Settings by pressing F while in one of the main menu screens, including the quick menu.
The trial version will also include settings for the following:
- Enemy behavior
- automatic airborne cloak
- walking speed
- Reload interaction/behaviour
- Frame rate limit
- Hideout shadows
- Banned players
- text chat
- Profanity filter
- gur . effects
These additions are a testament to the vast array of options in modern Call of Duty games.