Call of Duty: Modern Warfare System Requirements Revealed, Plus NVIDIA Ansel and Highlights Support Confirmed

Call of Duty®: Modern Warfare®'s October 25th release is fast approaching! If you’ve somehow missed all the news about this eagerly anticipated first-person shooter, here’s the essential info: Call of Duty is back in the modern era with a gritty, realistic rendition of its trademark warfare. It features fan favorite Captain Price in a spectacular single-player campaign; there’s a tense new 2v2 multiplayer mode called Gunfight; all your favorite 8 and 16-player multiplayer modes are back; and there’s a new 64-player mode called Ground War that features huge maps and player-controlled vehicles.

On PC, players can experience immersive ray-traced shadows, high-quality effects, and framerates as fast as your PC can deliver. But what hardware will you require? Well, we can now share official Call of Duty: Modern Warfare PC system requirements for a variety of configs and use cases, so you get your system ready for Modern Warfare:

  Minimum Recommended Recommended (W/ Ray Tracing) High/Competitive Ultra
Experience 1080p 30 FPS 1080p 60 FPS 1080p 60 FPS with Ray Tracing 1080p 144 FPS 4K 60 FPS with Ray Tracing
GPU NVIDIA GeForce GTX 670 / GeForce GTX 1650 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970 / GTX 1660 NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 / RTX 2070 SUPER NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 SUPER
CPU Intel Core i3-4340 or AMD FX-6300 Intel Core i5-2500K or AMD Ryzen R5 1600X Intel Core i5-2500K or AMD Ryzen R5 1600X Intel i7-8700K or AMD Ryzen 1800X Intel i7-9700K or AMD Ryzen 2700X
RAM 8GB 12GB 12GB 16GB 16GB
HDD 175GB free space
OS Win 7 SP1 64-bit Win 10 64-bit Win 10 64-bit Win 10 64-bit Win 10 64-bit

Gamers with Turing-based GeForce GTX 16-Series and GeForce RTX 20-Series graphics cards can improve Modern Warfare performance by enabling NVIDIA Adaptive Shading. This cunning tech adjusts the shading rate of pixels on the fly, and is particularly beneficial in dark areas, of which there are many in Modern Warfare’s campaign and multiplayer modes.

Furthermore, we’re excited to announce that NVIDIA users will be able to enhance their gaming experience with NVIDIA Ansel & Highlights.

  • NVIDIA Ansel: In the single-player campaign, press Alt+F2 to capture unique NVIDIA Ansel screenshots, from custom angles, and with filters and other tweaks applied. Snap, upload to ShotWithGeForce and other sites, and share with just a few clicks.
  • NVIDIA Highlights: In multiplayer, let NVIDIA Highlights capture your best moments. Multi-kills, kill trades, kill streaks, equipment impact kills, and more will automatically be recorded and saved for post-match editing and sharing via YouTube, social media, and other sites.

And of course, to further optimize your game experience, users can download our upcoming Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Game Ready Driver for optimum day-1 performance, and optimize game settings with a single click in GeForce Experience.

And don’t forget, for a limited time, you can get Call of Duty: Modern Warfare with the purchase of select GeForce RTX GPUs, desktops, and laptops. There’s no better time to upgrade to get the ultimate Modern Warfare experience on PC.

For more on Modern Warfare, stay tuned to GeForce.com as we approach the game’s October 25th release.