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Call of Duty: Modern Warfare PC specs revealed

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare
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The PC requirements for Call of Duty: Modern Warfare (opens in new tab) have been revealed on Blizzard Battle.net and it's a doozy. The game, launching on October 25, will notably require 175GB of hard drive space for download and installation. 

To put that into perspective, that's 25GB more than Red Dead Redemption 2 (opens in new tab) requires and nearly 100GB more than Gears 5 (opens in new tab) requires (it needs 80GB of available space). In other words, this game is hefty. However, the memory requirements are lower than other games (Ghost Recon Breakpoint (opens in new tab) required 16GB of RAM, for example). Still, the hard drive space alone means you'll likely be doing some fall cleaning before you get your hands on Modern Warfare.

Here's the other requirements you'll need to run Call of Duty: Modern Warfare on your PC:

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare PC minimum requirements

  • OS: WIndows 7 (Service Pack 1)/10
  • Processor: Intel Core i3 4340/AMD FX-6300 
  • Memory: 8GB
  • Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 670/NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650/ AMD Radeon HD 7950
  • HDD Space: 175GB
  • Sound Card: DirectX 12.0 compatabile
  • OS: Windows 10 (latest update)
  • Processor: Intel Core i5 2500k/AMD Ryzen R5 1600X
  • RAM: 12GB
  • Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970/NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660/AMD Radeon R9 390/AMD Radeon RX 580 
  • Sound Card: DirectX 12.0 compatabile

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare will be released on October 25 for PC, Xbox One, and PS4. So far, we know that loot boxes will drop weapons (opens in new tab) (not just cosmetics), and that there's a year-long PS4 Special Ops Survival exclusive that's drawn some ire (opens in new tab), among other things. 

Check out the Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Special Ops trailer (opens in new tab) to remind yourself why you'll be clearing out hard drive space this weekend.  

Alyssa Mercante is an editor and features writer at GamesRadar based out of Brooklyn, NY. Prior to entering the industry, she got her Masters's degree in Modern and Contemporary Literature at Newcastle University with a dissertation focusing on contemporary indie games. She spends most of her time playing competitive shooters and in-depth RPGs and was recently on a PAX Panel about the best bars in video games. In her spare time Alyssa rescues cats, practices her Italian, and plays soccer.