Call of Duty®: Modern Warfare® 2 System Requirements

Last updated: 4 December 2021

Curious if your PC can run Call of Duty®: Modern Warfare® 2? On this page you will find Call of Duty®: Modern Warfare® 2 system requirements for PC (Windows and Mac). We constantly update our data to provide you with latest and most accurate requirements.

Test your PC to see if it will run Call of Duty®: Modern Warfare® 2 or check system requirement details for CPU, operating system, graphics and sound cards, required disk space and more for each of the supported platforms.

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  1. Right-click the Windows icon in the bottom left-hand corner of your screen
  2. Click on the ‘System’ Tab in the pop-up menu
  3. Your computer’s CPU name will be displayed under ‘Device Specifications > Processor’

  1. Right-click the Windows icon in the bottom left-hand corner of your screen
  2. In the opened menu click on ‘Device Manager’
  3. In ‘Device Manager’ click on the arrow next to ‘Display adapters’
  4. Under the drop-down, you will see the GPU that your computer is using

  1. Right-click the Windows icon in the bottom left-hand corner of your screen
  2. Click on the ‘System’ Tab in the pop-up menu
  3. Your computer’s RAM will be displayed under ‘Device Specifications > Installed RAM’

  1. Right-click the Windows icon in the bottom left-hand corner of your screen
  2. Click on the ‘System’ Tab in the pop-up menu
  3. You can see if Windows is 64 or 32 bit under ‘System type’
  4. You can see Windows version under ‘Windows edition’

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Call of Duty®: Modern Warfare® 2 Windows Requirements

Call of Duty®: Modern Warfare® 2 system requirements for Windows
Minimum Requirements
OS
OS
Microsoft Windows XP or Windows Vista (Windows 95/98/ME/2000 are unsupported)
Processor
Processor
Memory
Memory
1 GB
Graphics
Graphics
256 MB NVIDIA GeForce 6600GT or ATI Radeon 1600XT
DirectX
DirectX
Microsoft DirectX(R) 9.0c
Storage
Storage
12GB of free hard drive space
Sound Card
Sound Card
100% DirectX 9.0c compatible sound card
Internet
Internet
Broadband connection and service required for Multiplayer Connectivity. Internet connection required for activation.
Co-op/Multiplayer Hosting
Co-op/Multiplayer Hosting
To host Co-op or MP matches, a 2Ghz dual-core is recommended.

Call of Duty®: Modern Warfare® 2 minimum requirements for Windows assume having at least Microsoft Windows XP or Windows Vista (Windows 95/98/ME/2000 are unsupported) operating system. Your processor should be Intel Pentium 4 3.2 GHz or AMD Athlon 64 3200+ supported or a more powerful one. The minimum RAM requirement is 1 GB. As for a graphics card, it should be 256 MB NVIDIA GeForce 6600GT or ATI Radeon 1600XT. You also have to have 12GB of free hard drive space free disk space to install the game.

Call of Duty®: Modern Warfare® 2 Mac Requirements

Call of Duty®: Modern Warfare® 2 system requirements for Mac
Minimum Requirements
Operating System
Operating System
10.12 (Sierra)
CPU Processor
CPU Processor
CPU : Intel i3 (Dual-Core)
CPU Speed
CPU Speed
2.2GHz
Memory
Memory
4 GB
Storage
Storage
13 GB
Graphics (ATI)
Graphics (ATI)
Radeon HD 4850
Graphics (NVidia)
Graphics (NVidia)
Geforce 640M
Graphics (Intel)
Graphics (Intel)
Iris
Video Memory (VRam)
Video Memory (VRam)
512 MB
Peripherals
Peripherals
Macintosh mouse and keyboard
IMPORTANT NOTICE
IMPORTANT NOTICE
Currently, MW2 for Mac may not be accessible to users in Russia, Poland, and Japan
NOTICE
NOTICE
This game is not supported on volumes formatted as Mac OS Extended (Case Sensitive)

4 GB of RAM is required. Finally, the game needs 13 GB of free disk space.

Game Details

The most-anticipated game of the year and the sequel to the best-selling first-person action game of all time, Modern Warfare 2 continues the gripping and heart-racing action as players face off against a new threat dedicated to bringing the world to the brink of collapse.

Release date
11 November, 2021
Metacritic score
86/100
Categories
Single-player, Multi-player, Co-op
Genre
Action
Supported languages
English, French, German, Italian, Spanish - Spain
* languages with full audio support
Developers
Infinity Ward
Publishers
Activision
Official website
callofduty.com
Support website
support.activision.com
Support website
store.steampowered.com

FAQs

Can I run Call of Duty®: Modern Warfare® 2?

You would be able to run Call of Duty®: Modern Warfare® 2 on your PC if it meets minimum requirements below. You can also use our free test tool to check it!

Minimum requirements for Windows are:

  • OS: Microsoft Windows XP or Windows Vista (Windows 95/98/ME/2000 are unsupported)
  • Processor: Intel Pentium 4 3.2 GHz or AMD Athlon 64 3200+ supported
  • Memory: 1 GB
  • Graphics: 256 MB NVIDIA GeForce 6600GT or ATI Radeon 1600XT
  • DirectX: Microsoft DirectX(R) 9.0c
  • Storage: 12GB of free hard drive space
  • Sound Card: 100% DirectX 9.0c compatible sound card
  • Internet: Broadband connection and service required for Multiplayer Connectivity. Internet connection required for activation.
  • Co-op/Multiplayer Hosting: To host Co-op or MP matches, a 2Ghz dual-core is recommended.

Minimum requirements for Mac are:

  • Operating System: 10.12 (Sierra)
  • CPU Processor: CPU : Intel i3 (Dual-Core)
  • CPU Speed: 2.2GHz
  • Memory: 4 GB
  • Storage: 13 GB
  • Graphics (ATI): Radeon HD 4850
  • Graphics (NVidia): Geforce 640M
  • Graphics (Intel): Iris
  • Video Memory (VRam): 512 MB
  • Peripherals: Macintosh mouse and keyboard
  • IMPORTANT NOTICE: Currently, MW2 for Mac may not be accessible to users in Russia, Poland, and Japan
  • NOTICE: This game is not supported on volumes formatted as Mac OS Extended (Case Sensitive)

Can I play Call of Duty®: Modern Warfare® 2 with 1 GB of RAM?

Yes, Call of Duty®: Modern Warfare® 2 can run with 1 GB of RAM. It's a minimum requirement.

How much RAM does Call of Duty®: Modern Warfare® 2 need?

You need at least 1 GB of RAM to run Call of Duty®: Modern Warfare® 2 on PC.

On Mac it requires minimum 4 GB.

What processor do I need for Call of Duty®: Modern Warfare® 2?

Intel Pentium 4 3.2 GHz or AMD Athlon 64 3200+ supported is a minimum requirement for PC to be able to run Call of Duty®: Modern Warfare® 2.

How many GB is Call of Duty®: Modern Warfare® 2?

At least 12GB of free hard drive space of disk space is required to install Call of Duty®: Modern Warfare® 2 on your PC.

What graphics card do I need for Call of Duty®: Modern Warfare® 2?

You need 256 MB NVIDIA GeForce 6600GT or ATI Radeon 1600XT or more powerful video card.

What version of Windows can I use to play Call of Duty®: Modern Warfare® 2?

Microsoft Windows XP or Windows Vista (Windows 95/98/ME/2000 are unsupported) or newer.

What DirectX do I need to run Call of Duty®: Modern Warfare® 2?

Microsoft DirectX(R) 9.0c or greater is necessary for this game.

Can I run Call of Duty®: Modern Warfare® 2 on my laptop?

Yes, as long as it meets minimum requirements above.

Can I play Call of Duty®: Modern Warfare® 2 on my Mac?

Yes, Call of Duty®: Modern Warfare® 2 supports Mac if it meets the following minimum requirements:

  • Operating System: 10.12 (Sierra)
  • CPU Processor: CPU : Intel i3 (Dual-Core)
  • CPU Speed: 2.2GHz
  • Memory: 4 GB
  • Storage: 13 GB
  • Graphics (ATI): Radeon HD 4850
  • Graphics (NVidia): Geforce 640M
  • Graphics (Intel): Iris
  • Video Memory (VRam): 512 MB
  • Peripherals: Macintosh mouse and keyboard
  • IMPORTANT NOTICE: Currently, MW2 for Mac may not be accessible to users in Russia, Poland, and Japan
  • NOTICE: This game is not supported on volumes formatted as Mac OS Extended (Case Sensitive)

When is Call of Duty®: Modern Warfare® 2 release date?

Call of Duty®: Modern Warfare® 2 release date is 11 November, 2021.

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