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Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare 3’s PC Specs And Preloading Info Are Here

Get ready for that huge download!

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 is nearly here, with the game launching next week on November 10th, and Activision has started rolling out updated info to get players on PC prepared for release day including what spec they’ll need their machines to be running and how early they’ll be able to preload and start playing.

A number of PC configuration recommendations have been made based on a few different use cases, starting with the bare minimum spec needed for a purely multiplayer experience, which is the lightest overall and asks players rock just an Intel Core i3-6100 or equivalent along with something around a NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650, 8GB of RAM and 79GB of SSD storage. The overall minimum specs are nearly identical, only upping the CPU recommendation to an Intel Core i5-6600 or equivalent and asking for 149GB of SSD storage to accommodate the other modes.

If you want to play MW3 at 60FPS with visual options set around the “high” level you’ll need at least an Intel Core i7-6700K or equivalent along with at least a NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 or something similar in capability along with 16GB of RAM. Increase that to a more modern Intel Core i7-8700K and NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070 combo if you want to play in 4K ultra settings or at a “competitive” high frame rate.

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Here’s the full breakdown:

The preload for Campaign Early Access preload and launch dates on PC were also revealed, along with final launch dates and times for the game, split across two dates depending on the local timezone.

Preloading for Campaign Early Access on PC has already begun, with Early Access to the campaign portion of the game going live on Friday, November 3rd at 4AM AEDT.

Preloading for the full game kicks off on Thursday, November 9th at 4AM AEDT. Those in Australia will be able to begin playing the full game on Friday, November 10th at 4PM AEDT, as per the below map:

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 launches on November 10th for PS5, PS4, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One and PC. Amazon has pre-orders for $79 including free shipping.