COD Modern Warfare 3 PC Specs & Launch Details

Hey gamers, are you ready? Call of Duty is back with Modern Warfare 3, hitting the shelves on November 10, and we’ve got all the juicy details you need before you dive in. We’re talking about everything – from what your PC needs to have, to when you can start playing. So, let’s get into it!

SectionContent Summary
IntroductionExcitement and details about the upcoming release of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3.
The GameDescription of Modern Warfare 3 as a direct sequel to Modern Warfare 2 with new features and modes.
PC Specs RequiredDetailed specifications for different user needs: minimum, recommended, and competitive. Highlight on the necessity of an SSD with 149GB of free space.
Preloading and Launch TimesInformation on when and how players can preload the game, including early access details.

The Game: A Thrilling Sequel

Modern Warfare 3 is not just any game – it’s the direct sequel to the hugely popular Modern Warfare 2. And believe me, it packs a punch with an engaging story, revamped multiplayer action, and a whole new zombie experience. It’s all set to take your gaming experience to the next level.

What Your PC Needs: The Specs

Now, before you get too excited, let’s talk about what your PC is going to need to run this beast of a game.

Minimum Requirements

  • Operating System (OS): Windows 10 64 Bit (make sure it’s the latest edition)
  • Processor (CPU): Intel Core i5-6600 or AMD Ryzen 5 1400
  • Memory (RAM): A solid 8GB
  • Hi-Rez Assets Cache: Up to 32GB
  • Graphics Card (Video Card): NVIDIA GTX 1650 or AMD Radeon RX 470
  • Video Memory: 2GB
  • Storage: An SSD with a whopping 149GB of free space

Recommended Requirements

These are for those who want to experience the game in all its glory.

  • OS: Windows 10 64 Bit (latest edition again)
  • CPU: Same as minimum, Intel Core i5-6600 or AMD Ryzen 5 1400
  • RAM: 8GB
  • Hi-Rez Assets Cache: Up to 32GB
  • Video Card: A bit of an upgrade here – Nvidia GeForce GTX 960 / GTX 1650 or AMD Radeon RX 470
  • Video Memory: 2GB
  • Storage: Same deal, SSD with 149GB available

Competitive Requirements

For the hardcore gamers out there who want the best of the best.

  • OS: Either Windows 10 64-bit or Windows 11 64 Bit
  • CPU: Intel Core i7-8700K or AMD Ryzen 7 2700X
  • RAM: Doubling it up to 16 GB
  • Hi-Rez Assets Cache: A massive up to 64 GB
  • Video Card: Top of the line – NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 / RTX 4070 or AMD Radeon RX 6800XT
  • Video Memory: A huge 10 GB
  • Storage: Again, SSD with 149GB available

Preloading and Launch Times: Mark Your Calendars

Now that we’ve got the specs out of the way, let’s talk about when you can start playing.

Early Access and Pre-Load Times

  • Campaign Early Access Pre-Load: November 1, 9 AM PT
  • Campaign Early Access Launch: November 2, 10 AM PT

Full Game Pre-Load and Launch Times

  • Full Game Pre-Load (includes Multiplayer, Zombies, Campaign): November 8, 9 AM PT
  • Full Game Launch: November 9, 9 PM PT / November 10, 12 AM ET

And a little tip – if you don’t opt for the early access, you can preload everything in one go on November 8.


  1. <strong>Q1: Do I need an SSD to play Modern Warfare 3?<br></strong>

    Yes, the game requires an SSD with at least 149GB of free space.

  2. <strong>Q2: Can I play the game on Windows 11?<br></strong>

    Yes, the game is compatible with both Windows 10 64-bit and Windows 11 64 Bit for the competitive requirements.

  3. <strong>Q3: Is there a new zombie mode in Modern Warfare 3?<br></strong>

    Yes, the game features a brand-new zombie mode along with the narrative mode and multiplayer.

  4. <strong>Q4: When can I start preloading the game?<br></strong>

    You can start preloading the Campaign Early Access on November 1 and the full game on November 8.

  5. <strong>Q5: Who developed Modern Warfare 3 for PC?<br></strong>

    Beenox, in collaboration with Sledgehammer Games and Infinity Ward, developed the PC version of Modern Warfare 3.

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