Best PC Settings for Modern Warfare 2 Beta

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2

If you are the kind of person who says, “I paid for the whole system, I am gonna use the whole system”, then you are in luck today because this guide will tell you the best settings for Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 Open Beta to get the most FPS out of your system.

With the release of the open beta for the latest addition to the Call of Duty franchise, Modern Warfare 2, everyone is jumping the bandwagon to get a taste before the full release. Although there can be some changes when the game officially launches but the majority will stay the same so these recommended settings will work for the main build too.

Modern Warfare 2 System Requirements

With the new Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 Beta out for everyone to try, let’s look at if your PC can handle the shiny new graphics that Activision just added to the revamp of one of their most popular release to date.

Minimum System Requirements

ComponentRequirement
CPUIntel Core i5-3570 or AMD Ryzen 5 1600X
RAM8 GB
OSWindows 10 64-Bit
Video CardNVIDIA GeForce GTX 960 or AMD Radeon RX 470
VRAM6 GB
Storage25 GB
NetworkBroadband Internet Connection
Sound CardDirectX Compatible
DirectXDirectX 12

Recommended System Requirements

ComponentRequirement
CPUIntel Core i7-4770K or AMD Ryzen 7 1800X
RAM16 GB
OSWindows 10 64-Bit
Video CardNVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 or AMD Radeon RX 580
VRAM6 GB
Storage25 GB
NetworkBroadband Internet Connection
Sound CardDirectX Compatible
DirectXDirectX 12

Modern Warfare 2 Best PC Settings

It is proven multiple times that in First Person Shooter games, FPS is king. The higher the framerate, the better the experience so everyone out there wants to squeeze out every last one that frames out of their systems.

Below we have mentioned the settings to help you get the max out of your system. Keep in mind that these settings are for higher-end systems and are very close to the recommended settings or above the recommended threshold.

If some settings are missing then just assume that it should be left on default or can be set according to personal preference.

Display Settings

  • Display Mode: Fullscreen
  • Screen Refresh Rate: Set it to your screen’s refresh rate
  • Display Resolution: Native Resolution
  • Dynamic Resolution: Off
  • V-Sync: Off
  • V-Sync: Off
  • Custom Framerate Limit: Custom
    • GamePlay Custom Framerate Limit: 300
    • Out of Focus Custom Framerate Limit: 30
  • HDR: Off

Quality

  • Render Resolution: 100
  • FidelityFX CAS: On
    • AMD FidelityFX CAS Strength: 75
  • Anti-Aliasing: SMAA T2X
  • Nearby Level of Detail: High
  • Texture Resolution: Normal
  • Texture Filter Anistropic: High
  • Particle Quality: High
  • Bullet Impacts & Spary: On
  • Shader Quality: Low
  • Tessellation: Off
  • On-Demand Texture Streaming: Off
  • Streaming Quality: Low
  • Shadow Map Quality: Low
  • Spot Shadow Quality: Low
  • Cache Spot Shadows: On
  • Cache Sun Shadows: On
  • Particle Lightening: Normal
  • Ambient Occlusion: Off
  • SSR: Off
  • NVIDIA Reflex Low Latency: On+Boost
  • Depth of Field: Off
  • World Motion Blur: Off
  • Weapon Motion Blur: Off
  • Film Grain: 0.00

View

  • Field of View: 120
  • ADS Field of View: Affected

These are the settings that will help you gain a significant FPS boost but these are not hard and fast. Take these as a preset and tinker with them until you find your sweet spot.

Modern Warfare 2 Best Settings For Low-End Hardware

Not all of us have top-of-the-line hardware and all those shiny new GPUs. All we have is our dusty little rusty mid-range PC that has been with us through all but still manages to run everything we throw at it.

So to make sure everyone can have an enjoyable experience of the latest release from the Call of Duty franchise – Modern Warefare 2, we are here to recommend the best settings for lower to mid-range hardware.

Display Settings

  • Display Mode: Fullscreen
  • Screen Refresh Rate: Set it to your screen’s refresh rate
  • Display Resolution: Native Resolution
  • Dynamic Resolution: Off
  • V-Sync: Off
  • V-Sync: Off
  • Custom Framerate Limit: Custom
    • GamePlay Custom Framerate Limit: 300
    • Menu Custom Framerate Limit: 60
    • Out of Focus Custom Framerate Limit: 30
  • HDR: Off

Quality

  • Render Resolution: 100
  • FidelityFX CAS: On
    • AMD FidelityFX CAS Strength: 70
  • Anti-Aliasing: SMAA T2X
  • Nearby Level of Detail: High
  • Texture Resolution: Low
  • Texture Filter Anistropic: Medium
  • Particle Quality: Medium
  • Bullet Impacts & Spary: Off
  • Shader Quality: Low
  • Tessellation: Off
  • On-Demand Texture Streaming: Off
  • Streaming Quality: Low
  • Shadow Map Resolution: Low
  • Shadow Map Quality: Low
  • Spot Shadow Quality: Low
  • Cache Spot Shadows: Off
  • Cache Sun Shadows: Off
  • Particle Lightening: Normal
  • Ambient Occlusion: Off
  • SSR: Off
  • NVIDIA Reflex Low Latency: On+Boost
  • Depth of Field: Off
  • World Motion Blur: Off
  • Weapon Motion Blur: Off
  • Film Grain: 0.00

View

  • Field of View: 90
  • ADS Field of View: Affected

These settings will help you get the most out of your relatively older hardware and as always make sure to tweak the settings a little to find the spot you find comfortable.

Conclusion

Wrapping everything up, we can conclude that when it comes to best system settings, it all comes down to personal preferences and varies from system to system. What you can do is take these settings as a present and start messing around on your own and see what works best for you.

Be sure to check out our Modern Warfare 2 Known Bugs Guide.

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