October 31, 2023

Optimize Your Gaming Experience with Modern Warfare 3 PC Specs

Liam Fletcher
Written byLiam FletcherWriter
Researched byHaruki NakamuraResearcher
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Activision has recently revealed the PC specs for Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3, and surprisingly, they're not as demanding as expected. This is great news for PC gamers who don't have high-end rigs. However, there are a few caveats to keep in mind.

Optimize Your Gaming Experience with Modern Warfare 3 PC Specs

PC Specs for Modern Warfare 3

If you want to run Modern Warfare 3 at the highest settings, you'll need an 8th-gen i7 or comparable AMD CPU, 16 GB of RAM, and an RTX 3080 or RX 6800XT. On the other hand, if you have a lower-grade PC, you can still enjoy the game with a 6th-gen i3, 8 GB of RAM, and a GTX 960 or RX 470. It's worth noting that these minimum specs only allow access to multiplayer, not the campaign.

Considerations for Lower-Grade PCs

Modern Warfare 3 introduces 'Open Combat' missions, which require navigating large, open environments. This can put additional stress on lower-grade PCs, so it's important to keep that in mind.

PC vs. Other Platforms

PC is considered the best platform for Call of Duty, especially for esports and streaming. Most professional players and streamers use PCs for the best performance. However, the game also runs well on PS5-backed setups. While fewer people play Call of Duty on Xbox, Microsoft's ownership of Activision could change that in the future.


In conclusion, the PC specs for Modern Warfare 3 are relatively accessible, allowing a wide range of players to enjoy the game. Whether you have a high-end rig or a lower-grade PC, there's a configuration that suits your needs. Keep in mind the requirements for accessing the campaign and the potential stress on lower-grade PCs during 'Open Combat' missions. Ultimately, PC remains the top choice for Call of Duty, but other platforms also offer a good gaming experience. Stay tuned to for more Call of Duty news.

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Haruki Nakamura
Haruki Nakamura

Haruki Nakamura, affectionately termed "DataSensei" within the Esports universe, is EsportRanker's resident data wizard. Seamlessly merging his love for Esports with his knack for research, he provides insights and analysis that propel the industry forward.

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