You can most definitely play Call Of Duty Modern Warfare 2 on a laptop and get some very high FPS, as long as you either don’t mind splashing out a bit more cash, or alternatively play the game on the lower settings. As with all gaming laptops, you won’t get the same level of FPS performance as you would on a desktop PC for the same budget – this is just the reality that the smaller chassis imposes – but you do get the additional advantages of portability. Further down this page we’ve listed some options for laptops that will get you solid FPS on different resolutions, suitable for different budgets.
Look down at this page if you want to discover the best gaming laptop for Modern Warfare 2, or even if playing Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 (the 2022 version) on laptop hardware is even worth the trouble. The full range of prices for Call of Duty Modern Warfare 2 laptop options will be covered, from the ones you should take into account if you want to play the game at the highest frame rates, with the highest graphical settings, and at the highest resolutions, to more affordable choices if you don’t mind playing at lower resolutions and FPS.
The good old MSI GF65 Thin has been on our list for best gaming laptop under $1,000 for some time, from the older RTX 2060 version to the newer RTX 3060 option, which is what we’d recommend for playing COD MW2 2022 (with one of the Intel Core i7 CPU options). The only caveat to our recommendation of this machine is that you need to open it up and add an extra 8GB RAM stick, as the single 8GB one it comes with simply isn’t enough. Still – a laptop worth considering.
The below recommended system requirements for Modern Warfare 2 are only predictions at this stage, as the developers have not yet come out with the official information. These specs are suitable those looking to play the game at 1080p resolution on a desktop PC, and therefore are below what you’d need to play the game on a laptop, as, generally speaking, laptop GPUs and CPUs are of lower power, even if they have the same model name. We’d also flag that recommended requirements are often more like the true minimum requirements required to actually play the game to a decent standard – official minimum requirements are usually what’s required to only just run the game. Have a look further below for some specific laptops we’d recommend for playing the game at different resolutions and price points. For more detail on the desktop requirements, read our Modern Warfare 2 system requirements page.
Best value gaming laptop for Modern Warfare 2 at 1080p
If you want to play Modern Warfare 2 on a laptop at 1080p on the highest settings then the ASUS ROG Strix G15 Advantage Edition offers unbeatable value. This all-AMD gaming laptop punches well above its weight in FPS terms compared to the other gaming laptops in its price range, and comes with a 1080p 300Hz display option that’s great for competitive gaming. Alternatively, you can go with the 165Hz 1440p option, if you’re less concerned with maximizing in-game FPS above 165. If you have your heart set on an Nvidia machine instead, then, check out some of the other options available in our best gaming laptop under $1,500 list, though you won’t find FPS performance to match this laptop for the same cost.