Call of Duty: Ghosts

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Call of Duty: Ghosts
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Release dates
November 5, 2013
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Call of Duty
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Key points

Disadvantage Performance Reports indicate this title is poorly optimized even for high performance machines.

General information

Information Port Report
More information Call of Duty Wiki - A detailed wiki for every Call of Duty game made.
More information Steam Community Discussions


Source DRM Notes Keys
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Information All versions require Steam.

Downloadable content (DLC) and expansions

Name Notes
Season Pass Windows
Classic Ghost Pack Initially available as exclusive pre-order content. Windows
Onslaught Windows
Devastation Windows
Invasion Windows
Nemesis Windows
Extra Slots Pack Windows
Legend Pack - CPT Price Windows
Legend Pack - Makarov Windows
Legend Pack - Soap Windows
Weapon - The Maverick Windows
Weapon - The Ripper Windows
Squad Pack - Extinction Windows
Squad Pack - Resistance Windows
Drill Instructor VO Pack Windows
Snoop Dogg VO Pack Windows
Elias Special Character Windows
Hesh Special Character Windows
Keegan Special Character Windows
Merrick Special Character Windows
Hazmat Special Character Windows
Rorke Special Character Windows
Zakhaev Special Character Windows
Astronaut Special Character Windows
Spectrum Pack Windows
Bling Character Pack Windows
Blunt Force Character Pack Windows
Inferno Character Pack Windows
Circuit Pack Windows
Ducky Pack Windows
Inferno Pack Windows
Space Cats Pack Windows
1987 Pack Windows
Blunt Force Pack Windows
Eyeballs Pack Windows
Heartlands Pack Windows
Hex Pack Windows
Molten Pack Windows
Bling Pack Windows
Extinction Pack Windows
Fitness Pack Windows
Heavy Metal Pack Windows
Koi Pack Windows
Unicorn Pack Windows
Flags of the World Pack Windows
Abstract Pack Windows
Hydra Pack Windows
Leopard Pack Windows
Nebula Pack Windows
Skulls Pack Windows
Tattoo Pack Windows
Wolf Skin Windows

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

Windows <path-to-game>\players2\config.cfg

Save game data location[edit]

Windows <path-to-game>\

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

System Native Notes
Steam Cloud Native
GameSave Manager Native

Video settings[edit]

Video settings.
Graphics option Option Notes
Widescreen resolution Native
Multi-monitor Hackable See Multi-monitor.
Ultra-widescreen Hackable Use Flawless Widescreen.
4K Ultra HD Native
Field of view (FOV) Hackable See Field of view (FOV).
Windowed Native
Borderless fullscreen windowed Native
Anisotropic filtering (AF) Native low, normal, high
Anti-aliasing (AA) Native FXAA, MSAA (2x, 4x), SMAA (1x), TXAA (2x, 4x)
Vertical sync (Vsync) Native
High frame rate Impossible Single player is capped at 60 FPS, Multiplayer is capped at 91 FPS
Color blind mode Native Set in Video Options.

Field of view (FOV)[edit]

Information Using third party applications in multiplayer will result in ban.[1]
Information FoV can be changed in multiplayer directly from game menu since version 3.7.6 from February 14, 2014. Range is rather restricted and lets you only go up to 80° from default 65°.

Fix Single player FoV fix

Information Using FoV changers in single player is not strictly prohibited, however use it with caution.


Fix .ini tweak[2]

  1. Go to <path-to-game>\players2\
  2. Locate file config.cfg for singleplayer or config_mp.cfg for multiplayer and open it in text editor.
  3. Locate lines seta r_displayMaxWidth xxxx and seta r_displayMaxHeight yyyy and change its values to your desired resolution.


Disadvantage Aspect ratio will be broken as the game currently does not support setting field of view and default aspect ratio is locked at three presets - 16:9, 16:10 and 4:3.

Input settings[edit]

Mouse settings.
Keyboard and mouse Native Notes
Remapping Native
Mouse acceleration Impossible
Mouse input in menus Native
Mouse Y-axis inversion Native
Controller support Native
Full controller support Native
Controller remapping Native
Controller Y-axis inversion Unknown

Audio settings[edit]

Audio settings.
Audio options Native Notes
Separate volume controls Impossible
Surround sound Native Up to 5.1, 7.1 is not supported.
Subtitles Native
Closed captions Impossible
Mute on focus lost Native Mute on focus lost is not enabled for loading cutscenes.


Language UI Audio CC Notes
English Native Native Native
French Native Native Native
German Native Native Native
Italian Native Native Native
Spanish Native Native Native


Multiplayer types

Type Native Notes
LAN play Impossible
Online play Native
LAN co-op Impossible
Online co-op Native

Connection types

Type Native Notes
Matchmaking Native
Peer-to-peer Native
Dedicated Impossible
Self-hosting Impossible
Direct IP Impossible


Protocol Port(s) and/or port range(s)
TCP (outbound) 1116-1150, 28910
UDP (outbound) 1116-1150, 3074, 5165, 27900-27901

VR support[edit]

3D modes Native Notes
Native 3D Impossible
Nvidia 3D Vision Impossible
TriDef 3D Native
iZ3D Impossible
Devices Native Notes
3RD Space Gaming Vest Native

Issues unresolved[edit]

"Your CPU does not reach minimum requirements" error at launch[edit]

Disadvantage The CPU check fails on some CPU models that are higher than the minimum system requirements.[3][4]

Issues fixed[edit]

Crashing, freezing and general instability[edit]

Information There is no permanent fix yet, but these steps are confirmed to work for some users.
  • Download latest graphics drivers.
  • Install all the latest Windows updates, mainly DirectX update KB2670838 on Windows 7.
  • Disable Steam Community, Fraps or any other in-game overlay applications.
  • Set Terrain Detail to Off.
  • Exiting and starting the game after 2 or 3 map changes. Game tends not to clear unused assets from RAM/VRAM/SWAP.

Graphics forced to lowest even in highest settings[edit]

Fix Edit config.cfg

  • Here is a quick config file for those experiencing the "Low graphics" bug even when in highest settings:
  • Recommend using a compare tool since this game uses hardware-specific settings in the config.cfg towards the bottom.
  • Recommend customizing the settings to your preferences (such as r_aaMode "FXAA")
  • Make the file read-only. The game will revert some changes in the file otherwise.
A preview of the bug can be found here: Youtube link

Fix Edit config.cfg

  • Alternative Option: Disable Spot Shadow Cache
  • Find seta r_usePrebuiltSpotShadow "Enabled" and set it to "Disabled"

Absence of light from flare and flashlight on mission 4[edit]

Fix Edit config file[5]

  1. Open config.cfg which is found in the installation folder (<path-to-game>\players2)
  2. Change r_dlightLimit "0" to r_dlightLimit "4".

Freezing in menu[edit]

Fix Go offline in your Steam Friends list[5]


Fix Disable fullscreen and AA[5]

  • Switch to Borderless mode or Windowed mode.
  • Turn off AA.

Random mouse acceleration/spasms[edit]

Fix Edit config_mp.cfg[5]

  1. Go to <path-to-game>\players2
  2. Open config_mp.cfg.
  3. Change seta r_elevatedPriority "1" to seta r_elevatedPriority "0".

0xc000007b Application Error[edit]

Fix Update DirectX

Install the latest DirectX End-User Runtime.

Error during intialization: configure_mp.csv: EXE_ERR_COULDNT_CONFIGURE "Intel(R) Graphics HD4000"[edit]

Fix Replacement config files[6]

  1. Download new configuration files from our repository.
  2. Extract archive to <path-to-game>\players2\
  3. Overwrite files if necessary.
  4. Start the game and if it asks to start in safe mode select NO.
  5. In game do not click on Optimal Settings as this will reset new configuration files.

"Fatal Error: Your system memory (RAM) does not meet the minimum specification" error at launch[edit]

Information Ghosts has been patched on November 19, 2013 to change the 6 GB limitation; the game will now run with 4 GB.[7]

Other information[edit]


Technical specs Supported Notes
Direct3D 11
Shader Model support 5
64-bit executable Native


Middleware Notes
Physics Havok
Multiplayer Steamworks

System requirements[edit]

Information 32-bit systems are not supported.
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 7 8, 8.1
Processor (CPU) Intel Core 2 Duo E8200 2.66 GHz
AMD Phenom X3 8750 2.4 GHz
Intel Core i5-680 3.6 GHz
System memory (RAM) 4 GB 8 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD)
40 GB
Video card (GPU) Nvidia GeForce GTS 450
ATI Radeon HD 5870
DirectX 11 compatible
Nvidia GeForce GTX 760
4 GB of VRAM


  1. Twitter - Activision Support @ATVIAssist
  2. Call of Duty: Ghosts -
  3. Your CPU does not reach minimum requirements to run ghosts - Call of Duty: Ghosts General Discussions
  4. Your CPU does not reach minimum requirements to run ghosts - Call of Duty: Ghosts General Discussions
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 5.3 POSSIBLE FIXES - Lighting issues - Steam Community Discussions
  6. WORKING FIX FOR " Error during intialization: configure_mp.csv: EXE_ERR_COULDNT_CONFIGURE "Intel(R) Graphics HD4000" " - Steam Community Discussions
  7. 4GB Update ? :: Call of Duty: Ghosts General Discussions