Call of Duty: Ghosts

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Call of Duty: Ghosts
Call of Duty: Ghosts cover
Infinity Ward
Multiplayer Raven Software
Multiplayer Certain Affinity
Extinction Neversoft
IW engine
Release dates
Windows November 5, 2013
Call of Duty
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Key points

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

General information

Port Report
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Steam Community Discussions


Source DRM Notes Keys OS
All versions require Steam.

Downloadable content (DLC) and expansions

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

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

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

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
Windows <path-to-game>\

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

System Native Notes
Steam Cloud

Video settings[edit]

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

Field of view (FOV)[edit]

Using third party applications in multiplayer will result in ban.[1]
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°.
Single player FoV fix
Using FoV changers in single player is not strictly prohibited, however use it with caution.


.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.


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.
Mouse settings.

Audio settings[edit]

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


Language UI Audio CC Notes


Multiplayer types

Type Native Notes
LAN play
Online play
Versus, Co-op

Connection types


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

VR support[edit]

Issues unresolved[edit]

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

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]

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]

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

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]

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]

Go offline in your Steam Friends list[5]


Disable fullscreen and AA[5]
  • Switch to Borderless mode or Windowed mode.
  • Turn off AA.

Random mouse acceleration/spasms[edit]

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]

Update DirectX

Install the latest DirectX End-User Runtime.

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

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]

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


Middleware Notes
Physics Havok
Multiplayer Steamworks

System requirements[edit]

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