With the release of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare III, we know that every gaming PC setup is going to be pushing those polys for countless hours in marathon gaming sessions full of furious grenade flings, 360 no-scopes, rage quits, and all too many epithets both old and new. Just as it’s important for an athlete to make sure all their gear is good to go, it’s vital for gamers to make sure that their setup is prepared for the digital battlefield. HyperX is the official peripheral partner for Call of Duty, so here are some quick tips on how to upgrade your PC to dominate the latest entry in the Call of Duty franchise.
Best keyboard and mouse for Modern Warfare III
Your keyboard is as much of a primary weapon as the rifles you wield in-game. If you’ve ever suffered through the shame of pounding the keys on your old office keyboard because you can’t reload or switch weapons consistently, you know that a good keyboard can make a world of difference. Having the right switches and the right keybinds can determine who wins and who gets to watch the killcam. A HyperX Alloy Origins 60 gaming keyboard gives you everything you need in a compact, affordable package. Using HyperX's Ngenuity software you can customize RGB lighting and macros to your liking. You can even save the profiles directly to the keyboard, so it’ll have your loadout ready to go no matter what system you’re plugging into.
If your keyboard is your primary weapon, then your mouse is like your scope. Your mouse allows you to aim and look around, and depending on your DPI settings and sensitivity, this can be easy or hard to accomplish. Your mouse has to be accurate, comfortable to hold for long hours, and easily customizable. The HyperX Pulsefire Haste Wireless features an ergonomic, compact, ultra-lightweight design. At just 59g in weight, it's a breeze to move about your desk, meaning you won't strain your wrists during intense firefights or stylish 360° no-scope final kills. Like the Alloy Origins 60, the Haste Wireless is also compatible with Ngenuity, meaning you’ll be able to customize button mappings, assign macros, tweak your DPI settings, and more.
Best headset for Modern Warfare III
With games like Modern Warfare III, good audio is critically important if you want to know where enemies are, and just as vital for communicating with your team. The HyperX Cloud III Wireless offers an immediate audio upgrade thanks to its angled 53mm drivers. Tuned specifically for gaming, they'll help you separate those all-important enemy foosteps from distracting explosions and nearby gunfire. Modern Warfare III with the Cloud III? It just makes sense. Don't worry about your audio cutting out a crucial moment, either. The Cloud III Wireless features up to 120 hours of battery life on a single charge.
Need to convey a crucial callout or just want to rib your friends for foolish deaths? The detachable noise-cancelling microphone has a built-in mesh filter to keep communications crystal clear. And if you're planning a mega Modern Warfare III or Warzone game sessions with your squad? The Cloud III's upgraded comfort – featuring memory foam in the ear cups and headband – will keep your noggin cozy throughout. Just make sure to take breaks and hydrate, too. A healthy gamer is a high-scoring gamer!
Finally, PC players using the Cloud III Wireless can access a lifetime activation of DTS Headphone X: Spatial Audio via HyperX's Ngenuity software. Creating a virtual 3D sound stage, it'll open your ears to sound localization so precise that your opponents may start calling foul play. And before you ask: no, your opponents' salty tears do not count as adequate mid-match hydration.
Best monitor for Modern Warfare III
If you're having to ask yourself whether that's an enemy sniper or just a blurry patch of pixels, then it's time for a monitor upgrade. HyperX's Armada gaming monitors will do away with visual confusion and save you from more than a few embarrassing in-game bullets to the dome at the same time. The Armada 25 features a 24.5-inch FHD IPS screen which will deliver vibrant, accurate colors even at wider angles. And thanks to the incorporated desk mount and arm, you can position the screen any way you like.
Crucially, the Armada monitors are built for competitive gaming. Supporting refresh rates of up to 240Hz and a 1ms response time, they'll ensure you see your opponent at the earliest opportunity. All that's left is shifting your crosshair onto their heads. Unfortunately, we can't help with that part, but we're confident that you've got it handled.
Check out HyperX's official Call of Duty partnership for more of the best gaming gear for Modern Warfare III and Warzone.