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File Size Decreases To Be Issued To Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare & Warzone In Coming Update


Posted on March 29, 2021 by Nick Moreno

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While Call of Duty’s main focus is still pinned on the latest entry in the series, Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War, there are still a myriad of players that are still populating the lobbies of last year’s game, Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare. What is very similar between the two games is the file size. Although both Infinity Ward and Treyarch are aware of the grossly large amount of hard drive space these games take up, not much has been done to reduce that just yet.

In the past, the studio for 2019’s game did issue a 25 GB reduction to Modern Warfare which did alleviate some weight of the file size, but, Warzone still continued to grow tremendously. Not only that, but Treyarch also clarified that users deciding to keep all games installed might quickly eat up the 500 GB hard drive on base PlayStation 4 systems very quickly.

But in a new update, it is indicated that both Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare & Warzone are to receive a decent reduction in each respective file sizes in the approaching update for the games. You can view the reduction for the each supported system in the list below:

PlayStation 5: 10.9 GB (Warzone Only) / 30.6 GB (Warzone and Modern Warfare)

PlayStation 4: 10.9 GB (Warzone Only) / 30.6 GB (Warzone and Modern Warfare)

Xbox Series X / Xbox Series S: 14.2 GB (Warzone Only) / 33.6 GB (Warzone and Modern Warfare)

Xbox One: 14.2 GB (Warzone Only) / 33.6 GB (Warzone and Modern Warfare)

PC: 11.8 GB (Warzone Only) / 30.6 GB (Warzone and Modern Warfare)

In the blog post, Activision presses that there will, however, be a significantly larger update for Black Ops Cold War as a result of the reduction. “Enhancements to the overall content management system has been made possible through data optimization and streamlining content packs needed for individual game modes.

“This will come after a larger than usual, one-time update for Season Two Reloaded, which will include these optimizations and is necessary in order to reduce the overall footprint; future patch sizes for Modern Warfare and Warzone are expected to be smaller than the one set to release on March 30 at 11PM PST.

“Along with the ability to remove individual modes that are no longer played, owners of the full Modern Warfare experience will see more space freed on their platform of choice. However, those who want to continue playing Campaign, Multiplayer, and/or Special Ops will need to reinstall the optimized Content Packs, which will be released.”

Believe it or not, discussion for 2021’s Call of Duty has already surfaced. In a report from Modern Warfare, the Call of Duty website shares from sources that the next installment will return to World War II. Even more, the project will once again be helmed by Sledgehammer Games. You can read the full report by heading here.

Are you happy with the file size decreases?

Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare is out now for PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, and PC.

Source: Activision

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