Activision reduces Call of Duty file sizes so you can download other games


Activision is finally doing something about the massive file sizes of recent Duty spell. The company announces that both Modern warfare and play it for free War zone will be much easier on hard drives after the next update. The space savings will depend on the platform the game is installed on (and what content packs you have installed), but they are at least 30 GB if you have both full games installed – meaning you actually have enough space to install another AAA game if you want.

The update will be released on March 30th, but while it may be easier on your hard drive, downloading won’t be easy through your internet connection. Activision says the Season Two Reloaded one-time update will be larger than usual (up to 57 GB for those who just play War zoneThe good news is that future updates shouldn’t be that big, but you will have to consider your data limits.

According to the blog post, the space saving is due to file optimizations and the “ streamlining of content packs. ” It’s also worth noting that individual content packs can be removed, removing game modes you don’t play. For example, you can remove the single player and Special Ops if you start alone Duty to play with friends. The blog post mentions that some users have to reinstall content packs to get the optimized versions, but Activision was not immediately available to comment on the circumstances that would cause that.

The specific space savings for each platform are listed below, but to add some context imagine you have those War zone and Modern warfare installed on your PlayStation 4. After the update, you have freed up enough space to install The witness (4.2GB) and Ratchet & Clank (26.3 GB) – both of which are now free on the PlayStation Store.

Call of Duty full space saver at stake

Platform Warzone only Warzone + Modern Warfare
Platform Warzone only Warzone + Modern Warfare
PlayStation 4/5 10.9 GB 30.6 GB
Xbox series / One 14.2 GB 33.6 GB
Pc 11.8 GB 30.6 GB