Call of Duty: Modern Warfare devs actively working to reduce the huge game size

Sadnan Nafis
By Sadnan Nafis
3 Min Read
(Credit: Activision)

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare and it’s battle royale Warzone just received the season 4 update on all platforms. And with it came a huge patch update.

Season 4 update size:

  • PC (Premium Players): 45GB
  • PC (F2P Players): 39.6GB
  • Xbox One: 44.3GB
  • PS4: 32.5GB

CoD MW and Warzone take up nearly 200GB of storage, which is why players are frustrated with the big updates adding to the overall game size. Some players have even uninstalled the game as it takes a big chunk of their disk space.

But not to worry, as Infinity Ward’s Sr. Communications Manager tweeted out that the large update is there to compress the game files and reduce its overall size. So once the update is installed, the overall file will take up an additional 4GB of space.

Infinity Ward is also trying to search and optimize all the assets in the game to reduce the overall size in future updates, as stated by Ashton Williams. It’s good to know that the developers are aware of this situation and are trying to mitigate this problem for their end-users. Hopefully, we won’t have to delete other games in order to leave space for CoD updates.

On console, you could also free up some space by uninstalling the DLC packs that you no longer want to play. Follow these steps to remove additional packs:

  1. Launch Call of Duty: Modern Warfare.
  2. When you reach the main menu, select Options.
  3. Navigate to the General tab.
  4. Scroll to the bottom and select Game Installs.
  5. Highlight any DLC pack installs you wish to uninstall.
    • Data Pack 1 – required for access to Campaign, Multiplayer, and Spec Ops
    • Campaign Pack 1 (Xbox One only) – required to play Campaign
    • Campaign Pack 2 (Xbox One only) – required to play Campaign
    • Multiplayer Pack (Xbox One only) – required to play Multiplayer
    • Multiplayer Pack 2 – required to play Multiplayer
    • Special Ops Pack – required to play Special Ops
    • Special Ops Pack 2 – required to play Special Ops
    • Survival Pack (PlayStation 4 only) – required to play Special Ops Survival
  6. Select Uninstall, then select Confirm.

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Sadnan Nafis is a Senior Esports Writer at GameRiv. Sadnan has a love-hate relationship with Rainbow Six Siege. He loves to keep himself updated with new tech videos and is always ready to help others.