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

Activision is finally doing something about the huge file sizes of recent times Duty calls game. The company announces that both Modern warfare and free-to-play War zone will be much easier on hard drives after the next update. The space savings vary depending on which platform the game is installed (and which content packs you have installed), but they will be at least 30 GB if you have both full games installed – which means you actually have enough space to install another AAA game if you will.

The update is set to be released on March 30, but although it may be easier on the hard drive, it will not be easy to download on the internet connection. Activision says that the one-time update Season Two Reloaded will be bigger than usual (up to 57 GB for those who only play War zone). The good news is that future updates will not be as big, but you will want to think about your data caps.

According to the blog post, the space savings come from file optimizations and “streamlining content packages.”

; It is also worth noting that individual content packs can be removed, and get rid of the game modes you do not play. For example, you can uninstall single player and Special Ops if you just fire up Duty calls to play with friends. The blog post mentions that some users need to reinstall content packages to get the optimized versions, but Activision was not immediately available to comment on the circumstances that would cause it.

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

Call of Duty Full Game Space Savings

Platform Bare Warzone Warzone + Modern Warfare
Platform Bare Warzone 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

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