Call of Duty Modern Warfare players on PlayStation 5 have started to face a frustrating bug. Apparently, players who want to uninstall the game have found that they need to uninstall all the data packs in the game first. If this step is not taken first, players will not be able to download the data packets again. User Puzzled-Soup brought up the issue on Reddit and said that the game claims that everything is installed, but that is not the case. After trying several potential solutions, the only possible solution was Puzzled-Soup, which was able to detect installing the game on a PS4 and then transfer the storage data to the PS5.
The original Reddit post can be found embedded below.
If you delete Modern Warfare 2019 from PS5 without manually uninstalling all additional data packs in the game, you will not be able to download them again by reinstalling from r / PS5.
It is impossible to say what causes this problem, but the solution is not very elegant. Many gamers tend to get rid of their older consoles when purchasing a new one, so not all PS5 owners will have a PS4 on hand to transfer storage data. It remains to be seen if Activision will find out about the problem, but it’s easy to see how this can prove frustrating. In the responses to the Puzzled-Soup post, a number of other Reddit posters shared similar issues, with one claiming that they got rid of the game completely, as a result.
Unfortunately, Call of Duty games have had some notable issues on next-generation consoles since the PS5 and Xbox Series X were released in late 2020. In particular Call Duty: Black Ops Cold War players on the Xbox Series X have encountered a number of issues with the game crashing. It’s not uncommon for developers to encounter problems with new video game hardware, and it’s clear that Activision is still figuring things out. Unfortunately, it does not help any of the fans who are forced to wait for repairs in the meantime.
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare is currently available on PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC. You can check out all of our previous coverage of the game here.
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