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Activision explain why Modern Warfare requires 175 GB of storage

Published: 09:46, 11 October 2019
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Call of Duty: Modern Warfare won't require 175 GB of storage space on launch it's been confirmed by the publisher Activision. They explained that 175 GB is the space they recommend for all post-launch content.

Infinity Ward's Call of Duty: Modern Warfare is coming later this month, and earlier this week we got the official PC system requirements for the game. One thing that stuck out to many players is the required storage space. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare requires a whopping 175 GB of your HDD or SSD free space.

For comparison, Rockstar's mammoth Red Dead Redemption 2, which features a massive open world with tons of content and its main story is one of the longest we've ever got to play, requires a mere 150GB.

Today, the publisher Activision updated the Modern Warfare system requirements post and offered an explanation of why the game is asking for 175 GB of free space on your hard drive. According to the post, the required storage space is recommended in order to download all post-launch content updates that Infinity Ward and Activision are working on. This means that Call of Duty: Modern Warfare won't require 175 GB on launch after all.

"In each of the Specs, the HDD references HD space of 175GB. 175GB is the storage space we recommend players keep available in order to download the post-launch content we’ll be bringing to Modern Warfare. At launch, the initial download will be smaller," it's written in the post. Unfortunately, Activision did not mention how much smaller the initial download will be. 

While this is certainly good news for those with a slower internet connection, we doubt that the size on launch will be significantly smaller. Hopefully, pre-load option will become available a couple of days before the official launch so players can get everything up and running before the servers go live.

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Call of Duty: Modern Warfare is officially hitting the shelves on 25 October 2019 for PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. For more news about the game, you can take a look at the full PC system specifications and all 17 killstreaks

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