Activision's yearly shooter release is launching soon with somewhat hefty download size but fans will have a week to download the game before it actually releases.
Call of Duty games are notorious for massive sizes by now and Activision are obviously taking notes. One of the ways to combat the massive size is the preload start time and date for Black Ops: Cold War, which will kick off on November 6, 2020, apparently.
Considering the game is releasing on November 13, 2020, it is definitely a good things for the future players that they will have so much time to download it. The file size for just the multiplayer portion will apparently be 50 GB which is already a fair bit of required space but the official system requirements also mention 250 GB as recommended.
A good portion of the reason for the latter are probably the cinematics from the campaign but players will be able to instal multiplayer separately. In other words, once you're done with the campaign, you can just uninstall it to save space and still enjoy multiplayer without sacrificing what is equivalent of more than quarter of the next-gen consoles' entire capacity.
Keep in mind that the multiplayer portion of Call of Duty is a live service these days and as such, it will keep getting updated.
This means the file size may increase in the future so make sure you have plenty of space, just in case.