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Call of Duty: MW and Warzone update file size is huge, but will get smaller

Published: 07:57, 11 June 2020
Updated: 08:00, 11 June 2020
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Call of Duty: Modern Warfare and Warzone are finally resuming normal operation but the update and general installation footprint are quickly becoming a serious problem.

Anyone who's downloaded Warzone, for instance, is well aware of the gradual but huge increases in file size. The issue is especially pronounced on consoles, as we've practically had to sacrifice a game per update, and judging by the last update - the trend ain't stopping. 

Infinity Ward are aware of this and according to their communications manager Ashton Williams, they're looking into ways to address this starting with the most recent update. 

"The Season 4 download is going to be large. In order to reduce the overall disc space that MW and WZ take up, we're compressing a bunch of assets. Once installed, the S4 launch will only take up an additional 4GB on consoles for all of the new content", she tweeted. 

Of course, that doesn't change the fact that the update itself is huge, and it's looked like we'll have to sacrifice yet another game to keep playing, but Williams has another solution for Call of Duty players.

"We're continuing to sweep all assets to make size reductions where we can, and also further optimize future patches for size. If helpful, one reminder for console players, you can uninstall the content packs for modes that you're not playing if you want to free up space", she wrote.

Unfortunately, some Xbox One players are seeing an even larger download size than they should, but Activision are apparently investigating the issue. Until then, it's time to make more room for Call of Duty: MW and Warzone content. 

You can check out Season 4 content for Call of Duty: Modern Warfare here .

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