‘Call of Duty: Modern Warfare’ now doesn’t fit on a 250GB SSD. The game is now so bloated that it can fill so much space and still need more.
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare is getting to the point of nonsense with its install size. At launch, the game asked for 175GB, the highest disk space requirement out of any game. The game got more massive than the last update, which is not a good thing.
Disk space is becoming a premium
Disk space requirements growing in size is nothing new in the modern gaming industry. A decent AAA title would need somewhere between 25 to 100GB worth of space. Depending on the length and amount of assets the game uses, this range is ideal.
— Battle(non)sense (@BattleNonSense) October 3, 2020
Modern Warfare is now more than two times bigger than the average AAA title. According to a Twitter post from @Battlenonsense, the game can’t fit on a 250GB SSD anymore. The image showed that an empty disk with 232GB worth of space is not enough.
It doesn’t help that Activision is lazy with the entire game. While it receives constant updates, the full title combines three crucial areas of the franchise.
Call of Duty 2020 combines the single-player, multiplayer, and Warzone in one package. The game’s multiplayer and Warzone areas are bound to bloat up, especially with HD gun models. Even then, there’s no reason why Activision can’t separate them.
Modern Warfare has a serious bloat problem
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare is a problematic case of bloat. The game combines its Special Ops mode with its live service game in Warzone. The number of assets that they need for both is likely astounding.
Even then, the game should still have ways to improve its game size. The world of Modern Warfare and even Warzone is likely not even as big as Destiny 2. Other AAA titles have far bigger worlds but with smaller disk requirements.
On console, players can pick and choose which modes and packs they don’t want. For players who enjoy Modern Warfare, they have a choice not to install Warzone. The same is true for Warzone only players who don’t play Modern Warfare that much.
In the past Call of Duty games, players had a choice to do the same on Steam. Battle.net players, however, have no such option. This puts players on a conundrum of having to buy hardware specifically only to play CoD.
Players would now need at least a 480 GB SSD to enjoy Call of Duty: Modern Warfare. It’s only a question now if this problem gets worse over time.
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