Modern Warfare PC Update Will Finally Allow You to Shrink the File Size

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Our prayers have finally been answered.

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare’s file size has become a meme. While the base game itself was already pretty hefty when it launched last year, it has only continued to grow over time, especially with the advent of Warzone earlier in 2020. As it stands, the game now weighs in around 200GB in total, which is nuts. Fortunately, it sounds like the powers that be over at Infinity Ward and Activision have finally heard our pleas and are looking to do something about it — at least on one platform.

In a new update that will roll out today, Infinity Ward’s Paul Haile has confirmed that Call of Duty: Modern Warfare players on PC will finally be able to shave down the game’s overall file size. This update will allow users to essentially uninstall certain portions of Modern Warfare that they might not utilize. For instance, aspects like the title’s campaign might be able to be uninstalled entirely to save some precious space on your hard drive. More details should be provided as the patch starts to roll out today.

While it’s great to see that Infinity Ward is finally making this possible, it’s unfortunate that the benefit won’t be rolling out to those on PS4 and Xbox One as well. At this point, it’s still pretty jarring that Warzone can’t be separated from the larger Modern Warfare download. If Infinity Ward could make the battle royale experience separate from MW, I imagine that would please quite a vast number of people.

With this year’s release of Call of Duty: Black Ops – Cold War slated to drop in just about one month, let’s keep our fingers crossed that the next-gen iteration of the game will be more optimized than what we’ve seen of Modern Warfare over the past year.

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