If you regularly play Call of Duty: Warzone, you know the pain of it eating away at your hard drive space with every new update. Honestly, it’s getting to the point where it needs its own dedicated hard drive. Thankfully, the latest patch works to reduce the file size a reasonable chunk, but requires a hefty download first.
As outlined in a Call of Duty blog post, a 52.0 – 57.8GB update awaits Warzone players dependent on consoles. While it may seem like a big task, it reduces the file sizes for both Warzone and Modern Warfare considerably to make it worth while. The patch also comes with a ton of new Season Two content including new maps, modes, and more. Here are the the estimated file size reductions from the blog:
- Xbox Series X / Xbox Series S: 14.2 GB (Warzone Only) / 33.6 GB (Warzone and Modern Warfare®)
- Xbox One: 14.2 GB (Warzone Only) / 33.6 GB (Warzone and Modern Warfare®)
"Enhancements to the overall content management system has been made possible through data optimization and streamlining content packs needed for individual game modes. This will come after a larger than usual, one-time update for Season Two Reloaded, which will include these optimizations and is necessary in order to reduce the overall footprint; future patch sizes for Modern Warfare and Warzone are expected to be smaller than the one set to release on March 30 at 11PM PST."
So don't be put off by the large update size, as it's going to get worse before it gets better, but it's been said that future ones are expected to be smaller. These optimisation patches are very welcomed as Call of Duty seems to slowly be absorbing our hard drive space - just please don't take up anymore.
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