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Xbox kicked off its latest showcase with Call of Duty: Black Ops 6, confirming the game will arrive on Series X|S this October.

Since then, some other details have surfaced, and the official game website has now made it clear an internet connection will be required to play the game. While this might not seem like a big deal, it will apparently come with some benefits.

Here's the fine print at the bottom of this same page:

"To deliver the highest-quality visuals while also reducing the game’s overall storage space on your hard drive, Call of Duty: Black Ops 6 will use texture streaming across all game modes. This means you’ll need a continuous internet connection to play any game mode, including Campaign. If you’re on a console, Campaign can be played without a premium subscription service such as Game Pass Core or PlayStation Plus."

So in order to deliver the "highest-quality visuals" and reduce storage space, the internet connection is required, and you won't need a subscription service (Game Pass Core in the case of Xbox) to play the campaign.

There's also been some conversation about the game's file size, with Charlie Intel noting how the file size listing on the Call of Duty Store is in reference to the "entire" Call of Duty app, with Activision apparently expected to reduce the file size of Black Ops 6:

"The Call of Duty store listing currently says 300GB file. That is for the entire Call of Duty app - with MWII, MWIII, and Black Ops 6 preorder files included right now. Activision has confirmed that they will be reducing the overall file size once Black Ops 6 launches."

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