It’s no secret that Call of Duty: Warzone and Black Ops Cold War are storage hogs relating to their respective file sizes. Even with none of the Modern Warfare content material put in, Warzone comes to simply over 143 GB on my PS5 SSD, whereas Black Ops Cold War instructions a staggering 182 GB (all the pieces totally put in). Treyarch, Raven, and Activision are on the brink of drop the Season Two Reloaded replace later tonight, and it’ll embody a measurement discount for Warzone, which is able to range relying on platform and what hooked up Modern Warfare content material you have got put in.
The Season Two Reloaded replace will clock in at a staggering 52 GB for Warzone (I’m grateful I only in the near past received Google Fiber put in), however that patch gained’t be rising the present measurement of the Warzone file. Instead it can scale back it by anyplace from 10.9 GB to 14.2 GB for Warzone-only gamers, and 30.6 GB and 33.6 GB for these with Modern Warfare put in, all platform dependent. So theoretically, for me, my Warzone file measurement ought to drop to about 132 GB, which continues to be loads, however fortunately provides me a little bit bit extra room on the cramped SSD.
Here is the whole chart of measurement REDUCTIONS that the Season Two Reloaded replace ought to deliver later tonight (be aware that these are reductions from the whole, not the ultimate file sizes):
PlayStation 5: 10.9 GB (Warzone Only) / 30.6 GB (Warzone and Modern Warfare)
PlayStation 4: 10.9 GB (Warzone Only) / 30.6 GB (Warzone and Modern Warfare)
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)
PC: 11.eight GB (Warzone Only) / 30.6 GB (Warzone and Modern Warfare)
Raven additionally says that they count on future patches to be even smaller following this optimization patch.
Enhancements to the general content material administration system has been made doable by information optimization and streamlining content material packs wanted for particular person recreation modes. This will come after a bigger than typical, one-time replace for Season Two Reloaded, which is able to embody these optimizations and is important in order to scale back the general footprint; future patch sizes for Modern Warfare and Warzone are anticipated to be smaller than the one set to launch on March 30 at 11PM PST.
Unfortunately, it doesn’t seem like the same discount is coming for Black Ops Cold War, which is nearing 200 GB with a full set up of all Campaign, Zombies, and Multiplayer content material. The patch for Black Ops Cold War will likely be 12.2 GB on PS5, however it’s unknown how a lot that may add to the final word file measurement of the sport.
While an 11 GB discount is measurement could not appear to be a lot, it ought to assist unlock a minimum of a little bit little bit of area and wiggle room for gamers on any platform. With the PS5’s restricted SSD storage a treasured commodity (and no expansion options yet in sight), each little bit helps. It may also assist with future improvement in order that Warzone gained’t get so bloated as Activision continues to support and evolve it.