Fury as Call of Duty now so big it doesn’t fit on computers – with console players forced to delete other games, too
A HUGE new update to Call of Duty: Modern Warfare has rendered the game unplayable on some peoples’ PCs.
The download takes the shooter’s file size well above 200GB, making it too large to fit on most normal computers.
Call of Duty Modern Warfare’s massive file size has jumped again[/caption]
The issue was highlighted over the weekend by gaming-themed Twitter account @BattleNonsense.
They posted a photo that appears to show that the game is too large to fit on a 250GB hard drive, which go for about £25 / $30 on Amazon.
“Call of Duty MW no longer fits onto a 250GB SSD and cannot be updated,” BattleNonsense wrote on Saturday.
Hard drives don’t actually offer all of their stated space, but taking account of extra data and rounding, a 250GB drive has around 232GB of space.
— Battle(non)sense (@BattleNonSense) October 3, 2020
Modern Warfare hit shelves last year and was already a pretty hefty game to begin with[/caption]
That means Modern Warfare now takes up at least 232GB of space, roughly equivalent to roughly 4,000 hours of music, or 50 HD movies.
That’s more than a lot of laptops offer you – though it’s fair to assume most PC gamers will have something with adequate storage.
Modern Warfare hit shelves last year and was already a pretty hefty game to begin with.
It could only be played if PC gamers had 175GB of free space on their hard drives – and the hugely popular war simulator has only gotten bigger.
Call of Duty Black Ops Cold War – what is it?
Call of Duty Black Ops Cold War is the latest game in the hugely popular war sim series.
It hits shelves in November and plays out at the height of nuclear tensions between the US and Soviet Russia.
The storyline follows the real-world events of the Cold War – such as the Vietnam War – but will dramatise some elements.
An early teaser trailer revealed has that the game will include a hunt for Perseus – a spy working against the US for Russia.
The Cold War was a period of major tension between the USA and Soviet Union, but wasn’t an outright war in the conventional sense.
Instead, both nations supported “proxy wars” – regional conflicts used to gain global influence.
And the fact that both nations controlled nuclear weaponry meant that neither side was willing to risk a war proper.
The period is generally said to have run from 1947 through to 1991 – when the Soviet Union was dissolved.
Out November 13, Black Ops Cold War starts at £59.99 for a standard copy rising all the way to £89.99 for the Ultimate Edition.
Since its release, game-publisher Activision has added bits to multiplayer, including its standalone, battle royale game mode Warzone.
On console, it’s possible to uninstall parts of Modern Warfare you don’t use, such as certain maps or the single player mode, to keep its size down.
However, on PC this isn’t possible, leading to an astronomical game that gobbles up a prohibitively large amount of hard drive space.
BattleNonsense suggested allowing players on PC to split up parts of the game to make it smaller.
“@Activision @Blizzard_Ent please split up SP [single player], MP [multiplayer] and Warzone,” they wrote.
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