Apart from some changes in the meta, the latest Call of Duty Modern Warfare and Warzone update reduces the game size significantly. Apparently, the developers have separated the high-resolution textures in the game, and players will have the option to either play the game in low resolution or download the high-resolution textures.
Console players can download the high-res textures from the Installs menu, and PC players will have to use an asset streaming system.
Paul Haile, the Production Director on Modern Warfare, recently explained the size shrink in a tweet:
Following the integration with Warzone, Call of Duty Modern Warfare has become a gigantic game. It takes up over 200 GB of storage and the players have often complained about it.
Many players will be excited to play Call of Duty Modern Warfare on the upcoming next-gen consoles. However, the PS5 and the Xbox Series X offer 667 GB and 802 GB storage, respectively. As a result, players might face some problems incorporating other games along with Call of Duty Modern Warfare.
On the flip side, the Xbox Series S only has 364 GB of usable storage. Surprisingly, Modern Warfare could single-handedly exhaust half of its storage.
The upcoming Call of Duty title, Black Ops Cold War, is also huge. For the next-gen consoles, it will require over 130 GB of space for installation and might pose similar problems as MW.
Apart from the size shrink, the biggest highlight in the latest update was the beta version of Private Warzone matches. The three available modes under Private Warzone are:
It seems Infinity Ward finally recognizes the dilemma of the players. Both PC and console players will have a hard time managing their space drives when a single title takes up such an enormous amount of space. The latest update solves the issue to some extent but expects the players to give up on high-resolution textures.