Call of Duty: Vanguard’s File Size Is Pretty Reasonable on All Platforms Compared to Its Predecessors

Published 10/29/2021, 12:15 PM EDT


Sledgehammer’s next big title in the popular FPS franchise, Call of Duty, Call of Duty: Vanguard, is now available for pre-load on consoles. Vanguard is Sledgehammer Games’ first independent venture into the development of a COD title, and fans get to battle it out in the new game with their friends in less than a week.

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As the community waits for the official launch, PlayStation and Xbox players who pre-ordered can now pre-load the game to avoid the hassle later. And unlike the previous titles in the franchise, the new Call of Duty game will not fill up your hard drives.

Call of Duty: Vanguard releases on November 5, 2021. Here’s everything you need to know about the storage and pre-load requirements.

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Call of Duty: Vanguard: a much-needed change

Sledgehammer has taken the players’ needs into consideration. And this time, the title will not go easy on players’ hard drives, and it will mitigate all the issues associated with the massive storage space COD games are known for.

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The devs recently announced the pre-load details for Vanguard for pre-order customers. Along with the storage details of the game. Surprisingly, the requirements are actually decent. The game launches with 30-50% reduced file sizes when compared to Modern Warfare for the PC, PlayStation 5, and Xbox Series X|S.

Here are the estimated file sizes of Vanguard (including download and required storage):

  • PlayStation 5: 64.13 GB Download | 89.84 GB Required Space
  • PlayStation 4: 54.65 GB Download | 93.12 GB Required Space
  • Xbox Series X |S: 61 GB Download | 61 GB Required Space
  • Xbox One: 56.6 GB Download | 56.6 GB Required Space

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Vanguard Pre-Load Details

To ensure players have everything in place for the grand launch, Activision is making pre-load available for all their customers. On the PlayStation, the feature has been available since yesterday; going live at 9 PM PT on October 28, for their North and South American countries. Other countries will have the chance to download the game from October 29 at midnight local time.

Preloading for Xbox users also kicked off on October 28 at 9 PM PT.

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Unfortunately, PC gamers will have to wait until November 2nd. How large do you think the PC file size will be? Voice your opinion in the comments section down below.

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Tanay Grover

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Tanay Grover, an eSports writer for EssentiallySports, is currently pursuing a degree in technology. Before finding his way into the world of eSports, he worked on Social Media management. An enthusiastic soccer player who never played any other game except FIFA, he found his calling when he started playing Valorant and Pokemon GO.

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