Activision and Infinity Ward are looking to release Call of Duty: Modern Warfare later this month for PC, PS4, and Xbox One. The former platform needs 175GB of free space to install the first-person shooter. However, Infinity Ward has come forth to explain why you need so much space to play the yearly released title on PC.
If you thought you needed a lot of free space to play Red Dead Redemption 2, you’d be wrong. This version of Call of Duty is a little shy of 200GB, which is ridiculous if you ask me.
Nevertheless, there’s a “reason” behind why this year’s CoD needs so much space despite it making no sense. As per blog.activision.com, we learn that it isn’t “bad optimization” or high “definition textures,” no it’s because of future updates:
“Note! In each of the Specs, the HDD references HD space of 175GB. 175GB is the storage space we recommend players keep available in order to download the post-launch content we’ll be bringing to Modern Warfare. At launch, the initial download will be smaller.”
In other words, if you want to install and play the game, as well as future content — that’s likely in the files of the game but locked away — it will call for you to make as much room as possible to download/install current year Modern Warfare.
I’m not sure why the minimum and recommended PC specs aren’t like others that show how much you need to install the game if you want to play it at its lowest and how much you need for recommended play, but it is what it is.
Anyway, Infinity Ward claims that Call of Duty 2019’s PC specs are going to be lower when release day rolls around. It’s also worth noting that everything that you see on the portal to Call of Duty: Modern Warfare’s PC specs are official and will not change.
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare’s public consumption date starts on October 25th for PC and home consoles.