Call of Duty: Modern Warfare and Warzone’s Season 4 content update dropped earlier today.
Install size is once again a topic of discussion among players with reports of a colossal 84 GB download in some cases.
Infinity Ward says it is working to compress assets and optimize the size of future patches.
A brand new Call of Duty: Modern Warfare and Warzone patch dropped earlier today, and you’ve got to congratulate Activision and Infinity Ward on their consistency.
The publisher and developer duo has charted a pioneering path in the world of video games by ensuring each new patch spawns a dedicated hashtag on Twitter but also swells in size each time around.
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Season 4 Update
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare’s Season 4 update asks players to clear yet more space on their hard drives – roughly 35 GB on PS4, 49 GB on Xbox One, and between 44 GB and 50 GB on PC.
Infinity Ward kindly warned players that this would be the case in patch notes authored hours before the update dropped.
The Season 4 download is going to be large. In order to reduce the overall disc space that MW and WZ take up, we’re compressing a bunch of assets. Once installed, the S4 launch will only take up an additional 4GB on consoles for all of the new content.
Compression wizardry pushing down the update to 4 GB offers little consolation, though, given that to download the thing, you need up to ten times more space. Well, that’s if you’re one of the lucky ones.
#84GB Trends on Twitter
#84GB is currently trending on Twitter, reaching the second spot on Twitter’s worldwide trends list a few hours back, and with good reason. A large portion of Xbox players is reporting an 84 GB download. Activision says they are actively investigating. 84 GB is a little too big even for their voluminously-inclined liking.