CoD: Modern Warfare dev is aware of huge file size — but things are unlikely to change

By Sean Carey,
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare and Call of Duty: Warzone are known for taking up swaths of precious space on users' hard drives. Updates are released regularly and are often anywhere between 10GB and 30GB to download. These big updates have caused the game's overall file size to swell to around 150GB.


Now Infinity Ward has acknowledged the problem and has pointed out that it's "taken steps" to reduce the game's large file size. In an interview with US Gamer, Infinity Ward's production director Paul Haile said, "Modern Warfare and Warzone are both massive experiences with tons of ways to play and new content being added regularly, and we are cognizant of the overall download size." He goes on to say that Infinity Ward is committed to updating the game with free content, and it's "taken steps for overall footprint management". Haile then points console users towards the DLC pack management system that allows then to uninstall certain packs for modes they don't want play, "This allows players to pick and choose which DLC packs they want to keep, and remove the others to recover more space."

While it looks like the file size is likely to increase with future updates, hopefully Infinity Ward can continue taking steps to reduce the impact on players' hard drives.

The latest update was around 30GB for console users with the overall file size sitting at a pretty hefty 150GB. The update finally opened up the mysterious bunkers found in Warzone, but also added a couple of new maps to Modern Warfare as well as the usual playlist update.
Sean Carey
Written by Sean Carey
Sean joined the team as a Staff Writer for both TrueAchievements and TrueTrophies in 2019. He games across all platforms and is always looking for an excuse to replay any of the Metal Gear Solid titles.