Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War requires 136GB of storage space on Xbox Series X|S

By Sean Carey,
Activision has now revealed the file size for Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War on Xbox Series X|S, and as expected, it's a behemoth.

Black Ops Cold War multiplayer cross-gen

Activision's latest blog post states that at launch, Xbox Series X|S will need to have a massive 136GB of storage space free on their hard drives to download and install the game. Activision also notes that "additional storage space may be required for mandatory game updates." According to the blog post, the file size will be the same size on both the Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S, despite Microsoft stating that file sizes would be 30% smaller on the Series S compared to the Series X. A recent report revealed that the Xbox Series S only has 364GB of usable storage space, so Black Ops: Cold War will roughly take up about 37% of the all-digital console's SSD.

On the Xbox One, things aren't as bad, but the game is still pretty big. You'll need to free up 93GB of space on your existing hard drive to be able to install this year's CoD.

Thankfully, Activision does state that console players can choose to uninstall specific game modes to keep the overall file size of Black Ops: Cold War down. Packs such as Campaign and Zombies can be uninstalled and reinstalled freely. You can manage this content in-game through the "Account & Network" section of the settings menu.
Sean Carey
Written by Sean Carey
Hey, I’m Sean! I joined both TrueAchievements and TrueTrophies as a staff writer in 2019. I’m a big fan of the Metal Gear Solid series and love a good narrative adventure. Most evenings you’ll find me failing to get a win in Call of Duty: Warzone.