Beware, if you need to uninstall and reinstall Modern Warfare on your PlayStation 5, you might want to heed this gamer's warning. A major bug is preventing Modern Warfare from working properly on PS5s after re-installation if you don't uninstall the game in a specific manner first.
There is a reason that triple-A games have huge QA departments, searching for game-breaking bugs here, there, and everywhere, and even though Activision has some of the best QAs in games, problems will still inevitably fall through. This time a bug has been found regarding uninstalling and reinstalling Call of Duty: Modern Warfare from the PlayStation 5 when gamers haven't uninstalled the additional data packs.
Spotted by GameRant, this post from a Reddit user named Puzzled-soup warns players that if they're tempted to uninstall Modern Warfare for any reason, reinstalling it might mean you can't redownload the data packs that come with the game. Puzzled-soup says that after uninstalling the base game but keeping the packs installed for the campaign mode, co-op, multiplayer, data, and optional textures, the base game once reinstalled wouldn't recognise that the add-ons existed.
This causes a loop of problems. You can't install the extra data packs because your PlayStation 5 already has them, but in the "manage game content" tab the extra packs don't appear. Without either of these options working, the game doesn't recognise it has all the content it needs to work.
According to Puzzled-soup, the only current workaround they know of is to have a PlayStation 4 to manually transfer the data through the use of an HDD, which is a hassle. So if you ever need to reinstall Modern Warfare your best bet is to uninstall the entire 200GB of content you have for the game before redownloading it - even if it takes a lot longer.
Activision, as far as we know, hasn't acknowledged this issue. The post has gained a little traction on the PS5 subreddit so perhaps they'll have an answer for players with this issue soon.
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