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'Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare' Update Finally Lets Us Make The Game Smaller

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'Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare' Update Finally Lets Us Make The Game Smaller

After months of unreasonable demands on our PC's storage space, Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare is finally introducing the option for PC owners to uninstall specific modes and free up some of that precious memory that's been held hostage since October 2019.


Patch 1.28, which should be available to download later today, will give you the option to install the modes you're planning on using, leaving the rest. Modern Warfare production director Paul Haile confirmed the news last night, much to the relief of the fans who were fast approaching a reality in which they had no other choice but to uninstall the game on account of the obscene amount of space it was taking up.

Anyone who's been following the plight of Modern Warfare on PC will be aware of what a big deal this new update is. While the shooter is still undeniably a chungus on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, the PC is the worst-hit platform by far. Just last week it emerged that the game no longer fits on a 250GB SSD, and will not update if you have one.


For context, Modern Warfare launched at an incredible 175GB on PC in October, and the fans assumed it couldn't get much worse. How I feel for those sweet summer children.

In August the game flew past the 200GB, prompting a ton of understandable annoyance from the PC-playing Modern Warfare community. Reddit and Twitter were packed with players who vowed to uninstall because they just didn't have the space for it anymore.



"I uninstalled because it was getting too big around 100gb," one user wrote on a Reddit thread back in summer.

"[Master Chief Collection] has four games and it's, like 82gb," another added. "Even on Xbox with all 6 games, it's hardly over 150gb. And that's including all the updates."

It's not yet clear exactly how much space this 1.28 patch will save PC players, but if it gives the option to remove entire modes then we're hoping that it makes a considerable dent in that 250GB file size. Will this be enough to bring back the players who Infinity Ward spurned months ago - or is it too little too late? We'll have to wait and see.

Featured Image Credit: Activision

Topics: Modern Warfare, Infinity Ward, PC, Call of Duty, Activision

Ewan Moore
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