Call Of Duty Season 5 Will ‘Shrink The Overall File Size Of The Game’

After what seems like an eternity Call of Duty: Warzone and Modern Warfare Season Five is nearly here, with the Powers That Be confirming its launch on August 5th.

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A brand new trailer for Season Five has officially landed, finally giving players confirmation of a number of rumours that have been swirling around the internet. However, it’s not the game itself that has angered gamers – it’s the file size.

It’s become a big of a meme that CoD updates are incredibly big, and Season Five is no different. To allow the install on PlayStation 4, you’ll reportedly need to have around 90 GB of space on your hard drive. The actual game itself is a hefty 36 GB, which when you consider the games are now around 200 GB in size, is yet another massive blow.

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Before you throw your console/PC out of the window, there may be light on the horizon. Modern Warfare product director Paul Haile took to Twitter to explain a little more about Season Five’s scale, confirming that the overall plan for CoD is to reduce its massive file size.

“Season 5 is coming soon, and it’s big,” Haile says. “With the update, we’re including all the new content for the season as well as optimising our asset packs. This means the download will be big, but the overall size of the game will actually shrink on your consoles after you download the patch, even though we’re adding a bunch of new content for the season.

“It’s a priority for us to keep working on reducing the overall size of MW and WZ on your hard drives, but at the same time also delivering new seasons for everyone to enjoy. We’ll continue to work on this and keep pushing space reductions out with future updates.”

Install sizes have not yet been revealed for PC and Xbox One, but it’s likely they’ll be of a comparable size.

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It’s nice to see the CoD developers are trying to keep our hard drives in mind, but I couldn’t help but notice the tweet doesn’t mention PC gamers…an oversight, perhaps?

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