Call of Duty: Modern Warfare and Warzone will be smaller with the next update, if you like. Finally, PC gamers will be able to uninstall some features.
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare and the Battle Royale Warzone eat up a lot of memory. A problem that the developers admit to themselves and have been working on for quite some time. Now there is finally some good news: After patch 1.28, which will be released on October 13, 2020, you can uninstall certain parts of the game yourself.
Paul Haile, Production Director at developer Infinity Ward, announced this on Twitter. However, he is still holding back with details. Presumably the feature will work in a similar way as on the consoles – there players have long had the option of compressing CoD themselves.
Just a few days ago, our CoD expert Phil demanded in his column: “Let PC gamers finally decide for themselves whether they really need the entire game on the hard drive. In the meantime, the full version of MW takes up to 250 GB.
Which features can you remove?
At the moment only older comments of the developer from May 2020 and the experiences with the console versions suggest this. Probably, parts of the game will also be moved to DLC packages on the PC, which you can then uninstall individually.
This will allow you to remove certain game modes individually if necessary. Many of their contents, such as maps – which, according to Infinity Ward, consume a lot of memory – and any language files are not used in other modes.
So if you only want to play in the multiplayer mode, you can probably uninstall the solo campaign to save space. On the other hand, if you are only interested in the campaign, you will probably be able to remove multiplayer content. You can see how this works on the consoles here at Activision.
What’s next with CoD?
Call of Duty itself recently received the Survival mode on the PC, which was previously available exclusively on Playstation 4 for a year. In addition, the sixth season for multiplayer and Battle Royale started at the beginning of October.
Whether or not another Season 7 will follow is something the community is discussing in view of the upcoming release of Call of Duty Black Ops: Cold War. Some well-informed sources like ModernWarzone claim that new seasons will only come for Warzone, others claim that Modern Warfare will also receive another content update.
Meanwhile, the beta of CoD Cold War on the PS4 has come to an end – and the conclusion of players and experts could hardly be more divided. Here you can read what is known about multiplayer, zombies and the future of Warzone:
The next part of the shooter series will be released on November 13th, 2020, and from October 15th on you can form your own opinion of Cold War, because that’s when the beta will also start at Battle.net for the PC.