Call of Duty: Modern Warfare might be one of the biggest games to ever grace PCs. At the moment, my install is taking up 222 GB of storage space. My coworker’s install is 244 GBs. But thankfully, Infinity Ward has heard the cries of space-limited players every where and the game’s latest patch will let them reduce the install size ... sort of.
Tonight's update will begin rolling out at 11PM PDT!— Infinity Ward (@InfinityWard) October 13, 2020
This update also includes mode specific uninstall options for PC MW owners. Instructions on how to do this will be included in the patch notes coming later this evening, so stay tuned!
According to a tweet from the Infinity Ward account, the game’s new patch will let players uninstall certain parts of the game that they aren’t using. This probably means that if you aren’t playing the campaign, or Spec Ops you could uninstall those. Or you could only install Warzone if that’s all you care about.
Unfortunately, this isn’t the same as reducing the overall size of the game. If you still play multiple Modern Warfare modes and Warzone, you’re still going to have a ridiculously large game file to deal with.
Next month, players’ space concerns are likely to get even more complicated when Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War comes out. Thankfully, the ability to only install parts of the Modern Warfare package should let players uninstall everything but Warzone so hopefully they can keep both Black Ops Cold War and Warzone on their PCs without buying a dedicated Call of Duty-only storage drive.
This new space-saving patch is scheduled to go live on Oct. 14 at 2 a.m. ET, and should include a few other changes outside of just the install options.