Activision has detailed the file size of Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War, released on existing consoles and next-generation hardware on November 13th. And to match the tradition, huge games. Another issue is that for PlayStation 5 or Xbox Series X / S buyers, the game will take up about 40GB more space on your new solid state drive.
Here’s a full breakdown of file sizes across platforms:
- PlayStation 4: 95GB
- PlayStation 5: 133GB
- Xbox One: 93GB
- Xbox Series X / S: 136GB
Call of Duty has become a famous game that uses lots of memory since Modern warfare rebooted last fall and it only got worse when replenished Battlefield The battle royale mode launched back in March, adding tens of gigabytes to the game̵7;s overall. Present, Modern warfare with Battlefield a total of over 173GB on my PS4 Pro and that’s when the campaign was uninstalled.
The same is true Cold War of Black Ops, although players of the next generation version will now have to take that extra file size into account for what could be the texture pack and other graphics enhancements that take advantage of the more powerful chipsets in PS5 and Xbox Series X. Both consoles ship with NVMe SSDs, but Sony’s are slightly smaller than Microsoft’s 1TB model of just 825GB.
While we don’t know exactly how much free space either console will allow game installation after other required system files and data, Cold War of Black Ops will definitely take up a large portion of your system’s storage space regardless of platform. According to a Canadian Redditor who got his hands on the original Xbox Series S console thanks to what appears to be an early shipping error, that device’s smaller 512GB SSD contains only 364GB of free space to install games – new means Call of Duty will account for 37%. And a leaked PS5 review kit system information image on Twitter shows Sony’s system with more than 667GB of free space for game installs.
There’s some good news – for PC players. Activision revealed today in the same blog post that game development studios have been trying to cut the PC file size from a staggering 250GB with Nvidia RTX enabled to 125GB. Standard settings have also been shrunk from 175GB to 82GB, while the game’s multiplayer-only portion has been reduced to 35GB from 50GB.
Activision hasn’t revealed how it plans to administer Battlefield as a separate one-time game mode Cold War of Black Ops launch or whether the two headers will be packaged similar to the current setup with Modern warfare. But it’s likely that the battle royale mode, once integrated into the latest game at some point, will add more to the overall file size of the entire package.