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You maniacs! You made COD: Modern Warfare over 200GB

Call of Duty: Warzone Plane Map Verdansk
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Well, Infinity Ward finally did it. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare is now over 200GB in size. All my megabytes, gone. My gibibytes? Depleted. For what—a big hole in a stadium? I've deleted photo albums, treasured memories, and the entire Adobe suite for this, it better be spectacular.

Call of Duty: Warzone Season 5 actually sounds pretty great, so I'm prepared to give it a pass this time if only because I sink far too many hours into that game on a weekly basis. This is surely a momentous occasion in PC gaming, however. By my making Call of Duty: Modern Warfare takes up exactly 200GB of my C: drive, or 214,895,564,416 bytes.

CoD: Warzone file size

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Call of Duty: Modern Warfare just effectively wiped out everyone on a 256GB SSD. Not because the OS and over-provisioning would make that a tight squeeze, but because, prior to compression that drops the game install down to that 200GB mark, the latest COD file size is 242GB or thereabouts. Sayonara COD, it was nice knowing ye.

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So what do you get for this sizeable download? Call of Duty: Warzone season 5 entails a whole new battle pass, a bunch of new modes, some challenges, and of course that glaringly large hole in the stadium to explore. What could be in there? One would assume some deflated balls, but let's hope it's a little more exciting than that.

There's no 'Silicon Valley' where Jacob grew up, but part of his home country is known as 'The Valleys' and can therefore it be easily confused for a happening place in the tech world. From there he graduated to professionally break things and then write about it for cash in the city of Bath, UK.