Call of Duty: Modern Warfare no longer fits on a 250GB SSD

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Remember when the system requirements for Call of Duty: Modern Warfare (opens in new tab) recommended 175GB of free space and we thought that was a lot? What a long time ago that seems now. Then in August an update pushed it over 200GB, which we suggested was a bit much (opens in new tab). And now, as @BattleNonSense has pointed out on Twitter, Modern Warfare no longer fits on a 250GB SSD and will not update if you have one.

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This is what happens when one game contains a singleplayer campaign, the co-operative Special Ops mode, and an entire constantly updated live service battle royale mode in the form of Warzone. On console players can choose to uninstall specific modes and packs, and back when the Call of Duty games were available on Steam some of them had similar options. But players on Battle.net have no such luck.

Here I was thinking that Vermintide 2 demanding 93GB was a bit much. This is why Call of Duty's endless hunger for disk space must be stopped (opens in new tab).

Jody Macgregor
Weekend/AU Editor

Jody's first computer was a Commodore 64, so he remembers having to use a code wheel to play Pool of Radiance. A former music journalist who interviewed everyone from Giorgio Moroder to Trent Reznor, Jody also co-hosted Australia's first radio show about videogames, Zed Games (opens in new tab). He's written for Rock Paper Shotgun (opens in new tab), The Big Issue, GamesRadar (opens in new tab), Zam (opens in new tab), Glixel (opens in new tab), Five Out of Ten Magazine (opens in new tab), and Playboy.com (opens in new tab), whose cheques with the bunny logo made for fun conversations at the bank. Jody's first article for PC Gamer was about the audio of Alien Isolation, published in 2015, and since then he's written about why Silent Hill belongs on PC, why Recettear: An Item Shop's Tale is the best fantasy shopkeeper tycoon game, and how weird Lost Ark can get. Jody edited PC Gamer Indie from 2017 to 2018, and he eventually lived up to his promise to play every Warhammer videogame.