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

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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 (opens in new tab) 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.

Jacob Ridley
Jacob Ridley

Jacob earned his first byline writing for his own tech blog from his hometown in Wales in 2017. From there, he graduated to professionally breaking things as hardware writer at PCGamesN, where he would later win command of the kit cupboard as hardware editor. Nowadays, as senior hardware editor at PC Gamer, he spends his days reporting on the latest developments in the technology and gaming industry. When he's not writing about GPUs and CPUs, however, you'll find him trying to get as far away from the modern world as possible by wild camping.