The Surprising Size of Call of Duty Modern Warfare 3’s Preload and How to Reduce It

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Call of Duty Modern Warfare 3: A Massive Game with a Massive Size

Players have been eagerly anticipating the release of Call of Duty Modern Warfare 3, the highly anticipated conclusion to the modern Modern Warfare trilogy. With just one week left until its launch, fans are already getting a taste of what this game has to offer.

Call of Duty Modern Warfare 3, developed by Activision’s Sledgehammer, is set to make history in the gaming industry. It will be the last game developed by Activision before joining forces with Microsoft. This marks the end of content exclusivity for the franchise.

On November 10, Call of Duty Modern Warfare 3 will be available on all platforms, except for Nintendo Switch. This installment will also introduce the first-ever Zombies mode in the modern series.

Aside from the exciting addition of Zombies, Modern Warfare 3 boasts a powerful campaign mode, which players can now access in early access, as well as a thrilling online multiplayer mode.

Furthermore, the game is seamlessly connected to the Call of Duty HQ platform, linking it to Warzone, Warzone 2, and the upcoming Modern Warfare 2 (2022).

As expected, Call of Duty Modern Warfare 3 is a massive game in terms of size. The previous installment, Call of Duty Warzone, which also included Modern Warfare (2019), took up a staggering 100 GB on all platforms.

However, the size of Modern Warfare 3 surpasses its predecessor. With the activation of preload and early access for the campaign, players now know the exact size of the game.

While the PC requirements indicated a size of 149 GB on SSD (78 GB if Warzone and the HQ platform are already installed), console players were shocked by the numbers.

Specifically, the PS5 version of Call of Duty Modern Warfare 3 occupies a whopping 234.9 GB of data with its campaign preload. This demonstrates that even the powerful Kraken system of the PS5 couldn’t contain the game’s size.

Activision has addressed the concerns of players regarding the game’s massive size. They explained that the increased amount of content available on day one, including open-world zombies, item transfer support from Modern Warfare 2, and map files for Call of Duty: Warzone, contributes to the game’s size.

Fortunately, Activision offers a solution for players who want to save space on their hard drives. They can simply delete files that are not of interest to them.

Managing Call of Duty files can be done through the COD HQ start menu, where players have the option to uninstall specific content that they are not actively playing. This can also be done by pressing the Options button on the DualSense controller (or the three lines button on Xbox) while on the Modern Warfare 3 icon.

Call of Duty Modern Warfare 3 will be available on November 10 for PS5, PS4, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, and PC. However, it will not be available on Xbox Game Pass until January 2025 due to an advertising contract with Sony.

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