Modern Warfare 3’s Massive Size Is Due To “Increased Amount Of Content”

The game's enormous size had us all sweating but Activision has an explanation.

Story Highlights

  • Activision says that Modern Warfare’s gigantic file size is due to its increased amount of content.
  • Players will be able to uninstall any in-game content that they are not actively playing.
  • Modern Warfare 3’s early access went live yesterday with the full game coming on November 10.

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 is just around the corner and the fanbase is all hyped up. But, the recent reveal of the game’s insane storage requirement has put the fans down a bit, and rightfully so. The game will exceed 200 GB of your storage, with the Call of Duty HQ app and other modes included. However, addressing the outcry regarding the massive installation, Activision has offered an explanation.

Modern Warfare 3’s early access just went live yesterday and the devs are gearing towards a full release. Just a few minutes before the game became available for early access, Activision took to X (formerly Twitter) to provide an update on the enormous file size that has everyone concerned at the moment. The devs defend the said concern with the sheer amount of content that is made available in the latest game.

Activision also noted that as part of their “ongoing optimization efforts, the final installation size will not cross the combined previous Call of Duty experiences. To compensate the players for stressing them with storage cleaning on their systems, the developer has introduced the option of uninstalling any content “you are not actively playing.” This can be done from the “manage files” section of the CoD HQ launcher menu.

Lastly, Activision promises to share “more information regarding the launch in the coming days.” With the Modern Warfare 3 early access in full gear, the release date is drawing near as well. It’s time for those who have pre-ordered the game to start unloading their hard drives, as the game will launch bundled with packs for zombies, Modern Warfare 2 content, and Warzone maps, stressing the heck out of your storage capacity.

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 will launch on November 10, 2023, for the PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, and PC. To make sure, you fully enjoy your experience, we have compiled the best Modern Warfare 3 PC settings for you.

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Amama Farrukh is a News Reporter on eXputer who’s been passionate about playing and writing about games since an early age. As a die-hard God of War fan, she’s really into gory hack-and-slash titles that get her adrenaline pumping. She’s got a bachelor's in Business Administration and several years of experience reporting on the gaming industry. Experience: 3+ Years || Education: Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration || Previously worked as a Freelancer || Published 100+ News Stories

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