Call of Duty: Warzone fans don’t have a whole lot to be excited about when it comes to the newly released mid-season update.
While Black Ops – Cold War got new maps and modes, Warzone fans received a sniper rifle and some new operators. But that doesn’t mean our hard drives are safe – the Warzone patch it’s a whopping 133GB download if you have also installed Modern Warfare. If not, it gets slightly better. Here are the download sizes, as outlined in today’s blog post:
PC: 52.4 GB (Warzone only) / 133.6 GB (Warzone and Modern Warfare)
PlayStation 5 / PlayStation 4: 52.0 GB
Xbox Series X / Series S / One: 57.8 GB
The question that arises spontaneously why does Activision hate our SSDs? This time the downloads are bigger because the overall size of Warzone and Modern Warfare is shrinking. After the update, in fact, Warzone will weigh about 11.8 GB less and Modern Warfare almost 30. More free space is fine, but players should be wondering if Modern Warfare is worth keeping up to date now that warzone can live on its own and the main game is depopulating in favor of Cold War.
Said this, even just 52GB more is hard to swallow for an update that doesn’t add anything special to Warzone. Activision’s updated roadmap for season 2 has a single box for Warzone that basically says “more zombies”. Fantastic. Warzone’s presence of zombies has been one of the game’s most disappointing map changes since its launch. There is an obvious potential for zombie-themed chaos that Activision may still act on in the future, but for now the undead are a boring distraction that migrates from town to town like a flock of birds.
Let’s just hope part of this download has to do with the new long-rumored Warzone map, which will likely incorporate existing portions from Cold War’s Fireteam maps. The new chapter of the Activision saga has just received a new Outbreak map (Sanitorium), some new pvp maps, remixed modes, a new sniper rifle and some operators which will also work in Warzone. All this in just 8 GB on a PC.