Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War is a storage hog, but you can install multiplayer only on PC

Ranging anywhere from 50GB ‘at launch’ for just multiplayer up to 250GB at the high end if you’re pushing 4K

Activision shared the PC requirements for Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War today, and – no surprise here after the way Modern Warfare ballooned – the game needs 50GB for multiplayer alone “at launch.”

If you’re installing “all game modes,” Cold War will need 175GB, and if you’re going extreme with top-of-the-line Ultra RTX specs with a GeForce RTX 3080, you’re looking at a 250GB storage requirement.

Seeing this news, thinking about future content updates to Cold War (Season 1 and Warzone are expected to launch in December), and considering the comparatively quaint storage available by default in the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X… yep, we’re gonna be juggling game installs for a long time.

It’ll be important for developers to give us choices – and try not to go overboard with huge updates.

Jordan Devore
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