Why do they make them so large?
The rod in the back of Call of Duty at the current time is those pesky updates. It seems that every two weeks or so players around the globe are purging yet another of their beloved games from their hard drives in order to simply dive into Verdansk. Personally, Fortnite, Apex Legends, and PUBG have all been wiped from my drive, leaving the two instalments of the CoD franchise to be snuggled up next to Skyrim, Rocket League and the minuscule Monopoly. Maybe, that was Activision's intention, to monopolise the BR genre by physically being 'lorge'?
Despite the option to erase sections of either Modern Warfare or Black Ops Cold War, such as the campaign or the horrible Special Ops (I mean, why bother in the first place?), the file sizes are still too big for its plate and there's gravy all over the kitchen table.
Now, the developers have come out with the barbaric claim that should Call of Duty fanatics want to play Warzone and Black Ops Cold War in its entirety, the 500GB hard drive of the PS4 may not be big enough. In the recent Season 2 update patch notes, they said "Those who own a standard PlayStation 4 with a default hard drive of 500 GB may need to make room if they have the full versions of Modern Warfare®/Warzone and Black Ops Cold War with all modes and packs installed".
Continuing, Activision stated, "Should you have both games installed and have kept up to date with updates, you may need to delete some unused Game Content to have a successful download and install of the [latest] Warzone patch".
Considering massively multiplayer online role-playing games (MMORPG) such as World of Warcraft only take up around 62 GB, and even the more advanced Grand Theft Auto V title only takes up 94GB, 500GB for CoD is simply ludicrous.
Future updates could cause quite a problem for PS4 owners, and other console users, unless the developers decide to ridicule all of the unnecessary files that have multiplied in the CoD underbelly.
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