Today’s update for Call of Duty: Modern Warfare on PC will include options to uninstall different modes from the game and free up some of your under pressure hard drive and SSD space.
The news was revealed by Infinity Ward’s Production Director Paul Haile on Twitter last night.
tomorrows update will have mode specific uninstall options for PC MW owners.
— Paul Haile (@Tyrael) October 12, 2020
The feature is finally coming to the PC version of the game, having been given to PlayStation 4 and Xbox One players back in June, and comes a little over a week after some gamers found that Modern Warfare was now so big on PC that it would no longer fit onto a 250GB SSD.
— Battle(non)sense (@BattleNonSense) October 3, 2020
Of course, this is all because Call of Duty: Modern Warfare has ballooned in size since its initial release, with the PC version of the game already catering to higher end graphics cards with higher quality assets, and then with Infinity Ward and Activision adding to the campaign, co-op and multiplayer with the Warzone battle royale mode. That’s available standalone and for free, but has been bundled into Modern Warfare’s install size to cater to the cross-over nature of the seasonal content, unlocks and game events.
It’s great to see for one of the biggest games on the planet, and it’s something we expect to become more common as we head into the next generation of console. The size of game installs has been a topic of discussion through the run up to the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X|S release in November, with both consoles having ultra-fast SSDs built in, and with next-gen games only able to run from the SSD or expansion SSDs, not from external hard drives. On the one hand, games will initially be smaller on next-gen consoles, with developers able to drop some of the workarounds needed to load quickly from hard drives and use higher levels of compression, but even then, some games will be absolutely massive.
For titles such as Call of Duty where many will run through the campaign once or twice before dedicating the rest of their gaming time solely on the multiplayer modes, it absolutely makes sense to let users delete the content they will no longer be using.
Source: Paul Haile