Some Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Updates Are Larger Than Planned, and Activision Will Investigate

Some Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Updates Are Larger Than Planned, and Activision Will Investigate

Turns out the new patch shouldn't have been 84 gigabytes.

Just yesterday, a brand new patch for Call of Duty: Modern Warfare introduced Season 4 to the multiplayer side of the game. However, it appears the update download for some players is far larger than it was actually meant to be.

It appears as though the new update for Modern Warfare is weighing in at well over 80 GB for some players. Activision's Support account on Twitter put out a statement this morning saying that they were investigating an issue where some Xbox One Modern Warfare players had a download that was larger than it should have been.

Yesterday, we reported that the download was expected to be north of 10 GB. There's a massive gap in expectations here, hence why Activision is stepping in to investigate why the download is ballooning in size for some. However, no matter how big it is, after you've downloaded the update it actually only takes up another 4 GB on your console's hard drive, due to Infinity Ward compressing assets within the game.

Still, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare has gained notoriety of late for its repeated huge downloads, putting a fully updated install just shy of 200 GB. As of earlier today on June 11, "84GB" was in the second trending spot worldwide on Twitter, with plenty of Modern Warfare players speaking out about the ridiculous nature of the huge downloads.

Season 4 of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare is out now, vastly inflated patch or not. It introduces Captain Price as a playable Operator for the multiplayer side of the game, complete with a brand new Battle Pass to level up.

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