Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Launch PS4 File Size Revealed, and It’s Not as Bad as Feared


Recently, Activision revealed the PC system requirements for Call of Duty: Modern Warfare, and many were shocked by how much storage space they would need – a whopping 175GB. Thankfully, Activision would later clarify that the 175GB figure included all the game’s planned DLC, and that the game wouldn’t be quite so hefty at launch.

In each of the Specs, the HDD references HD space of 175GB. 175GB is the storage space we recommend players keep available in order to download the post-launch content we’ll be bringing to Modern Warfare. At launch, the initial download will be smaller.

The question is, just how much smaller will the initial download be? Quite a bit smaller, it seems. An image of the game’s PlayStation Store page is making the rounds on Reddit and ResetEra, and apparently the game’s initial download will only be 61.78GB. Of course, this only applies to consoles – PC downloads are often a bit bigger, but usually the difference isn’t too huge.

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So yeah, you’re still going to need a lot of space free if you plan to grab all of Modern Warfare’s DLC, but at least players won’t have to wait as long to download and get started with the game. As a reminder, here are Modern Warfare’s PC specs again:

Minimum Recommended Recommended RTX Competitive Ultra RTX
Experience 1080p 30 FPS 1080p 60 FPS 1080p 60 FPS with Ray Tracing 1080p 144 FPS 4K 60 FPS with Ray Tracing
GPU NVIDIA GeForce GTX 670 / GeForce GTX 1650 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970 / GTX 1660 NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 / RTX 2070 SUPER NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 SUPER
CPU Intel Core i3-4340 or AMD FX-6300 Intel Core i5-2500K or AMD Ryzen R5 1600X Intel Core i5-2500K or AMD Ryzen R5 1600X Intel i7-8700K or AMD Ryzen 1800X Intel i7-9700K or AMD Ryzen 2700X
RAM 8GB 12GB 12GB 16GB 16GB
HDD 175GB free space
OS Win 7 SP1 64-bit Win 10 64-bit Win 10 64-bit Win 10 64-bit Win 10 64-bit

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare storms onto PC, Xbox One, and PS4 on October 25.