Modern Warfare, Vanguard & Warzone: How To Save PC Hard Disk Space

Last year Call of Duty: Modern Warfare and Warzone finally tackled one of the games’ biggest issues on PC: their extreme lust for hard disk space. The same applies to the recently released Call of Duty: Vanguard. PC players now have a bit of control over the usage of hard disk space for all three modern CoD’s. Here’s how you can clean up some of the mess Activision has made on your PC.

Warzone & Vanguard hard disk space usage

The price for a decently sized hard disk isn’t that bad. But the usage of HDD or SSD space by Warzone, Vanguard and Modern Warfare definitely is. Warzone takes up more hard disk space than any other game we’ve checked. But the way Activision and Infinity Ward designed Warzone, explains why it needs upwards of 200GB op hard disk space. Add Vanguard’s 60GB and you’ll have a small SSD full of just Call of Duty.

How to regain some HDD/SSD

Activision has since enabled players to only install parts of said games. Because Modern Warfare and Warzone use similar assets, you’ll need to go into the Modern Warfare-settings to tackle both that game and Warzone. For Call of Duty: Vanguard, the process is even simpler.

So, here’s how you save a bit of hard disk space currently filled with Call of Duty: Warzone, Modern Warfare and Vanguard on PC.

  • Open the launcherFor Modern Warfare / Warzone:
  • Select Call of Duty: Modern Warfare from the panel on the left
  • Open the Options menu on the upper left hand portion of the Modern Warfare tab
  • Select Modify Install from the drop-down menu
  • Under Game Content, select Modify Install again
  • Uncheck the content you wish to uninstall
  • Confirm to start the (de)installation of the MW campaign, multiplayer and/or special opsFor Vanguard:
  • Launch Call of Duty: Vanguard
  • only installs the Multiplayer and Zombies modes by default
  • Select the option to also install the Singleplayer


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