The latest patch for Call of Duty: Modern Warfare and Warzone finally tackles one of the games’ biggest issues on PC: their extreme lust for hard disk space. Sure, the marriage between Modern Warfare and Warzone is a successful one. But it’s also ungodly space inefficient. PC players now have a bit of control over the usage of hard disk space. Here’s how you can clean up some of the mess Activision has made on your PC.



Warzone hard disk space usage

The price for a decently sized hard disk isn’t that bad. But the usage of HDD space by Warzone 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.

Basically, Warzone lends a lot of assets, textures, and other HDD-heavy code from Modern Warfare. So even if you only play Warzone, Activision still requires you to download Modern Warfare too. That also marks the only requirement for saving Warzone hard disk space; you need to own Modern Warfare too.



How to regain some HDD/SSD

The only way to clean up your Warzone install folder is by deleting parts of Modern Warfare. Infinity Ward redistributed essential files so that Modern Warfare’s campaign, multiplayer, and special ops can be deleted. This wouldn’t interfere with Warzone itself.



So, here’s how you save a bit of hard disk space currently filled with Warzone and Modern Warfare.

  • Open the Battle.net launcher
  • Select Call of Duty: Modern Warfare from the panel on the left
  • Select 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 ops

While it may not be the hard disk saving wonder patch Warzone fans might have hoped for, it’s at least something. For example, we can imagine players not caring about the campaign anymore, wanting to download the Black Ops Cold War open beta in favor of MW’s multiplayer.

You might also be interested in the latest nerfs, detailed here.

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