A 500GB PS4 May No Longer Be Able to Fit Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War, Modern Warfare and Warzone
Activision has said that players with a 500 GB PlayStation 4 may “need to make room” if they wish to have the fully updated versions of Call of Duty Black Ops Cold War and Modern Warfare/Warzone present on one system.
In a post on the Call of Duty blog, the franchise publisher wrote: “Those who own a standard PlayStation 4 with a default hard drive of 500 GB may need to make room if they have the full versions of Modern Warfare®/Warzone and Black Ops Cold War with all modes and packs installed. Should you have both games installed and have kept up to date with updates, you may need to delete some unused Game Content to have a successful download and install of the [latest] Warzone patch.”
It’s common knowledge that Activision’s latest Call of Duty games take up swathes of storage, but it seems that they may be stretched beyond the capacity of a base PS4 as they receive more updates. It may be that, without compression, external storage may become the only way to have the full Call of Duty package on one console for some players.
The blog notes that players can click R3 on the main menu of Black Ops Cold War to uninstall “content you may not have played in a while,” say the Campaign or Zombies, for example. The same can be achieved in Modern Warfare or Warzone by heading to the ‘General’ tab in the options menu and then clicking the ‘Games Installs’ option. Of course, you don’t need to download the Warzone Season 2 update if you only plan to play Call of Duty Black Ops Cold War.
This news arrives ahead of the launch of Season 2, which brings with it a new Zombies mode called Outbreak, new operators, weapons and maps. Zombies also appear to be headed to Warzone, if recent leaks are to be believed.
Back in October of 2020, Epic Games pushed a patch to the similarly sizable Fortnite to cull its storage real estate by 60 GB. At this point, hopefully, Activision is looking into similar measures, as this certainly won’t be the final Call of Duty update.
Jordan Oloman is a freelance writer for IGN. Follow him on Twitter.