The latest update to Call of Duty Modern Warfare introduced a feature many fans have been asking for since the game reached past the 200GB storage size mark: the ability to uninstall certain game modes to free up space. The update rolled out yesterday but here’s a brief guide to how much space you can actually free up, and how exactly to do it.
First of all, unfortunately Call of Duty Warzone cannot be uninstalled on its own, so if you decide you want to get rid of the Campaign and Warzone modes because all you play is multiplayer and Special Ops, well I’m afraid you can’t really do that. Uninstallation of specific modes is exclusive to the Campaign, Multiplayer, and Special Ops game modes.
So in order to get started and customize your install size for Call of Duty: Modern Warfare, first you must open the Battle.net launcher and make sure that the game is not running or updating at the time of removing the already-installed content.
Once you’ve opened the launcher, navigate to the game panel on the left, open the Options menu in the upper left portion of the window and select “Modify Install”, this will show you a selection of content that you can choose to uninstall if you want including Campaign, Multiplayer, and Special Ops.
Alternatively you can open the Battle.net Launcher settings in the upper left corner of the launcher itself and navigate to Game Settings and click Modify Install from there under Call of Duty: Modern Warfare.
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Modify Install size, how much space can I save?
As is usual with a lot of internet sleuthing, a curious Redditor has so graciously given us the exact sizes that the uninstallation of each game mode saves, so you can get the right balance of how much space you really want Modern Warfare to take up.
According to u/dnb321, the official install size of the entirety of Call of Duty Modern Warfare comes to around 232GB now, so in order to free up space you can remove the Campaign, Multiplayer, or Special Ops sections of the game.
Removing the COD Modern Warfare campaign will save you roughly 34.53GB, whilst Multiplayer will give you back 42.12GB of storage space, and finally removing Special Ops will save you 37.83GB. Removing both the campaign and Special Ops will save you 72.37GB and removing all 3 with only Warzone remaining will save a total of 129.16GB.
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It’s important to note however that file sizes can be a tad tricky, as anyone who owns a 250GB SSD will know, you don’t always get a full 250GB of storage space. As such, user dnb321 reported that after uninstalling both the Campaign and Special Ops sections they got a reduction of 64GB rather than the 72GB claimed above, so take the size estimates above as rough guides.
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare and Call of Duty Warzone October 13th Patch Notes:
- Ground War
- Deathmatch Domination + Drop Zone
- Gun Game TDM
- HQ Firefight - teams can add to their score by capturing the headquarters and also by getting kills
- Removing Blood Money Quads
- Adding Plunder Quads
- Fix for an issue where the “next unlocks” section was showing attachments out of order
- Fixed an issue where teammates could spawn inside a closed off room on Broadcast
- Fix for a bug where viewing the “Nevermore” execution in the menu could sometimes cause the animal model to get stuck
- Fixed a bug where grenades could fall through the floor in the Foreman’s Office while on Mialstor Tank Factory
- Fixed a lighting issue with the “Gilded Arm” variant from the Season Six Battle Pass
- Fix for an issue where players could experience a crash after reaching wave 45 or higher in Survival mode
- Improved stability for PC
- Increased minimum damage at range on the Kar98 in Warzone
- Reduced minimum damage at range on the SP-R 208 in Warzone
- Fixes to help improve volume levels with War Tracks slider
- Fixes to help prevent players from dying while completing the Subway puzzle
- Fix for a bug where players might not be able to access Bunker 11
- Fixed a gas mask bug when players attempt to complete the Station puzzle
- Fix for a bug where using a self-revive near the doors on the subway train, they will clip out of the train but still be transferred to the next station
- Fix for a collision bug near the entrance of the underground road on the West side of the airport
- If a player dies post doors closing of the subway car, they will be pulled out of gulag by the fast travel system and then pulled back into gulag for a match once it is their turn. This has been fixed
- Fix for an issue where the player's view could be forcibly moved when exiting a vehicle or parachuting
- Fixed a bug where players could experience a crash after engaging with a Bounty contract
What do you think? Have you uninstalled certain modes for COD MW yet? Which ones did you choose to uninstall? And how much space did you save? Let us know!