Call of Duty: Warzone’s new patch is massive and… who’s surprised anymore?

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Remember the days when you bought a game and it just… worked? Yeah, those days are long gone. Now we’ve got digital titles, online games and seemingly weekly patches rolled out to offer new content and bug fixes. Infinity Ward, the developers behind Call of Duty: Modern Warfare is taking advantage of this feature. 

To the point that players are plagued by never-ending updates that come in at enormous download sizes. It has become a real issue, especially for South African players who may not all have access to lightning-fast fibre internet speeds. So until Starlink delivers GBps download speeds from space, some of our teammates will need a few days to download the new 57GB update for Modern Warfare: Warzone.

The new update brings with it Season 6 of the beloved battle royale title, which features some improved gameplay along with a whole whack of new content. Although Warzone is free-to-play in itself, players have to bear the brunt of massive never-ending gigantic updates. 

Looking past the issue of data-draining downloads, many players have been complaining about the sheer size of these files shamelessly filling up their hard-drives. This is especially an issue when it comes to console players, who have to go through the laborious task of implementing extra space when drives fill up. 

Here are the official figures for the new update according to platform:

  • PlayStation 4: 19.3GB
  • Xbox: 22.66GB
  • PC: 57GB

One of the biggest changes coming to the wonderful world of Warzone, is the addition of a brand new subway system. Ironically, when Respawn inc found out about the expected addition of a train system, it went ahead and destroyed the train system in Apex Legends, the other big free-to-play battle royale title. Sneaky.

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