This morning’s Call of Duty: Modern Warfare and Warzone update added a mode-specific uninstall option to your PC that you could use to reduce your game’s installation footprint to 168GB.
After downloading the ~ 20GB patch, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare and Warzone became a whopping 231GB on my PC.
Within Battle.net, there is a basic mode-specific uninstall manager that allows you to abandon campaigns, multiplayer, and / or special operations. However, Warzone is required and cannot be uninstalled. This is a hassle if you just want to play Modern Warfare.
The mechanism of the option is as follows.
- Campaign: 34.53GB removed
- Multiplayer: 42.12GB removed
- Spec Ops: 37.83GB removed
I ended the Modern Warfare campaign and wasn’t interested in Spec Ops, so I abandoned both while maintaining multiplayer. It took off 72.37GB and left a new installation footprint of 168GB-and weighs 42.20GB on a PC, leaving room to download the Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War Open Beta to be released tomorrow.
I’m happy to be able to shrink the overall footprint of Modern Warfare on my PC, but 168GB is a hell of a lot of space to occupy for Warzone and multiplayer. Infinity Ward Production Director Paul Haile said, “Warzone cannot be uninstalled from Modern Warfare because it stores all the shared data, such as weapons and operators required for all modes. Warzone-specific data is a map. It’s just that, and that’s not much data compared to all weapons and operators. “
“In other words, uninstalling Warzone doesn’t save space, but it does require all the data for the MP.”
In other words, uninstalling Warzone does not save space, but it does require all the MP data.
— Paul Haile (@Tyrael) October 14, 2020
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