Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare Retail Version Will Require A Massive Day One Patch

Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare Retail Version Will Require A Massive Day One Patch
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Activision and Infinity Ward have been revealing a ton of information regarding the upcoming Call of Duty: Modern Warfare relaunch over the last month, as the next game in their popular first-person shooter franchise, is currently scheduled to be released on consoles (except for the Nintendo Switch) and PC in one week.

But, one thing that hasn’t officially been revealed is the game’s file size, which, depending on where you look, can vary quite a bit. For example, the Xbox One has it listed at just over 60 GB, while the PC version has been listed at around 175 GB. So, no matter how you look at it, the game’s file size will be substantial.

As per the usual with games, there will be a day one patch for Call of Duty: Modern Warfare, and if you’re someone who purchased a physical version of the game, the game’s first update will begin downloading as soon as you insert your disc. However, if you’ve pre-ordered a digital version of the game, you’ll be able to download the day one update whole pre-loading the game.

The day one patch will be around 40 GB, which is a massive first-day update. So, if you’ve purchased a physical version, you’ll have to sit and wait for the update to complete before you launch the game on your respective console or PC.

Since announcing that the game’s Spec Ops Survival mode will be exclusive to the PlayStation 4 during its first year, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare reportedly lost a ton of Xbox One and PC pre-orders, which forced Activision to re-think their approach to their upcoming release.

On top of that, there was a rumor going around which suggested that weapons and attachments would be unlocked through random supply drops. But, Activision recently announced that there will be no loot boxes or supply drops in Call of Duty: Modern Warfare, as they said on their official blog that all in-game items will be unlocked by playing the game, which is great news.

Additionally, the devs have said that loot boxes will never be added to Modern Warfare, but we’ll see if they stick to it. Over the summer, Activision released Crash Team Racing Nitro-Fueled without any microtransactions, but a few weeks later, they added them via an update. So, you can’t rule out the possibility of them adding some type of loot box or microtransaction system to the game post-launch.

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare is scheduled to be released on the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC on October 25.