Call of Duty: Vanguard file size will be “considerably” smaller than previous games in the series

Call of Duty: Vanguard won’t take up as much hard drive space as previous games in the series, Activision revealed.

In a tweet, Activision says it’s using on-demand texture streaming to reduce Call of Duty: Vanguard’s file size by around 30-50% on next-gen PCs and consoles. This is great news for people who like to have multiple games installed on their consoles at once.

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In a certain context, Call of Duty games have become true juggernauts, with each annual package including a robust single-player campaign, numerous multiplayer modes and maps, and of course an army of guns. Naturally, this requires a lot of hard drive space – more than the vast majority of modern games. The most recent Call of Duty main, Black Ops Cold War of 2020, devoured over 130GB on PS5 and Xbox Series X at launch.

But now, thanks to fancy new tech that seemingly streams textures instead of storing them on your hard drive, Call of Duty: Vanguard won’t be as much of a pig as its predecessors, at least when it comes to new PCs and consoles. generation. It’s unclear if texture streaming tech will be used on Xbox One and PS4, and we’ve reached out to Activision to see if we can find out.

Call of Duty: Vanguard launches November 5 on PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X, and PC.

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