Fans aren’t too happy finding out their beloved game suddenly asks for more than 200GB of space.
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An Update Worth 200GB
Owners of Xbox Series X and Call of Duty: Black Ops – Cold War might be in for a surprise when they find out the latest update requires over 200GB.
Luckily, it only seems to be a temporary glitch, but fans are not too happy about how Activision, Call of Duty’s publisher, is treating the situation.
Players were scheduled to receive an update meant for the game’s mid-season. The recent update was still large (around 11.4GB)—but not 200GB large.
Call of Duty: Black Ops – Cold War’s mid-season update comes with changes and additions for weapons, Multiplayer, and Zombies content. Players are required to update in order to continue accessing the game’s features like Multiplayer, but while some get the expected update size of 11.4GB, players affected by the glitch are forced to take in the 200GB update.
Not finding any official help, players who experienced this unfortunate glitch vented their dissatisfaction to the Internet. Instead of finding an actual solution, they were met with suggestions that either made them clear their console’s storage space, use an external drive, or get rid of the game entirely.
This mid-season update is not the only Call of Duty: Black Ops – Cold War that was given to players. A 17GB update had just been pushed last Thursday, eating away whatever little storage players had left in their new consoles.
Call of Duty: Black Ops – Cold War Testing Players’ Storage Capacities
The base game alone is large enough, and with each new update comes new data needing to be downloaded.
One internet user noted that the entirety of the game with all updates included already eats up half of their SSD—and that is without the 200GB glitch.
Nowadays, Call of Duty seems to be synonymous with being a storage-hungry game, and with the amount of updates coming out, that trend more or less continues to be true and shows no signs of stopping.
Although updates to a game is a remarkably good thing as it keeps the game alive and lets the players enjoy new content, it is testing the limits of even the most modern of systems—consoles and PCs included.
Gamers who own and play on a PC can pocket out money to purchase new internal or external hard drives, but console gamers—the people affected by this glitch—have it a bit more complicated.
Particularly for the Xbox Series X, people who own the system could only purchase from a limited number of select vendors Microsoft has provided.
Although purchasing an off-the-shelf external hard drive is still a viable choice, modern titles such as Call of Duty cannot use the full speed offered by the console if one were to install the game on the said drive.
Activision, Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War’s publisher, has not yet released a fix to this issue. It may be a glitch today, but it is not far-fetched to say that the game might need 200GB in the near future—just not in one go.
Call of Duty: Black Ops – Cold War is an action first-person shooter game available on PC, Xbox Series X|S, and PlayStation 5. To be able to play these, you can grab an Xbox Series X|S and PlayStation 5.